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INITIAL TURN

New York Times, Sunday, January 24, 2016

Home of Garden State Plaza, one of the largest shopping centers in the U.S.

Author:
Francis Heaney and Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 71 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Heaney. This is puzzle # 170 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
"INITIAL TURN" hinting at three-letter acronyms formed by swapping the last two letters of a normal word. Francis and BEQ sure found a ton of good answers — BOY WONDER turned into BYO ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times1/24/16 ( No. 24,183 )
Across
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Home of Garden State Plaza, one of the largest shopping centers in the U.S. : PARAMUS
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One staying in a lot? : CAR
11
Greenish blue : TEAL
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High in calories : RICH
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The Rebels : OLEMISS
20
Org. with suits and cases : ABA
21
Rights grp. : ACLU
22
Morales of "Criminal Minds" : ESAI
23
Two things on Ronald Reagan's mind? : SDIANDNANCY
25
Cousin of pow! or wham! : BOOM
26
One in your corner : ALLY
27
Really small : EENSY
28
Negotiation failure : NODEAL
30
"We'll tell you what soda we're serving later"? : TBACOLA
32
Brute working on the Human Genome Project? : DNASAVAGE
35
1900s, e.g.: Abbr. : CEN
37
20-Across members: Abbr. : ATTYS
38
Completely : INALL
39
Like : ASTHOUGH
42
Tuna that's often served seared : AHI
44
Planted : SOWN
47
Rhein rejection : NIE
48
Soggy computer brain? : CPUOFNOODLES
50
H&R Block employee's biceps? : CPAGUNS
52
Upbeat : CHIPPER
53
Renaissance fair instruments : LUTES
54
Hartsfield-Jackson airport code : ATL
55
"Game of Thrones" actress Dormer : NATALIE
57
Bleed (through) : SEEP
59
___ speak : SOTO
60
Theodore who directed "St. Vincent," 2014 : MELFI
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Refuses to settle? : SUES
63
Onetime Iranian leader : SHAH
65
Origami BlackBerry, e.g.? : PDAOFPAPER
68
Amusing baseball scoring play? : RBITICKLER
74
Boehner's successor : RYAN
75
Weight : HEFT
76
Ingredient in a Spanish omelet : HUEVO
77
"Without ___" (1990 live Grateful Dead album) : ANET
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Place of control : HELM
83
Last king of Spain before Juan Carlos : ALFONSO
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Tourette's symptom : TIC
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"Friendship is like ___, easier made than kept": Samuel Butler : MONEY
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Narrow-minded views : MYOPIAS
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Drink in an old Pontiac? : GTOMILK
93
"An A/C measure? Are you kidding me?"? : BTUSERIOUSLY
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Patriotic men's org. : SAR
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Crafty e-tailer : ETSY
97
Scottish John : IAN
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Quality of beef : LEANNESS
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Basic vocabulary level in Common Core programs : TIERI
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Place for plugs : SCALP
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VW head? : STU
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Sign in a restaurant that doesn't serve white bread? : BYOWONDER
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Chef who explains in detail how sausages are made? : TMICOOK
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Star employee : EDITOR
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Now, in Nogales : AHORA
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Hat-tipping word : MAAM
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Opening in a schedule : SLOT
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Financial aid plan for a school in Provo? : BYUONCREDIT
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Get the pot started : ANTE
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Bird with a two-pointed tail : TERN
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Rule of crime? : ANN
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"The Silence of the Lambs" heroine : CLARICE
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"Bill ___ History of the United States" (1894 humor book) : NYES
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Arcade giant : SEGA
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Visibly embarrassed : RED
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Not an original : RETREAD
Down
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Asked : POSED
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John of the Plymouth Colony : ALDEN
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Royal in un palacio : REINA
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Piling up : AMASSING
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Quorum for Jewish worship : MINYAN
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EUR competitor : USD
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Tax ID : SSN
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One that might reach a tipping point : CANOE
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Opening of a kid's song : ABCD
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Country singer Collin : RAYE
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Bounces around a restaurant : TABLEHOPS
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Prefix with terrorism or tourism : ECO
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Loads : ALOT
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Lower back pain : LUMBAGO
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Flinch, say : REACT
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Stands by : ISLOYALTO
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Daily schedule for filming : CALLSHEET
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"Hello there" : HIYA
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Billiard player's calculation : ANGLE
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Malfunction : ACTUP
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Playwright Fugard : ATHOL
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One making a U turn? : VANNA
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Most wanted : ALIST
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Free, as banking : NOFEE
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More sore : ACHIER
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Secret collectors : SPIES
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Turmoil : UNREST
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"That ___ last year" : ISSO
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Rogue : SCAMP
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Chose, with "for" : OPTED
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When doubled, a Washington city, county or river : WALLA
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Actress Eliza of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" : DUSHKU
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Make one : UNIFY
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Lead : CLUE
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Creature formed from Medusa's blood : ASP
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Follower of upsilon : PHI
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Strengths : FORTES
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Sound of sternutation : ACHOO
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Oom-___ (polka rhythm) : PAH
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Weakness : ANEMIA
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Pony Express riders, e.g. : RELAYS
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Pals 4 life : BFFS
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"What was ___ do?" : ITO
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"___ Go" (hit song from "Frozen") : LETIT
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Pandora's box contents : EVILS
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Trainer in "Creed" : ROCKY
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Acclaims : HAILS
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Both: Prefix : AMBI
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Fewer : NOTASMANY
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Not mumble : ENUNCIATE
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Fête des Lumières city : LYONS
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View from the Gulf of Catania : MOUNTETNA
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Marsh of mystery : NGAIO
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Toss around : STREW
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Mello ___ (soft drink) : YELLO
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Poseur : PSEUD
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"Cabaret" song with a German title : MEINHERR
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Shares on Tumblr, say : REPOSTS
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Commercial prefix with foam : STYRO
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Greatly enjoy, as a joke : ROARAT
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Maxima : ACMES
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Tied up : BOUND
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Smith who wrote "The Hundred and One Dalmatians" : DODIE
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Writer Jong : ERICA
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Like businesses on Yelp : RATED
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Tax fraud detector, informally : TMAN
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Artist Paul : KLEE
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Construction piece : IBAR
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Newcastle's river : TYNE
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URL ending : ORG
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Big A.T.M. maker : NCR
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The Browns, on a ticker : CLE

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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