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New York Times, Saturday, November 10, 2018

Author:
Will Nediger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Will Nediger

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Nediger. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Nediger notes:
This puzzle is a rare case where the seed entry didn't end up making it into the final grid. Especially ironic since the seed entry ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Ha, SEED ENTRY would have been hilarious as a seed entry! I'm not sure it's a solid enough phrase (outside of our little constructing ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 1110 ( 25,204 )
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Pole stars? : STRIPPERS
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Shop contents : WARES
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Smetana composition inspired by a river : THEMOLDAU
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Too good for : ABOVE
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Flexible attire : YOGAPANTS
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Chicken : TIMID
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___ Lovegood, friend of Harry Potter : LUNA
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Chemistry test? : HOTDATE
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One-eighth of a data set : OCTILE
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777, e.g. : AIRLINER
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Target of some shots : FLUVIRUS
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Creature that can walk on lava : NENE
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Shoots : FIRES
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Opposite of pobre : RICO
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Sierra and others : GMCS
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Leslie's friend on "Parks and Recreation" : ANN
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Mutant villain of Marvel Comics : MAGNETO
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Gambler's spot : PIP
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Bottom of the barrel : LEES
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Former Senate majority leader who was once an amateur boxer : REID
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Single cut : BSIDE
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Wheels : RIDE
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Group with a satellite truck : NEWSCREW
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10-12 on a Little League team, maybe : AGERANGE
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Romeos : WOOERS
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Activity at a comic con : COSPLAY
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Reminder of a hit : WELT
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Fancy restaurant topping? : TOQUE
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"The Mikado" and "The Merry Widow" : OPERETTAS
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What sharks take interest in : USURY
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Rebel fighter during the Mexican Revolution : ZAPATISTA
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Pressure group? : PEERS
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Edgy newspaper type, informally : ALTWEEKLY
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Dump : STY
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E'en if : THO
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Neither long nor short: Abbr. : REG
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Survivor's cry : IMALIVE
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Mass appeal : POPULISM
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Thickness-adjusting tool : PLANER
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Woman's name meaning "pleasure" : EDNA
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One might be paid to talk : RAT
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Certain bar order : SUSHI
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Dangling part of a turkey : WATTLE
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Persistent : ABIDING
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Subject of a classic six-volume work by Edward Gibbon : ROMANEMPIRE
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One might have clickable "Yes" and "No" buttons : EVITE
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Event in which the Four Questions are read : SEDER
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"... never mind, then" : ORNOT
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Butcher's scraps : OFFAL
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"I Fall to Pieces" singer : CLINE
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Like landscape paintings that focus more on color and lighting than fine detail : TURNERESQUE
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Harebrained : ASININE
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It's a feeling : URGE
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Turn over : CEDE
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Hard ___ : CIDER
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Shoots out : SPEWS
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Place for matches : ARENA
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Abandoned : OBSOLETE
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Carolina Panthers mascot with a rhyming name : SIRPURR
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Dog depicted by Monopoly's dog token : SCOTTIE
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Chicago political dynasty : DALEYS
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TV show created by Vince McMahon : WWERAW
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Go haywire : ACTUP
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28-Across, e.g. : GOOSE
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Dumplings at a Japanese restaurant : GYOZA
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Was lachrymose : WEPT
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Bucko : PAL
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[Oh, no you didn't!] : TSK
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Loser to New England in Super Bowl LI: Abbr. : ATL
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"Come to think of it ..." : SAY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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