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New York Times, Thursday, October 4, 2018

Ingredient in some cocktails ... or a hint to the last words in 17-, 23-, 32-, 43- and 48-Across

Author:
Joon Pahk
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 39 Missing: {FQVZ} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. pahk.
joon pahk notes:
apparently it's been three years since my last NYT puzzle! lest anybody think i've dropped off the face of the earth, or at least from ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
We've been conditioned to expect something radical on Thursday — words turning corners or going backward or busting out of the grid ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A-HA! So much for those previous comments about day-of-the-week issues, eh, Jim? Eh?! EH?!?!!? (Jim is Canadian. And thus wouldn't ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times10/4/18 ( No. 25,167 )
Across
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Pride Month inits. : LGBT
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Org. defending 1-Across rights : ACLU
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At full speed : AMAIN
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This and that : OLIO
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"Yay!" : WOOT
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1930s vice president John ___ Garner : NANCE
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It might pop out of a kid's mouth : BUBBLEGUM
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Thus far : TONOW
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Seven-time All-Star Dave, who pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays : STIEB
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Wind instrument : OCARINA
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Heavy metal band whose name is a euphemism for "Jesus Christ!" : JUDASPRIEST
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Notable times : ERAS
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Pacific Northwest hub, informally : SEATAC
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Main connections, of a sort : GASPIPES
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Going rates? : TOLLS
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Touching : AGAINST
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Carefully explained : LAIDOUT
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Profundity : DEPTH
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Fashion designer whose namesake brand features a rhinoceros in its logo : MARCECKO
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"Count me in!" : IMGAME
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Distort : SKEW
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Swinger's club : BASEBALLBAT
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Eponymous regatta-winning yacht of 1851 : AMERICA
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Bumbling : INEPT
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Occupy, as a table : SITAT
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Ingredient in some cocktails ... or a hint to the last words in 17-, 23-, 32-, 43- and 48-Across : SODAMIXER
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Occupied : INUSE
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Long nap? : SHAG
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Actress Dobrev of "The Vampire Diaries" : NINA
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Bounded : LOPED
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"This is probably dumb but I'm doing it anyway" hashtag : YOLO
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Online handicrafts marketplace : ETSY
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High shots : LOBS
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Overabundance : GLUT
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Benjamin Netanyahu's nickname : BIBI
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Choice A for Hamlet : TOBE
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Flabbergasted feeling : AWE
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Minor player, metaphorically : COG
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Comedian Costello : LOU
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Greatest extent : UTMOST
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Southern, and then some : ANTARCTIC
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An official language of New Zealand : MAORI
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2014 movie musical starring Quvenzhané Wallis : ANNIE
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Phone tapping targets? : ICONS
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Unused to : NEWAT
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Great Society prez : LBJ
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Audit expert, for short : CPA
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"We deliver for you" org. : USPS
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Off! ingredient : DEET
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Penlight powerers, often : AAS
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"My word!" : EGAD
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Fury : RAGE
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Rush order : ASAP
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Stick in the fire? : SPIT
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Under restraint : INHIBITED
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"To ..." things : ODES
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Stone-cold cinch : LOCK
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Gospel with the Prodigal Son parable : LUKE
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Put in a hold : STOW
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Epitome of gentleness : LAMB
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Calculus calculation : AREA
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Evil, in Laval : MAL
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High Sierra runner : MAC
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Like a blank stare : GLASSY
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Herb with "sweet" and "holy" varieties : BASIL
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___ acid : AMINO
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Institute : SETUP
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Wipe away : ERASE
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Senator Kaine of Virginia : TIM
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Soccer striker's jersey number, traditionally : NINE
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Out : EXIT
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Female swans : PENS
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Server load? : TRAY
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"Well, what have we here?!" : OHO
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Indian lentil dish : DAL
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Before this time : AGO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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