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New York Times, Friday, October 11, 2019

Author:
Andy Kravis
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andy Kravis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Kravis. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Andy Kravis notes:
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 1011 ( 25,539 )
Across
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Presenters' presenters, informally : MCS
4
San Fernando Valley community : ENCINO
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Come together : GEL
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Locale of the Campo de' Fiori : ROMA
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Kidspeak animal mentioned in the first line of "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" : MOOCOW
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Thurman of "Kill Bill" : UMA
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Sight in front of the Lincoln Memorial : POOL
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"Let's do it!" : IMGAME
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Small handful : IMP
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Parvenues with a certain je ne sais quoi : ITGIRLS
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Color the old-fashioned way : HANDDYE
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Appellation akin to "tiger," "sport" or "champ" : BIGGUY
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Concludes neatly : ENDSWELL
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Queen ___ (nickname in pop music) : BEY
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Persian defense org.? : SPCA
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Bustles : ADOS
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Response to the peanut gallery : WHOASKEDYOU
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1870s tax evasion scandal : WHISKEYRING
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1982 Soft Cell hit that spent 43 weeks on the Billboard charts : TAINTEDLOVE
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What often follows thunder and lightning : BOLT
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Version before a stable release : BETA
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"The ___ of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice": M.L.K. : ARC
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Not be oneself, but rather be one's elf? : ROLEPLAY
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"The nerve!" : INEVER
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In keeping with tradition : ASUSUAL
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Bliss : ECSTASY
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Sugar substitute : HON
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Matador's cape : MULETA
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Give someone a hand : CLAP
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Coy comeback : MOI
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Like apartment buildings with fireplaces and hardwood floors, typically : PREWAR
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Otter's lair : HOLT
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Amazon worker : ANT
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Most balanced : SANEST
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Old gaming inits. : NES
Down
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Coca-Cola offering from 1974 to 2001 : MRPIBB
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Something a kindergartner doesn't want to get : COOTIE
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Like Beijing : SMOGGY
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Who once wrote "Nothing is less important than which fork you use" : EMILYPOST
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Jules et Jim, e.g. : NOMS
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Minor player : COG
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Billionaire who lent his name to a stadium on New York's Randalls Island : ICAHN
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Movable type? : NOMAD
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Buck in the jukebox : OWENS
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Lab assistant, maybe? : GUIDEDOG
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Harris who sang with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt : EMMYLOU
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Sites for some mics : LAPELS
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Longtime Sacha Baron Cohen character : ALIG
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Enter quickly : RUSHIN
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___ Johnson a.k.a. The Rock : DWAYNE
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Tiptoed past, say : EASEDBY
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What mud can do : CAKE
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Certain laundry load : WHITES
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___ Reese, soldier in "The Terminator" : KYLE
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Works during a painter's blue period? : EROTICART
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Furniture that's often backless : DIVANS
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Place for a TV and books : WALLUNIT
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"We can't joke about this yet?" : TOOSOON
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Member of a holy trinity : BRAHMA
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Toyota sedan since 1994 : AVALON
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___ value : RESALE
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Catacombs : CRYPTS
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Parts of soap dispensers : PUMPS
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1944 Gene Tierney classic : LAURA
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Wrench handle? : ALLEN
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Prepare a plate, in a way : ETCH
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Things in airport windows, for short : ETAS
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Queen of she-baa? : EWE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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