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New York Times, Thursday, January 12, 2017

What you might accidentally try to put your head through when getting into a sweater

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 44 Missing: {FJQYZ} Spans: 1 Grid has up-down mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 84 for Mr. Krozel. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2017, The New York Times1/12/17 ( No. 24,537 )
Across
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Route follower : BUS
4
___ Conference : TED
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Word following 1-/4-Across, appropriately : APART
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Not clued in : UNAWARE
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The scandal of Watergate, essentially : COVERUP
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Its distance is measured within a meter : TAXICAB
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Japanese flower-arranging art : IKEBANA
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Going "Huh?!?" : LOST
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Pours a certain way : DECANTS
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Brewing need : HOPS
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Subject of some prep classes : SAT
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Vents frustration : UNLOADS
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Some piano music : RAGTIME
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Edwin M. ___, war secretary under Lincoln : STANTON
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Slipped by : ELAPSED
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Government stance on texting while driving : BAN
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Santa ___ : ANA
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Word following 35-/36-Across, appropriately : SPLIT
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Throw on the floor : AREARUG
40
How things typically are : THENORM
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Lamebrains : NITWITS
44
Fruity libation : SANGRIA
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Give meds : DOSE
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Ones attending to patients, for short : RNS
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Tiny bit : IOTA
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Pity evoker : SADCASE
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Called from a stall, say : NEIGHED
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Sequentially : INORDER
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What you might accidentally try to put your head through when getting into a sweater : ARMHOLE
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Antacid brand : ROLAIDS
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"Dude!" : BRO
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___ doll : KEN
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Words following 61-/62-Across, appropriately : INTWO
Down
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"___ how?" (words of disbelief) : BUT
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Spanish article : UNA
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Instrument in swing : SAX
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Entree in a shell : TACO
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Some are named after presidents : ERAS
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Something a shopaholic might be in : DEBT
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Biting : ACID
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Put a finger on, in a way : POKE
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With, to Renoir : AVEC
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Onetime CW sitcom : REBA
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It could carry a tune in the 1950s : TRANSISTORRADIO
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Big brand of sports equipment : WILSON
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Savage : UNTAME
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Walloped : PASTED
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Subject of an old wives' tale? : HUSBAND
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Its postal codes start with K, L, M, N and P - but, oddly, not O : ONTARIO
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Well-known octet : PLANETS
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Old video game maker : ATARI
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Coffee shop offering : DONUT
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Hitches : SNAGS
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Times when musicians don't play : RESTS
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Leader of the pack : ALPHA
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Ancient physician : GALEN
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Pulling a prank outside a house : TPING
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Out of bed, in a way? : AWEIGH
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Cleaned just before drying : RINSED
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Atomic clock components : MASERS
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"Well, I guess" : OHOK
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Marketer's start? : TELE
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Gulf of ___ (waters off the coast of Djibouti) : ADEN
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Voice-activated assistant : SIRI
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Like Mr. X, but not Malcolm X : ANON
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Dummy : DOLT
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Where annoying things stick : CRAW
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Arrest : NAB
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Foozle : ERR
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"If you ask me ...," in texts : IMO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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