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New York Times, Friday, January 4, 2019

Author:
Neil Padrick Wilson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Neil Padrick Wilson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Wilson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Neil Padrick Wilson notes:
In the hopes it helps new constructors like myself, I thought I would share my original grid for this puzzle and explain why it was ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I love getting WARM FUZZIES from a themeless puzzle. That's a fantastic entry, and those beautiful Zs — worked in so smoothly with ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0104 ( 25,259 )

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Across
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Big affair : FETE
5
Disarray : MUSS
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Certain Mideast native : SABRA
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Range, e.g. : APPLIANCE
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Panache : FLAIR
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Painful spa treatment : BIKINIWAX
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Literally, "dwarf dog" : CORGI
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Skunk's defense : STENCH
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Workplace inspection org. : OSHA
22
Avid fan of a Stephenie Meyer young adult series : TWIHARD
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Company : OUTFIT
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Last name in punk rock : RAMONE
29
Halley's comet, to William the Conqueror : OMEN
30
Usually partnered conjunction : NOR
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Closing question : AREWEDONE
34
Your, of yore : THINE
36
B-school applicant's hurdle : GMAT
37
Shakes off : SHEDS
39
Wine center near Turin : ASTI
40
"Otherwise ..." : IFNOT
42
Line at a dance : MAYICUTIN
44
No-goodnik : CUR
45
___ nitrate (diesel fuel additive) : AMYL
47
Rude reply : BITEME
48
Serengeti stampeders : ZEBRAS
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Held high : REVERED
51
Powerful person : CZAR
52
Peter of "The Lion in Winter" : OTOOLE
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Get ready for a Mr. Universe competition, say : OILUP
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Promoting fair competition, in a way : ANTITRUST
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Letter in the Greek or NATO alphabet : DELTA
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One who illegally ignores orders : REFUSENIK
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Hitherto : ASYET
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Pizza joint in "Do the Right Thing" : SALS
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Short and sweet sign-off : XOXO
Down
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Hunky-dory : FAB
2
Prefix with cycle : EPI
3
E-ZPass site: Abbr. : TPK
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Noah Webster, collegiately : ELI
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Busing supervisors : MAITREDS
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Single : UNWED
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Many a digitalization : SCAN
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"American Pie," e.g. : SEXCOMEDY
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U.S. Army E-7 : SFC
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Hard to reach : ALOOF
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Heraldic charge indicating supposed illegitimate birth : BARSINISTER
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Promptly : RIGHTONTIME
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It might have a cadenza : ARIA
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Off the deep end : INSANE
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Spectral quality : HUE
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Like many Shakespeare plays : TRAGIC
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"Feel good" sensations : WARMFUZZIES
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"Are you kidding me?!" : IMEANREALLY
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Manual : HOWTO
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Shell filling : TNT
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Onetime Los Angeles center : ONEAL
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Pulled (in) : REINED
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"Goodness gracious!" : OHMYSTARS
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___ couture : HAUTE
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"Finlandia" composer : SIBELIUS
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Gravel alternative : TAR
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Small mammals that secrete a musk used in perfumes : CIVETS
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Leader mentioned in the Beatles' "Revolution" : MAO
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___ force : BRUTE
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Texter's "Too funny!" : ROTFL
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Closing bars : CODA
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Service designation : ONEA
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Overly rehearsed : PAT
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Andy's dinosaur in "Toy Story" : REX
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Not quite nada : UNO
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Evening hour : SIX
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End of a match, for short : TKO

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

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