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New York Times, Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Author:
Jay Kaskel and Daniel Kantor
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
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ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.58030
Jay Kaskel
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1.60030
Daniel Kantor

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Kaskel. This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Kantor. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 1028 ( 24,095 )
Across
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"The ___ is up!" : JIG
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Corrodes : RUSTS
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What tiny fish and eyes do : DART
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Hunky-dory : ACES
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What might lead you to say "Whatever" : ENNUI
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Spy Aldrich : AMES
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34-Across case involving ... wrongful termination? : CANNEDCORN
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Like stallions : MALE
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Prepares to tie one's shoes, say : KNEELS
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Put a strain on : TAX
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Multiplication sign, in math class : DOT
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Some razors : ATRAS
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... divorce proceedings? : SPLITPEAS
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Washing machine cycle : SOAK
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Political group unlikely to be swayed : BASE
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Give the slip : ELUDE
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Fa follower : SOL
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Far from fat : BONY
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Peeved : CROSS
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Legal setting for 17-, 25-, 45- and 53-Across? : FOODCOURT
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Big gulps : SWIGS
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Hip dance : HULA
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Hip : MOD
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Ouzo flavoring : ANISE
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Main point : GIST
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Subject of much Dave Chappelle humor : RACE
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... political corruption? : DIRTYRICE
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North Dakota city : MINOT
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Unlock, in verse : OPE
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Fixed : SET
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Common antiseptic : IODINE
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Catches : NETS
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... marijuana possession? : BAKEDBEANS
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Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
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Summer month in South America : ENERO
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___-free : SCOT
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Kids' road trip game : ISPY
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True-blue : LOYAL
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AARP members: Abbr. : SRS
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Onetime MTV reality stunt show : JACKASS
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Confident counterclaim : ICANTOO
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Word in the names of two of the top 10 Fortune 500 companies : GENERAL
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Jazzberry Jam and Razzmatazz in a Crayola box : REDS
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Ma's his sis : UNC
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Chemical formula for tin monoxide : SNO
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Slowpoke : TURTLE
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1950s Mideast hot spot : SINAI
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Stop for water : DAM
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Famous middle name that means "love of God" : AMADEUS
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Prepares for another round of shots : RELOADS
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Flying transmitter : TSETSE
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Tiptoer, e.g. : SNEAK
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What can take people for a loop? : ELS
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Nissan S.U.V. : XTERRA
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Contents of some banks : SAND
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Pro with a deck of cards, maybe : PSYCHIC
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Cook up a conspiracy : PLOT
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Chorus that's not nice to hear : BOOS
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Unidentified hostile aircraft : BOGEYS
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___ of personality : CULT
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Punch ingredient? : FIST
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"Great" river of England : OUSE
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Ones taking potshots : SNIPERS
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Invasive bug : WIRETAP
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Crazies : MANIACS
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Alito succeeded her on the bench : OCONNOR
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Cannot stand : DETESTS
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Hebrew name for God : ADONAI
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Big name in 1980s jeans : GITANO
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Tilt-a-Whirl and Ferris wheel : RIDES
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Insurgent : REBEL
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Underworld group : MOB
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"American ___" : IDOL
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Like a 14-Down : SLY
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"The Star-Spangled Banner" writer : KEY
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Measure opposed by Phyllis Schlafly, for short : ERA

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