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New York Times, Saturday, January 5, 2019

Author:
Andrew Zhou
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrew Zhou

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Zhou. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Such an eye-catching grid pattern! Is it a starship? Ions floating around (those big black pluses and minuses)? Whatever it was, it ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0105 ( 25,260 )
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___ shoes (ballet wear) : POINTE
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Museum installations : ALARMS
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Asok in "Dilbert," e.g. : INTERN
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Farm feed holder : GRANARY
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Holds back, for now : SITSON
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1972 hit with the lyric "You can bend but never break me" : IAMWOMAN
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Nail site : TOE
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Strong objection : OUTCRY
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It. is in it : NATO
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Spinning out of control : INASPIRAL
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Impersonated : DID
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Historic town in SE Connecticut : LYME
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___ Kapoor, "Slumdog Millionaire" actor : ANIL
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Skewers : PANS
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Design of park land requiring minimal water : XERISCAPING
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Gymnast who won all-around gold in Rio : SIMONEBILES
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Computer crash cause : SYSTEMERROR
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Word after half or before size : PINT
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Fill : SATE
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What a jam is packed with : CARS
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Labrador greeting : ARF
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Lived in a love nest : SHACKEDUP
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Lord Byron, notably, in his personal life : ROUE
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Rose Bowl and others : STADIA
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Tampa-to-Naples dir. : SSE
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Big part of Greenland : ICESHEET
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Glorification : PRAISE
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Knee injury common among athletes : ACLTEAR
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Ready to face another day, say : RESTED
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Rubes, north of the border : HOSERS
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Dawns : ONSETS
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It has a stigma : PISTIL
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Like some bagels and dips : ONIONY
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Grp. troubleshooting a 33-Across : ITTEAM
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Platform for early Zelda games, for short : NES
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Travel in large numbers : TROOP
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Feeling akin to Weltschmerz : ENNUI
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Group that 5-Downs : ARMY
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Its spirit may be broken : LAW
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In a bit, to bards : ANON
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Fast times? : RAMADANS
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Classification for violent video games : MRATING
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Ecclesiastical jurisdictions : SYNODS
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Pasta dinner staple : GARLICBREAD
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"Obviously!" : ICANSEETHAT
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To whom a conductor reports : TRAINMASTER
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Like much locker room humor : SEXIST
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Retreat : LAIR
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Go through : PIERCE
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Pre-hosp. childbirth aide, often : EMT
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Graceful antlered animals : ROES
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Intifada grp. : PLO
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Petroleum substitutes : SYNFUELS
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It blows across the Mediterranean : SIROCCO
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One who's blackballed : PARIAH
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What a pop-up link might lead to : ADSITE
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Shade akin to chestnut : RUSSET
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Interstate numbers : SPEEDS
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Widely used antibiotic brand : CIPRO
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Wife of Mike Pence : KAREN
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Italia's Casa d'___ : ESTE
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High ___ : SEAS
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"Death Becomes ___" (Meryl Streep film) : HER
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Jerk : ASS

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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