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New York Times, Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Author:
Michael Paleos
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Paleos

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 39 Missing: {FJQX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Paleos. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Michael Paleos notes:
Hi Crossworld! Thrilled to be making my debut. My fascination with crosswords started at an early age; as a kid I cut my teeth on ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! Fun play on POP UP ADs, the letters A and D "rising" over black squares. A perfect find for our favorite CAN AD IAN, Jim! I'm ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 1024 ( 25,187 )
Across
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Discuss, as an issue : ADDRESS
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Internet nuisance ... or a hint to four answers in this puzzle : POPUPAD
15
Birthstone for most Leos : PERIDOT
16
Noted piranha habitat : ORINOCO
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Shade of green : AVOCADO
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Rambles : WANDERS
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Classic strategy in the boxing ring : ROPEADOPE
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What inmates do until they're released : TIME
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Your: Fr. : TES
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It's off the beaten path : SIDEROAD
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"How cool!" : OOH
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Hedonistic : DECADENT
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Ankle-related : TARSAL
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Burgundy or claret : DARKRED
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Secret DC headquarters : BATCAVE
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Crateful from Florida : ORANGES
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Like many chicken cutlets : BREADED
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Most welcoming : NICEST
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Like seven teams in the N.H.L. : CANADIAN
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French word on some wedding announcements : NEE
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Better than expected : NOTSOBAD
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Unruly head of hair : MOP
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Labor : TOIL
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Where you may be going nowhere fast : TREADMILL
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More bananas : LOONIER
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Fictional African kingdom in "Coming to America" : ZAMUNDA
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Bubble gum brand : BAZOOKA
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Stretchy : ELASTIC
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Epic quest : ODYSSEY
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Gander : LOOKSEE
Down
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Not together : APART
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R&B trio Bell Biv ___ : DEVOE
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Releases, as new music : DROPS
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Crop in a paddy : RICE
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Author LeShan : EDA
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Lawn order : SOD
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Got ready to sing the national anthem : STOOD
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Launched a tech start-up? : POWEREDON
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___ pro nobis : ORA
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One of a famous seafaring trio : PINTA
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Loosened, as laces : UNDID
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"The Star-Spangled Banner," basically : POEM
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Zoning unit : ACRE
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Fashion mag suggestions, in two senses : DOS
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___ Xing : PED
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"How tragic" : SOSAD
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"Eureka!" : IHAVEIT
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Ancient relative of a flute : OCARINA
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It's black and white and wet all over : ORCA
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Tiny bits of work : ERGS
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Bygone Nair rival : NEET
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Some N.F.L. highlights : TDS
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Reid of "American Pie" : TARA
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"Do you have two fives for ___?" : ATEN
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Misguided : LEDASTRAY
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Sped : RACED
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Perch for a bouncing baby : KNEE
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Original airer of "The Office" : BBC
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It may be found between "here" and "there" : NOR
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Mujer's boys : NINOS
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Jambalayas : OLIOS
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Ring around a watch face : BEZEL
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Bowlful next to a restaurant cash register : MINTS
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"Golden" song : OLDIE
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Finish second at the track : PLACE
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Warty creature : TOAD
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Like mud : OOZY
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Pioneer in commercial spaceflight : MUSK
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Bit of news in the W.S.J. : LBO
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Squeeze (out) : EKE
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Teléfono greeting : ALO
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China's ___ Zedong : MAO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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