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New York Times, Friday, January 18, 2019

Foreign capital whose name sounds like a blood grouping

Author:
Andrew J. Ries
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQY} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Ries.
Andrew Ries notes:
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© 2019, The New York Times1/18/19 ( No. 25,273 )
Across
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Relatives of custard apples : PAPAWS
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Real-life : ACTUAL
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Nickname of the subzero 1967 N.F.L. Championship Game : ICEBOWL
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Within reason : DOABLE
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Singer of the 1994 #1 hit "Stay" : LISALOEB
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Many fast pitches : SPIELS
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Old Asian capital : EDO
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Young mules and zebras : FOALS
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Mast extension : SPRIT
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Post, e.g. : SENDOUT
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D.C. setting, in part of the year : EDT
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Farm extension? : STEAD
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Overspent? : BONETIRED
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___ Point : WEST
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Virginia who was nominated for an Oscar for "Sideways" : MADSEN
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1040 abbr. : IRA
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Abbr. for a compiler : ETC
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Able to get out of the hole : SOLVENT
37
Price add-on in Eur. : VAT
38
Consideration for a costume designer : ERA
39
Norton Sound and such : INLETS
40
Portion : METE
41
Time-killing office game involving a trash can : PAPERTOSS
43
Did crew work : OARED
44
Cause of some bad luck : HEX
45
Web service : HOSTING
47
First person to broadcast radio waves : HERTZ
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Binges on Sporcle quizzes, say, with "out" : NERDS
50
"Code Black" figures, for short : MDS
53
Digs loads : ADORES
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Loaf : LIEABOUT
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Music to a punster's ears : GROANS
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Big ape : PALOOKA
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One strengthened by locks? : SAMSON
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The main cast of "Friends," e.g. : SEXTET
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Laundry room accumulation : PILE
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Biting : ACID
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Cuban bread : PESO
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What briefs are delivered in, in brief : ABA
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Bolted (down) : WOLFED
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Fall for an idol : SWOON
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Google ___ : ADS
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Blue group : COPS
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Foreign capital whose name sounds like a blood grouping : TAIPEI
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Hack's modern-day rival : UBERDRIVER
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Say "Hip, hip, hooray!," say : ALLITERATE
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In case : LEST
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Complete failure : LEADBALLOON
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Needle point? : BLOODVESSEL
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California title locale of a 1950s-'60s TV series : SUNSETSTRIP
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Gathered dust : SAT
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Time of one's life : TEENS
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Gather dust? : SWEEP
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"D4" dice in role-playing games, e.g. : TETRAHEDRA
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Modern team-building activity : ESCAPEROOM
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Boomsticks? : TNT
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Behind the times : DATED
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Rental unit, often : MONTH
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Paul McCartney or Ringo Starr : SIR
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Parenting, e.g., for short : MAG
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Theater crowd? : EXTRAS
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Likely to move faster : ONSALE
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"Don't get any ___" : IDEAS
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Storied pot stirrers : HAGS
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Figure in Plato's "Parmenides" : ZENO
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___ point : MOOT
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College hoops powerhouse : DUKE
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Attempts, e.g. : STAT
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1040 abbr. : SSN
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Work on hooks, say : BOX

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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