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New York Times, Monday, January 2, 2017

Author:
Chuck Deodene
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Chuck Deodene

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQUZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Deodene. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Across
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Leatherworker's tool : AWL
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Wrath : IRE
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Sauce often used in a Bloody Mary : TABASCO
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Port-au-Prince resident : HAITIAN
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"Um-hmm, O.K." : IGOTCHA
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Call from a football referee : OFFSIDE
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"Please! Anything but!" : NOTTHAT
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Onion relative used in soups : LEEK
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Little troublemakers : IMPS
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Charged particles : IONS
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M.R.I. orderers : DRS
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Versatile bean : SOYA
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Texas site of a 1993 siege : WACO
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Itsy-bitsy branch : TWIG
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Some DVD players : RCAS
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Caustic agent : LYE
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Japan's largest company by revenue : TOYOTA
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Crops used in making cigarettes : TOBACCOS
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Ready, willing and ___ : ABLE
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Classic Eric Clapton song about unrequited love : LAYLA
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Statutes : LAWS
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Loses one's hair : GOESBALD
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Hold back, as a yawn : STIFLE
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Moment, informally : SEC
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World's fair, e.g. : EXPO
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Wish : HOPE
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Like the water in a baptism : HOLY
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Get bent out of shape : WARP
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___ talks (lecture series) : TED
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Busy time at the drive-thru : NOON
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Nay voter : ANTI
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It's made up of DNA : GENE
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Message that might end "R.I.P." : EPITAPH
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Invaded in large numbers : OVERRAN
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17-year insects : CICADAS
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Standards by which things are measured : METRICS
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Follows, as a schedule : KEEPSTO
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Monterrey Mrs. : SRA
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Consumed : ATE
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Get ___ of (grasp) : AHOLD
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Communion tidbit : WAFER
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Vegetarianism or bohemianism : LIFESTYLECHOICE
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Three on a grandfather clock : III
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Source of faraway X-rays : RADIOGALAXY
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Foe : ENEMY
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Pantry containers : TINS
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Long, long ___ : AGO
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Web crawler, e.g. : BOT
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Web-filled room, often : ATTIC
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Spot for a food fight : SCHOOLCAFETERIA
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Jackie of "Shanghai Knights" : CHAN
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Honey Bunches of ___ : OATS
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"Shameful!" : TSK
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Really revel ... or a hint to the words formed by the circled letters : PARTYDOWN
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Take a chair : SIT
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Indiana/Illinois separator : WABASHRIVER
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White ___ sheet : ASA
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Troubles : WOES
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Kurtz's rank in "Apocalypse Now": Abbr. : COL
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Mournful cry : YOWL
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To be, to Tacitus : ESSE
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Little things that say "To" and "From" : TAGS
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Orchestra reed : OBOE
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Scissor cut : CLIP
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Swiss mount : ALP
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___ Paese (variety of cheese) : BEL
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Spinning toy : TOP
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Like beer that's not in a bottle : ONTAP
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Things split in fission : ATOMS
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Make into 41-Across : ENACT
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Not the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree : DENSE
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Part bitten by a vampire : NECK
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Mayberry boy : OPIE
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"I understand," facetiously : AHSO
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Hound's warning : GRR
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Many online banners : ADS
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Bit of butter : PAT
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When a plane is due in, for short : ETA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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