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New York Times, Saturday, October 5, 2019

Author:
Trenton Charlson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trenton Charlson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FX} Spans: 2 Minimum word length: 4 This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Charlson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Trenton Charlson notes:
This puzzle dates back to around the time I finished reading the Harry Potter series (fashionably late, I guess). I started with ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I wondered where all the rare letters (JQXZ) were — could it be that Trenton decided to do stray from his usual leanings? Nah. Fun ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Grids with no three-letter answers aren't as rare as you might think. This is the 61st in the Shortz Era.

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Across
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Manhattan's ___ D. Roosevelt Park : SARA
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Kunis of "That '70s Show" : MILA
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Had a bad feeling : ACHED
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Added to the ballot, say : WRITTENIN
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Bulb unit : CLOVE
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Terminal request : AISLESEAT
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Escalated : RISEN
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Ruthlessly aggressive : TAKENOPRISONERS
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Fails to be : ISNT
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Flag carrier with a 17-hour nonstop flight to London : QANTAS
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Winds up : CLOSES
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Peer group : JURY
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Egyptian sky god : HORUS
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Sticky situations : QUAGMIRES
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Disney president who oversaw the Pixar acquisition : IGER
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Part of a ream : QUIRE
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Inner tubes, topologically : TORI
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"Get over here now!" : COMEQUICK
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Submerged ridge : SHOAL
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Wait : BIDE
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"For real?" : THATSO
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Gave grief, in a way : SASSED
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Get back : REAP
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The Hagia Sophia was built in it : BYZANTINEEMPIRE
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Triumphant cry : IRULE
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Not likely to be upset : TOPSEEDED
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One end of the railway in "The Bridge on the River Kwai" : BURMA
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Euphoric state : CLOUDNINE
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State : SPEAK
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Feature of many a diary : HASP
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In a jiffy : SOON
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Clock : SWAT
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Stage highlight : ARIA
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Reward seeker's concern : RISK
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Free : ATLEISURE
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Accelerator particles : MESONS
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Like Wile E. Coyote : INEPT
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Incredible person : LIAR
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One of the two components of 5-Down : ANTIQUARK
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It stands for something : ACRONYM
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First name in westerns : CLINT
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First of the Minor Prophets : HOSEA
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Medgar who said "You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea" : EVERS
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Places for trophies : DENS
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Perfect and then some? : TENSES
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Base boss : SARGE
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Smart : CHIC
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Kangaroo, for 22-Across : LOGO
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City on Utah Lake : OREM
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Oomph : JUICE
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Game with a ball called a quaffle : QUIDDITCH
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Vague expression of empathy : ITHAPPENS
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Ginseng, e.g. : ROOT
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Times gone by : ERAS
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Cylindrical construction : SILO
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Lull : QUIET
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Short yardage play, briefly : QBSNEAK
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Having eaten crow : SHAMED
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Does some course prep? : TEESUP
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Shaved ice ingredient : SYRUP
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Heraldic hue : AZURE
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Actress Hayek of "Frida" : SALMA
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Some tow jobs, for short : REPOS
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Front covers : BIBS
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Home of The Times-Picayune, informally : NOLA
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Prefix with -cracy : IDIO
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Ashcroft's predecessor as attorney general : RENO
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Elysium : EDEN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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