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New York Times, Friday, January 19, 2018

Car once advertised with the slogan "The relentless pursuit of common sense"

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 33 Missing: {HJKQWXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 176 for Mr. Kahn.
Notepad: The completed puzzle conceals the name of a famous composer, along with something that might help you listen to him. Who and what are they?
David J. Kahn notes:
When I first wrote this puzzle, I had BRIGHTMAN (as in Sarah) crossing BEETHOVEN; the idea was to pair a classical composer with a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What's that H doing in the middle of my Friday themeless puzzle? Forming the words BEET(H)OVEN and EARP(H)ONES, that's what! Cool ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times1/19/18 ( No. 24,909 )
Across
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Help during the fall? : GRABBAR
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Spanish hotel : PARADOR
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Venting, e.g. : RELEASE
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Hardin-Simmons University setting : ABILENE
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N.L. East city : ATLANTA
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Branded : LABELED
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Neo-___ : NOIR
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Touching things in competitions : EPEES
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Web developer's development : SITE
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Shipload : TON
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Like some veal chops : BREADED
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Hardly fresh : COY
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It's not on the level : SLOPE
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Ed basics : RRR
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Give a kick? : ELATE
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Small grouse : NIT
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Wiretapper, e.g. : SPY
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Specifies : CITES
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Healthful juice source : BEET
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Kind of mitt : OVEN
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Thrill-seeker's appurtenance : GOPRO
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Nap sack : COT
41
Girl in a gown : DEB
42
Fluff : ERROR
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Stuff of life : RNA
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Virtual connection? : EDATE
47
___ Lan (giant panda born at the 17-Across zoo) : MEI
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Soaked (in) : STEEPED
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The Eagle, e.g. : LEM
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That right introduction? : ISNT
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Third-largest city of Switzerland : BASEL
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Car once advertised with the slogan "The relentless pursuit of common sense" : SAAB
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Bubkes : NOTALOT
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Cabinet part : DEFENSE
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Last new Beatles track before their split in 1970 : IMEMINE
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Loose, in a way : UNLACED
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Wraps around the shoulders : SERAPES
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Big name in shoe stores : PAYLESS
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Accords : GRANTS
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Update at the factory : RETOOL
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Home office convenience : ALLINONEPRINTER
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Difficult thing to do, informally : BEAR
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Smoking ___ : BAN
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Flower whose name derives from the shape of its cluster : ASTER
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Some farm equipment : REAPERS
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Light-colored and medium-sweet : PALEDRY
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Mortify : ABASE
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Leaf part : RIB
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Stout cousins? : ALES
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1966 Pulitzer-winning Edward Albee play, with "A" : DELICATEBALANCE
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Common rating scale : ONETOTEN
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All-nighters? : REDEYES
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Role in 1993's "Tombstone" : EARP
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Those who may accept tips : BETTORS
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Figured out : DECODED
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Renaissance artist ___ della Francesca : PIERO
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Kept going : LIVED
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Tedious : BORESOME
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Expressive and quick-witted sorts, they say : GEMINIS
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Fashions : CREATES
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Much of binary code : ONES
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Like a boxer's hands during sparring, maybe : TAPEDUP
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Beguilers : TEASES
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Sets securely : EMBEDS
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Something to gnaw on : TBONE
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"The Vampire Diaries" protagonist : ELENA
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Writer Janowitz : TAMA
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It makes an impression : SEAL
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Place for a piercing : LIP
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Work, as a proposal : FLY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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