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New York Times, Tuesday, October 3, 2017

With 38-Across, feature of an upscale kitchen ... or of 17-, 23-, 47- and 58-Across?

Author:
Chuck Deodene
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Deodene. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Not being into home improvement, it was a fun exercise to guess what could fill in "___ ISLAND." I guessed DESERT, MIDDLE, STANDING, ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times10/3/17 ( No. 24,801 )
Across
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River to the Caspian Sea : VOLGA
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Speedy : SWIFT
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___ the line (obey) : TOE
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Like some walls at Harvard : IVIED
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Tureen dipper : LADLE
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Humble dwelling : HUT
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One might stare at the Sun : BALTIMOREAN
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Suffix in many ore names : ITE
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Paris's ___ Palace : ELYSEE
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Submarine sandwich meat : HAM
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Linux forerunner : UNIX
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It holds four pecks : BUSHELBASKET
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NBC host Carson : DALY
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1986-2001 Earth orbiter : MIR
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Outback flock : EMUS
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Prefix with sex or cycle : UNI
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Banco de México money : PESO
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Retort to a doubter : IAMSO
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With 38-Across, feature of an upscale kitchen ... or of 17-, 23-, 47- and 58-Across? : CENTER
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See 36-Across : ISLAND
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Message that might start with "@" : TWEET
40
Whitney and Shasta, for two: Abbr. : MTNS
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"To Kill a Mockingbird" author : LEE
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Former piece of an ice shelf : BERG
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Affirmative in "Fargo" : YAH
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Huskies' haul : SLED
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Manager at a train depot : STATIONAGENT
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What an insole helps support : ARCH
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Darlin' : HON
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Julius who sang "Anywhere I Wander," 1953 : LAROSA
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[Har har!] : YUK
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Discussions that might lead to a treaty : FORMALTALKS
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Master pilot : ACE
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Capital of Jordan : AMMAN
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Wiped out big-time : ATEIT
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___ Royal Highness : HER
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Moist-eyed : TEARY
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Catch at a rodeo : LASSO
Down
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A shady person may give off a bad one : VIBE
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Track shape : OVAL
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Water ___ (pond plant) : LILY
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Subsists : GETSBY
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Parting word that's 80% vowels : ADIEU
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___-mo : SLO
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Medal of Honor recipient : WARHERO
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Something to strive for : IDEAL
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Served in blazing liquor : FLAMBE
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<-- : TEN
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Set one's sights low : THINKSMALL
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Tummy protrusion : OUTIE
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Writing in digital format : ETEXT
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Famed German hypnotist : MESMER
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Bar habitué's order, with "the" : USUAL
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___ Royal Highness : HIS
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Slightly off : AMISS
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Channel for fumes : DUCT
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All over again : ANEW
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Player who might tackle a wide receiver : LINEBACKER
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Kind of dish at a lab : PETRI
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Old-fashioned dagger : SNEE
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Had too much, briefly : ODED
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Places for crowns : TEETH
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Really suffering, so to speak : INHELL
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Neighbor of Bangladesh : MYANMAR
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Touch in baseball : TAG
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"Leave!" : GOHOME
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Rock bands? : STRATA
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"Open wide!" : SAYAH
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Cease-fire : TRUCE
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"Psycho" mother : NORMA
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Birth-related : NATAL
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Plaza de toros cries : OLES
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Tackles a black diamond trail, say : SKIS
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Concerning : ASTO
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Liposculpture target : FAT
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"With ___ luck ..." : ANY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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