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New York Times, Monday, January 16, 2017

16-Across : Like four-leaf clovers, supposedly

Author:
John Wrenholt
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Wrenholt.
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© 2017, The New York Times1/16/17 ( No. 24,541 )
Across
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"Penny Dreadful" channel, for short : SHO
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___ Longstocking, girl of children's literature : PIPPI
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Poet Robert who spoke at J.F.K.'s inauguration : FROST
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Highly classified : TOPSECRET
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Like four-leaf clovers, supposedly : LUCKY
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Somehow : ONEWAYORANOTHER
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Nut popular in ice cream : PECAN
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Apparatus pulled by oxen : PLOW
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Have a mortgage, e.g. : OWE
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Intestinal fortitude, informally : GUTS
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"Ah, now it's clear" : ISEE
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Play about Capote : TRU
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Walkie-talkie : TWOWAYRADIO
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Something that may be hidden behind a framed picture : WALLSAFE
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Mixes : STIRS
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Ancient Peruvian : INCA
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Stairs : STEPS
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Eye part with the iris : UVEA
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Odor : SCENT
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Table tennis : PINGPONG
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Rare occurrence on "Jeopardy!" : THREEWAYTIE
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Prop for a golf ball : TEE
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Sheet on a mast : SAIL
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Co-ops, maybe: Abbr. : APTS
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Abbr. before an alias : AKA
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Pizazz : BRIO
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Nut-bearing tree : BEECH
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Completely ... with a summation of 17-, 30- and 47-Across : SIXWAYSTOSUNDAY
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Larsson who wrote "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" : STIEG
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Sign of a beaver's activity, maybe : TREESTUMP
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Exams : TESTS
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"Alas ..." : SADLY
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Dove's sound : COO
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"Halt!" : STOP
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Sharpen, as skills : HONE
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Grp. that includes Iraq and Qatar : OPEC
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Alternative to bubble wrap : PEANUTS
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Slippery, as winter roads : ICY
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One who gives tips (and gets tips?) at a country club : PRO
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Arrested suspect, informally : PERP
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Roma's country : ITALIA
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Daisies and dahlias : FLOWERS
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Sign of a well-worn trail : RUT
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Eight: Sp. : OCHO
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Polling bias : SKEW
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Lebanese city that was once the center of Phoenician civilization : TYRE
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Lavish party favors : SWAG
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Inquisitive : NOSY
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"___ the night before Christmas ..." : TWAS
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Cushiony : SOFT
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Readily accept : EATUP
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1960s dance craze : TWIST
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Cowboy's workplace : RANCH
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Stomach woe : ULCER
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Given to crying : WEEPY
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Golfer's gouge : DIVOT
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"Goodnight" girl of song : IRENE
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Missouri river or tribe : OSAGE
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10 things in an Olympic swimming pool : LANES
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Falafel bread : PITA
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Scissor cut : SNIP
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Lipton products : TEABAGS
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"Hop to it!" : GETBUSY
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Thin but strong : WIRY
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Most-wanted groups for parties : ALISTS
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Transmitted : SENT
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Aide: Abbr. : ASST
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Toy on a string : KITE
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W.W. II foe : AXIS
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Other: Sp. : OTRA
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Common Core dept. : EDUC
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Duck-hunting attire, informally : CAMO
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Syringe, for short : HYPO
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Freshly painted : WET
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British ref. work : OED
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French seasoning : SEL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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