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New York Times, Tuesday, January 8, 2019

What may be created using the answers to the six starred clues?

Author:
Freddie Cheng
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FHJWZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Cheng. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Freddie Cheng notes:
After seeing a Kandinsky painting one day, I wondered if I could also build an abstract crossword "work of art" using shape/ color ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
You ever read "Olivia"? It's a cute picture book series about a high-energy piglet who gets into all sorts of trouble. In one scene, ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times1/8/19 ( No. 25,263 )

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Across
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Baker's dozen? : EGGS
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Wild feline : BOBCAT
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Path of the tip of a pendulum : ARC
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Lacking vegetation : BARE
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Marie ___ (women's magazine) : CLAIRE
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"Gloria in excelsis ___" (carol chorus) : DEO
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*Starting point, metaphorically : BLANKCANVAS
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Equivalent of "Inc." in the U.K. : LTD
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7'6" N.B.A. star ___ Ming : YAO
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Gossip : DIRT
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Outrage : IRE
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Michael of "Batman" and "Birdman" : KEATON
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*Important part of a plane : BLACKBOX
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Longtime weatherman of morning TV : ALROKER
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Eastern "way" : TAO
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Where a fishing boat ties up : PIER
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Tidy : NEAT
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Fathers, as foals : SIRES
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Stars-and-stripes land : USA
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*A swimsuit might leave one : TANLINE
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Electronica producer Brian : ENO
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Sample : TASTE
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Cry made while taking a bow : TADA
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Dame ___ Everage : EDNA
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Good rating for a bond : AAA
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Ties, as a score : EVENSUP
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*Powerful object in "The Hobbit" : GOLDRING
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Baghdad residents : IRAQIS
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King Kong, for one : APE
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Old Palm smartphone : TREO
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Critical hosp. wing : ICU
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Low-I.Q. : DIM
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What may be created using the answers to the six starred clues? : ABSTRACTART
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Musical Yoko : ONO
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Played on the green : PUTTED
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Mythological figure who takes a bow : EROS
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Noted number on Downing Street : TEN
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Parts of college applications : ESSAYS
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Like the part of a pool with a diving board : DEEP
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Recede gradually : EBB
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With 51-Down, star of "Wonder Woman" : GAL
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*Ill-defined situations : GRAYAREAS
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Long-term legislator : SENATOR
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Abbr. in an email field : BCC
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Portuguese greeting : OLA
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Cozy accommodations for a traveler, informally : BANDB
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Counterpart of criminal : CIVIL
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Where Noah's Ark landed : ARARAT
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Precedent setter in court : TESTCASE
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Off-script remark : ADLIB
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Nostalgia-evoking, as fashion : RETRO
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Ancient handwritten volume : CODEX
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Loony : KOOK
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Done for : KAPUT
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Form of Elizabeth : ELISA
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"99 Luftballons" singer : NENA
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Pond carp : KOI
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Landlord's income : RENT
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Doug Jones's home: Abbr. : ALA
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Best-selling detergent brand : TIDE
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*Moscow landmark : REDSQUARE
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Ho-hum feeling : ENNUI
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Detergents, e.g. : SOAPS
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Opening strip on a package : TEARTAPE
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Blue race in "Avatar" : NAVI
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Small bit : TAD
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Passed, as laws : ENACTED
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Boeing rival : AIRBUS
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Rock's Burdon or Clapton : ERIC
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See 2-Down : GADOT
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Offer a thought : OPINE
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Clunker of a car : LEMON
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Digs made of twigs : NESTS
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"___ go!" : GOTTA
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Heroine of "The Force Awakens" : REY
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YouTube revenue source : ADS
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Fish spawn : ROE
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Seasoning amt. : TSP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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