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New York Times, Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Supreme Court that's corrupt? [2003, 1982]

Author:
Paul Coulter
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Coulter.
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© 2018, The New York Times10/2/18 ( No. 25,165 )
Across
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Mends with stitches : DARNS
6
Schools of thought : ISMS
10
Glasgow girl : LASS
14
Heavenly hunter : ORION
15
Process part : STEP
16
John Irving's "A Prayer for ___ Meany" : OWEN
17
Megacorporation? [1996, 1970] : BIGCOMPANY
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Singer Suzanne : VEGA
20
Sorrowful sound : BOOHOO
21
Exception to a "no pets" policy : GUIDEDOG
23
Prison sentence : STRETCH
25
N's in Athens : NUS
26
Pomade? [1968, 1972] : HAIRGREASE
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Where G.I.s fought in the '60s : NAM
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Stitch loosely : BASTE
36
Like some pitchers : EARED
37
Milan's La ___ : SCALA
39
Worthless amount : FIG
40
Lifted : STOLE
41
Electrical unit : FARAD
42
Tech support callers : USERS
44
Dapper fellow : DAN
45
Supreme Court that's corrupt? [2003, 1982] : WICKEDNINE
47
Swelled head : EGO
48
Language that gave us "boondocks" : TAGALOG
54
Rectify : MAKEGOOD
59
Render harmless : DEFUSE
60
Cab competitor : UBER
61
Melted? [2018, 2012] : FROZENONCE
63
Voice on a phone : SIRI
64
Annapolis inst. : USNA
65
Roman wraps : TOGAS
66
To be, to Bizet : ETRE
67
It's sold in bars : SOAP
68
Cubic meter : STERE
Down
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___ Ferry, N.Y. : DOBBS
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Running wild : ARIOT
3
Severity : RIGOR
4
Night, in Nogales : NOCHE
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Elitist sort : SNOOT
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AOL, e.g. : ISP
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Deer sir? : STAG
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Carte that comes before the course : MENU
9
Secret agent's activity : SPYING
10
Parlor piece : LOVESEAT
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Immensely impressed : AWED
12
Utah's state flower : SEGO
13
Fly in the ointment : SNAG
18
Shade of brown : MOCHA
22
A shotgun wedding might be held under this : DURESS
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Doesn't take things too seriously : HASFUN
27
Formal response at the door : ITISI
28
University official : REGENT
29
Star Yankees 3B for 10 seasons : AROD
30
Ward of "The Fugitive" : SELA
31
Fall setting : EDEN
32
Office-inappropriate, in web shorthand : NSFW
33
___ na tigela (fruity Brazilian dish) : ACAI
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Artist Chagall : MARC
35
Ne'er-do-well : BADEGG
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War of 1812 locale : LAKEERIE
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Duane ___ (pharmacy) : READE
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Dork : DOOFUS
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Folksy restroom sign : GENTS
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In progress : AFOOT
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Fencing move : LUNGE
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Hollywood honor : OSCAR
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V-formation fliers : GEESE
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Artist's inspiration : MUSE
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Not much : ABIT
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Deborah who starred in "The King and I" : KERR
57
Guesstimate phrase : ORSO
58
Lady of Spain : DONA
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Stick in the microwave : ZAP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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