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New York Times, Saturday, October 20, 2018

Author:
Ben Gross and James Somers
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQV} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Gross. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Somers. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
We decided to build the puzzle when Ben realized that the phrase "Netflix and chill" was 15 letters. It felt a little risqué, so we ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 1020 ( 25,183 )

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Across
1
Gang member associated with the color blue : CRIP
5
Powerful ray : MANTA
10
Sorority letters : PSIS
14
Advanced : LENT
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Spinning : AREEL
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"I'm so sorry" : OHNO
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Marie who married at 14 : ANTOINETTE
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Bean town? : LIMA
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Painting of a bouquet, e.g. : STILLLIFE
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Israeli P.M. between Netanyahu and Sharon : BARAK
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With assurance : SAFELY
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Make deep cuts in : LACERATE
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Caesarean section? : ICAME
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Easy-to-eat, in a way : BITESIZED
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Wyoming town that's home to the Buffalo Bill Museum : CODY
28
Relatives of tails : TUXEDOS
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Steamy place : SPA
30
Rapping : RATATAT
31
Switzerland's ___ de Neuchâtel : LAC
34
Something a lawyer might make : PARTNER
35
Something that's "free" (although that's debatable) : WILL
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They're hard to beat : GREATODDS
39
Can't not : HASTO
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Head case, so to speak : NEUROTIC
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Rich cakes : TORTES
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Man with ___ : APLAN
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Ship-to-ship communication : AHOYTHERE
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Courts : WOOS
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Dead ringers? : FLIPPHONES
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Best Picture before "12 Years a Slave" : ARGO
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Contradict : BELIE
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Olympic racer : LUGE
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Texter's valediction : TTYL
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Does nothing : IDLES
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Spy : SPOT
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Makeup of a high school reading list : CLASSICS
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Mall authority figure : RENTACOP
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Palestinian uprising : INTIFADA
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Astronomer with a geocentric model of the universe : PTOLEMY
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Macho : MANLY
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"Whose woods these ___ ...": Frost : AREI
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Modern invitation to hook up : NETFLIXANDCHILL
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Chats : TETEATETES
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A bitter pull to swallow? : ALE
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Guiding light : POLARIS
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Full-bodied red : SHIRAZ
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Joint tenant? : INMATE
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Gouged : SOAKED
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Latin pronoun : ILLE
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Stupefy : BESOT
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Moth repellent : CEDAR
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Ended a phone call? : BUTTDIALED
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King of Cups, e.g. : TAROT
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Sing about? : RATON
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"Hey!" : LISTENUP
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Hannah Montana, for one : ALTEREGO
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Narrowly spaced : CLOSESET
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Protection from harmful rays : PARASOL
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"Eight Elvises" and "Sixteen Jackies" : WARHOLS
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Really annoy : GNAWAT
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Bit of news : REPORT
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Panegyric : EULOGY
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Ice planet in "The Empire Strikes Back" : HOTH
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Pecks, in a way : TYPES
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Role for a young Ron Howard : OPIE
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Spy grp. : FBI

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

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