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New York Times, Sunday, October 5, 2014

They got tipped at old-fashioned gentlemen's clubs

Author:
Samuel A. Donaldson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Samuel A. Donaldson

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 137, Blocks: 72 Missing: {X} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Donaldson.
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© 2014, The New York Times10/5/14 ( No. 23,707 )
Across
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Cheap shot? : BBS
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Suggestive : RISQUE
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William Henry Harrison's nickname : TIPPECANOE
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Contribute, as to a fund : PAYIN
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Fink : RAT
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Successively : INTURN
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Grimm start? : ONCE
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Overseas love : AMORE
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Pasta suffix : INI
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Very simple : ASEASYASABC
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Turns bad : SOURS
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Lucy Ricardo's friend : ETHELMERTZ
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Phases : PERIODS
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Source of the word "mantra" : SANSKRIT
32
All out : FULLTILT
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Excess : FAT
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U.F.O. occupants : ETS
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Finalize : SEWUP
41
First choice : PLANA
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Year that "Shrek" and "Zoolander" came out : MMI
46
Cause of inflation? : AIR
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Thief : STEALER
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Features of Appaloosa coats : SPOTS
51
Vile : DETESTABLE
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Profit : YIELD
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Monopoly property: Abbr. : UTIL
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Wet depression : SWALE
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Cavorted : PRANCEDAROUND
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Like many a stain before washing : PRESOAKED
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R.V. stop, maybe : KOA
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The First Lady of Song, to fans : ELLA
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It makes Bruce Banner turn into the Hulk : ANGER
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Lathering : SOAPING
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Sick bay : INFIRMARY
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They're around 2.0 : CSTUDENTS
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Shortest Old Testament book : OBADIAH
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Queen Amidala's home in "Star Wars" : NABOO
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Droids, e.g., for short : PDAS
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Cab alternative : ZIN
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2004-13 CBS procedural : CSINY
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Wreck : MESS
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"Oh, go on!" : PSHAW
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Diner side dish : ONIONRINGS
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Pays to play : ANTES
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They got tipped at old-fashioned gentlemen's clubs : TOPHATS
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Mud : JOE
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Comprehend : GET
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___ cheese : NACHO
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Flies (through) : SAILS
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Old roadside advertiser : BURMASHAVE
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Run a fever, say : AIL
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Accusing of misconduct : IMPEACHING
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Philosopher Mo-___ : TZE
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Sized up : ASSESSED
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"Rebel Without a Cause" actor : SALMINEO
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Fine fabric : BATISTE
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"Middlemarch" author : ELIOT
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Early : AHEADOFTIME
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Sweet potato : YAM
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Tie a quick knot? : ELOPE
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Something most people don't want two of : CHIN
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Small, as a garage : ONECAR
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Words for entering a united state : IDO
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Units of force : DYNES
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L.P.G.A. star Ochoa : LORENA
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X : TEN
Down
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Court filing : BRIEF
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Source of the words "mamba" and "chimpanzee" : BANTU
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Big name in chain saws and leaf blowers : STIHL
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Narrow inlet : RIA
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Psychically, if not physically : INSPIRIT
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Symbol for a sharp mind : STEELTRAP
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Amethyst or citrine : QUARTZ
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Latin bears : URSI
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Greek war goddess : ENYO
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Scrap : TOSSAWAY
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___ moment : INA
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They've been banned in the U.S. since '79 : PCBS
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TREE : PECAN
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Gobs : PASSELS
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One way to run : AMOK
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"Amen to that!" : YOURENOTKIDDING
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Pain in the neck : IRRITATION
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Where many flights end : NESTS
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Charge for a plug : ADFEE
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TREE : ELM
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Queue before Q : NOP
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Say "nyah, nyah," say : TEASE
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Flower that symbolizes paradise on earth : TULIP
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British arm : STENGUN
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Source of pressure, at times : PEER
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Kwik-E-Mart operator : APU
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Goods: Abbr. : MDSE
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Cry like a baby : MEWL
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Sly nickname? : ITALIANSTALLION
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Viewpoint : SLANT
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Like months when oysters are not in season : RLESS
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Bad-mouth, in Britain : SLAG
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African antelope : ELAND
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Beach tops : BRAS
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Brit. award : DSO
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TREE : CEDAR
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TREE : OAK
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Fixes a frozen screen, say : REBOOTS
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Old "Gotta have it" sloganeer : PEPSI
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TREE : FIR
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The New Yorker cartoonist Roz : CHAST
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Lions and tigers ... and bears, sometimes? : NOUNS
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Tennille of tunes : TONI
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L. Frank Baum princess : OZMA
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How congressional elections are held : BIENNIALLY
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Rock blaster : AMP
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Haloed one: Fr. : ANGE
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Part of CBS: Abbr. : SYST
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Fraternity letters : RHOS
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Scold shrilly : YAPAT
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Show adequate appreciation : DOJUSTICE
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Sweet filling : CREME
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Org. for Bulldogs, Gators and Tigers : SEC
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First-rate : WHIZBANG
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Leif Ericson, e.g. : NORSEMAN
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Some Muslims : SHIITES
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Follow ___ (do some sleuthing) : ALEAD
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Every, in Rx's : OMN
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Kitchen item used on Thanksgiving : BASTER
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TREE : ASH
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Plant ___ (suggest something) : ASEED
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TREE : PEACH
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"Speak up!" : SAYIT
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Duck : EVADE
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Fiend : DEMON
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Wear a long face : MOPE
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"Didn't see you there" : OHHI
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Jerk, slangily : TOOL
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"___ one objects ..." : IFNO
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Article of Cologne : EIN
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Geological span : ERA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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