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New York Times, Monday, October 23, 2017

17-Across : Period dominated by the likes of Dan Rather and Peter Jennings?

Author:
Timothy Polin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Timothy Polin

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Polin.
Jeff Chen notes:
Fun with parsing, words ending in -AGE split as if they were a historical age. Some neat finds, SHRINK AGE as a time when ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Yes, PIE SHOPs are a thing, mostly meaning meat pies. Mrs. Lovett's had the most interesting flavours. Patti LuPone and George Hearn are brilliant.

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© 2017, The New York Times10/23/17 ( No. 24,821 )
Across
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Online source of film trivia : IMDB
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When doubled, a Hawaiian fish : MAHI
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A lot : SCADS
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Sour expression : MOUE
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"Yeah, right!" : ASIF
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Give permission : ALLOW
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Period dominated by the likes of Dan Rather and Peter Jennings? : ANCHORAGE
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Stop competing as an amateur : GOPRO
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Like dry, clumpy mud : CAKED
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Cool, in '90s slang : PHAT
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Blacken, as by fire : CHAR
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Joan who sang at Woodstock : BAEZ
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Period when every car was a junker? : WRECKAGE
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Hairless : BALD
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Boise's state: Abbr. : IDA
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Painful boo-boo : OWIE
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English-speaking neighbor of Venezuela : GUYANA
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Maple syrup source : SAP
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Period known for its 007 movies? : BONDAGE
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Period of fuzzy sweaters? : PILLAGE
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So last year : OLD
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Swallowed quickly : GULPED
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Classic Diana Ross hairdo : AFRO
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Strategy-free card game : WAR
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Wedding vow : IDO
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Gradually remove, as from a mother's milk : WEAN
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Period when tribute bands thrived? : COVERAGE
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Flees : LAMS
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Go wild in the streets : RIOT
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Reason to pull an all-nighter : TEST
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Backs of necks : NAPES
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"I was with my mistress at the time," maybe : ALIBI
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Period when psychiatrists ruled? : SHRINKAGE
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Cross-dressing Disney heroine of 1998 : MULAN
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Chimney buildup : SOOT
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Supply-and-demand subj. : ECON
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Fire starter : SPARK
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Chooses : OPTS
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The first "R" of R&R : REST
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Apple introduction of 1998 : IMAC
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"___ Lisa" : MONA
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Hunter's hiding spot in a marsh : DUCKBLIND
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Guillotined : BEHEADED
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Tarnish or deface : MAR
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"Right away!" : ASAP
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Turnpike, e.g. : HIGHWAY
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Lead-in to bad news : IFEAR
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Droop : SAG
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Things seen in most public buildings, but almost never in casinos : CLOCKS
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A, as in Aristotle : ALPHA
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Kerchief worn as headgear : DORAG
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Used foul language : SWORE
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Keats poem : ODE
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Elvis in the 1950s or Justin Bieber in the 2010s : TEENIDOL
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Stepped tower of ancient Sumer : ZIGGURAT
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Anthracite, e.g. : COAL
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Classic clown with a repetitive name : BOBO
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Missing, as a G.I. : AWOL
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Climax of "Hamilton" : DUEL
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Mimicked : APED
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Campus sanctuary, in modern parlance : SAFESPACE
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Taj Mahal locale : AGRA
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Lowly worker : PEON
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Food-thickening agent : AGAR
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Legislator : LAWMAKER
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Specialty bakery : PIESHOP
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Home mixology station : WETBAR
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Pulls an all-nighter, say : CRAMS
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Prepare for a bodybuilding contest : OILUP
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"And there it is!" : VOILA
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Painting surface : GESSO
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___ Arbor, Mich. : ANN
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Gait between a walk and a canter : TROT
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Causes of bigheadedness : EGOS
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Mailed : SENT
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What quills are dipped in : INK
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"___ Always Sunny in Philadelphia" : ITS

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