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New York Times, Thursday, January 18, 2018

Author:
Ryan McCarty and Alan Southworth
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ryan McCarty
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Alan Southworth

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. McCarty. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Southworth. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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RYAN: Alan and I met in college where we sang in several groups together, notably in our a cappella group the Princeton Nassoons. He ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0118 ( 24,908 )

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Across
1
Rebound : CAROM
6
Lady ___ Ashley, Jake Barnes's love in "The Sun Also Rises" : BRETT
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Interregnum : GAP
14
Chilling : ONICE
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Like the planets beyond the asteroid belt : OUTER
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Chemical suffix : ENE
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Rooftop heist? : HIGHROBBERY
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Travel org. with an eTix app : MTA
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"If you ask me," to texters : IMHO
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Org. that discourages traveling : NBA
22
Flowerless plants : MOSSES
24
Diamond club : BAT
25
Some roles in the Jack Benny film "College Holiday" : COEDS
27
Marathon leader? : ULTRA
28
Dateless, say : ALONE
30
Handle engineer duties? : RUNATRAIN
32
Bird that has one long talon on each foot for fighting : EMU
34
Pear variety : BOSC
35
Preschooler : TOT
36
Last at Daytona, say : SLOWEST
40
N.H.L. team that became the Hurricanes in 1997 : WHALERS
42
"Mazel ___!" : TOV
43
"No ___" ("I'm fine") : NEED
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My Chemical Romance genre : EMO
46
Della or Picabo? : ONESTREET
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Openings at a day spa? : PORES
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Jewel case insert : CDROM
54
Bright lights : NEONS
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Response to "Madam, I'm Adam" that is itself a palindrome : EVE
57
Alaskan bear : KODIAK
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___ favor : POR
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Reindeer in "Frozen" : SVEN
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"Wheel of Fortune" buy : ANO
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Sandwich shops? : SUBSTATIONS
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Study : DEN
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Orchestra tuners : OBOES
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Pull some strings? : UNTIE
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"Listen ___!" (Cockney cry) : ERE
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"Forget it!" ... or a hint to 17-, 30-, 46- and 62-Across : NOWAY
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Gripes : BEEFS
Down
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Premium Cuban cigar : COHIBA
2
Category in a guessing game : ANIMAL
3
"You betcha!" : RIGHTO
4
Number above "Operador" on un teléfono : OCHO
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La Méditerranée, e.g. : MER
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Tackle box item : BOBBER
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Start of a children's rhyme : RUBADUB
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It lasts trois mois : ETE
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Contract period : TERM
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Events for prospective pro athletes : TRYOUTCAMPS
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Idaho, with "the" : GEMSTATE
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Toward the front, anatomically : ANTERIOR
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Group rallied by Mao Zedong : PEASANTS
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Fish at a Hawaiian barbecue : ONO
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Nikon product, for short : SLR
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One who has concrete plans for the day? : CEMENTMASON
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___ globe : SNOW
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Fresh out of the box : NEW
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Queens stadium name : ASHE
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___ interface : USER
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Defense fence : STOCKADE
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Cockney, e.g. : LONDONER
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Trite : OVERDONE
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Typical college freshman : TEEN
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John : LOO
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Home of lanternfish and giant squids : DEEPSEA
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"___ gather" : SOI
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Foot, baby-style : TOOTSY
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Election do-over : REVOTE
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No matter whether : EVENIF
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Has an inkling : SENSES
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Major group HQ'd in Fairfax, Va. : NRA
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2016 animated film "___ and the Two Strings" : KUBO
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Wave to a math teacher? : SINE
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Opposite of stern : BOW
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Moonshiner's vessel : TUB

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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