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New York Times, Saturday, October 21, 2017

Second-highest-grossing movie of 2016 after "Captain America: Civil War"

Author:
Samuel A. Donaldson and Brad Wilber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brad Wilber

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 25 Missing: {QVX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Donaldson. This is puzzle # 51 for Mr. Wilber. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
BRAD: As I recall, this collaboration started when Sam sent me a dense and ambitious block at the middle of the grid. EMOJI and ROGUE ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I haven't enjoyed a debut entry as much as COSMIC JOKE in ages. Not only is it a beautiful, existentialist, Vonnegutesque term, but I ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times10/21/17 ( No. 24,819 )
Across
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The Mideast's City of Jasmine : DAMASCUS
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Backup for R&B's Booker T. : THEMGS
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Open, one-seated horse-drawn carriage : STANHOPE
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___ B. Price, creator of the comic strip "Rhymes With Orange" : HILARY
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Iconic snacks that re-debuted in 2013 : HOSTESSTWINKIES
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Sainted archbishop of Canterbury : ANSELM
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Darn : MEND
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It may have butterflies : NET
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Tara of the "Sharknado" films : REID
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Clinched : ICED
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Score mark indicating a passage to be repeated : SEGNO
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Adobe document suffix : PDF
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Honker : SCHNOZ
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Poker action : CALL
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Exquisite gem : BIJOU
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Knotted : INATIE
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Toon who often congratulates himself with "You've done it again!" : MRMAGOO
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Near Eastern inns : IMARETS
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Duke legend, to fans : COACHK
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Phrase said five times by Lady Macbeth soon after "Out, damned spot!" : TOBED
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Kellogg's brand : EGGO
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Tennis players Dementieva and Makarova : ELENAS
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Display of glee : JIG
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World's largest religious denomination : SUNNI
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Steed noted for its stamina : ARAB
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"Personally ..." : TOME
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Part of a Connecticut trio? : CEE
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Amts. of powder, maybe : TSPS
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Unstable : WOBBLY
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Sext symbols : HOTPEPPEREMOJIS
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The Mona Lisa's smile, e.g. : ENIGMA
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Coral reef inhabitant : SEASNAKE
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Put in another light : RECAST
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Typical inventor : TINKERER
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Note in the B major scale : DSHARP
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Expiated : ATONED
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Cluster of mountains : MASSIF
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Got in the game, say : ANTED
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First name in children's literature : SHEL
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Twist of fate you can't help but laugh at : COSMICJOKE
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Paradoxical answer to appear among the Downs in a crossword : UPS
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Thanksgiving offering at many restaurants : SETMENU
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Add water to, say : THIN
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Some deer : HINDS
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Some deer : ELK
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It's usually next to a ticket booth : MAINGATE
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O.K.'d : GREENLIT
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Contractions of the heart : SYSTOLES
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Shared vow : WEDO
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Shoe designer Jimmy : CHOO
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Lame (but eco-friendly) birthday gift : ECARD
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It may accompany an eye roll : SIGH
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Dweller between the Zambezi and Limpopo rivers : ZIMBABWEAN
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Earnings, in slang : BACON
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Turndowns across the Atlantic : NAES
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Artist who drew "Waterfall" and "Hand With Reflecting Sphere" : MCESCHER
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Second-highest-grossing movie of 2016 after "Captain America: Civil War" : ROGUEONE
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Attractive : MAGNETIC
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Where Macbeth is buried : IONA
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Least likely to ramble : TERSEST
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Certain Finn : LAPP
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Household chore system : JOBJAR
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"And my reaction was ...," in teenspeak : IMLIKE
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Jet launcher : GEYSER
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Word on an express lane sign : ITEMS
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What's your beef? : TBONE
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Small scrap : SPAT
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Locale of Dostoyevsky's exile : OMSK
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___ Championship (event since 1916) : PGA
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King, in Portugal : REI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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