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PRODUCT MISPLACEMENT

New York Times, Sunday, January 31, 2021

115-Across : Small versions

Author:
Jim Hilger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Hilger

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 80 Missing: {XZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Hilger.
Will Shortz notes:
Jim Hilger, of Amarillo, Tex., is a retired computer analyst and educator. Besides making crosswords, he enjoys collecting old 45-r.p.m. records (he has more than 10,000 of them), ... read more
Jim Hilger notes:
I came up with this general theme idea back in the winter of 2018: substitute brand names for words that could also be products in well-known phrases. Original theme answers included: QTIP ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
NATURE ABHORS A HOOVER, that's excellent! And sad. The one U.S. President who went to my alma mater, Stanford, is someone widely acknowledged as one of the worst presidents in American ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times1/31/21 ( No. 26,017 )
Across
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Mannerly : CIVIL
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Philippine currency : PESO
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Just open : AJAR
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Second socks, say : MATES
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Offer a judgment : OPINE
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Thing with tags : AUTO
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Fruit salad fruit : KIWI
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Sound of exertion : GRUNT
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Huge celebration after L.A.'s football team wins the Super Bowl? : MONSTERRAMRALLY
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Nice nicety : MERCI
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Great shakes : SEISMS
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Oldest tech sch. in the U.S., founded in 1824 : RPI
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Bygone royalty : TSAR
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Oodles and oodles : ATON
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Besmirch : SOIL
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Big fuss : ADO
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With 1-Down, address ender : DOT
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Schlep : LUG
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Reason that the prestigious scientific journal refuses articles from President Herbert's relatives? : NATUREABHORSAHOOVER
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Power symbol? : CARET
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Senate support : YEA
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___ gras : FOIE
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Restorative indulgence : SPADAY
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Kind of bookstore : USED
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Oil field sight : RIG
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It's symbolized by an elephant, for short : GOP
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Theater seating option : LOGE
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Japanese honorific : SAN
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Apology from a musician to the other band members? : MYSOLORUNNETHOVER
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Best Picture winner that was banned in Vietnam : PLATOON
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Lena of "Chocolat" : OLIN
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1957 Jimmy Dorsey hit : SORARE
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"Lonely Boy" singer, 1959 : ANKA
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Stiff : RIGID
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Morally uncompromised : PURE
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Many a summer position : INTERN
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Like writing about how to write : META
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Epitome of herd mentality : LEMMING
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Volunteered at a nursery? : WORKEDFORPLANTERS
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General practice? : WAR
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Idle of Monty Python : ERIC
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___ Lou Who of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" : STU
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Elton John or Mick Jagger : SIR
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District on Hawaii's west coast : KONA
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Volcanic substance : BASALT
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Person fluent in Quechua : INCA
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Et ___ (footnote abbr.) : SEQ
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Fool : NINNY
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Adding a historic ship as a deal sweetener? : THROWINGINTHEBOUNTY
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Campaign guru : POL
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Super Bowl played in 2020 : LIV
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Past : AGO
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Get hold of : SNAG
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Dry : ARID
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Hiker's snack : GORP
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Article from U.C.L.A.? : LOS
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Vatican ambassador : NUNCIO
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Small versions : MINIS
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Story about a drinking binge? : TALEOFTHESCOTCH
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Frost lines? : POEMS
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Awards feat, for short : EGOT
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Puccini piece : ARIA
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Really lift : ELATE
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Ed of "Elf" : ASNER
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Movement based on deliberate irrationality : DADA
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Be really impressive, informally : ROCK
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Procrastinate : DELAY
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See 35-Across : COM
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Uber and Lyft had theirs in 2019, for short : IPOS
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Tarzan's transport : VINE
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Didn't just request : INSISTED
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Is dismissed, as a class : LETSOUT
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On a Seder plate, it represents the arrival of springtime : PARSLEY
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Port. is part of it : EUR
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State symbol : STAR
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Sound from a marching band : OOMPAH
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Pseudonym lead-in : AKA
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Ditch at the last moment : JILT
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Leatherwork tools : AWLS
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Largest city on the Arabian peninsula : RIYADH
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"Lionized" studio : MGM
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Neighborhood : AREA
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Gift in "The 12 Days of Christmas" : TURTLEDOVE
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Push : ENCOURAGE
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Trap, of a sort : STING
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Sheik's peer : EMIR
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Free from : RIDOF
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Aussie animals : ROOS
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Medal above plata : ORO
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One-up : TOP
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___ cavity : NASAL
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Bowl, e.g. : ARENA
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Prefix with nautical : AERO
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One temporarily entrusting property to another : BAILOR
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Ink : SIGN
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Units in the life span of a galaxy : AEONS
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Ad ___ tax : VALOREM
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Brink of transition : CUSP
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Folksy possessive : YER
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Wilt : GOLIMP
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Magazine whose crossword is always accompanied by a photograph : PEOPLE
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Rigged card game : MONTE
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Hooked up, as oxen : YOKED
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Wolfs (down) : SNARFS
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Supergiant in Orion : RIGEL
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Hall-of-Fame quarterback for the Colts : UNITAS
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More balanced : TRUER
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In ___ way : HARMS
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Rail container for liquids : TANKCAR
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Bakery buy : DANISH
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Cloth woven from flax fibre : IRISHLINEN
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So last year : NOTIN
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"You can't make me!" : IWONT
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Female goat : NANNY
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Gloomy, weatherwise : GRAY
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Place to surf : WEB
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Haydn's "The Creation" and others : ORATORIOS
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Step on a ladder : RUNG
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The Berenstain Bears live in one : TREE
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"A merry old soul," in a nursery rhyme : KINGCOLE
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Crack up, in textspeak : LOL
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Bit of kindling : TWIG
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U.S. counterpart to Britain's MI6 : CIA
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___-Norman French : ANGLO
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Common call on a 3rd-and-1 : QBSNEAK
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Not black-and-white : NUANCED
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Sticker worn in November : IVOTED
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How some practical jokes go : TOOFAR
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Burden : ONUS
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Prairie east of the Andes : PAMPA
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Two-fifths of one quarter : DIME
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Sitar selection : RAGA
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Move laboriously : PLOD
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Houston M.L.B.'er : STRO
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Stressed, in a way: Abbr. : ITAL
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Multiple of tetra- : OCTA
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Union member of the 20th century, for short : SSR
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Concern for one catching a connection, briefly : ETA
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Sound from a drunk : HIC
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"Stop right there!" : HEY

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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