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New York Times, Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Author:
Amanda Chung and Karl Ni
Editor:
Will Shortz
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96/17/20182/13/20209
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ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
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Amanda Chung
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
96/17/20182/13/20209
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1133100
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.60030
Karl Ni

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Chung. This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Ni. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
AMANDA: I was inspired by Ross Trudeau's note last week (and similar ones from other constructors I admire) to offer any assistance I ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I have to admit; I didn't entirely get this theme. After thinking about it for a while, I emailed Jim. Here's what he said (and what ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0123 ( 25,278 )
Across
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Grouch : CRAB
5
Some lines drawn with protractors : ARCS
9
Airbnb alternative : HOTEL
14
Miller ___ : LITE
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One nabbed by the fuzz : PERP
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With eyes open : AWAKE
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Trotter's course : OVAL
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Marquee performer : STAR
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Shot down : NIXED
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Maternity ward worker who counts each day's births? : DELIVERYADDER
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First pope to be called "the Great" : STLEO
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Great : AONE
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Noncollegiate fraternity member : ELK
28
Dairy item thrown in a food fight? : FLYINGBUTTER
32
Snake's warning : SSS
35
Navy rank below lt. junior grade : ENS
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Fry up : SAUTE
37
Quick rests : CATNAPS
40
Dined on humble pie : ATECROW
42
One selling a Super Bowl spot, say : ADREP
43
MSNBC competitor : CNN
44
Tampa-to-Jacksonville dir. : NNE
45
Dynamite? : BLOWUPMATTER
50
Thesaurus offering: Abbr. : SYN
51
"___ we go again ..." : HERE
52
Lava below the surface : MAGMA
56
Like 20-, 28- and 45-Across vis-à-vis the female-sounding phrases they're based on? : GENDERNEUTRAL
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"___ at 'em!" : LEMME
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Cat with no tail : MANX
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Latin music great Puente : TITO
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Look forward to : AWAIT
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___ bowl (trendy healthful food) : ACAI
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Last word said just before opening the eyes : AMEN
67
Parts of volcanoes : VENTS
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Foe of Russia, with "the" : WEST
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Where a bell is rung M-F at 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. : NYSE
Down
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Thickheaded sorts : CLODS
2
Stud on a pair of jeans : RIVET
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In the slightest : ATALL
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Agnostic's lack : BELIEF
5
Place to pray : APSE
6
Prepares for a second career, say : RETRAINS
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Boxful for a kindergartner : CRAYONS
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Activated, as a trap : SPRANG
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Unit of measurement for a horse's height equivalent to four inches : HAND
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Scraped knee, in totspeak : OWIE
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Annual filing : TAXRETURN
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Barely win, with "out" : EKE
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Commanded : LED
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Radio dial: Abbr. : VOL
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Girl entering society, in brief : DEB
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Pretend : LETON
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Group organizing a Mardi Gras parade : KREWE
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"Sure is!" : YEP
30
Operate : USE
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Sea-___ (Washington airport) : TAC
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Coverings of cuts : SCABS
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"Alas ..." : SADLY
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Dictator : STRONGMAN
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Unopened : NEW
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Kwik-E-Mart storekeeper : APU
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Cell tower equipment : ANTENNAS
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Cable airer of N.B.A. games : TNT
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Monaco Grand Prix, e.g. : CARRACE
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Successful defender, in academia : PHD
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Granny, in the South : MEEMAW
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Land-bound bird : EMU
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Wicker material : RATTAN
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In need of a good scrubbing : GRIMY
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Ones to share a pint with : MATES
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Without company : ALONE
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Give off : EMIT
58
Trawlers' equipment : NETS
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On-ramp's opposite : EXIT
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Washroom, informally : LAV
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Homophone of "you" that shares no letters with it : EWE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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