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New York Times, Tuesday, October 9, 2018

2016 Best Picture nominee ... or a hint to the circled letters in 20-, 25- and 43-Across

Author:
Natan Last, Andy Kravis and the J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Last. This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Kravis.
Constructor notes:
ANDY: At the beginning of the semester, we set out to make a Monday puzzle (the only day of the week JASA hasn't yet had an NYT puzzle ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Some deliciously youthful fill coming from the JASA class today! What's the DEALIO, you might ask, with YOSHI the dinosaur? I say Si ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times10/9/18 ( No. 25,172 )
Across
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Sends to eternal punishment : DAMNS
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Apple desktop : IMAC
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Kind of tide : NEAP
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Kindle purchase : EBOOK
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Greek goddess of Earth : GAIA
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"Free Willy" creature : ORCA
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Easter hopper : BUNNY
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Not mine alone : OURS
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Platypus feature : BILL
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Coined phrase? : EPLURIBUSUNUM
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Bob who won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature : DYLAN
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What a kitten is picked up by : NAPE
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Something Linus carries in "Peanuts" : SECURITYBLANKET
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Buds : PALS
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What it takes to tango : TWO
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Canine, e.g. : TOOTH
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2016 Best Supporting Actor winner Mahershala : ALI
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Collections for afternoon socials : TEASETS
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Reticent : SHY
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Ballet dancer in "Fantasia" : HIPPO
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Regal initialism : HRH
42
Physics prereq., maybe : CHEM
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"Just as I expected!" : NOSURPRISETHERE
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"The Giving ___" (Shel Silverstein title) : TREE
48
Civil rights leader Medgar : EVERS
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2016 Best Picture nominee ... or a hint to the circled letters in 20-, 25- and 43-Across : HIDDENFIGURES
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Frozen yogurt mix-in : OREO
55
Item cut up for a salad, informally : CUKE
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Dental care brand : ORALB
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Tilt : SKEW
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"That makes perfect sense now!" : ISEE
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Crude carrier : OILER
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"SportsCenter" airer : ESPN
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Unauthorized disclosure : LEAK
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"Be prepared," for example : MOTTO
Down
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One at a coming-out party, briefly : DEB
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___ Dhabi : ABU
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Wallet alternatives : MONEYCLIPS
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Puzzle : NONPLUS
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Actor Astin of "Pitch Perfect" : SKYLAR
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Composer Stravinsky : IGOR
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Island east of Lanai : MAUI
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Website with a lot of home pages? : AIRBNB
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Laid-back : CASUAL
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Mock Spanish expression of disapproval : NOBUENO
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The Emerald Isle : ERIN
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Rights org. : ACLU
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It can be greased : PALM
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Wed : UNITE
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Footwear for a dandy : SPATS
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"What's the ___?" (slangy "How's it going?") : DEALIO
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Hall-of-Fame pitcher Warren : SPAHN
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Onetime Pan Am rival : TWA
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Dinosaur in the Super Mario world : YOSHI
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Passover brisket seasoning : KOSHERSALT
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Anesthetics of old : ETHERS
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"Parsley, sage, rosemary and ___" ("Scarborough Fair" lyric) : THYME
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Longtime Yankees manager Joe : TORRE
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Triage sites, for short : ERS
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What's exited in Brexit, for short : THEEU
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Insult : PUTDOWN
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"Ta-ta!" : CHEERIO
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Tentatively schedule, with "in" : PENCIL
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Say no to : REFUSE
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Remote location? : TVROOM
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It may wind up at the side of a house : HOSE
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Annoys : IRKS
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Profound : DEEP
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Company whose how-to manuals lack words : IKEA
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Tech whiz : GEEK
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Tennis do-over : LET
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"Dude!" : BRO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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