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New York Times, Sunday, October 13, 2019

Fasteners ... or, if you change the fourth letter to an S, what the fasteners might be made of

Author:
Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Erik Agard

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 47 for Mr. Agard. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2019, The New York Times10/13/19 ( No. 25,541 )
Across
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Fasteners ... or, if you change the fourth letter to an S, what the fasteners might be made of : BRADS
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It's lit eight nights in a row : MENORAH
13
Figure that denotes acidity : LOWPH
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Less everyday : RARER
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Humble expression of capability : IMANAGE
20
Number that might be kept secret : SALARY
21
Professional whose favorite movie line might be "There's no place like home" : SOFTBALLPLAYER
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Muse of astronomy : URANIA
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Dis-qualified? : UNFIT
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Cyclops's "I" : IOTA
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"Uh-oh!" : OOPS
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Maker of the Acadia S.U.V. : GMC
29
Franchise with a series set in New Orleans : NCIS
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Singer ___ J. Blige : MARY
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Weasel relative : ERMINE
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South Asian garment : SARI
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... "Here's looking at you, kid" : GOATHERD
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Not be attentive : SNOOZE
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President whose wife went on to become president : PERON
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Unconfident utterances : UMS
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... "I wish I knew how to quit you" : ITSPECIALIST
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Not manually controlled : ONAUTO
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Foreign capital where W. E. B. Du Bois is buried : ACCRA
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Do a little tidying : DUST
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Lukewarm response : MEH
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Arthropod appendages : PALPS
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Emitters of cosmic rays : PULSARS
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Arctic coat : PARKA
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Typing sounds : TAPS
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"Well, aren't I clever?!" : TADA
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Shaving mishap : NICK
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One honored on March 8 per a 1977 United Nations resolution : WOMAN
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... "Go ahead, make my day" : SCHEDULINGCOORDINATOR
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Less bronzed : PALER
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Hated figure : OGRE
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Promote : TOUT
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Relative of the emu : RHEA
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Couleur in the middle of the French flag : BLANC
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Big maker of smartphones : SAMSUNG
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Word between "stink" and "stunk" in "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" : STANK
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Hurry, quaintly : HIE
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Place to get a knish : DELI
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Obstetrics worker : NURSE
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Dwell : RESIDE
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... "Get to the chopper!" : ORTHODONTIST
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Recording device, for short : CAM
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___ planning : URBAN
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Part of N.S., in Canadian mail : SCOTIA
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... "Is this your king?!" : MAGICIAN
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Fine deposit : SILT
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Airport named for two Washington cities : SEATAC
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Hurry : RACE
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"This one's ___" : ONME
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Caesar's "I" : EGO
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Reaction to scritches, maybe : PURR
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"___ the Explorer" : DORA
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Things you might take a spin in : TUTUS
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Stored : CACHED
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... "I'll have what she's having" : EPIDEMIOLOGIST
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Low-carb diet creator : ATKINS
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Piece of furniture that's at least a couple of feet wide : OTTOMAN
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Best competitive performance, informally : AGAME
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Trials : TESTS
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Trick that's "pulled" : FASTONE
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Doodling, say : BORED
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Mile High City athlete : BRONCO
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Palm fiber : RAFFIA
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Drawer, say : ARTIST
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Restructuring target : DEBT
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Sp. title : SRA
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Term of address for a noble : MILORD
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Like some calories : EMPTY
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Beyoncé film role : NALA
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"Snakes ___ Plane" : ONA
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Shaft of sunshine : RAY
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Estimation from dating : AGE
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Placed on a pedestal : HEROIZED
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Swedish name akin to Lawrence : LARS
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Commercial suffix with Motor : OLA
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2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner who founded the Green Belt Movement : WANGARIMAATHAI
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Flower that's often yellow : PRIMROSE
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Flower that's often purple : HYACINTH
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School district higher-up, informally : SUPE
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Like praises and arias : SUNG
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Story tellers : LIARS
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Half a pint : ONECUP
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Firm-ly worded letter? : MEMO
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Bars that people walk into? : ENTRANCEMUSIC
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Actress Dawson : ROSARIO
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Clean (up) : MOP
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French for "salt" : SEL
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Humble homes : HUTS
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Incites to attack, with "on" : SICS
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___ saint : PATRON
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Witness's attestation : ISAWIT
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Makes a choice : OPTS
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Image Award org. : NAACP
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Children's playthings that help with spelling : ALPHABETBLOCKS
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Encourage to buy add-ons : UPSELL
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Sound bites and such : AUDIO
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Trolley sounds : CLANGS
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Buddy : PAL
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District 9, for short? : SCOTUS
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Alternatives to Targets : KMARTS
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Swayed to the dark side, say : TURNED
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Danish coin : KRONE
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Ceaselessly : NOEND
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Exactly right : DEADON
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Half-frozen Italian dessert : GRANITA
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Grooved on : DUG
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Leaf blower alternative : RAKE
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Effective salesperson : CLOSER
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Sp. title : SRTA
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Long truck : SEMI
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What goes in a box : HOUSECAT
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Water : IRRIGATE
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Overseen by : INCAREOF
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Anger : RAGE
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Receptacle for donations : HAT
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Little 'un : TOT
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Source of chocolate : CACAO
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One serving on a ship : MARINE
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Andean feline : COUGAR
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Eventually : INTIME
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Enjoying a comedy : AMUSED
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Stick-y pad? : NEST
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Brewski : SUDS
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Like DC and MI : ROMAN
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Calligraphers' choices : PENS
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Twentysomethings, e.g. : DEMO
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Burkina Faso neighbor : TOGO
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Word before "home" or "the road" : HIT
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School org. : PTA
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Part of fwiw : ITS
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Matrix character : DOT
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Place to wear smocks : LAB

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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