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New York Times, Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Product once advertised with the jingle "Who wears short shorts? ..."

Author:
Robert Fisher
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Fisher. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Robert Fisher notes:
This puzzle was unusual because all of the theme entries and their clues came to me in a single afternoon session in the sauna. I was ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What a fun concept! The broad theme type of "kooky interpretations" — taking a regular phrase and defining it humorously — has been ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times11/10/20 ( No. 25,935 )
Across
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Big mess : SNAFU
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Merino, for one : WOOL
10
What shaken soda cans do after being opened : SPEW
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Hour and minutes separator : COLON
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Long-eared hopper : HARE
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Smidgen : IOTA
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The Eagles' "___ These Nights" : ONEOF
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Working diligently : ATIT
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Source of linen : FLAX
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Sommelier? : PORTAUTHORITY
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Winter D.C. setting : EST
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"If you ask me ...," in shorthand : IMO
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Pen's end : NIB
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Sense of self : EGO
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Bartender? : DRAFTSPERSON
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Product once advertised with the jingle "Who wears short shorts? ..." : NAIR
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How Marcie addresses Peppermint Patty, for no apparent reason : SIR
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Shakespeare's "___ Andronicus" : TITUS
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Actress Kendrick : ANNA
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Booth at a fair : STAND
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Let go of : CEDE
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The "I" of I.P.A. : INDIA
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Suffix with super : IOR
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Quod ___ demonstrandum : ERAT
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Soda jerk? : FOUNTAINHEAD
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One of 12 in "antidisestablishmentarianism": Abbr. : SYL
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Sgt. or cpl. : NCO
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Group of scenes : ACT
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Govt. agency for retirees : SSA
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Barista? : GROUNDSKEEPER
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Concept : IDEA
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___ de las Amazonas : RIOS
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Turn away : AVERT
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Word after fist or baby : BUMP
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Blue: Sp. : AZUL
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Sunnis and Shiites, e.g. : SECTS
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Intersect : MEET
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Bone-dry : SERE
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Writing by John Locke or Alexander Pope : ESSAY
Down
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It will have you seeing things : SCOPE
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Discussing politics and religion with strangers, often : NONOS
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On the qui vive : ALERT
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12 inches : FOOT
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Dirty, as a trick : UNFAIR
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"You got a problem with that?" : WHATOFIT
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"I do solemnly swear ...," e.g. : OATH
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___ Belt : ORIONS
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Proceed without restraint : LETRIP
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Sort (through) : SIFT
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Dacron fabric, for one : POLYESTER
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Boarding pass info : ETA
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Makeup of candles or early records : WAX
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Sch. in Amherst : UMASS
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"Yeah, sure" : IBET
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Dutch city or a cheese it's famous for : GOUDA
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Beginning : ONSET
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Outlet from a sink : DRAIN
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Part of a bridal gown : TRAIN
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Chopped finely, as food : RICED
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Babes in the woods : NAIFS
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What an onslaught of political ads may do : ANNOY
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"Pretend for a moment that you care what I want" : INDULGEME
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Easy-peasy : NOHASSLE
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Rubbish : DRECK
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___ time (never) : ATNO
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Top-of-the-line Honda offerings : ACURAS
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Give an electrical charge : IONIZE
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Order that may follow "Ten-hut!" : ATEASE
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Engineering details : SPECS
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Big name in mattresses : SERTA
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___-craftsy : ARTSY
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Entranced : RAPT
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Gloomy : DOUR
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Dark times, informally : EVES
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Company nicknamed Big Blue : IBM
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In ___ time : DUE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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