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New York Times, Monday, January 29, 2018

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQ} This is puzzle # 81 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0129 ( 24,919 )
Across
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Scuttlebutt : GOSSIP
7
___ Fridays (restaurant chain) : TGI
10
Slob's creation : MESS
14
Hedy in Hollywood : LAMARR
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Dessert topper from a can : REDDIWIP
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And others, in a bibliography : ETALII
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Estrange : ALIENATE
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Org. for Penguins and Ducks : NHL
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Wintry coating : SNOW
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Vice president Spiro : AGNEW
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Cunning : SLY
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Spill the beans : TELLALL
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Online source for health info : WEBMD
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Take a stab at : ATTEMPT
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"Ye olde" place to browse : SHOPPE
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Up to, as a particular time : TIL
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Govern : RULE
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Goopy roofing material : TAR
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High U.S. Navy rank : ADMIRAL
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Farrow in films : MIA
43
Building annexes : ELLS
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Particle with a charge : ION
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Thief : ROBBER
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Students' simulation of global diplomacy, informally : MODELUN
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Arctic abode : IGLOO
51
"Scram!" : VAMOOSE
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Sleepover attire, informally : PJS
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Twisty curves : ESSES
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The "P" of PRNDL : PARK
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Scanned lines on a pkg. : UPC
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Diminish the work force ... or a literal hint to the answers to the four starred clues : DOWNSIZE
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Deficiency in red blood cells : ANEMIA
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Ship-related : NAUTICAL
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Searched thoroughly, with "through" : COMBED
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Fighting force : ARMY
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Raises : UPS
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Praises highly : EXTOLS
Down
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"Galveston" singer Campbell : GLEN
2
Inauguration Day vows : OATHS
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*"Crazy to run into you here!" : SMALLWORLD
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Erie Canal mule of song : SAL
5
Blue or hazel eye part : IRIS
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*Newspapers or magazines : PRINTMEDIUM
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Fish with a heavy net : TRAWL
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Form of some shampoo : GEL
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Amin exiled from Uganda : IDI
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One circulating at a party : MINGLER
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"Trainspotting" actor McGregor : EWAN
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Building lot : SITE
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Spurt forcefully : SPEW
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Gave a hand : DEALT
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Brit. resource for writers : OED
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"You betcha!" : YEP
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Den : LAIR
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*Contest for an areawide seat : ATLARGERACE
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Controversial chemical in plastics, for short : BPA
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*Nonsense : MUMBOJUMBO
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Ballerina's bend : PLIE
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Drop running down the cheek : TEAR
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Pipe part : STEM
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Angel's band of light : HALO
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Sardine container : TIN
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Like early LPs : MONO
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Response to an online joke : LOL
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Age reached by a septuagenarian : SEVENTY
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1940s-'50s jazz : BOP
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Asian yogurt drink : LASSI
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"This ___ test" : ISA
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German cars with a lightning bolt logo : OPELS
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Long-winded sales pitch : SPIEL
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Poet ___ St. Vincent Millay : EDNA
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Rise quickly : SOAR
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Taken a dip : SWUM
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U.S. fort with very tight security : KNOX
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Scoundrels : CADS
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Post-O.R. area : ICU
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Stick in the microwave : ZAP
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Fire dept. responder, maybe : EMT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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