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New York Times, Friday, November 1, 2019

Author:
Robyn Weintraub
Editor:
Will Shortz
One who tells a tale full of sound and fury, per Macbeth
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Robyn Weintraub

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQVZ} This is puzzle # 23 for Ms. Weintraub. Friday freshness: 13%
Robyn Weintraub notes:
I was very pleased with myself for my clever clue for DECODER RING: "Handy cryptography tool?" — if only I'd been able to take it a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
DECODER RING indeed gives this one a Weintraubian flair. I love it when Robyn treats us to delightful entries like this one, evoking ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times11/1/19 ( No. 25,560 )
Across
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Von Trapp daughter in "The Sound of Music" : LIESL
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Range for 1-Across : ALPS
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Some bad joke tellers, stereotypically : DADS
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Major for a future museum curator : ARTHISTORY
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Singer Brickell : EDIE
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Steam-powered device? : RICECOOKER
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Wheedle : COAX
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Schmutz on Santa's boots : ASH
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Mila of "Black Swan" : KUNIS
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Cinematography tool : DOLLY
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Cast opener : TELE
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Calls to account : CHIDES
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Knives can make them : SLITS
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Props (up) : SHORES
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Morally reprehensible : SLIMY
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Headwear almost never worn outdoors : SHOWERCAP
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Garments worn at Hogwarts : ROBES
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Language in which "thank you" is "khob chai" : LAO
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Peppery herb : CRESS
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Shopping destination that sounds risqué : STRIPMALL
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Coloring : TINCT
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On the up and up? : ASLOPE
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Leasing unit : MONTH
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Sides in chess, symbolically : ARMIES
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Block at sea : BERG
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One who tells a tale full of sound and fury, per Macbeth : IDIOT
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Hypes : TOUTS
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Jason of "The Incredibles" : LEE
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Arab nation once colonized by the Portuguese : OMAN
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This might sound sad : MINORCHORD
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Value not appearing on any Scrabble tile : NINE
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"Don't be such a baby!" : ACTYOURAGE
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Online marketplace since 2005 : ETSY
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Some referee calls, for short : TKOS
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Joint part : TENON
Down
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Dr. Zhivago's love : LARA
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State flower of Tennessee : IRIS
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Chisel, say : ETCH
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Marine mollusk exoskeleton vendor, in a tongue twister? : SHE
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Pronto : LICKETYSPLIT
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When to meet for lunch, maybe : ATONE
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Enemy of the Avengers : LOKI
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Nursery : PRESCHOOL
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Setting for 400+ miles of the Euphrates: Abbr. : SYR
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Useful cryptography tool to have on hand? : DECODERRING
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Not mature : ADOLESCENT
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Array on an instrument panel : DIALS
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Super-hot : SEXY
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Preacher's charge : SOULS
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DVD special feature : DIRECTORSCUT
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Adage suggesting the value of working expeditiously : TIMEISMONEY
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The way : HOW
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Pay phone feature : SLOT
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Ones turning up the volume? : LIBRARIANS
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Some mudrock : SHALE
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Yearbook grp. : SRS
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Monty Python genre : SLAPSTICK
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Yiddish language author Sholem : ASCH
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Winter setting in Tinseltown : PST
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___ Greene, mobster in "The Godfather" : MOE
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Daily newspaper section : METRO
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___ one : ADMIT
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Regatta markers : BUOYS
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One of the Nereids : IONE
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Not fooled by : ONTO
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Dangerous kind of shark : LOAN
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Post hoc, ___ propter hoc (common fallacy) : ERGO
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Fall location : EDEN
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Dismount surface : MAT
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Realm of Otto I: Abbr. : HRE

Answer summary:
3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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