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New York Times, Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Author:
John Lithgow and Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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110/18/20171
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John Lithgow
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1868/7/19965/3/202017
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1.635214
Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BJQVZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Lithgow. This is puzzle # 175 for Mr. Quigley. See all the celebrity crosswords. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: CELEBRITY CROSSWORD: To mark the 75th anniversary of the New York Times crossword, which debuted in 1942, we are publishing a series of puzzles co-created by famous people who solve the Times crossword, working together with regular Times puzzle contributors.
This collaboration is by the esteemed star of TV and film John Lithgow - who last month won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting [63-Across] - working together with Brendan Emmett Quigley, of Brookline, Mass. This is Mr. Quigley's 175th puzzle for The Times.
The celebrity collaborations will continue periodically through the year.
More information about the making of today's puzzle appears in the Times's daily crossword column (nytimes.com/column/wordplay).
Constructor notes:
JOHN: Not long ago, Will Shortz found out that I solved the puzzle daily and thought to link me as a "Celebrity Collaborator" with ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Celeb puzzle! I've been a huge fan of Lithgow since his "3rd Rock from the Sun" days. Fun to get a puzzle that plays on his profession ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Reading Mr. Lithgow's notes makes me even more of a fan of his. Constructing a puzzle you're proud of, and then seeing it published, is a special thrill.

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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 1018 ( 24,816 )
Across
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TV's "The Crown" or "Dexter" : DRAMA
6
Surrounded by : AMID
10
Crime show figure : COP
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Tiny bits : IOTAS
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Many babysitters' rules : NONOS
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Swiss waterway : AAR
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Decision to go with drapes instead of blinds? : CURTAINCALL
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"Dexter" channel, in TV listings : SHO
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Info that might be given with a gate change : ETA
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Engineered food, briefly : GMOS
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Ready to burst : PENTUP
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Level : DESTROY
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Lots : AHEAP
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State tree of Iowa : OAK
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Slapstick specialty : SPITTAKE
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Lip-smackin' good : TASTY
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Like groaner humor : CORNY
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Tease relentlessly : RAG
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Word after test or web : SITE
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Some pullovers : POLOS
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1944 battle locale : STLO
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Law regarding access for the handicapped, for short : ADA
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Add and then stir : MIXIN
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Daniel who wrote "Flowers for Algernon" : KEYES
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Got back : REGAINED
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Broadway's "___ Joey" : PAL
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Sea eagles : ERNES
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Lure with a phony online persona : CATFISH
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Cameo role, typically : WALKON
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Pad see ew cuisine : THAI
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Mater ___ (title for Mary) : DEI
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___ Miss : OLE
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Accountant's shares in a company? : SUMMERSTOCK
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"Noises ___" (1982 farce featuring a play within a play) : OFF
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Some native Nebraskans : OTOES
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Therefore : HENCE
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Like Falstaff : FAT
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"Deadly" septet : SINS
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Outstanding Supporting ___ : ACTOR
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Cut into bits : DICED
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Paper deliverer's assignment : ROUTE
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Gillette razors : ATRAS
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Yoga accessory : MAT
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Pioneering botanist : ASAGRAY
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Get to : ANNOY
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Comfy slip-ons : MOCS
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Once ___ while : INA
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Only N.F.L. team with a perfect season (1972) : DOLPHINS
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Fly fisherman? : CASTPARTY
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Obama's birthplace : OAHU
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Play thing : PROP
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Like some nasty winter weather : SLEETY
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Response to "You hurt?" : IMOK
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Lead-in to Geo : NAT
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Telethon giveaway : TOTE
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Area in front of the front row of a theater : APRON
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"Can you do me a ___?" : SOLID
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Salad green : KALE
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They may clash in a theater : EGOS
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Leader with a title derived from the name "Caesar" : TSAR
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Errand runner, maybe : AIDE
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Why one missed the coach? : STAGELEFT
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Ones calling out the rowing rhythm : COXES
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Pesto ingredients : PINENUTS
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Individual : SELF
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Nine-time baseball All-Star nicknamed "The Cuban Comet" : MINOSO
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Nanki-Poo's pursuer in "The Mikado" : KATISHA
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Vessel that measured 300 x 50 x 30 cubits : ARK
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Allen's replacement on "The Tonight Show" : PAAR
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"Life is a kind of ___": Benjamin Franklin : CHESS
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Surprise declaration at the altar : IDONT
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Painting on dry plaster : SECCO
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Trail guide user : HIKER
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Bowser's warning : WOOF
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___ Romeo : ALFA
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Group reporting to Eliot Ness : TMEN
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Question of false modesty : MOI
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Private eye, in old slang : TEC

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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