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New York Times, Friday, January 5, 2018

The "she" in the line "To Sherlock Holmes she is always THE woman"

Author:
Ned White
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. White.
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© 2018, The New York Times1/5/18 ( No. 24,895 )
Across
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Professional wrestling program since 1999 : SMACKDOWN
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Orion : Hunter :: Cetus : ___ : WHALE
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Southwestern casserole with a cornbread crust : TAMALEPIE
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Comfortable : HOMEY
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Part of Wagner's "Ring" cycle, with "The" : RHINEGOLD
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The "she" in the line "To Sherlock Holmes she is always THE woman" : IRENE
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"All ___ is autobiographical": Fellini : ART
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Rank below marquis : EARL
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"What a shame" : ITSSAD
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"That hurts!" : YEOW
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One up? : STANDEE
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"Tommyrot!" : BAH
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Little sandwiches for dessert : OREOS
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Coppertone no. : SPF
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Activity next to a bar : BALLET
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Fund : DONATETO
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Just for the fun of it : ONALARK
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Popular beer pong container : SOLOCUP
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Cry at the end of a family trip : WEMADEIT
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Game you never want to get your fill of? : TETRIS
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Milk source : EWE
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Ricochet : CAROM
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"Get it?" : SEE
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Email button that moves a message to one's inbox : NOTSPAM
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"On the double!" : STAT
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Villain : BADGUY
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Fat, to François : GRAS
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Radio station call letters that ask a question? : WHO
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___ State (Rhode Island nickname) : OCEAN
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Hunt for treasure, in a way : BEACHCOMB
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Revolution : ORBIT
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Chocolate source : CACAOTREE
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Old newspaper photo sections, informally : ROTOS
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Crustacean in Creole cuisine : CRAWDADDY
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Drift : STRAY
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1980s skiing champ Phil : MAHRE
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Question of responsibility : AMITOBLAME
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Heinie : CAN
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Bauhaus figure : KLEE
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"Dancers at the Bar" painter : DEGAS
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City north of Lisbon : OPORTO
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Captain in "Apocalypse Now" : WILLARD
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Homer's neighbor : NED
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Traditional January events : WHITESALES
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Play (around) : HORSE
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Actor Leon of "The Postman Always Rings Twice" : AMES
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"Girls" creator/star Dunham : LENA
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Sized up : EYED
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Defensive retort : IDONOT
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When repeated, a Northwest city : WALLA
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Modernists, briefly : NEOS
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Attendance inventories : HEADCOUNTS
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Staple feature of Groucho Marx's "You Bet Your Life" : SECRETWORD
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Spittoon sound : PTUI
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Dandies : FOPS
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Heavyweight champ Riddick : BOWE
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Over : ANEW
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Accord : TREATY
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Completely, in modern slang : TOTES
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White wine cocktails : KIRS
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Popular BBC car series : TOPGEAR
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Hand-held percussion instrument : MARACA
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Mystery writer Marsh : NGAIO
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Colorful talker : MACAW
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"Arabian Nights" prince : AHMED
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Actor Maguire : TOBEY
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Yahoo : BOOR
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Prefix with phobia : ACRO
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Economic concern : DEBT
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No longer barefoot : SHOD
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Include discreetly, in a way : BCC
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'L' overseer : CTA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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