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New York Times, Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Magazine with Barack and Michelle Obama on a 2007 cover with the caption "America's Next First Couple?"

Author:
Michael Hawkins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Hawkins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Hawkins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2015, The New York Times9/9/15 ( No. 24,046 )
Across
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Inhaler user's malady : ASTHMA
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Cocooned stage : PUPA
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Nautical pronoun : SHE
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Chased off : SHOOED
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Don Juan's mother : INEZ
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Henley crewman : OAR
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"Friends" coffeehouse : CENTRALPERK
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Early 11th-century year : MII
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Came to rest : ALIT
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"The Simpsons" watering hole : MOESTAVERN
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Giants' div. : NFCEAST
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Magazine with Barack and Michelle Obama on a 2007 cover with the caption "America's Next First Couple?" : EBONY
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Water bubbles, usually : AIR
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Copy illegally : PIRATE
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"Alice" eatery : MELSDINER
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Far from cool : NERDY
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Competitor of All : ERA
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"Makes every bite better" salad ingredient : BACOS
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Go head-to-head : VIE
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"57 Varieties" brand : HEINZ
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"How I Met Your Mother" pub : MACLARENS
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Overwhelm with noise : DEAFEN
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Part of many recipe names : ALA
49
Comic's nickname derived from the instrument he played : HARPO
50
Source of running water : OPENTAP
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"Star Trek: T.N.G." lounge : TENFORWARD
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Nascar's Yarborough : CALE
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Ill temper : IRE
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"Beverly Hills 90210" restaurant : THEPEACHPIT
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Adopt-a-thon adoptee, maybe : DOG
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The younger Saarinen : EERO
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Place for an ace? : SLEEVE
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E.S.L. part: Abbr. : ENG
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Reputation on the street : CRED
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Border collie, when working : HERDER
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Happy ___ be : ASCAN
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Part of a hutch : SHELF
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Soft drink, in the Northeast : TONIC
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Some brewed beverages : HOTTEAS
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Place for an île : MER
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1949 Tracy/Hepburn film : ADAMSRIB
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Sherlock Holmes appurtenance : PIPE
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Quelques-___ (some: Fr.) : UNES
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More cheeky : PERTER
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Prison in the Harry Potter books : AZKABAN
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"What chutzpah!" : SOMENERVE
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Like Sasquatch or a tarantula : HAIRY
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"The Night Circus" author Morgenstern : ERIN
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Developer's unit : LOT
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Democracy in action : VOTE
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Foreign policy issue : AID
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Sundae nut : PECAN
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Classic Camaro : IROC
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[Yawn] : MEH
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Poetic preposition : ERE
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Flopped : LAIDANEGG
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"Hello!" sticker info : NAME
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What a jackhammer makes : DIN
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"Gladly!" : YES
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Hastily thrown together : SLAPDASH
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Soft ball : NERF
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People of Oaxaca Valley, Mexico : ZAPOTEC
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Serving at McSorley's : ALE
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Stock holder : RANCHER
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Gift shop section : FORHER
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Egret, e.g. : HERON
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Many a substance ending in "-ite" : ORE
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On reel-to-reel : TAPED
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Full of zip : ALIVE
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___ Gabriel, original singer for Genesis : PETER
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Sand castle's undoing : TIDE
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"___ #1!" : WERE
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"... peas in ___" : APOD
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The Browns, on scoreboards : CLE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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