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New York Times, Monday, January 21, 2019

Author:
Sean Biggins
Editor:
Will Shortz
Cause championed by the figures named at the ends of 16-, 22- and 47-Across
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Biggins. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Sean Biggins notes:
I became interested in crosswords after trying to solve some with my wife's grandmother (shout out to Grandma Pat in Algona, Iowa!). ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Perfect theme for MLK Day: three important CIVIL RIGHTS figures disguised at the ends of phrases. Such uplifting phrases, too! Fit for ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times1/21/19 ( No. 25,276 )
Across
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Turkish bigwig : PASHA
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Norway's capital : OSLO
10
Luke, to Darth Vader ("Star Wars" spoiler) : SON
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Released from bondage : FREED
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Bounce, as off a billiard cushion : CAROM
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Israeli gun : UZI
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Regal : FITFORAKING
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Bellum's opposite : PAX
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"___ Te Ching" : TAO
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Brother of Cain : ABEL
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Nothing more than : MERE
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Yosemite and Yellowstone : NATIONALPARKS
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Mike who was a three-time N.L. M.V.P. with the Phillies : SCHMIDT
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Close : NEAR
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Big piles : HEAPS
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Make a quick drawing of : SKETCHUP
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Address in a browser, for short : URL
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What a bald tire lacks : TREAD
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Ending with neutr- or Filip- : INO
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"The View," for one : TALKSHOW
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Flower in a pond : LOTUS
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Finished, as a cake : ICED
45
Heading on a personal bio : ABOUTME
47
Something promised in a court oath : THEWHOLETRUTH
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Hot-rod engine, informally : HEMI
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Love, in Latin : AMOR
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Prefix with friendly : ECO
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"A Nightmare on ___ Street" : ELM
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Cause championed by the figures named at the ends of 16-, 22- and 47-Across : CIVILRIGHTS
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Travel on Alaska or Hawaiian : FLY
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___ Beckham Jr., three-time Pro Bowler for the New York Giants : ODELL
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Pageant crown : TIARA
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Many Ph.D. candidates : TAS
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Fish trying to find Nemo in "Finding Nemo" : DORY
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In a foxy way : SLYLY
Down
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Dismissive sound : PFFT
2
Opera solo : ARIA
3
Roman Catholic-affiliated university in New Jersey : SETONHALL
4
Playboy founder, for short : HEF
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Ruckus : ADO
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Like bourbon barrels : OAKEN
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Country once known as Ceylon : SRILANKA
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Actor Chaney of "The Phantom of the Opera" : LON
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Texter's "Holy cow!" : OMG
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"Terrific!" : SUPER
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Missouri's ___ Mountains : OZARK
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Puts the kibosh on : NIXES
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Early North American explorer John : CABOT
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Bug spray from S.C. Johnson : RAID
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Podcaster Maron : MARC
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Box on a concert stage : AMP
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"___ the season ..." : TIS
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Green building certification, for short : LEED
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Bit of butter : PAT
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Close : SHUT
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Actor Michael of "Juno" : CERA
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Stitch : SEW
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Go to bed, informally : HITTHEHAY
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"E pluribus ___" : UNUM
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Prepare for a photo : POSE
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One of the Huxtable kids on 1980s-'90s TV : THEO
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Australian winner of 11 Grand Slam tournaments : RODLAVER
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Native New Zealander : KIWI
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U.S.C. or U.C.L.A.: Abbr. : SCH
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Funny Costello : LOU
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Openly gay : OUT
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Island with a lagoon : ATOLL
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"It's c-c-cold!" : BRRR
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Pilferage : THEFT
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Very, slangily : HELLA
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More than 60 awards for "Saturday Night Live" : EMMYS
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One of the Brontë sisters : EMILY
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___-Alt-Del : CTRL
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Start of "The Star-Spangled Banner" : OSAY
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Fish caught off the New England coast : COD
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Wedding affirmation : IDO
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Word before "a bird," "a plane" and "Superman!" : ITS
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Baseball's Hodges : GIL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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