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New York Times, Thursday, January 24, 2019

Author:
Stu Ockman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stu Ockman

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQWZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Ockman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Stu Ockman notes:
I was thrilled a year ago to receive Will's acceptance of the goo goo eyes puzzle; especially, since Joel was kind enough to add in ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
Hi Stu, Thanks for your nice note. Usually when we'd like extensive changes in a grid, we return it to the constructor to make them. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
OO! OO! I know what this theme is! Sorry, I couldn't help myself. GOO GOO EYES is a hilarious term. At first, I wasn't sure if it ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0124 ( 25,279 )
Across
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First U.S. color TVs : RCAS
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Shooter's need : AIM
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Believers in oneness : BAHAIS
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"Spamalot" lyricist : ERICIDLE
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Post-flood locale : ARARAT
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One stuck abroad? : VOODOODOLL
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Frame of reference : SCHEMA
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Professor to Harry Potter : SNAPE
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Follower of "My country" : TIS
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Raiding grp. : ATF
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It can make an impression in correspondence : SEAL
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Risk-free : FOOLPROOF
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Lacking a mate : ODD
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Fit for a queen : REGINAL
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Key : CRITICAL
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British record label : DECCA
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"I'm out" : TOORICHFORMYBLOOD
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Unlikely source of a Top 40 song : OPERA
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Popular Greek dish : MOUSSAKA
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Surrounds : ENCASES
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On the blue side, for short : DEM
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Ottoman : FOOTSTOOL
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___ beetle : STAG
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Clay, after conversion : ALI
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Call to reserve? : LET
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Calrissian of "Star Wars" : LANDO
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Traffic enforcement device : CAMERA
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Adoring looks seen 10 times in this puzzle's grid : GOOGOOEYES
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Curfew, maybe : ELEVEN
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Lickety-split : INAFLASH
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Revenue-raising measure : TAXACT
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"Neato!" : FAB
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Branch of Islam : SHIA
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Guns : REVS
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Sing sentimentally : CROON
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Work whose title character is buried alive : AIDA
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Equipment in an ice cream shop : SCOOPS
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Rabblement : ADO
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In a bad way : ILL
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Annual spring occurrence : MELT
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Instrument that opens Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" : BASSOON
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Homer's path : ARC
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"I bet!" : HAH
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To the stern : AREAR
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"Same here!" : IAMTOO
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Several lines of music? : STAFF
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"Bonne ___!" : IDEE
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"___ ever ..." : IFI
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Playfully roguish : ARCH
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Where photosynthesis occurs : LEAF
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___-slipper (flower) : LADYS
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Commoners : PLEBS
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Eight: Prefix : OCTO
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Wilt : DROOP
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Superserious : DIRE
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Grabs (onto) : GLOMS
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Ones pumped up for a race? : TIRES
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"That's beyond me" : ICANT
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Dressed : CLAD
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Sam of R&B : COOKE
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Not know from ___ (be clueless about) : ADAM
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Some deer : ROES
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Closet-y smell : MUST
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Freon, for one : COOLANT
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Sierra Nevada product : ALE
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Side : FACET
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"C'est magnifique!" : OOLALA
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Competitor of Citizen : TIMEX
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Standoffish : ALOOF
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Iona College athletes : GAELS
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Cry after a hectic week : TGIF
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When doubled, a taunt : NYAH
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South Asian living abroad : DESI
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Org. for some inspectors : OSHA
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___ Air, carrier to Taiwan : EVA
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Supporting letter, informally : REC
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A Chaplin : OONA
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Gossip : GAB

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