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New York Times, Monday, October 16, 2017

Something that might be said with fingers crossed behind the back

Author:
Jennifer Nutt
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jennifer Nutt

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Nutt.
Jennifer Nutt notes:
This puzzle was inspired by Paula Gamache's 3/8/17 crossword, which included the entry "indoor cat." I noticed the hidden "orca" and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I enjoy seeing how different constructors approach a similar idea, appreciating how the same seed of an idea sprouts into two ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times10/16/17 ( No. 24,814 )
Across
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Fancy neckwear : ASCOT
6
"Zip your lip!" : HUSH
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Something that might be said with fingers crossed behind the back : FIB
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Classroom item that spins : GLOBE
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Kind of diet replicating that of early humans : PALEO
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Wedding vow : IDO
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It must be removed before pouring coolant into an engine : RADIATORCAP
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Writer Tolstoy : LEO
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Bedazzle : AWE
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Lower's opposite : UPPER
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Unkind : MEAN
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Elizabeth II's home outside London : WINDSORCASTLE
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Hand drum : BONGO
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Secreted : HID
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Quaint train amenity : PARLORCAR
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Churchill Downs event : DERBY
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Ye ___ Shoppe : OLDE
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Less outgoing : SHYER
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Big wind : GALE
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Documents shown at border checkpoints : VISAS
42
Feline that doesn't stray : INDOORCAT
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Test for seekers of a 21-Down, for short : GRE
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Sugary : SWEET
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Where rum and rye may be stored : LIQUORCABINET
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Feverish chills : AGUE
54
Nerve : MOXIE
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Fink : RAT
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___-de-France : ILE
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Creature found "swimming" in 16-, 22-, 28-, 42- and 47-Across : KILLERWHALE
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___ v. Wade : ROE
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Maze marking next to an arrow : ENTER
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Show host : EMCEE
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___ of a gun : SON
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Famed loch : NESS
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Penguin or T. rex in the modern version of Monopoly : TOKEN
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Taj Mahal city : AGRA
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BBQ side dish : SLAW
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Substitute terms for sensitive subjects : CODEWORDS
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Kimono tie : OBI
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Afternoon repast : TEA
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Marx brother who never spoke : HARPO
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Stomach trouble : ULCER
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Google.com function : SEARCH
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Partner of skip and jump : HOP
10
Serving of sole : FILET
11
Like a five-star Yelp review : IDEAL
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Frontiersman Daniel : BOONE
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Bursts, as a balloon : POPS
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Elizabeth I was the last of them : TUDORS
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Common grad sch. credential : MSDEGREE
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Joined (with) : INLEAGUE
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Doctors Without Borders, e.g., in brief : NGO
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What Doctors Without Borders provides : AID
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"___ Ha'i" ("South Pacific" song) : BALI
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Long-running PBS film series : POV
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Home of the Cubs, for short : CHI
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Firebrand Rand : AYN
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Color in sunsets : RED
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Churchill Downs, e.g. : RACETRACK
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Trombone honk, e.g. : BLAT
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"Are we there ___?" : YET
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More optimistic : ROSIER
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Sold-out box-office sign : SRO
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The "O" of B.Y.O.B. : OWN
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Valuable white fur : ERMINE
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Bears' retreats : LAIRS
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Probably not a summer home : IGLOO
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"Bohemian Rhapsody" band : QUEEN
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Indianapolis team : COLTS
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Highway tolls may be based on the number of them : AXLES
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Casket stand : BIER
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Away from the wind : ALEE
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One under 20 : TEEN
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Documentarian Burns : KEN
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Sopping ___ : WET
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Wellness grp. : HMO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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