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New York Times, Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Author:
Samuel A. Donaldson and Doug Peterson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Samuel A. Donaldson
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1.63300
Doug Peterson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Donaldson. This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
Doug: Sam came up with the theme concept and a great entry in DIRTY CHERRY, but we couldn't find another 11-letter theme entry to pair ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Sound-change puzzle, H- to CH- used for kooky effect. I got some smiles from IM OUT OF HERE becoming IM OUT OF CHEER. Funny to think ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 1011 ( 24,444 )
Across
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Hawaiian greeting : ALOHA
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Growth on the forest floor : MOSS
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Seller of the Söderhamn sofa : IKEA
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Like three NASA rovers : LUNAR
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"This is disastrous!" : OHNO
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Lima's home : PERU
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PowerPoint slide with fake data? : ARTIFICIALCHART
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Hershey bar with toffee : SKOR
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Go to the mall : SHOP
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"Duty, ___, Country" (West Point motto) : HONOR
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Fancy affair : GALA
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Pressing business? : WINERY
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Sliced serving with ritzy crackers? : CHEESESOFINE
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Restaurant basketful : ROLLS
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Stir-fry vessel : WOK
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Octagonal sign : STOP
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Everybody : ALL
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Rag covered in dirt? : TABLOID
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Pal of Piglet and Pooh : ROO
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"Holy moly!" : GEEZ
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Bill ___, the Science Guy : NYE
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Japanese auto import : ISUZU
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Pep squad member's lament? : IMOUTOFCHEER
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Cotton fabric : MUSLIN
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Flying circus performer? : FLEA
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___ Sam : UNCLE
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Eatery with sidewalk tables, often : CAFE
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Breckinridge of fiction : MYRA
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Briefs from Walmart or Target? : CHAINSUNDERWEAR
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Biggest city on the Big Island : HILO
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Length x width, for a rectangle : AREA
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Innocent's reply to "Who did this?" : NOTME
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Store sign : OPEN
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Like morning grass : DEWY
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From Zurich, e.g. : SWISS
Down
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"Woe is me" : ALAS
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Stand in the shadows : LURK
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Not fooled by : ONTO
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What may keep a mohawk in place : HAIRGEL
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Dog's yap : ARF
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Latte alternatives : MOCHAS
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Lima's home : OHIO
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"Oh, ___!" ("Good one, girlfriend!") : SNAP
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Fa follower : SOL
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Products featuring Siri : IPHONES
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"The Family Circus" creator Bil : KEANE
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Goof : ERROR
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Cowboy singer Gene : AUTRY
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Capri or Man : ISLE
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Something a thoughtful person strokes : CHIN
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Lead-in for prof. or V.P. : ASST
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Reference page edited by a group : WIKI
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Steep rock face : CRAG
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Golfer's target : HOLE
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Glamour rival : ELLE
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It gives a little hoot : OWLET
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Rock's ___ Fighters : FOO
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"You make a good point" : TRUE
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Primordial muck : OOZE
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Rain really hard : POUR
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Unknown source, informally : ANON
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School about 40 miles from S.L.C. : BYU
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"God does not play ___ with the world": Einstein : DICE
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Ginormous number : ZILLION
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Cloth made famous by infomercials : SHAMWOW
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Appearance : MIEN
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When nothing seems to go right : OFFDAY
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Escape (from) : FLEE
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A ton, in Tijuana : MUCHO
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Square : UNHIP
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Item on many a bathroom floor : SCALE
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Successfully treat : CURE
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From square one : ANEW
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Supposed sighting in Tibet : YETI
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Aries animals : RAMS
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God who sounds like he was mentioned in the preceding clue : ARES
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___ sack : SAD
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E.R. staffers : RNS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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