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New York Times, Sunday, January 25, 2015

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 65 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 107 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Phrases ending with a real twits. Er, twist. I found many of these amusing, RAISING THE BRA having both a great base phrase as well as a resulting wacky one. SCAREDY CAST also meets both ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0125 ( 23,819 )
Across
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Hairstyle that usually involves clips or pins : UPSWEEP
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Confidentially : SUBROSA
15
N.J. Army base : FTDIX
20
"Beautiful!" : NICEONE
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Points in the right direction : ORIENTS
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"Let's stop fighting, O.K.?" : TRUCE
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"Those wreaths all look the same to me!"? : ICANNOTTELLALEI
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Something hard to drink? : CIDER
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Law school class : TORTS
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Start of a conclusion : THUS
28
Satisfies : MEETS
30
Sales force, informally : REPS
31
Summers on the Seine : ETES
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Convention closing? : EER
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___ black : COAL
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Cutlass model of the 1980s-'90s : CIERA
36
Senile sort : DOTARD
39
Start of an oral listing of African nations, perhaps? : YOUVEGOTMALI
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Texas home of the Bears : BAYLOR
44
One small sip : ATASTE
46
Store : ARSENAL
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Asked to come back, in a way : ENCORED
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"Over There" subj. : WWI
50
VCR button : REW
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D halved : CCL
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Alternative to JFK : LGA
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Showing less cleavage? : RAISINGTHEBRA
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"Watch it!" : HEY
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Many a critic's preference : AISLESEAT
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Superbright : NEON
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Mrs., abroad : SRA
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Himalayan myth : YETI
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Remote button : MUTE
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"Lemme ___!" : ATEM
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March org.? : ROTC
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Rally killers in baseball: Abbr. : DPS
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"Warm" : NEAR
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"There was the time ..." : IREMEMBER
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Middle of summer? : EMS
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Cheap roadside assistance? : AQUARTERTOTOW
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"I don't need to hear that," informally : TMI
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Skip town : LAM
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Big ___ : SUR
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Stick in a rack : CUE
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Mistakes : SLIPUPS
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Setting for most of "Moby-Dick" : OPENSEA
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Kind of TV : PLASMA
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Liqueur flavorers : ANISES
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Knockoff dress labeled "Armani," say? : ILLEGALALINE
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Rob : BURGLE
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Popular Hispanic newspaper name : ELSOL
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Rider's handful : MANE
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Son of, in foreign names : IBN
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Have legs : LAST
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E.R. "A.S.A.P." : STAT
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Devote : SPEND
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Longtime Yankee nickname : AROD
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Less loopy : SANER
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Ban competition : ARRID
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Caution to an orphan girl not to leave her wildebeest behind? : ANNIEGETYOURGNU
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Reeves of "John Wick" : KEANU
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Enter stealthily : CREEPIN
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"With Reagan" memoirist : EDMEESE
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Ready followers? : SETGO
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One in a tight spot? : SARDINE
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Did some edgy writing? : DOODLED
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Get together : UNITE
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Embroidery loop : PICOT
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Group of actors who all have stage fright? : SCAREDYCAST
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Emulated Diana Ross (1970) and Justin Timberlake (2002) : WENTSOLO
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How long it takes mountains to form : EONS
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Roxy Music co-founder : ENO
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Attentive dog owner : PETTER
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French sister : SOEUR
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They may be bookmarked : URLS
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"The Family Circus" cartoonist Keane : BIL
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Castigate : REAMOUT
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Away, in a way : ONLEAVE
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Republican politico Michael : STEELE
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"___ happens ..." : ASIT
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National Do Not Call Registry overseer, for short : FTC
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Ancient galley : TRIREME
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Western vacation spot : DUDERANCH
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Winter carnival attraction : ICEPALACE
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Gen ___ : XERS
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Silents star Bara : THEDA
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They put points on the board : SCORERS
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Help to secure a loan, maybe : COSIGN
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"Them's fightin' words!" : ITSWAR
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Former A.L. manager who was an N.L. M.V.P. : TORRE
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Geometric figures : AREAS
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Have a big mouth? : YAWN
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Attire : GARB
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In a bad way : ILLY
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Secure, as a sailor's rope : BELAY
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She's asked "When will those clouds all disappear?" in a 1973 #1 hit : ANGIE
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Where many people may follow you : TWITTER
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Per ___ : DIEM
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Popular après-ski place : SAUNA
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Spot in the afternoon? : TEA
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Product that's hard to keep in stock : HOTITEM
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Janvier, across the Pyrenees : ENERO
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Cap : LID
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Supply with weaponry : ARM
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Put away : EAT
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Subway Series team : METS
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Lovely but stupid person? : OBTUSEANGEL
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U.S. city whose name becomes another city's name if you change both its vowels to A's : TEMPE
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Kiss drummer Peter : CRISS
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Reach the Mediterranean, say? : PASSGO
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Pig sounds : SQUEALS
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Fix, as some lawn chairs : RECANE
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Canine cousin : MOLAR
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"Dallas" family name : EWING
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Race in classic science fiction : ELOI
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"Whirlybird" source : MAPLETREE
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Suspect duplicity : SMELLARAT
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Caspian Sea feeder : URAL
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Trojan horse, e.g. : RUSE
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Like the Parthenon : PILLARED
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Fitting one inside the other : NESTING
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Appointment book : PLANNER
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Did a 1930s dance : LINDIED
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Big brother : ABBOT
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Luxor Temple deity : AMENRA
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Natural : UNDYED
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Ryan of old TV : IRENE
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Intuit : SENSE
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Straight, now : TRUED
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Fifth Avenue retailer : SAKS
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Campaign grps. : PACS
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Backwoods con? : AGIN
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Heavyweight bouts? : SUMO
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Indigo Girls, e.g. : DUO
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Commercial lead-in to Pen : EPI
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Lead-in to meter : ODO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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