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New York Times, Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Author:
Patrick Blindauer and Tony Orbach
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
677/21/20059/4/201922
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1.59262
Patrick Blindauer
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264/6/20043/3/201915
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16044101
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1.67021
Tony Orbach

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QWZ} Grid has mirror symmetry. Grid has repeated answers This is puzzle # 65 for Mr. Blindauer. This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Orbach. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 1017 ( 25,180 )

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Across
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Sorcery : MAGIC
6
Serving of butter, as might go on top of several answers in this puzzle : PAT
9
Welds : JOINS
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"Let's see what you've got," in poker : ICALL
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Linguistic ending : ESE
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Menace in the 1957 film "The Enemy Below" : UBOAT
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Car company headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif. : TESLA
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Cancel : NIX
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1992 Joe Pesci title role : VINNY
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Kitchen shortening? : TSP
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Kind of makeup : PANCAKE
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Instrument with a notable solo in Springsteen's "Born to Run" : SAX
25
Keeps it together : STAYSSANE
27
Hearing-related : AURAL
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Christianity, for one : FAITH
30
Swim with the fishes, maybe : SCUBA
32
Internet messaging pioneer : AOL
34
One of 18 French kings : LOUIS
37
Mama lobster : HEN
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Flatten : PANCAKE
41
Vane dir. : NNE
42
___ noche (tonight: Sp.) : ESTA
44
Spot for a flowerpot : LEDGE
45
"Love It or List It" channel : HGTV
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Hospital patron : STJUDE
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Opposite of paix : GUERRE
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Siri's digital cousin : ALEXA
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Carrier to Oslo : SAS
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Assess, as a dress : TRYON
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On the ___ (fleeing) : LAM
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Breakfast food item : PANCAKE
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Au ___ (how a French dip is served) : JUS
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Like a superfan : AVID
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"Later!" : SEEYA
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Broccoli ___ (leafy vegetable) : RABE
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10 bucks, in slang : DIME
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Totally committed : ALLIN
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Sch. whose colors are "true blue" and gold : UCLA
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Info for a graduate : YEAR
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Item that might go under several answers in this puzzle : PLATE
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Gets by on, with "out" : EKES
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Ball catcher : MITT
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Terrific, in slang : ACES
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[Horrors!] : GASP
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"Licensed to ___" (1986 Beastie Boys album) : ILL
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Nonsense : CLAPTRAP
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Place that's "beneath the blue suburban skies," in a Beatles song : PENNYLANE
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Big name in athletic shoes : ASICS
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Banner with a single star : TEXASFLAG
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Minor : JUVENILE
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Tie that binds, in Japan? : OBI
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Charged particles : IONS
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"Peter Pan" dog : NANA
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River in which Achilles was dipped : STYX
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Designation for the Buffalo Bisons and the Durham Bulls : AAA
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Snake in "The Jungle Book" : KAA
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Footlong, for one : SUB
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W.W. II arena : ETO
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Syrup brand : AUNTJEMIMA
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Syrup brand : HUNGRYJACK
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1971 Tom Jones hit : SHESALADY
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"Them's the breaks," genteelly : CESTLAVIE
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Hoarder's possible condition, briefly : OCD
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Imperiled : INTROUBLE
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All the oceans, colloquially : SEVENSEAS
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With 40-Down, something tapped at a pub : ALE
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See 39-Down : KEG
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"La Cage ___ Folles" : AUX
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Nameless woman : HER
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Fist-bump : DAP
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Great Basin people : UTE
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Fishhook line : SNELL
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Train from Boston to Washington : ACELA
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"Don't hold back!" : SAYIT
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"Stat" : ASAP
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Title film character based on William Randolph Hearst : KANE
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___ Spiegel : DER
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Regret : RUE

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

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