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THAT'S ONE WAY TO PUT IT

New York Times, Sunday, October 1, 2017

91-Down : Pet food with a paw print logo

Author:
Robert Fisher
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 22 Words: 148, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Fisher. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Robert Fisher notes:
My ears perked up when the radio announcer said with some fanfare that "The following is an encore presentation." A few seconds later I realized it was something I'd already heard. It was just a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Not sure the best way of expressing this concept — mincing one's words? I've heard "it's not a problem, it's an opportunity" countless times in the business arena, so it was fun to get a [Layoff] ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times10/1/17 ( No. 24,799 )
Across
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Draw in : ATTRACT
8
Tight garment : CORSET
14
Come before : PREDATE
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Stingy sorts : CHEAPOS
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Blogger's pick for a pic : AVATAR
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Utility worker : LINEMAN
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Falling down : TESTINGGRAVITY
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Mean : AVERAGE
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Very: Ger. : SEHR
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Earth goddess : GAIA
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G.P.A. killers : EFS
30
"Sprechen ___ Deutsch?" : SIE
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Robert of "The Sopranos" : ILER
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Speeding ticket : AWARDFORFASTDRIVING
37
Prep for the runway, maybe : DEICE
40
Ball ___ : PEEN
41
Besmirch : TAR
42
Emotionally demanding : NEEDY
43
Climbing Mount Everest, e.g. : ORDEAL
45
Be Kind to Editors and Writers Mo. [for real!] : SEPT
48
Notable features of Stockholm and Amsterdam : CANALS
51
It "exists when one goes against one's conscience," per Pope Francis : SIN
52
Fire places : PITS
55
D.C. lobby for seniors : AARP
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Locale for two of the Quad Cities : IOWA
58
Egyptian cobra : ASP
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Heat, as to soften metal : ANNEAL
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"u r hilarious!" : LMAO
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How scallops are often prepared : SEARED
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French horticulturist after whom a variety of fruit is named : BOSC
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Cause of insomnia, maybe : DRIP
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Design detail : SPEC
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Google ___ : MAPS
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Run too far or lift too much : OVERDO
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Go over in blackjack : BUST
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In working order : USABLE
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Old sitcom character who was 229 years old : ALF
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Utah's ___ Canyon : SEGO
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Get 29-Across : FAIL
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Railway offshoot : SPUR
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"So that's it!" : AHA
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Florae and faunae : BIOTAS
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Down : GLUM
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Mariners : SEAMEN
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TWA competitor : USAIR
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Classic Jag : XKE
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Who "can't buy you love" in an Elton John hit : MAMA
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"There, there" : ITSOK
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Tax increase : BUDGETREINFORCEMENT
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Cheers in un estadio : OLES
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Canon camera : EOS
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Take off quickly : JET
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"If I ___ penny for every ..." : HADA
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Some W.S.J. topics : IPOS
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Summer Olympics host after Barcelona : ATLANTA
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Custom-fits : TAILORS
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Took off quickly : LITOUT
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Pasta recipe phrase : ALDENTE
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Show contempt for : SNEERAT
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At the scene : ONSITE
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"We should avoid doing that" : LETSNOT
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New Testament book : ACTS
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Pilgrims' pronoun : THEE
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Radio host John : TESH
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Life in the big city, to some : RATRACE
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Bee: Prefix : API
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Dance with a kick : CONGA
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John Irving protagonist portrayed by Robin Williams : TSGARP
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Wine holders : CARAFES
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Spermatozoa targets : OVA
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Dance party enthusiast : RAVER
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Wooden : STIFF
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Worries no end : EATSAT
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Five-point rugby play : TRY
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Stripes mismatch, traditionally : PLAID
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Amazon, e.g. : RIVER
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Oklahoma City-to-Tulsa dir. : ENE
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Develops (from) : DERIVES
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Charlotte ___, Virgin Islands : AMALIE
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Very last part : TAGEND
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Pep : ENERGY
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André ___, 1947 Literature Nobelist : GIDE
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Narrow waterway : STRAIT
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Part of an accusation in Clue : WEAPON
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Laker named to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016 : ONEAL
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Small anatomical container : SAC
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Landing post-E.T.A. : INLATE
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12 cc, maybe : DOSE
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Country star Church : ERIC
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Alternative to a name: Abbr. : IDNO
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Draw, as a scene : LIMN
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Ratcheting wheel mechanism : PAWL
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Adjust with Photoshop, maybe : TRIM
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Japanese drama : NOH
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Knocks over : AWES
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Even : TIED
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Trauma reminder : SCAR
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School support grps. : PTAS
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Corona, for one : AURA
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Repeated cry at a dance class : STEP
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Most profs : PHDS
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Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
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Out in court : ALIBI
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Boost the horsepower of : HOPUP
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Dish served with chopsticks in a bowl : RAMEN
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Florida beach city, informally : BOCA
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Like the head of a tennis racket : OVAL
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Lowly worker : SERF
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Bit of wind : PUFF
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Those, in Tijuana : ESOS
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Complaining fish? : CARP
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"Hots" : DESIRE
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"Creme sandwich" introduced over a century ago : OREO
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Animal depicted in Edwin Landseer's "The Monarch of the Glen" : STAG
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Work, work, work : TOIL
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Air-conditioner fig. : BTUS
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Entrap : LUREIN
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Army NCO : SGT
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Alien autopsies, crop circles and the like : HOAXES
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Liquid-___ : PLUMR
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Pet food with a paw print logo : IAMS
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Where to accent "Laotian" : THEO
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Pinstriper : YANK
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Store blowout : BIGSALE
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Suffix with brew : SKI
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Underbrush clearer : MACHETE
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Occasionally : ATTIMES
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W.W. II shipping worries : UBOATS
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Oman's leader, e.g. : SULTAN
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Antarctic penguin : ADELIE
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Officially prohibit : ENJOIN
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Lamb, e.g. : MEAT
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It goes up to about 1700 : AMDIAL
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Aquarium fish : TETRA
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Swelter : ROAST
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Holiday celebrations : FESTS
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Holy Roman emperor called "the Great" : OTTOI
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Country rocker Steve : EARLE
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One of the Ivies : PENN
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Not conned by : ONTO
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Let stand, editorially : STET
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Neither's partner : NOR
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U.N. observer since '74 : PLO
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Day-in-and-day-out pattern : RUT
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D.C. summer setting : EDT

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