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SELFIES

New York Times, Sunday, October 22, 2017

Author:
Tracy Gray
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tracy Gray

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 23 for Ms. Gray. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Tracy Gray notes:
In this social media age of posting, tagging, hashtagging, tweeting, sharing, and TMI, I was inspired to create a crossword that would be interpreted as my Facebook newsfeed, with status ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
SELFIES featured today, tourist attractions all with the M-E string — get it, ME in a selfie? Fun idea. Some neat finds, too, the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL, MADAME TUSSAUDS, TIMES SQUARE all ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 1022 ( 24,820 )
Across
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Signs off on : OKS
4
Bei Bei and Bao Bao : PANDAS
10
Mike's place : PODIUM
16
Barnyard bleat : MAA
19
Remained unused : SAT
20
Morphine, for one : OPIATE
21
Still : EVENSO
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Pitches : ADS
23
Facebook Status: "2016 Summer Olympics and a day trip to one of the new Seven Wonders of the World!" : CHRISTTHEREDEEMER
26
Bobs and buns : DOS
27
Tea party girl : ALICE
28
"Repeat ..." : AGAIN
29
Valuable china, e.g. : ARTWARE
31
Facebook Status: "Across the pond! And front-row seats to the Henley Royal Regatta!" : RIVERTHAMES
35
"King ___" (1978 hit) : TUT
37
"Above" and "beyond," e.g. : IAMBS
38
Island ring : LEI
39
Chill out : VEG
40
Okapi feature : STRIPE
42
Salad green : CRESS
43
Lily who played Ernestine : TOMLIN
46
An arm or a leg : LIMB
47
"___ it the truth!" : AINT
48
Dough dispenser : ATM
51
Facebook Status: "Yes! Retail therapy at the largest shopping spot in the U.S.!" : MALLOFAMERICA
54
Cyberaddress : URL
57
Van Susteren of cable news : GRETA
59
Campbell of "Scream" : NEVE
60
Second-___ : RATE
61
___ Miguel (largest island in the Azores) : SAO
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Use part of : EATINTO
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Sicilian erupter : ETNA
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"Am ___ believe ...?" : ITO
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Analogy connector : ISTO
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TV host Geist : WILLIE
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Facebook Status: "Ahhhh ... Sun and surf in Cancún, Mexico! Bring on the unlimited piña coladas!" : CLUBMED
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Battle of the Atlantic craft : UBOATS
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"Sleep ___" : ONIT
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Old United rival : TWA
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One crossing the line? : SCAB
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Eminence : STATURE
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Call, as a game : REF
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"Live With Kelly and Ryan" co-host : RIPA
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Gusto : ZEAL
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10-time French Open champ : NADAL
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Born : NEE
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Facebook Status: "Hej from København! This statue turned 100 years old in 2013 but is still a beauty!" : LITTLEMERMAID
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Double-O sort : SPY
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Cows and sows : SHES
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Top that may have a built-in bra : CAMI
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Exam administered on the forearm : TBTEST
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Fleur-de-lis, e.g. : MOTIF
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Bad place for a frog : THROAT
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Captained : LED
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___ room : REC
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Praying figure in Christian art : ORANT
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It can be smoked : HAM
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Facebook Status: "10-9-8-7 ... Ringing in the New Year with 1,000,000 of my newest, closest friends!" : TIMESSQUARE
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Excessive regulation : REDTAPE
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Swahili "sir" : BWANA
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Neuter : DESEX
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QB Manning : ELI
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Facebook Status: "History abounds! Neo-Classical architecture surrounded by gorgeous cherry blossom trees. Next stop ... the White House!" : JEFFERSONMEMORIAL
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Sch. with the mascot Mike the Tiger : LSU
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Anatomical ring : AREOLA
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Recording studio effect : REVERB
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J.F.K. posting : ETA
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Place of Bible study: Abbr. : SEM
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In an uncivil way : RUDELY
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Wife, to Juan : ESPOSA
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Oedipus, for one : REX
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Its official name is Academy Award of Merit : OSCAR
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"The Prophet" author Gibran : KAHLIL
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Shoot (for) : STRIVE
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Brainteaser : POSER
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Well-put : APT
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Niggling detail : NIT
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Morse word : DAH
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Elite group : ATEAM
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Classic blazer fabrics : SERGES
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Mani-___ : PEDI
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Dingy part of a kitchen? : OVENTIMER
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Just-passing mark : DEE
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Con : INMATE
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___-friendly : USER
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Wife on "The Addams Family" : MORTICIA
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Facebook Status: "Vegas, baby! And who would believe I'm standing next to Beyoncé and Katy Perry!" : MADAMETUSSAUDS
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Very cute, in slang : ADORBS
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Judge : ASSESS
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Seal the deal : ICEIT
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Where the Santa Ana and Long Beach Fwys. meet : EASTLA
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Tip off : WARN
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For 17+ viewers : TVMA
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"When pigs fly!" : HELLNO
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Lightsome : AGILE
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Tongue-lash : UPBRAID
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Crater's edge : RIM
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Muscat resident : OMANI
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Unheard-of : NOVEL
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Get the better of : ACEOUT
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Damaged over time : AGEWORN
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Workplace newbie : TRAINEE
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Facebook Status: "Nosebleed seats - but home-field advantage! GO GIANTS!!!" : METLIFESTADIUM
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Ultrasound target : FETUS
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Cousin of 15-Down : ITT
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Bad joint : RATTRAP
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How Mark Twain is often quoted : LOOSELY
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Bias : TILT
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Russian "invader" of the 1980s : TETRIS
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Olympics airer since 1988 : NBC
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Bowl over : AMAZE
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Speck : IOTA
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Challenge to prove you're human : CAPTCHA
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Critic Roger : EBERT
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Alabama and Kansas, for two : BANDS
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Quick thinking : WIT
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Schedules : SLATES
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Start of a drill, maybe : ALARMBELL
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Saunter : AMBLE
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Still partly open, as a door : LEFTAJAR
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Punk offshoot : EMO
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Mazda two-seaters : MIATAS
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Roadside bombs, for short : IEDS
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This answer ends in "T," e.g. : HINT
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More on the mark : TRUER
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Some edible fungi : MORELS
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"Otherwise ...!" : ORELSE
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Prime setter, informally : THEFED
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Cassiterite, e.g. : TINORE
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Less strict : EASIER
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Spawn : CREATE
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Flowing locks : MANES
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Chipotle rival : QDOBA
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You might take it to go : EXLAX
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Arequipa is its second-largest city : PERU
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Fay of "King Kong" : WRAY
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Rival : FOE
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Series honor, for short : MVP
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Workplace inits. : EEO
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Half a couple : MRS

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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