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New York Times, Friday, October 4, 2019

Author:
Matthew Sewell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matthew Sewell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 37 Missing: {BJZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Sewell. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Matthew Sewell notes:
Solvers might be surprised to learn that 1-Across wasn't a seed entry for this puzzle; it wasn't even in the original submitted ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Third day in a row where a bit of the constructor shines through! Matt is a professor, so I smiled, seeing the god of wisdom ERUDITE ... read more
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Across
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Aspirations for a group of friends : SQUADGOALS
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Put in a hold : STOW
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Pet that makes frequent use of a door flap : OUTSIDECAT
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Jumble : HASH
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Part of a romantic evening : DINNERDATE
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Toll unit : AXLE
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Do to ___ : ATEE
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Wild troublemaker : HELLION
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Activity for outgoing people? : ESCAPEROOM
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Paradigms : IDEALS
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One sense : SMELL
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O.K. : GREENLIGHT
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Part of a dim sum meal : TEA
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Professorial : ERUDITE
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Clothing : RAIMENT
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Something fabulous : LIE
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They don't come into play : NONFACTORS
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It may hang from a chain : IDTAG
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Compares (to) : LIKENS
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Polish and polish, e.g. : HETERONYMS
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Polish dish : PIEROGI
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Ruthless sort : OGRE
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Forest Service's agcy. : USDA
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Natural moisturizer in some cosmetics : AVOCADOOIL
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Outright : FLAT
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Make drinkable, in a way : DESALINATE
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Actress Marsay of "Game of Thrones" : FAYE
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Sirius, for one : STARSYSTEM
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Gin fizz ingredient : SODA
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Bail : QUIT
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Alternative media magazine, informally : UTNE
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Medical directive : ASNEEDED
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Fizzle : DIE
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Warsaw Pact member west of Poland, for short : GDR
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Where "♥" has appeared since 2011, in brief : OED
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Legislative landmark of '10 : ACA
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Shop spinner : LATHE
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Drive ... or part of a drive : STEER
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Peace in the Mideast : SHALOM
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They run while you ride : TAXIMETERS
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City where "Peer Gynt" premiered : OSLO
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"That's enough" : WHEN
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Something that might be turned in to security : LOSTITEM
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Handling : SEEINGTO
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Division of a poem : CANTO
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Director Irwin famous for disaster films : ALLEN
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Inflation fig. : PSI
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Expression of regret : IRUETHEDAY
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Part of the eye : LENS
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Exempli gratia, e.g.: Abbr. : LAT
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Electrical ___ : GRID
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Mill fill : GRAIN
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Unoriginal, as a comedian : HACKY
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"My God!," in Hebrew : ELI
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Rainmakers? : MONSOONS
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Spokeswoman in some insurance commercials : FLO
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Make bubbly : AERATE
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"Crikey!" : EGADS
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Transfix : RIVET
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What an out-of-shape person might do while exercising : PUFF
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Spanish key : ISLA
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Charge : GOAT
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Church observance : RITE
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He, but not she: Abbr. : ELEM
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___ Mayor (Spanish constellation) : OSA
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Token in The Game of Life : CAR
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Hangout for the Fonz : ALS
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Kind of home project, for short : DIY

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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