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New York Times, Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Author:
John E. Bennett and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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64/9/20142/14/20193
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1.57050
John E. Bennett
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1157/5/20108/6/202073
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29710222999
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1.639292
Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Bennett. This is puzzle # 94 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
JEB: I tend to like crossword puzzles that use the diagonal adjacencies in the grid as part of the theme and solving process. This ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Jeb asked me to come on board after Will gave him "I like the concept but not the grid" feedback. My first impression: I thought it ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0122 ( 25,277 )
Across
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Jan. honoree : MLKJR
6
Mild reprimands : TSKS
10
Industrial vessels : VATS
14
"Old MacDonald" refrain : EIEIO
15
State said to be "high in the middle" : OHIO
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"Thus with a kiss ___" (Romeo's last words) : IDIE
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Glider measurement : WINGSPREAD
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"Have you ___ wondered ...?" : EVER
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Close calls : SCARES
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Certain close-knit social media group : TWIBE
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"Brigadoon" co-star Charisse : CYD
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Actor Wilson who has appeared with Ben Stiller in 12 films : OWEN
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Maker of the Pathfinder and Rogue : NISSAN
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Grilled order with corned beef : REUBEN
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Accomplished : DID
30
Before, in poetry : ERE
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Long past time? : YORE
32
Guinness record holder for the U.S. city with the most consecutive days of sun (768), informally : STPETE
35
"Look out!" ... and warning when encountering the circled things in this puzzle : WATCHYOURSTEP
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"Fingers crossed!" : HOPESO
41
Baseball's Matty, Felipe or Moises : ALOU
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Some people have a gift for it : GAB
46
Wall St. starter : IPO
47
Addressee modifier on an envelope : CAREOF
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Media sales team, informally : ADREPS
51
Auto company since 1899 : FIAT
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Org. for Jaguars, but not Panthers : AFC
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Big blows : WHAMS
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Idiot : NIMROD
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French military hat : KEPI
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Massive electoral victories : LANDSLIDES
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The "E" of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Biblical twin : ESAU
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Creepy looks : LEERS
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M&M's that were discontinued from 1976 to 1987 over fears about their dye : REDS
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Chip's cartoon partner : DALE
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Rear admiral's rear : STERN
Down
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Kitten's call : MEW
2
Super Bowl of 2018 : LII
3
Burns in film : KEN
4
Lively dances : JIGS
5
___ Lee Browne, actor/director in the Theater Hall of Fame : ROSCOE
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Yankee Joe whose #6 was retired : TORRE
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Glossy look : SHEEN
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Hyundai alternatives : KIAS
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Lawn order : SOD
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YouTube popularity metric : VIEWS
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Counsel : ADVISE
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Accessory for a cravat : TIEBAR
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Peaceful : SERENE
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Places where goods are sometimes fenced : PAWNSHOPS
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Listings in a nautical table : TIDES
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Shout : CRY
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"Dang, that hurts!" : YEOW
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___ mater (brain membrane) : DURA
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Hobbyists' racers controlled remotely : NITROCARS
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Transaction with a bookie : BET
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___ ex machina : DEUS
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Ore, for one? : TYPO
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"The Cask of Amontillado" writer : POE
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Contents of a poker pot : CHIPS
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Damage, as a reputation : TAR
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Zeno of ___ (philosopher) : ELEA
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[And it's gone!] : POOF
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Mixed martial arts org. : UFC
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Rubbernecker : GAWKER
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Stick (to) : ADHERE
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Bikini insert : BRAPAD
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Ring-shaped islands : ATOLLS
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Sends out : EMITS
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What follows the semis : FINAL
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"It should be my turn soon" : IMDUE
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Org. behind the New Horizons probe : NASA
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Nutritionist's plan : DIET
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Was in front : LED
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Ruby of the silver screen : DEE
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Blunder : ERR
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Nine-digit ID : SSN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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