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New York Times, Monday, January 28, 2019

Author:
Thomas van Geel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. van Geel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Thomas van Geel notes:
This is my NYT debut! I've had one puzzle published in the WSJ, but that's it so far. I was thrilled to get the nod from Will on this ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! Thomas did so many things well. FREECYCLING, SIDE HUSTLE, DROP THE MIC, KICKSTARTER are four great phrases, all with a modern ... read more
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Across
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Joint that a sock covers : ANKLE
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Small recess : NICHE
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Karl Marx's "___ Kapital" : DAS
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Country star Tucker : TANYA
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Theater worker : USHER
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Month with Columbus Day: Abbr. : OCT
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Giving away unwanted items rather than trashing them : FREECYCLING
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Second letter after epsilon : ETA
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Rage : IRE
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Luau dance : HULA
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Absorbs, as gravy on a plate : SOPSUP
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Broccoli ___ : RABE
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Clark of the Daily Planet : KENT
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Obsessive to a fault : ANAL
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The Supremes' "___! In the Name of Love" : STOP
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Extra job in the gig economy : SIDEHUSTLE
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Gin's partner in a classic drink : TONIC
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Look at, in the Bible : SEEST
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Put in more ammunition : RELOAD
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Greeting in Tel Aviv : SHALOM
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Lessens, as pain : EASES
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Alternatives to Nikes : FILAS
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Dramatically end a speech, in a way : DROPTHEMIC
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Result of a traffic ticket : FINE
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Many, many, many, many, many moons : EONS
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Hanker (for) : PINE
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Ex-senator Bayh : EVAN
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"Hold your horses" : NOTYET
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Tear to bits : REND
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Mind's I? : EGO
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Reaction to an overshare : TMI
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Crowdfunding site ... or a hint to the beginnings of 17-, 30- and 46-Across : KICKSTARTER
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Goal : AIM
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Inventor Howe : ELIAS
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Prefix between tri- and penta- : TETRA
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Martial arts master Bruce : LEE
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What a star on the American flag represents : STATE
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Slightly off : AMISS
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Initially : ATFIRST
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Holden Caulfield, for "The Catcher in the Rye" : NARRATOR
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Patella : KNEEBONE
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Chemical compound with the formula NaOH : LYE
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Made for ___ other : EACH
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Centers of atoms : NUCLEI
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Components of archipelagoes : ISLANDS
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Second letter after upsilon : CHI
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Roosters' mates : HENS
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Therefore : ERGO
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"Crime ___ pay" : DOESNT
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Real : ACTUAL
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Alternative to a paper clip : STAPLE
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Hardy-har-hars : YUKS
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Previous incarnation : PASTLIFE
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Disorder resulting in seizures : EPILEPSY
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Bagful carried by a caddie : TEES
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When repeated, a sneaky laugh : HEH
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Mil. branch with B-52s : USAF
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Paint layer : COAT
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Wood for a baseball bat : ASH
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Profound : DEEP
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Classic typewriter brand : OLIVETTI
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Bosses : MANAGERS
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Look smugly upon : SMIRKAT
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Madrid matrons : SENORAS
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Insurance type that often accompanies medical : DENTAL
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Dormmate, e.g. : ROOMIE
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Punctual : ONTIME
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Existing: Lat. : INESSE
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Coin with Lincoln on it : CENT
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Barely makes, with "out" : EKES
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Pinball fail : TILT
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Facts and figures : DATA
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Spying org. : CIA
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Band with the 1993 hit "Everybody Hurts" : REM

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