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New York Times, Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Author:
Jacob Stulberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jacob Stulberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Stulberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jacob Stulberg notes:
Today's puzzle owes its inspiration to my fifth-grade health class, where we spent several days learning about dinner-party etiquette ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Look at all those shaded squares! They're so orderly — made me eager to find out what was going on. Neat concept, with different types ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0102 ( 25,257 )
Across
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Gloomy atmosphere : PALL
5
Mess up : MUFF
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Subject of some youth sports fraud : AGE
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What inventions start as : IDEAS
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Actor Morales of "The Brink" : ESAI
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Toot one's own horn : BRAG
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*Fish fork : SHARK
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*Cocktail fork : MARGARITA
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Vice president who became ambassador to Japan : MONDALE
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Swapped : TRADED
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It ends rather spookily: Abbr. : OCT
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Last ruler of the United Kingdoms of Sweden and Norway : OSCARII
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Often-prewritten news article, for short : OBIT
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Regret : RUE
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Wide-eyed sort : NAIF
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Unrealized : LATENT
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Draw (out) : EKE
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Leslie in the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame : LISA
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*Salad fork : GREEK
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Flashlight inserts, perhaps : AAS
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Soldier's topper : BERET
41
Well, in old Rome : BENE
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Loos : WCS
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Some rock coverings : MOSSES
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"Bye!" : TATA
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Wide shoe spec : EEE
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___ Village (Manhattan neighborhood) : EAST
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Russia, once : TSARDOM
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Preschool group? : ROE
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Estate sharer : COHEIR
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Bespectacled canine of comics : DOGBERT
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*Dessert fork : CHERRYPIE
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*Fruit fork : PEACH
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Haberdasher's array : TIES
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"Yikes!" : OHNO
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TV's Don Draper, for one : ADMAN
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Abbr. on a remote : VOL
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Fictional boy who rafted down the Mississippi : FINN
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Big brand of petrol : ESSO
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___ Beach, Calif. : PISMO
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Makeshift : ADHOC
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Makeshift shelter : LEANTOTENT
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Kosher bakery no-no : LARD
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They might go viral : MEMES
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"Mr. Robot" network : USA
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Partner of wide : FAR
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What Buddha is said to have meditated under : FIGTREE
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Barren : ARID
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Boarding pass datum : GATE
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"Heavens to Murgatroyd!" : EGAD
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Genre of the band Less Than Jake : SKA
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Idiotic : BRAINLESS
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The Cards, on scoreboards : ARI
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1980s-'90s N.F.L. great Ronnie : LOTT
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Like envelope flaps : CREASED
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Relatives of puffins : AUKS
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Relatives of kingfishers : BEEEATERS
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India ___ : INK
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Wind tunnel currents : AIRSTREAMS
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"Got it!" : ISEE
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They can be saturated : FATS
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Pride parade letters : LGBT
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Rest ___ : AREA
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Big name in laptops : ACER
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Fashion accessory that may be six feet long : BOA
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No longer interested in : WEARYOF
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An assistant might take one : MEMO
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Follower of yes or no in the military : SIR
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Ancient arts venue : ODEON
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Black-and-white mammals : ORCAS
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Prefix with musicology : ETHNO
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Security guard's viewing, for short : CCTV
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River originating in Pittsburgh : OHIO
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Shoe part : HEEL
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Figure on a résumé, in brief : GPA
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Monk known as "The Father of English History" : BEDE
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Upsilon follower : PHI
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Stop on a trip : INN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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