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New York Times, Wednesday, October 10, 2018

8-Across : Alternative to paper

Author:
Alex Eaton-Salners
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Eaton-Salners.
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© 2018, The New York Times10/10/18 ( No. 25,173 )
Across
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Quickly take down : JOT
4
UV rays, to the skin : AGER
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Alternative to paper : PLASTIC
15
Singer whose name sounds like a cry of dismay : ONO
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Highlands hillside : BRAE
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One-named singer whose real first name is Robyn : RIHANNA
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Onetime resident of Mauritius : DODOBIRD
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Here and there : INSPOTS
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Former Hawaiian senator Daniel : INOUYE
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"Um, sure" : OHOK
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Pant-leg tugger, perhaps : TOT
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Sea cave dwellers : EELS
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They might have 2 1/2 or 3 stars : SOSOREVIEWS
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Partner of yon : HITHER
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YouTube offering : VIDEO
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Deep voices : BASSI
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Suffix with cannon or block : ADE
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Behind bars : INSTIR
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Pantry pest : ANT
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2016 Best Picture "winner" (for about two minutes) : LALALAND
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Thurman of "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues" : UMA
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1950s Corsairs, e.g. : EDSELS
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Fashionable letters : YSL
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Podded plants : OKRAS
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An addict may go into this : REHAB
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Summer cover-up : SARONG
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Swear words? : SOHELPMEGOD
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Elisha in the National Inventors Hall of Fame : OTIS
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Gasteyer of "Mean Girls" : ANA
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Put on board : LADE
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Part of la península ibérica : ESPANA
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Carpenter's tool : NAILGUN
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Series whose first seven members are sung to the starts of 18-, 26-, 41- and 54-Across : ALPHABET
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To eat a late lunch or wait until dinner, say : DILEMMA
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___-tiller : ROTO
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Majors in film : LEE
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Gets the wrinkles out : PRESSES
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Annual Austin music-and-media festival, briefly : SXSW
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Settings for some TV dramas, for short : ERS
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___ Whittaker, player of the first female Doctor on "Doctor Who" : JODIE
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How you can count up to five : ONONEHAND
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Sheets that might have check boxes : TODOLISTS
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"Dear" one : ABBY
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Super Bowl-winning QB Bob : GRIESE
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Canal zone? : EAR
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Second chances : REDOS
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A ___ (independent of experience) : PRIORI
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Networking site : LINKEDIN
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Cries of surprise : AHS
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Drain : SAP
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U.S. govt. security : TNOTE
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Getting pulled along : INTOW
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Finds a part for : CASTS
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Dethrones : OUSTS
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Squalid shelters : HOVELS
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Unwritten : ORAL
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One setting up at a flea market : VENDOR
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Apple creation : IOS
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Jewish campus group : HILLEL
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Sweetheart, in modern lingo : BAE
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Piece of multifunctional furniture : DAYBED
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Record holder : TURNTABLE
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Designer of attractions at Walt Disney theme parks : IMAGINEER
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Dorm watchers, in brief : RAS
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Volcanic discharge : ASHPLUME
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Plus : ALSO
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'Fore : ERE
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___ Troopa (Mario foe) : KOOPA
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Some stoves : AMANAS
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Skilled sorts : ADEPTS
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___ 500 : SANDP
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Live : ONAIR
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Selassie of Ethiopia : HAILE
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The ten of a ten-speed : GEARS
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Leaves full : SATES
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Finish third : SHOW
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"___ Misérables" : LES
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Diamond V.I.P.s : GMS
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Jewish deli supply : LOX

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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