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New York Times, Sunday, October 6, 2019

Author:
Howard Barkin and Victor Barocas
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Howard Barkin
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Victor Barocas

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 73 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Barkin. This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Barocas. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:
Howard Barkin is a software quality-assurance specialist — and an ace crossword solver — from Hillsborough, N.J. He won the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in 2016 and is a perennial ... read more
Constructor notes:
VICTOR: I powered up the Wayback Machine to share some of the failed themers that Howard and I discussed. EE CUMMINGS (EEC) and DH LAWRENCE (DHL) both had nice initialisms, but we ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Initialisms, well-known(ish) trigrams mirroring famous people's initials. Some interesting finds — with as much ARTHUR C CLARKE as I've read, I've never thought about his monogram matching ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 1006 ( 25,534 )
Across
1
What helicopter rotors do : WHIR
5
"___ to Psyche" : ODE
8
Bartók and Lugosi : BELAS
13
Seven Sisters school that went coed in 1969 : VASSAR
19
Famous feature of the Florence Cathedral : DOME
20
Romulus, exempli gratia : REX
21
It goes up with alcohol consumption : REACTIONTIME
23
Cereal mascot since 1933 : SNAP
24
N.Y.C.-based dance troupe : ABT
25
↑ Memoirist : ALICEBTOKLAS
26
Psalm 63 opening : OGOD
28
Unable to choose : TORN
30
Blood drive worker : NURSE
31
On the way : SENT
32
Many : ALOTOF
34
Tactless : RUDE
36
Marsh flora : REEDS
38
Rapper Lil ___ X : NAS
39
↓ Journalist and author : HUNTERSTHOMPSON
42
Maui setting: Abbr. : HST
44
Downwind : ALEE
45
Mimic : APER
46
Quarry, e.g. : PIT
47
Raise one's spirits : TOAST
49
Weighed on : BURDENED
51
Gangster's gun : GAT
52
Large print source : BEARPAW
54
Org. for the Demon Deacons and Blue Devils : ACC
55
↑ Sci-fi author : ARTHURCCLARKE
58
Observance on Yom Kippur or during Ramadan : FAST
61
H.S. class for future engineers, say : APPHYSICS
62
Spoke with a forked tongue : LIED
63
Guides of a sort : GURUS
64
"From where I sit," briefly : IMO
65
Increases : UPS
66
Word appearing on only one current U.S. coin (the nickel) : CENTS
67
Bit : ATOM
68
Yonder : OVERTHERE
72
Medium on display at Brickworld : LEGO
73
↓ Famed rights advocate : SUSANBANTHONY
75
Agcy. that supports entrepreneurs : SBA
77
Many a middle schooler : PRETEEN
78
Sounds during a strep test : AHS
79
1976 hit whose title is sung just before the line "Take it easy" : SLOWRIDE
84
Buenos ___ : AIRES
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Sis's sib : BRO
86
Isn't in the black : OWES
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Information on a game box : AGES
88
The so-called "winter blues," for short : SAD
89
↑ Noted politician and orator : STEPHENADOUGLAS
93
"Honor"-able org. : BSA
95
Gush : SPURT
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Largest cell in the human body : OVUM
98
Got by : MADEDO
99
Yeats's homeland : EIRE
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Brings up : REARS
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Award for Best Moment, e.g. : ESPY
105
The "1" of 10-1, say : LOSS
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↓ American composer and lyricist : GEORGEMCOHAN
109
Canyon maker : GMC
111
Kissers : LIPS
113
"I can't understand this at all" : ITSGREEKTOME
114
Half of a blackjack : ACE
115
Hideout : LAIR
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Star of the "Taken" film series : NEESON
117
Wind ___ : SHEAR
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"Erie Canal" mule : SAL
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Certain IDs : SSNS
Down
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MS. units : WDS
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Site of the first Ironman race (1978) : HONOLULU
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Words accompanying "Uh-oh!" : IMAGONER
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Moved, as in a greenhouse : REPOTTED
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___ pro nobis : ORA
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Factor affecting a bond's rating : DEBT
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Took by threat : EXTORTED
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Actor on Time's list of the 100 most important people of the 20th century : BRANDO
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California's ___ River : EEL
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Reclined : LAIN
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Hex'd : ACCURST
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Playing on both sides : STEREO
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"I ___" (sticker message) : VOTED
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"I'll take that as ___" : ANO
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Parts of a portfolio: Abbr. : STKS
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Iconic environmental book : SILENTSPRING
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Maker of the classic Radarange : AMANA
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Concludes one's case : RESTS
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"Ghosts" playwright : IBSEN
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Forest mother : DOE
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River through Dortmund : RUHR
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Model of vengeful obsession : AHAB
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Part of a Swiss bank account : FRANC
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One good at reading emotions : EMPATH
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Boating hazard : SHOAL
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Something a house might be built on : SPEC
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Epigrammatic : PITHY
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Brand in the dessert aisle : SARALEE
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Clue collectors, for short : TECS
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Grow a fondness for : TAKETO
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Grub : EATS
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Assoc. : GRP
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Includes surreptitiously : BCCS
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Melds : WEDS
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Left on board : APORT
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High percentage of criminals? : USURY
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No longer green, say : RIPE
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Popular sans-serif typeface : FUTURA
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Truism based on a line by Gertrude Stein : AROSEISAROSE
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Major source of coffee beans : SUMATRA
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Mass-produced response? : AMEN
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Inspiration for a horror movie? : GASP
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Nobelist Pavlov : IVAN
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Hammer feature : CLAW
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U.K. honours : OBES
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Choreographer Twyla : THARP
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Trio often heard in December : HOHOHO
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Northern borders? : ENS
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Can't do without : NEEDS
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Runners support it : SLED
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Place of security : BOSOM
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What causes a will-o'-the-wisp : SWAMPGAS
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Ann and Andy, notably : RAGDOLLS
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The King of Latin Pop : IGLESIAS
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Popular sports news website : DEADSPIN
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ExxonMobil abroad : ESSO
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Promise : BETROTH
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Heavy responsibility : ONUS
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Comment following an unrepentant admission : SUEME
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Symbolic socioeconomic divider : TRACKS
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Less bumpy : EVENER
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Suffix with sex or text : UAL
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Get the show on the road : BEGIN
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Número de Maravillas del Mundo Antiguo : SIETE
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Get one's hair just right : PREEN
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Bits of work : ERGS
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Something a cobbler may hold : SHOE
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"It's fun to stay at the ___" (1978 hit lyric) : YMCA
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Miracle-___ : GRO
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Org. for docs : AMA
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Bit of animation : CEL
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About one-quarter of a high school: Abbr. : SRS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 6 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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