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WISE MOVE

New York Times, Sunday, October 15, 2017

Things swapped at a convention of supermarket owners?

Author:
John Guzzetta and Michael Hawkins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Hawkins

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 69 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Guzzetta. This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Hawkins. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Constructor notes:
JOHN: A few years ago, Michael and I decided to start a friendly competition, a race to see who could hit for the cycle first. I'm thrilled to say that it's a tie! We worked for a few ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
WISE MOVEs indeed, two-word phrases where the Y sound is moved from the end of the first word to the end of the second. Some great results, doggy treats to DOG TREATIES my favorite. Such ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times10/15/17 ( No. 24,813 )
Across
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M.I.T. Sloan grad, often : MBA
4
Raven's cry : CAW
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Steal, slangily : JACK
11
Bridge work? : NOSEJOB
18
Office restoration : POWERNAP
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"Didn't expect to see you here!" : OHHI
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Generally : ASARULE
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Interns at a cemetery? : GRAVETRAINEES
25
Start of a class field trip, maybe : BUSRIDE
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Had a bead on : EYED
27
New Left org. : SDS
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Features of Utah's Capitol Reef National Park : MESAS
30
Instants : SECS
31
Endorse : SIGN
32
___ Court (London district) : EARLS
34
Series ender in London : ZED
35
Start over in cards : REDEAL
37
Lead-in to much : INAS
38
Take to social media following a good round of golf? : TWEETBIRDIES
41
Work at, as a trade : PLY
42
Chickadee, e.g. : TOMTIT
44
Brown ermine : STOAT
45
Ready-to-___ : EAT
46
Crown : PATE
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Have-not : NEEDER
49
Emmy-winning show of both 1976 and 2017, in brief : SNL
50
One sending flowers, say : ADMIRER
52
One holding flowers : VASE
53
Brain readings, for short : EEGS
55
Sounded sheepish? : BLEATED
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Speed demon : RACER
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Pacts between packs? : DOGTREATIES
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Rage : IRE
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Does penance : ATONES
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Corp. manager : COO
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"More than I wanted to hear!" : TMI
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"Not nice!" : SOMEAN
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Original Beatle Sutcliffe : STU
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Ones sharing quarters at the most macho fraternity? : STUDROOMIES
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Aviary parts : NESTS
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Places to cool one's jets? : HANGARS
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Adventurer in Grouchland : ELMO
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Big tablet : IPAD
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Nozzles into blast furnaces : TUYERES
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One of 17 on a Monopoly board: Abbr. : AVE
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Policy at a wedding's open bar, maybe : NOTIPS
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Switch on the radio : AMFM
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Nabokov novel : ADA
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Excel : SHINE
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It led to a 1773 protest : TEAACT
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Amazon peril : BOA
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Stylish underwear? : SMARTPANTIES
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Mess maker : SLOB
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Ill feeling : ANIMUS
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It doesn't mean "lots of love" : LOL
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Euphoric : GIDDY
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Smears, as a reputation : TARS
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Svelte : TRIM
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Excite : KEYUP
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Camping gear retailer : REI
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See 48-Down : HOTS
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Homie : MAINMAN
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Things swapped at a convention of supermarket owners? : GROCERSTORIES
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"Just about done" : ONETOGO
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Citrus hybrid : UGLI
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Starter supply for making bourbon : SOURMASH
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"Slow down, tiger!" : EASYNOW
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Fifth-most abundant element in the universe : NEON
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Court org. : NBA
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Director Ang : LEE
Down
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It decreases with acceleration, for short : MPG
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Get closer to, as the heart of the matter : BOREINON
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It's played on the road : AWAYGAME
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Rep : CRED
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A myrmeke of Greek myth is a giant one : ANT
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City near where Chopin was born : WARSAW
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Actor Hamm of "Mad Men" : JON
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*cough* : AHEM
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Bit from Sunshine Biscuits : CHEEZIT
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Yap : KISSER
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Catches : NABS
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Big Ten powerhouse, for short : OSU
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Mouths off to : SASSES
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Slipped up : ERRED
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Social gatherings where fruit drinks are served? : JUICEPARTIES
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Bluejacket : OLDSALT
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Samantha of 96-Down : BEE
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Drawn : EVENSTEVEN
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California ball club : PADRES
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Some bars in the Caribbean : ISLETS
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Over-and-above : ADDED
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"Park it!" : SIT
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Diminutive suffixes : ETTES
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Paleolith : STONETOOL
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Fixes, as a bath area : RETILES
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Caustic soda : LYE
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Haymaker? : BALER
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Some feet : IAMBI
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Presumptive assertion : IDARESAY
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Something a shooter shoots : PEA
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With 111-Across, cinnamon candy : RED
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"Same here" : ASAMI
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Speak to, with "with" : RESONATE
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"Hurry up!" : GETMOVING
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Q.E.D. part : ERAT
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Places to hibernate : DENS
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Unconsidered : RASH
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Kofi Annan's middle name : ATTA
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Take attendance in a magical forest? : COUNTFAIRIES
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Routine problem, for short : OCD
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Horns in on? : GORES
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Something kept close to the chest : TIE
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Watches via Netflix, say : STREAMS
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Modern-day circus : MEDIASTORM
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Onetime govt.-prescribed nutritional figure : USRDA
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Home of Berkshire Hathaway : OMAHA
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Sloth, for one : SIN
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Extra product : GUM
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Another name for hopscotch : POTSY
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Country rocker Steve : EARLE
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Complete : ENTIRE
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Spacious and splendid : PALATIAL
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"The Departed" director : SCORSESE
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Court org. : ABA
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Where the Missouri River begins : MONTANA
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Be extravagant : SPLURGE
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Ones holding down things? : EIDERS
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Station for 17-Down : TBS
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Call for : SUMMON
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Cork popper : TOYGUN
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Early record label : EDISON
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Like much mouthwash : MINTY
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Not just think : KNOW
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___ grounds : POLO
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Part of un día : HORA
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Bully in "Calvin and Hobbes" : MOE
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Long ___ : AGO
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The Bengals, on scoreboards : CIN
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Place to soak : TUB
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"That's all ___ wrote" : SHE

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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