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New York Times, Saturday, October 29, 2016

Pickup trucks from a foreign-owned company made and sold only in North America

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 216 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 1029 ( 24,462 )
Across
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Pickup trucks from a foreign-owned company made and sold only in North America : NISSANTITANS
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Familiar story line : ONCEUPONATIME
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Durable, as a wristwatch : SHOCKRESISTANT
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Goes no further : HALTS
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Moon, in Montreuil : LUNE
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Imitation : SHAM
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Ford contemporary : OLDS
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To some degree : SORTA
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Jugged ___ (old British delicacy) : HARE
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Jazzman Montgomery : WES
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White sheets : FLOES
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Second part of a historic trio : PINTA
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Some prizes on "The Price Is Right" : TRIPS
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Dance with high kicks : CANCAN
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They're put in barrels : RAMRODS
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Keeps a mock rivalry going, say : BANTERS
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"___ in Moscow" (1959 children's book) : ELOISE
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Funereal tempo : LARGO
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Air spirit, in folklore : SYLPH
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Metallic stickers : BARBS
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"Golly Gosh Oh ___" (Conway Twitty song) : GEE
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Entertainment Weekly interviewee : IDOL
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Niche religions : CULTS
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Low lament : MOAN
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___ Parker, director and star of 2016's "The Birth of a Nation" : NATE
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Not staged : REAL
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Land line? : COAST
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Sitcom mom whose kids were named Becky, Darlene and D.J. : ROSEANNECONNER
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$100 purchase in Monopoly : VERMONTAVENUE
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Something played at 1980s parties : CASSETTETAPE
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Ticket waster : NOSHOW
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Eat fast, slangily : INHALE
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Dresses down : SCOLDS
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Niche religions : SECTS
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Dovekies, e.g. : AUKS
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"This is ___" : NPR
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Single-rotation skating jumps : TOELOOPS
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Covers : INSURES
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Ruins the reputation of : TAINTS
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Discombobulated : ATSEA
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Small carp : NIT
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Hit hard : SMASHINTO
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Add value to : ENHANCE
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Winemaking byproduct : TARTAR
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Monetary resources : MEANS
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Go down toward home? : SLIDE
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Campus newbie : FROSH
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Symptoms of guilt : PANGS
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Liqueur in a margarita : TRIPLESEC
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Bready bunch? : CARBS
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Pitch, e.g. : RESIN
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Affirmed's rival for the Triple Crown : ALYDAR
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Protégé of Stalin : MOLOTOV
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Compiler of an 1855 reference work : BARTLETT
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"The Jack ___ Show," 1959-85 : LALANNE
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Start of a Spanish greeting : BUENOS
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Australian monitor lizard : GOANNA
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Show some leniency : EASEUP
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Starter follower : ENTREE
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Is a quick learner? : CRAMS
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His house in Giverny is a now a museum : MONET
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Smuggler's hideaway : COVE
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Monarch's reign, perhaps : ERA
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Cool ___ : CAT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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