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New York Times, Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Montana city that consolidated with Silver Bow County

Author:
Tracy Gray
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tracy Gray

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 19 for Ms. Gray.
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© 2017, The New York Times1/25/17 ( No. 24,550 )
Across
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Sweet-curd cheese : EDAM
5
Start of a one-two punch : JAB
8
S.L.R. settings : FSTOPS
14
River that turned to blood in Exodus : NILE
15
Bird with a potent kick : EMU
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Available for rental, in Britain : ONHIRE
17
"@#$!" from Deputy Dawg : DAGNABIT
19
Hid from the cops, say : LAYLOW
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Blue-gray shade : SLATE
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"Blondie" or "Dilbert" : STRIP
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QVC competitor : HSN
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"@#$!" from Colonel Sherman Potter : HORSEHOCKEY
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Cinco de Mayo beer : CORONA
30
Milo of "The Verdict" : OSHEA
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Burglar's take : HAUL
32
Robocall from the I.R.S., e.g. : SCAM
35
Like Marx Brothers comedies : ANTIC
38
Place for quick cash, for short : ATM
39
"@#$!" from Mork : SHAZBOT
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Prefix with freak or friendly : ECO
42
Bogus : PHONY
44
Dark film genre, informally : NOIR
45
Golfer Norman a.k.a. the Great White Shark : GREG
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Christina who played Lizzie Borden : RICCI
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Takes down a notch : ABASES
50
"@#$!" from SpongeBob SquarePants : OHBARNACLES
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Reggae forerunner : SKA
54
Business bigwig : MOGUL
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"The Voice" airer : NBCTV
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Hand down, as a family business : PASSON
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"@#$!" from Frank on "Everybody Loves Raymond" : JEEZALOO
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Abode that's abuzz : APIARY
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WWW bookmark : URL
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Former Little League star Mo'ne Davis, e.g. : GIRL
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Snowsuit attachment : MITTEN
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Schuss, say : SKI
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Polish's partner : SPIT
Down
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Breaks off : ENDS
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Competitor of Ivory and Coast : DIAL
3
Bit of birdbath gunk : ALGA
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Flavoring in Kool cigarettes : MENTHOL
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One of the Bushes : JEB
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Out of whack : AMISS
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Montana city that consolidated with Silver Bow County : BUTTE
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Books with large pages : FOLIOS
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Most-downloaded app of 2016 : SNAPCHAT
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Possessive pronoun in the Lord's Prayer : THY
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Some portable room warmers : OILHEATERS
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Like dull-as-dishwater writing : PROSY
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Stitched together : SEWN
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MTV's "___ Flux" : AEON
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Diamonds, in plane geometry : RHOMBI
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Devil-may-care : RASH
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Baseball's Griffey : KEN
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"Cheerio" sayer : CHAP
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Words from the witness stand : OATH
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"According to the grapevine ..." : RUMORHASIT
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Making, as a wicker chair : CANING
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Kind of dye with vivid colors : AZO
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Frozen drink brand : ICEE
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Gear parts : COGS
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Tree that sheds its bark : SYCAMORE
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___ fixation (Freud topic) : ORAL
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Pen tip : NIB
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Long-winded sorts : GASBAGS
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Hume of "Cocoon" : CRONYN
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Auto pioneer Karl : BENZ
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Giraffe's cousin : OKAPI
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How prime rib may be served : AUJUS
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Uriah Heep's profession : CLERK
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Much-maligned food : SPAM
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Hair holder : CLIP
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Spelling or Amos : TORI
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Chevy plug-in car : VOLT
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Took a load off : SAT
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Manning of the gridiron : ELI

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

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