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New York Times, Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Author:
Jennifer Nutt
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jennifer Nutt

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 42 Missing: {QWX} This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Nutt. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jennifer Nutt notes:
This puzzle was inspired by an exhibit on Pompeii at the Arizona Science Center in Phoenix. Accounts differ, but Pliny the Elder probably died ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What a great story, PLINY THE ELDER looking up at erupting MOUNT VESUVIUS, saying FORTUNE / FAVORS / THE BOLD. That didn't end well. Or did it? ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 1023 ( 25,551 )
Across
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Jitter juice : JAVA
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Postlarval : PUPAL
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Many a phone call from one's own area code, nowadays : SPAM
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Start, as an investigation : OPEN
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Speed skater Ohno : APOLO
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Lineup at the polls : SLATE
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Legendary source of large footprints : YETI
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Targets of some facial cleansers : PORES
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Prey of Arctic wolves : HARES
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Famous erupter of A.D. 79 : MOUNTVESUVIUS
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Petite Grande : ARIANA
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Broadcaster of the X Games : ESPN
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One with a handler : SPY
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With 41- and 48-Across, what 56-Across declared while approaching the eruption of 20-Across : FORTUNE
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Short shot : PUTT
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Cricket segments : OVERS
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Like a superfan : RABID
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What WD-40 has a lot of : USES
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City SE of Plumas National Forest : RENO
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See 28-Across : FAVORS
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___ Cassady, traveling companion of Jack Kerouac : NEAL
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Paradise : EDEN
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Judas's question : ISITI
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1 to 10, say : RANGE
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Markdown : SALE
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See 28-Across : THEBOLD
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Cabinet title: Abbr. : SEC
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Speaker of a language that has both Cyrillic and Latin alphabets : SERB
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Habituates : INURES
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Roman writer who came to a bad end by 20-Across : PLINYTHEELDER
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Knot again : RETIE
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Dog-___ : EARED
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Largest city of Palestine : GAZA
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Ham-handed : INEPT
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Maxim : ADAGE
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Grinds (out) : EKES
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Wanders aimlessly : GADS
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Vacuum inventor James : DYSON
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Horizontal line on a chessboard : RANK
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Good cheer : JOY
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Certain early "astronaut" : APE
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Do background checks on : VET
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The T. rex in "Jurassic Park" and others : ANIMATRONS
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From New Guinea : PAPUAN
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"___ reflection ..." : UPON
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Wine specialty of the Douro Valley : PORT
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Naproxen brand : ALEVE
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Flag : LOSESPIRIT
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Many a person once trapped behind the Iron Curtain : SLAV
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Home of Chanel and Cartier : PARIS
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Fell for : ATEUP
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Complicated, as a breakup : MESSY
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Move to the side : SHUNT
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Burden : ONUS
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___ MacKenzie, beer mascot of the 1980s : SPUDS
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Erenow : AFORE
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Wandered aimlessly : ROVED
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Adler who outwitted Sherlock Holmes : IRENE
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David Lynch's first feature film : ERASERHEAD
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Fishy sandwich : TUNABURGER
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Prefix with fauna : AVI
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Nonhuman Twitter account : BOT
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Title with a tilde : SENOR
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Top scout : EAGLE
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Luges, e.g. : SLEDS
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Serving of sole : FILET
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___ Caovilla (brand of high-end women's shoes) : RENE
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So far : ASYET
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Like Easter eggs : HIDDEN
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Shoot : SPRIG
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Author Ferrante : ELENA
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Gave credit to : CITED
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Small, round and shiny : BEADY
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Barely defeats : NIPS
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Chapters in history : ERAS
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Locking block : LEGO
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Letters in front of an alias : AKA
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State of Japan : ZEN
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"Fire away!" : ASK

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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