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MISHMASH

New York Times, Sunday, January 22, 2017

Author:
Dan Schoenholz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Schoenholz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Dan Schoenholz notes:
I hope solvers like this wordplay theme—my recollection is that I came up with it while watching the Olympics last summer and wondering if any of the divers might experience a flip flop. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A friend of mine once told me it's incredibly easy to come up with crossword themes. When I asked him (with amusement) to come up with one so we could make it together, he listed off ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0122 ( 24,547 )
Across
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Inconceivably vast : COSMIC
7
Hard looks : STARES
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Stream, as of revenue : INFLOW
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Baseball-like game : ONEACAT
21
Flowery : ORNATE
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Et ___ : CETERA
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Witty British judge? : POWDEREDWIGWAG
25
Conquistador Cortés : HERNAN
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Copies, informally : REPROS
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It shows who's who or what's what : IDTAG
29
Perform a full-body scan? : OGLE
30
Pizza, e.g. : PIE
32
Quest of 25-Across : ORO
33
Ortiz of "Ugly Betty" : ANA
34
Site of Spaceship Earth : EPCOT
37
Language akin to Thai : LAO
38
Three-legged race, e.g.? : JOINEDATTHEHIPHOP
44
School chum, say : OLDPAL
46
"Mr. Blue Sky" band, for short : ELO
47
World's most voluminous river : AMAZON
48
Chapter in early 20th-century history: Abbr. : WWI
49
Property inheritor, legally speaking : ALIENEE
51
On point : APT
53
Julie of TV's "Big Brother" : CHEN
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"One of the most civilized things in the world," per Hemingway : WINE
55
Nail? : FINGERTIPTOP
58
Consider anew, as a decision : REVISIT
60
Girl with a ball : DEB
61
Sound investments, in more ways than one : CDS
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___ Minor : ASIA
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A- : NINETY
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"America"? : OFTHEEISINGSONG
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Hindi word for "spice mix" : MASALA
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Brief second? : ASST
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___ generis : SUI
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Theological inst. : SEM
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What Cubs fans get carried away by? : ELTRAIN
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Grant a girl permission to dis Drake? : LETHERRIPRAP
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Fortify : GIRD
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Page (through) : LEAF
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1990s Indian P.M. : RAO
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Week, on Martinique : SEMAINE
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Alias inits. : AKA
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Game for the goal-oriented? : SOCCER
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Keeps in the loop, in a way : CCS
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Worn out : DONEIN
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Ability to score at Madison Square Garden, e.g.? : NEWYORKKNICKKNACK
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Mouse's resting place : PAD
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Take a timeout : PAUSE
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French ___ : FRY
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Title at Topkapi Palace : AGA
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Egg container : SAC
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Religious image : ICON
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Piano dueler with Donald in 1988's "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" : DAFFY
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Quiz bowl fodder : TRIVIA
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Like Serbia and Croatia : BALKAN
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Diving disaster? : TRIPLEFLIPFLOP
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Maintain : ALLEGE
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Bawdy : WANTON
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Gently show the door : EASEOUT
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Give a new tournament ranking : RESEED
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Pulls on, as heartstrings : TUGSAT
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Speakers' spots : ROSTRA
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Bluecoat : COP
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Only woman to sing lead vocals on a Beatles song : ONO
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Darn things : SEW
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Sierra ___ : MADRE
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Drink commonly served with a spoon-straw : ICEE
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H.O.V. lane user : CARPOOLER
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Farm females : SOWS
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Lateral opening? : TRI
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Chest pain : ANGINA
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Grist for analysts : RAWDATA
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Californie, e.g. : ETAT
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Gaming giant : SEGA
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I, to Izaak : ICH
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Word for a name-dropper? : NEE
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1960s sitcom set in the 1860s : FTROOP
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From one side to the other : LENGTHWISE
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Kind of history : ORAL
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Ebb : WANE
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Grammy-winning drummer ___ Lyne Carrington : TERRI
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Lorna of literature : DOONE
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Codger : GEEZER
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Opposite of ruddy : PALLID
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Thyroid need : IODINE
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Embrace : ADOPT
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Bus. card info : PHONENO
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N.L. Central squad, on scorecards : CIN
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Don't work too hard : LOAF
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Half of a swinging couple? : JANE
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Goes by : ELAPSES
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Alternative to Cinemax : TMC
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"That'll be the day!" : HAH
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Take responsibility for something : OWNIT
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Atheist's lack : PIETY
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Place to hang tools : PEGBOARD
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Leave a good impression? : ETCH
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One lifting spirits? : TOASTER
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Jet measure : WINGSPAN
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Think tank product : IDEA
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Chi follower : PSI
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Diesel in movies : VIN
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Reeling : INSHOCK
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Shivering fit : AGUE
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Key locale: Abbr. : FLA
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They'll take your measure : TAILORS
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Manhattan, e.g.: Abbr. : ISL
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They're dubbed : SIRS
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Mullally of "Will & Grace" : MEGAN
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Hard to tell apart : ALIKE
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Informal measures of popularity : STRAWPOLLS
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It lies between Cleveland, O., and Buffalo, N.Y. : ERIEPA
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Nut : MANIAC
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Made out : NECKED
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Showy in a cheap way : TACKY
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Salmon roe, by another name : REDCAVIAR
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"Don't worry about me!" : IMOK
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Await resolution : PEND
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Relative of "Aargh!" : ACK
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Wetland : FEN
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Measly amount : SOU
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Guitar Hero activity : RIFFING
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Wolf (down) : SNARF
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Mantle, e.g. : YANKEE
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Some vaults : CRYPTS
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Like cats, typically : AGILE
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Secure spots : SAFES
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Certain steel beam : IBAR
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Racer Yarborough : CALE
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Fig. on a periodic table : ATWT
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Mrs., abroad : FRAU
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Bedouin shelter : TENT
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___ facto : IPSO
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Common thing to lie about : AGE
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___ Yost, 2015 World Series-winning manager : NED
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Mauna ___ : LOA
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Poland's main airline : LOT
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Start of the Lord's Prayer : OUR
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Education support grp. : PTA

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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