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New York Times, Sunday, October 21, 2018

One answer to the question "What's your favorite music genre," literally?

Author:
Finn Vigeland
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Finn Vigeland

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Vigeland. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Finn Vigeland notes:
Given that my two favorite themers (BABY STEPS and JAZZ HANDS) were both nine letters, I imposed a cap of eight letters on the rest of the fill. That led to a lot more mid-length fill than ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Finn is one of the more avant-garde constructors out there. I especially like how he adds in color with mid-length or even short fill. Today, it was BRATZ, SNARKY, BIONICS, PANEM ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times10/21/18 ( No. 25,184 )
Across
1
Pinocchio, e.g. : FIBBER
7
Aphrodisiacs boost it : LIBIDO
13
Backpack feature : STRAP
18
Where cuneiform was discovered : AMARNA
19
Superhero outfits, typically : UNITARDS
22
Irritate : CHAFE
23
Give unsolicited advice : KIBITZ
24
Weapon for William Tell : CROSSBOW
25
Coming back in : RETRO
26
Popular singer born in County Donegal : ENYA
27
Like many wine casks : OAKEN
29
Lie low : HIDE
30
What starts with a spark of an idea? : ARSON
31
Snide and sassy : SNARKY
33
Portrayer of TV's Det. Fin Tutuola : ICET
35
Jefferson Memorial topper : DOME
37
Non-fish aquarium attraction : OTTER
39
Precalculator calculator : ABACUS
41
Where one might be well-suited : MENSSHOP
45
Clue weapon : WRENCH
47
"Give it a ___" : REST
48
Street crossing Hollywood in Hollywood : VINE
49
Conservative : TORY
50
Job for a plastic surgeon, for short : LIPO
51
Modern name in transportation : UBER
53
"Heavens!" : EGAD
55
Squared building stone : ASHLAR
57
Three short, three long, three short : SOS
58
Gnocchi ___ Romana : ALLA
59
Rapper with the 2017 #1 hit "Bodak Yellow" : CARDIB
61
Brought about : LEDTO
62
Kindle download : EBOOK
63
Chant at a political rally : USAUSA
64
First sign : ARIES
65
Manhattan neighborhood next to the Lower East Side : NOLITA
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Popular line of dolls with "Kidz" and "Babyz" spinoffs : BRATZ
68
Hole foods? : DONUTS
70
Bundled, as hay : BALED
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1960s-'70s police drama : THEFBI
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Medicare provision for nonhospital expenses : PARTB
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Perch for pigeons : LEDGE
75
Plea to a superhero, maybe : SAVEUS
76
Employs : USES
77
Peter Pan rival : JIF
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Trespass upon : INVADE
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Seventh-year exam in Harry Potter : NEWT
83
Lhasa ___ : APSO
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"Toodles!" : TATA
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Positive market move : GAIN
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Son of Adam : ABEL
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Trigger, as an alarm : TRIP
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Repossessed : SEIZED
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Farm measures : HECTARES
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Kind of humor : TOILET
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"Cuz I told you to!" : SEZME
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Like rain forests : LUSH
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Fourth-down play : PUNT
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Spasm : TWITCH
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Fast-food chain with a hat in its logo : ARBYS
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Jennifer who wrote "Manhattan Beach" : EGAN
106
Printer brand : EPSON
108
Spelunker's helmet attachment : LAMP
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Springs : LEAPS
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Five-time Emmy nominee for "Grey's Anatomy" : SANDRAOH
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Key of Dvorák's "New World" Symphony : EMINOR
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World-weariness : ENNUI
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"Silly me, rambling again!" : THEREIGO
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The Chainsmokers or Eurythmics : POPDUO
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Declare : STATE
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TV colleague of Hayes and O'Donnell : MADDOW
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Didn't sleep well : TOSSED
Down
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Embarrassment for an art curator : FAKE
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"Sign me up!" : IMIN
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Headline after a toddler C.E.O. resigns, literally? : BABYSTEPS
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Coiner of the term "generative music" : BRIANENO
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Certain med. specialist : ENT
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It may be cutting things close : RAZOR
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Car failure only a block from the mechanic, literally? : LUCKYBREAK
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About, on memos : INRE
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Mixture of nature and technology : BIONICS
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"___ official" : ITS
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Takes off in a hurry : DASHES
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Eye socket : ORBIT
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Takes off in a hurry : SCRAMS
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"For a massage, go that way!," literally? : THERESTHERUB
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"Darn it all!" : RATS
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Do for Jon Batiste : AFRO
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Drudge : PEON
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Its HQ is the Pentagon : DOD
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First country to legalize changing one's gender identity (1972) : SWEDEN
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First African-American sorority : AKA
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Part of a circle : ARC
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Like the dress shirt that's just adorable, literally? : CUTEASABUTTON
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Draftable : ONEA
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"Wise" ones : OWLS
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Chamber music group, often : TRIO
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___ Lingus : AER
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Calf-length dresses : MIDIS
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"Not so fast!" : HOLDIT
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Addresses a crowd : ORATES
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Firebugs : PYROS
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Signature Jacques Tati role : HULOT
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Capital of Liechtenstein : VADUZ
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Puffs up : BLOATS
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For nothing : GRATIS
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Perspectives : SLANTS
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Bore : ABIDED
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Midnight, maybe : CURFEW
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Total baller : BADASS
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Dissed with flowery language, literally? : ELEGANTLYPUT
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Hip-hop dance move : NAENAE
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Classic London theater : OLDVIC
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Angled edge : BEVEL
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Snacks often paired with milk : OREOS
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"Mutiny on the Bounty" captain : BLIGH
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Underwear brand : HANES
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Punch vs. Judy, literally? : PUPPETSHOW
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One answer to the question "What's your favorite music genre," literally? : JAZZHANDS
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Agenda entry : ITEM
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Music outro effect : FADE
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Prominent parts of goblins : EARS
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Not do so well : AIL
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Haberdashery buys : TIECLIPS
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Directive : BEHEST
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CVS rival : RITEAID
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"Alea iacta ___": Caesar : EST
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Barbie attendee : AUSSIE
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About 10% of Russia : TUNDRA
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Afternoon hour : TWO
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Land in "The Hunger Games" : PANEM
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Bumbling : INEPT
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Orders at the Rose & Crown : ALES
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Quote from a letter : RENT
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Actor Eric : BANA
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Frustrated cry : GAH
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___ stick : POGO
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Pouty face : MOUE
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Urge on : PROD
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Bloody, say : RED
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Barn greeting : MOO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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