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New York Times, Thursday, October 31, 2019

English county that's the setting for Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None"

Author:
Ezra Brauner and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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110/31/20191
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Ezra Brauner
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1.639312
Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Brauner. This is puzzle # 103 for Mr. Chen.
Constructor notes:
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© 2019, The New York Times10/31/19 ( No. 25,559 )
Across
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Sofa feature : ARM
4
Vent : UNLOAD
10
Nasty campaign accusations : MUD
13
Mauna ___ : LOA
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Lincoln ___, creator of the comic strip "Big Nate" : PEIRCE
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Small-scale : MINI
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Abbr. that's almost always preceded by a comma : ETC
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They get kicked around a lot : SOCCERBALLS
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Ceremonial goblets : CHALICES
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Against expectations, say : IRONIC
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Another go : REDO
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Basic cable channel : USA
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Travelers from afar, for short : ETS
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Rural shindigs : HOOTENANNIES
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Co. milestone : IPO
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Brouhaha : TODO
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Train to a plane : TRAM
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Remove abruptly : YANK
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English county that's the setting for Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None" : DEVON
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Money in Istanbul : LIRA
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Not to mention : ALSO
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One-named supermodel of the 1970s-'80s : IMAN
42
German article : DER
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"You flabbergast me" : IMSPEECHLESS
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Fill (up) : GAS
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Prefix with tourism : ECO
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Digs up some dirt : HOES
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Profile persona : AVATAR
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Mélanges : AMALGAMS
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Kind of experiment ... or a hint to 10 Down answers in this puzzle : DOUBLEBLIND
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Trouble : WOE
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Takes responsibility for : OWNS
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You're out of it if you're in it : TRANCE
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Wiliness : ART
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ID checker : TSA
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Something with a movable feast : EASTER
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"Absolutely!" : YES
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A Baldwin brother : ALEC
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Kind of I.R.A. : ROTH
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Colorful French cookies : MACARONS
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Good potential : UPSIDE
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Former liberal, maybe : NEOCON
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Whopper : LIE
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Surgery sites, for short : ORS
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Star pitcher : ACE
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Mockery : DERISION
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Get the lead out? : MINE
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Foot, fathom or furlong : UNIT
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Playing pieces in Othello : DISCS
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Who said "Where there is oppression, there is resistance" : MAO
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Scottish hillside : BRAE
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Court cry : LET
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Japanese noodle dish : UDON
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"Hey there!" : HIYA
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Bud : PAL
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Returning to the original speed, on scores : ATEMPO
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Fertilization targets : OVA
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The Blues of the N.H.L., on scoreboards : STL
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Goes off into the sunset, say : RIDESAWAY
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Is for two? : ARE
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Damage : MAR
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Swimmer in an ornamental pond : KOI
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Separate : DISCRETE
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What corn can be ground into : MEAL
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Orange Monopoly card : CHANCE
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One kneeling with the ball in a field goal attempt : HOLDER
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Relay part : LEG
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Gal in "Wonder Woman" : GADOT
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Swears : AVOWS
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Hot spot : SAUNA
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TV channel with the slogan "We're comedy" : TBS
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[Sigh] : ALAS
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Huge fortune : MINT
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What a glutton always wants : MORE
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Makeup of a match : SETS
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Provider of support : BRA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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