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New York Times, Wednesday, January 3, 2018

"Should we settle this dispute over toppings outside?"?

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {KQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Haight. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Bruce Haight notes:
I was visiting a local college campus a year ago, and I saw a sign in a dorm for a student mixer at a Mexican restaurant — the teaser ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Food puns! Not sure why these four were chosen since there are thousands of foods out there? Maybe ... NACHOs as a starter, with some ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times1/3/18 ( No. 24,893 )
Across
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All that ___ : JAZZ
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Balkan native : SLAV
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Fourth of July centerpiece : FLAG
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Away from the wind : ALEE
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Northern Florida county seat : OCALA
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Mystical glow : AURA
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"Don't worry about my cheesy chip"? : ITSNACHOPROBLEM
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Parking place : LOT
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Hwys. : RTES
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Permeate : INFUSE
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Follower of a bullet : ITEM
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"Elder" Roman statesman : CATO
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"We should discuss your Qdoba order"? : LETSTACOBOUTIT
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Like tears or sailors' language : SALTY
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"2001" computer : HAL
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Writer Jaffe : RONA
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Nursery rhyme sailing vessel : TUB
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In a joyful manner : GAILY
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Forklift unit : TON
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Bygone Yankee nickname : AROD
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Tree with serrated leaves that taper to a point : ELM
40
Hits theaters : OPENS
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"Should we settle this dispute over toppings outside?"? : YAWANNAPIZZAME
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Things some stretchers try to touch : TOES
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Perfectly : TOAT
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What underwear may do, annoyingly : RIDEUP
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Swell : GROW
52
Oxymoronic drink from a Big Gulp? : SIP
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"That Italian dessert truly boggles the mind"? : ICANNOLIIMAGINE
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Machu Picchu locale : PERU
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Moves like sap : OOZES
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Yen : URGE
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On its way : SENT
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18 credits for a semester is a heavy one : LOAD
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HBO series about the politician Selina Meyer : VEEP
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Pokey : JAIL
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Lead-in to cumulus : ALTO
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Gusto : ZEST
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___ state : ZEN
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Conceptual framework : SCHEMA
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Where to be among the Hmong : LAOS
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European summit : ALP
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Hit or miss, say : VARIABLY
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Beatles moniker : FABFOUR
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Humdinger : LULU
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God depicted in a helmet : ARES
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League of Legends or World of Warcraft : GAME
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Large chamber music group : OCTET
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Culturally pretentious : ARTSY
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Be ___ something : ONTO
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Cousin ___ of 1960s TV : ITT
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Eyes for Frosty the Snowman : COAL
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First lady before Michelle : LAURA
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Jostle : ELBOW
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Pioneer in space : CHIMP
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___ pole : TOTEM
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Ending with two or hole : INONE
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Lies in the sun : TANS
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Not fly the coop : STAY
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Heredity source : GENEPOOL
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"Sad to say ..." : ALAS
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Kind of bread : DATENUT
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Longtime Boston Symphony maestro : OZAWA
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Well-practiced, as an answer : PAT
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What an adjective modifies : NOUN
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"Gave it my best" : ITRIED
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Skyrockets : ZOOMS
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Common sights at pants knees : RIPS
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Frozen drink : ICEE
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"Shucks!" : DARN
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Great Pyramid locale : GIZA
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Regal term of address : SIRE
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"Picnic" playwright : INGE
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Tiny protest : PEEP
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John, in Britain : LOO
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British term of address : GUV

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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