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New York Times, Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Author:
Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJWZ} This is puzzle # 75 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
My mother-in-law's name is Patsy, and I'm a big fan of Patsy Cline — "Walkin' After Midnight" is one of my favorites. Not hard to see ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Locking CON MEN and MARK ANTONY into place made for some teeth-gnashing. After my first pass, I ended up with CON MEN crossing ... ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 1017 ( 24,815 )

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Across
1
Flaky mineral : MICA
5
She "walked like a woman and talked like a man," in a Kinks song : LOLA
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Say with conviction : AVER
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Lots : ATON
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Film format that's sometimes in 3-D : IMAX
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Mushroom's reproductive cell : SPORE
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Refined chap : GENT
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Base for long-distance carriers? : PIGEONCOOP
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"This is looking extremely bad for me!" : IMTOAST
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Person setting the stage? : ROADIE
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Archaeologist played by Harrison Ford, informally : INDY
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Lyricist Gershwin : IRA
25
Ricky Martin's "Livin' La Vida ___" : LOCA
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South Asian shade tree : BANYAN
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Prohibit : BAN
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Fuel that contributes to global warming : COAL
30
A mere pittance : CHUMPCHANGE
33
What "X" might represent on a treasure map : CHEST
34
An official language of Canada: Abbr. : ENG
35
Ink-squirting creature : SQUID
40
Unexpected hit : SUCKERPUNCH
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Size in a lingerie shop : CCUP
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Rebel on many T-shirts : CHE
48
Wears away : ERODES
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"... ish" : ORSO
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"The Star-Spangled Banner" contraction : OER
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Hardly an upscale bar : DIVE
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Cell that fires on impulse : NEURON
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Emission from radioactive decay : BETARAY
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Cleopatra's lover : MARKANTONY
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Shower affection (on) : DOTE
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Annual athletic awards : ESPYS
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Canadian Plains tribe : CREE
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Wee bit : IOTA
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Eliot who chased Capone : NESS
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File size units, informally : MEGS
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IDs collected by H.R. : SSNS
Down
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Storied traveling trio : MAGI
2
Unit in an online cart : ITEM
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"I'm listening ..." : CONTINUE
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Stop and go, e.g. : ANTONYMS
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"Sing" without singing : LIPSYNC
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Leave out : OMIT
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Fall behind : LAG
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Body spray brand : AXE
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High-level H.S. class with integrals : APCALC
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It has its charms : VOODOO
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Beethoven's Third : EROICA
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Undo, as a law : REPEAL
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___-Cat (winter vehicle) : SNO
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Chimp's relative : ORANG
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Grows fur for the winter, say : ADAPTS
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Pro at building financial worth, slangily : IBANKER
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Kitchen appliance : RANGE
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Secretive email option : BCC
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"That's the spot!" : AHH
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Actress Anne of "Donnie Brasco" : HECHE
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___ de corps : ESPRIT
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1951 film featuring Nero : QUOVADIS
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Brand of kids' wear with Superman and Batman options : UNDEROOS
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Filler for a cooler : ICE
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Some A.L. sluggers : DHS
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N.C.A.A. women's basketball powerhouse : UCONN
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Overnight flights : REDEYES
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People who target the starts of 17-, 30-, 40- and 57-Across : CONMEN
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Paper fold : CREASE
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Takes by force : USURPS
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Raunchy 1981 comedy with two sequels : PORKYS
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Intl. group headquartered in D.C. : OAS
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Rare blood type, for short : BNEG
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Memo heading abbr. : ATTN
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Pro votes : YEAS
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Channel showing old films : TCM
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Valuable rock : ORE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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