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New York Times, Saturday, October 6, 2018

First-ever comedian to appear on the cover of Time (1960)

Author:
Lewis Dean Hyatt
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQWY} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Hyatt.
Lewis Dean Hyatt notes:
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© 2018, The New York Times10/6/18 ( No. 25,169 )
Across
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Took out : OFFED
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First-ever comedian to appear on the cover of Time (1960) : SAHL
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Singer with the 2017 #1 R&B album "Ctrl" : SZA
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Data storage sites : DRIVES
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Cookie for the calorie-conscious : OREOTHIN
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___ number : SERIAL
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Like some pans : SCATHING
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Me-first attitude : SELFIMPORTANCE
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Surprised salutation : OHHI
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Org. in 2007's "Charlie Wilson's War" : CIA
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Make rent : TATTER
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"Time for me to shine" : IMON
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Hungarian-born mathematician Paul : ERDOS
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Does some yard work : SODS
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Embedded : NESTED
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Verb repeated throughout Exodus 20 : SHALT
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Largest sesamoid bone in the body : KNEECAP
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Moving : ONTHEGO
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What finger wags indicate : NONOS
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University near Penn : DREXEL
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Grinding away : ATIT
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R.E.M. show? : DREAM
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Slew : SCAD
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Word on a red stamp, perhaps : DENIED
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Muscle used in dip exercises, informally : TRI
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Standards : PARS
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Requiring a lot of work : LABORINTENSIVE
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Prone to sarcasm : IRONICAL
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Mahi-mahi, by another name : DORADO
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Alternative to online dating : BARSCENE
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Regurgitate, as a baby would : SPITUP
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Penn, e.g.: Abbr. : STN
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Troubles : ADOS
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1), 2), 3), etc. : STEPS
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Some tragic ends, for short : ODS
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First-termers : FRESHMEN
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It may be under pressure during an emergency : FIREHOSE
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Bad designs : EVILINTENTIONS
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Unmindful : DEAF
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Brillo alternatives : SOSPADS
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Counterpart of pizzicato, in music : ARCO
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Oscar-winning 1974 documentary about the Vietnam War : HEARTSANDMINDS
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Buncha : LOTTA
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Eastern religion : SHINTO
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Galvanized, chemically : ZINCED
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Brings to a boil : ANGERS
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Broke down for careful analysis : SLICEDANDDICED
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"Now you're talking!" : THATSTHESPIRIT
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It made a big splash in 2001 : MIR
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[Snort] : OINK
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"Well, whaddya know!" : OHO
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Lead-in to tourism or terrorism : ECO
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What isn't legal for copying: Abbr. : LTR
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"___ qué?" : POR
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Remove from the ground : EXCAVATE
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Equipped : GEAREDUP
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Assembly line pioneer : OLDS
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Goes with Mr. All Right? : SETTLES
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They're not in the script : ADLIBS
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Claw : TEARAT
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Congenital : INBORN
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Lionel Richie's "You ___" : ARE
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Woman's name that rhymes with a part of the world : ERICA
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Inverse of giga- : NANO
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Minor concessions : SOPS
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Special ___ : OPS

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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