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New York Times, Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Digital media player that's "big" in New York City?

Author:
Sen. Joe Donnelly and Michael S. Maurer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.550006
Michael S. Maurer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Donnelly. This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Maurer. See all the celebrity crosswords.
Notepad: CELEBRITY CROSSWORD
This puzzle is a collaboration by the basketball-loving senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana, working together with longtime crossword contributor Michael S. (Mickey) Maurer, the owner of the Indianapolis Business Journal. This is Mickey's 25th crossword for The Times.
More information about the making of today's puzzle appears in the Times's daily crossword column (nytimes.com/column/wordplay).
Constructor notes:
MICKEY: I am delighted when my puzzle appears in the New York Times so I always try to maintain three puzzles in the queue to feed ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Plays on basketball terms! ALLEY OOPS as a bowling flub made me laugh, as did FOUL LINE = something a censor has to bleep out. Great ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times1/10/18 ( No. 24,900 )
Across
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Exchange of words : DIALOG
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Smart farm animal? : WISEASS
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Chevrolet model : IMPALA
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Warning during a heist? : BANKSHOT
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Washes against, as the shore : LAPSAT
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In baroque fashion : ORNATELY
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Gutterball? : ALLEYOOPS
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Afternoon social : TEA
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Pigeon-___ : TOED
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Filler ads, in brief : PSAS
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Korean border area, for short : DMZ
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Sinus doc : ENT
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Yukon or Sierra : GMC
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Opening word at many a conference : WELCOME
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Eric of old CBS News : SEVAREID
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Flipped (through) : LEAFED
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Dinner at the end of Ramadan? : FASTBREAK
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Where Socrates lived : ATHENS
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Artists' oil sources : LINSEEDS
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Like Times Square on New Year's Eve : CROWDED
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Diet of Jack Sprat's wife : FAT
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"Doesn't excite me" : MEH
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Spanish uncle : TIO
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Elite team member : SEAL
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Bowery boozer : WINO
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"The Spy Who Loved Me" org. : KGB
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Rug store promotion? : FREETHROW
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Pacifies : ASSUAGES
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Establish : CREATE
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Something bleeped out for television? : FOULLINE
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Successful batter : HITTER
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Knocked over : TOPPLED
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Think about only one thing : OBSESS
Down
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Works with pupils? : DILATES
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"No one's with me" : IMALONE
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Digital media player that's "big" in New York City? : APPLETV
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Operated on, as the eyes : LASED
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Beauty product line with the slogan "Ageless" : OLAY
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Cat, to Catarina : GATO
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Site of a 1955 "Pact" : WARSAW
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Comfort ___ : INN
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32-card card game : SKAT
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Punta del ___ (Uruguayan resort) : ESTE
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Leading : AHEADOF
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Fa follower : SOL
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Home on a farm : STY
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Noggin knocks : BOPS
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Footnote abbr. : OPCIT
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Jennifer Lopez title role : SELENA
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___ Tussaud: Abbr. : MME
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The end of the British monarchy? : ZED
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Thou : GRAND
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Things babies make : MESSES
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___ of one's worries : LEAST
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One might say "Happy Birthday" : CAKE
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Not many : AFEW
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Two-bagger: Abbr. : DBL
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Part of N.R.A. : RIFLE
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SAT alternative : ACT
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Numerical prefix : TRI
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Has a one-night stand, say : HOOKSUP
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Abu Dhabi, for one : EMIRATE
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Signifies : DENOTES
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An ejected player might be sent to them : SHOWERS
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Protect against the other team scoring : DEFEND
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The end of the British monarchy? : ARSE
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Sharpens : WHETS
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More than a sip : GULP
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Spalding or Voit product : BALL
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Bounce off the wall : ECHO
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Chicago daily, informally : TRIB
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Back, on a ship : AFT
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Great Lakes' ___ Canals : SOO
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Bestow, to Burns : GIE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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