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New York Times, Saturday, October 1, 2016

Brand once advertised with the line "They never get on your nerves"

Author:
David Woolf
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Woolf

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 25 Missing: {JQWYZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Woolf.
David Woolf notes:
This was really just an excuse to get BIGSPOON in a puzzle. With that in at 1A, I decided to shoot for big, open northwest and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
That northwest corner is sooooooo impressive. Almost no one tries an 8x4 themeless region, because it's too tough to get both colorful ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times10/1/16 ( No. 24,434 )
Across
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One of a pair of cuddlers : BIGSPOON
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Desired response to a 3-Down : HAHAHA
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Handel bars : ORATORIO
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Bartender's stock : OLIVES
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Participates in quid pro quo : LOGROLLS
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Edward Gorey's "The Gashlycrumb ___" : TINIES
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In trouble for base violations? : ONREPORT
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1982 international chart-topper by Trio with a repetitive title : DADADA
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Digits in flats, maybe : TOES
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Noted challenges for movers : PIANOS
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About 92% of britannium : TIN
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Start of a lawyer's conclusion : IREST
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Tar liquid : GROG
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One getting hammered : GONG
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Some workers along Chesapeake Bay : EELERS
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Roman soldier who became a Christian martyr : STGEORGE
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Very long span : AEON
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Grinder : HERO
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Call to someone on deck : BATTERUP
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Like sand dunes : RIDGED
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G.I. portions : MRES
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Symbol of happiness : CLAM
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Iraklion is its capital : CRETE
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First Chinese dynasty : XIA
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Relating to the abdomen : CELIAC
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Just those of Juan's things? : ESOS
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It's on track to serve people : BARCAR
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Showy and sudden : DRAMATIC
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Like live-blogged sports updates : INGAME
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Everything must go in it : FIRESALE
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Deceitful sorts : KNAVES
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Basic count : ONETOTEN
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Three-footers : EASELS
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Hoarder's squalor : RATSNEST
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Western wear : BOLOTIE
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Major export of Western Australia : IRONORE
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Series of bloopers : GAGREEL
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Puts away under pressure? : STRESSEATS
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___ deck : POOP
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___ deck : ORLOP
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Where a mud engineer works : OILRIG
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Awful rating : NOSTARS
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Showboat : HOTDOGGER
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Billy the Kid, e.g. : ALIAS
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Rear : HIND
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Howard Hughes, for one : AVIATOR
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Taking seriously : HEEDING
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Subject of the 2013 film "The Fifth Estate" : ASSANGE
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Chris of CBS's "The Good Wife" : NOTH
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Kind of diagram : TREE
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Motive that makes sense : GOODREASON
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Spelling pro? : SORCERESS
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Decker or Dickerson of the N.F.L. : ERIC
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{ }, in mathematics : NULL
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Off-road racer : BMXBIKE
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Huffington of The Huffington Post : ARIANNA
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March interrupter, maybe : TEARGAS
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Purchased : PAIDFOR
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Take to term : GESTATE
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Headliners at le Palais Garnier, e.g. : ETOILES
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Spelunker's activity : DESCENT
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Place for an anchor : MARINA
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Brand once advertised with the line "They never get on your nerves" : CAMEL
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Addition sign : CARET
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Give up : CAVE
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Subway Series squad : METS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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