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New York Times, Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Word repeated before "little star," in a nursery rhyme

Author:
Saul Pink
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QVXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Pink.
Saul Pink notes:
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17-year-old Saul Pink is the latest addition to our Teenage Constructors page.

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© 2019, The New York Times10/22/19 ( No. 25,550 )
Across
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Shape of a U.F.O. : DISK
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Unit in Ohm's law : AMPERE
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Consumer protection org. : FTC
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Seis + dos : OCHO
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Howl of happiness : HOORAH
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Nighttime flier : OWL
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Comedian who'd make a good pyrotechnician? : GEORGEBURNS
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The Dolphins or the Heat, on scoreboards : MIA
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"___ or sugar?" : CREAM
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Youngster : TOT
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Lady birds : HENS
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Completely smash : TOTAL
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Supermodel who'd make a good broker? : TYRABANKS
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___ Baba : ALI
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It abuts the Fla. panhandle : ALA
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Shock : STARTLE
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Carded, informally : IDED
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University URL ender : EDU
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Boxes of 12 : CASES
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Activist who'd make a good valet? : ROSAPARKS
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Famous Greek moralizer : AESOP
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Bit of immorality : SIN
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Word after "he" and "she" : SAID
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Milwaukee team : BREWERS
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Yoga surface : MAT
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"Who am ___ judge?" : ITO
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Rapper who'd make a good barber? : SEANCOMBS
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Not kind : HARSH
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Things counted on a diet: Abbr. : CALS
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Condiment at a cantina : SAL
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Cheese-covered bite : NACHO
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Thomas Gray wrote one on Eton College : ODE
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Actor who'd make a good dry cleaner? : JEREMYIRONS
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-: Abbr. : NEG
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Reach : ATTAIN
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Muppet with a smartphone friend named Smartie : ELMO
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E.R. staffers : DRS
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Pretty much : MOSTLY
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Farmer's purchase : SEED
Down
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Frankfurter, informally : DOG
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Frigid : ICECOLD
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Nickname for someone under five feet : SHORTIE
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Asian peninsula : KOREA
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"If I may say a few words ..." : AHEM
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Swarm : MOB
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Sullen : POUTY
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Headaches for coders : ERRORS
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Go off on : RANTAT
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Responses to mumbles : EHS
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Instigates : FOMENTS
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Word repeated before "little star," in a nursery rhyme : TWINKLE
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Parts of teaching schedules : CLASSES
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Fancy bash : GALA
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Pester : HARASS
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___ chi ch'uan : TAI
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"I'm do-o-one!" : TADA
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In town again : BACK
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___ Baux-de-Provence (French commune) : LES
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Audibly overwhelms, with "out" : DROWNS
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Co. with brown trucks : UPS
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Grp. headquartered in Austria, which isn't a member : OPEC
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Goals : AIMS
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Essential molecule : RNA
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Run away (with) : ABSCOND
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Device on which to get texts : EREADER
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Steadiness on a ship : SEALEGS
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Opening in a pet carrier : AIRHOLE
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"Put away your wallet!" : ITSONME
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Homer's cry : DOH
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Met, as a challenge : ROSETO
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Savvy : SMARTS
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Bangkok native : THAI
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Pasture noise : BLEAT
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Units of chains x furlongs : ACRES
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Letters in a Big Apple address : NYNY
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Awkward predicament : JAM
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1,000 G's : MIL
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Covering for a bald spot : SOD

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

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