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New York Times, Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Part 1 of a maxim by Publilius Syrus, hinted at by the series of circled letters

Author:
Mary Lou Guizzo and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Guizzo. This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
MARY LOU: I happened on this Publilius Syrus adage while researching online. I find it very apropos today not only for what we say but ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
ML brought me in on this one late in the game. After I declined to work on it (I've sworn off word ladders for the most part), she ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times10/21/15 ( No. 24,088 )
Across
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Flexible, electrically speaking : ACDC
5
"Calculating" device : GPS
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Braininess : SMARTS
14
"Call on me! Call on me!" : OHOH
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Alley-___ : OOP
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Alaskan grizzly : KODIAK
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Part 1 of a maxim by Publilius Syrus, hinted at by the series of circled letters : LETAFOOL
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Sitting at a red light, say : INIDLE
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Part 2 of the maxim : HOLDHISTONGUE
22
Bro, e.g. : SIB
23
Level, for one : TOOL
24
Ballpark fig. : EST
25
Sitter's handful : IMP
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Looney Tunes "devil," informally : TAZ
30
Houlihan player on "M*A*S*H" : SWIT
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See 47-Across : TALE
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Prego competitor : RAGU
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Damage inflicted : TOLL
39
Drawing contests? : DUELS
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G.I. fare : MRE
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Some military choppers : HUEYS
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"BOGO" event : SALE
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Gets free, as a smoke : BUMS
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With 32-Across, whopper : TALL
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Place for a pavilion : EXPO
50
Place for a stud : EAR
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Cipher creator's need : KEY
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R.V. stopover : KOA
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All there : SANE
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Carrere of "Wayne's World" : TIA
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Part 3 of the maxim : ANDHEWILLPASS
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Risks : PERILS
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End of the maxim : FORASAGE
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Saffron-flavored dish : PAELLA
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Mamie's man : IKE
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State firmly : AVOW
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"Missed it by tha-a-at much!" : ALMOST
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Beat by a hair : NIP
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"That hurts!" : YEOW
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Owner of MapQuest and Moviefone : AOL
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Physician-turned-revolutionary : CHE
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"The lady ___ protest too much": Shak. : DOTH
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Total confusion : CHAOS
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Mr. ___ (Hershey's product) : GOODBAR
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Bear of children's lit : POOH
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Win one, lose one : SPLIT
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Winter lift : SKITOW
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Easter Island statue, e.g. : MONOLITH
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Score after deuce : ADIN
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Potato chip feature : RIDGE
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Anklebone : TALUS
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Sport utilizing a throwing machine : SKEET
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Move like a moth : FLIT
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Sarcastic "Sorry!" : SOSUEME
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"___ be an honor!" : ITD
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First graphic novel to win a Pulitzer (1992) : MAUS
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Courtroom entry : PLEA
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Between-periods equipment : ZAMBONI
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Offerer of hot tips : TOUT
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Palindromic magazine title : ELLE
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"Despicable Me" supervillain : GRU
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Release à la Edward Snowden : LEAK
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Lovett of country : LYLE
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Advertising truism : SEXSELLS
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Like some grins : SLY
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Extracurricular study for many a high school jr. : SATPREP
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Handles clumsily : PAWSAT
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Antipiracy org. : RIAA
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Honor society letter : KAPPA
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10-year-old Oscar winner for "Paper Moon" : ONEAL
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Pertinent, in law : ADREM
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Like a pixie : ELFIN
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Test, as ore : ASSAY
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Port on the Big Island : HILO
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Shape-shifting Norse god : LOKI
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Command under "File" : SAVE
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Icky stuff : GOO
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"That's icky!" : EWW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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