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New York Times, Thursday, October 19, 2017

Author:
Ned White
Editor:
Will Shortz
**One way to fall in love ... or a hint to the answers to the starred clues
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Ned White

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. White. Thursday freshness: 49%
Ned White notes:
An earlier version of this puzzle went over the word limit, so was essentially DOA with the Times . It also crammed far too much ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Three literal HEADs OVER HEELS. Fun finds, NUMERO UNO, BIG WHEEL, TOP BANANA all snazzy synonyms for HEAD, and SCOUNDREL, DIRTY RAT, ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times10/19/17 ( No. 24,817 )
Across
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First in an infinite line : ONE
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They're usually not credited after errors, for short : RBIS
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One of the Obamas : SASHA
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*Honcho : NUMEROUNO
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It grows in the dark : PUPIL
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*Louse : SCOUNDREL
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Common blood group : OTYPE
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Loop sight : ELTRAIN
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Zac of "Neighbors" : EFRON
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Sports item often carried in a pocket : TEE
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Lepidopterist's need : NET
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Tahoe or Taos, e.g. : RESORT
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"Rock Around the Clock," originally : SIDEB
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Designer Gernreich who invented the monokini : RUDI
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French scene : VUE
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Fox in "The Fox and the Hound" : TOD
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*Honcho : BIGWHEEL
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**One way to fall in love ... or a hint to the answers to the starred clues : HEADOVERHEELS
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*Louse : DIRTYRAT
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Co. that launched Dungeons & Dragons : TSR
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Hip-hop's ___ tha Kyd : SYD
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1961 Project Mercury chimp : ENOS
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See 57-Across : TOPOL
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Eastern philosophy : TAOISM
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Sch. backer : PTA
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Kwik-E-Mart clerk : APU
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With 47-Across, "Fiddler on the Roof" star : CHAIM
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Makes morally bound : OBLIGES
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Proscribed : NOTOK
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*Honcho : TOPBANANA
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Split to join : ELOPE
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*Louse : NOGOODNIK
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Things for sale : WARES
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Kablooey : SHOT
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Place with a platform: Abbr. : STA
Down
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Starts : ONSETS
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Atomic centers : NUCLEI
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Chewed the scenery : EMOTED
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Philadelphia's ___ Museum (art institution) : RODIN
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Its home is on the range : BURNER
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Suffix with elephant : INE
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Lone : SOLE
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One of billions in a puffball : SPORE
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They're tired : AUTOS
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John le Carré writing : SPYNOVEL
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Au courant : HIP
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Oktoberfest offering : ALE
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Common Market market: Abbr. : EUR
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Certain code carrier : RNA
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Goose bumps cause : FRIGHT
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Strapless summer wear : TUBETOP
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French network : RUES
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Hookup for a tenant: Abbr. : TEL
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Entité politique française : ETAT
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Evidence in a murder mystery : BODY
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N, E, W or S : DIR
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Moolah : DOREMI
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Area with the last election results, with "the" : WEST
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"Somebody who voluntarily walks into the unknown," per Tom Hanks : HERO
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"Howdy" : HIYA
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TV role for George Clooney or Noah Wyle : ERDOCTOR
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Dutch surname starter : VAN
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It ends in Nov. : DST
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Like some traffic : STOPGO
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Stonehenge worshipers, e.g. : PAGANS
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Birthday party urging : OPENIT
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Zambia's capital : LUSAKA
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"Fingers crossed!" : IHOPE
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"___ alive!" : SAKES
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Superior's title : ABBOT
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Range units: Abbr. : MTNS
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Vietnamese neighbor : LAO
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Mich. neighbor : IND
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Unexplored : NEW
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Greeting in Brazil : OLA
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Shout at a circus : OOH

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