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New York Times, Thursday, January 11, 2018

Author:
Sam Trabucco
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sam Trabucco

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {X} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Trabucco. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Sam Trabucco notes:
I had the idea to do a play on line breaks a while ago, but the extent of that was pretty much "line break puzzle?" in my Notes app. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Lines from someone who was interrupted … and the lines themselves are interrupted! Novel idea, using hyphens for line breaks. PLEASE ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0111 ( 24,901 )
Across
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Start of a magic incantation : ABRA
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Hasbro toy that involves pulling and twisting : BOPIT
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Degree in abstract mathematics : NTH
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AMC's "Better Call ___" : SAUL
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Celebrating Hanukkah, say : JEWISH
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Opposite of 29-Down : OUI
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Line from someone who's been interrupted : PLEASELETMEFIN-
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Kinda ... or a continuation of 16-Across : ISH
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Bump heads : CLASH
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Like a course labeled "101" : BASIC
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School in San Luis Obispo : CALPOLY
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Some almanac info : TIDES
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What may take its toll?: Abbr. : HWY
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Most hajjis : ARABS
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Cousin of contra- : ANTI
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Pass on, as lore : RETELL
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Ewe can do it! : BAA
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Line from someone who's been interrupted : DOILOOKLIKEIMD-
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Joined ... or a continuation of 36-Across : ONE
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Is appealing : PLEADS
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Hollywood's Cameron : DIAZ
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Some canasta plays : MELDS
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Square figure? : TWO
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Big pipes : MAINS
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Body shot? : MRISCAN
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Actress Hayek of "Frida" : SALMA
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Elite group : ATEAM
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Hit 2011 animated film : RIO
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Line from someone who's been interrupted : QUIETIWASSPEAK-
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Beethoven's "Minuet ___" ... or a continuation of 55-Across : ING
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Visibly embarrassed : ABLUSH
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"I can't ___" : EVEN
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Photographer Goldin : NAN
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Giving orders : BOSSY
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Bingo relative : KENO
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Jiggly dish : ASPIC
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Makings of a model? : BALSA
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Oscar winner Mercedes : RUEHL
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Imitating : ALA
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Stop, at sea : BELAY
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Sees red? : OWES
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Crux : PITH
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School of thought : ISM
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Co-written best seller : THEBIBLE
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Wham or bam : NOISE
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City near ancient Carthage : TUNIS
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Fruity drink brand : HI-C
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Fruity filled cakes : JELLYROLLS
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Clumsy boat : SCOW
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Man buns and the Mannequin Challenge, once : FADS
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Dr. ___ : PHIL
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Engages in some pregame banter : TALKSTRASH
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Provider of global support? : ATLAS
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Tara of "American Pie" : REID
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Bustle : ADO
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Only spoken word (by Marcel Marceau) in Mel Brooks's "Silent Movie" : NON
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50-50, e.g. : TIE
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Just made (out) : EKED
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Obesity meas. : BMI
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Computing pioneer Lovelace : ADA
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The whole shebang : A-Z
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Plan to pay later, say : OPENATAB
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Exchanged bonds? : IDOS
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Marcel Marceau, e.g. : MIME
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Weakling : WIMP
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Hawaii's ___ Loa : MAUNA
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Ally (with) : ALIGN
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Stylike : MESSY
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Really, really want : CRAVE
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George ___, Vermont senator for 34 years : AIKEN
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It's taboo : NO-NO
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Ad space meas. : SQIN
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Leatherworkers' tools : AWLS
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T-shaped crosses : TAUS
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Nigerian tribe : IBO
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Quaint cry : EEK

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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