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New York Times, Friday, November 11, 2016

Author:
Damon Gulczynski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Damon J. Gulczynski

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {Q} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Gulczynski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Damon J. Gulczynski notes:
About a year and a half ago, I was listening to a podcast and somebody said THAT'S A BIG IF. I was on my computer at the time, so I ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A ton of great stuff packed in! Big, interconnected skeletons can be tough to work with, but Damon did well. WELL SHUT MY MOUTH to ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 1111 ( 24,475 )

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Across
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Amphibian once associated with bad spirits : NEWT
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Big coverage provider : AFLAC
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Nipper : TYKE
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No longer stuck on : OVER
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___ Motel : ROACH
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Crop circles, e.g. : HOAX
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Part of many a rural skyline : SILO
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Line up : AGREE
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Former Soviet leader Andropov : YURI
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Singer Goulding : ELLIE
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Bad way to run : LATE
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Start of some Southwest city names : LAS
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Film title role for Tyrone Power and Brad Pitt : JESSEJAMES
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Theoretical : MOOT
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___Kosh B'Gosh : OSH
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Wrigley's field : GUM
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Noted bomb in a longtime war : NEWCOKE
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Energy qtys. : BTUS
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Block letters? : SPF
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Staying put : PARKED
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Skeptical rejoinder : THATSABIGIF
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Vegan milk source : ALMOND
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"Sketches by ___" (1830s work) : BOZ
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Criticize in no uncertain terms : BASH
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Ranchers' enemies : COYOTES
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Dispensary measures: Abbr. : OZS
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___-cow : MOO
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Civil engineering projects : DAMS
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One might take you in : SCAMARTIST
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Producer for Bowie and the Talking Heads : ENO
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___ sch. : ELEM
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French toast : SALUT
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Like Hawaiian shirts : LOUD
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Denver's ___ University : REGIS
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Place : LIEU
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Warranting a heart on Instagram, say : CUTE
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Bridge unit : TRICK
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Trochee's counterpart : IAMB
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Emperor after Galba : OTHO
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Flip : SASSY
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Father of Harmonia : ARES
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Hook remover, perhaps : NOSEJOB
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Most baleful : EVILEST
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"Huh, how about that!" : WELLSHUTMYMOUTH
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French crowd? : TROIS
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Only three-letter constellation other than Leo : ARA
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Driver's visual aids in bad weather : FOGLAMPS
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West Coast N.F.L.'er : LARAM
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Certain blackjack : ACETEN
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Basic order at Domino's : CHEESEPIZZA
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"Go ___ ways to a nunnery": Hamlet : THY
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Statement akin to "Have we met?" : YOULOOKFAMILIAR
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Bar activity : KARAOKE
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Was : EXISTED
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Headlines, for short? : EEG
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Comeuppance : JUSTDESERTS
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Fast-food debut of 1981 : MCRIB
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Turn tail? : WAG
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Drives off : SHOOS
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Hunky-dory : FAB
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Sugar lover : ANT
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Extended interview components : BOOMMICS
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Big name in auto parts : ACDELCO
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Give for a while : LOANOUT
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"I messed up ... what of it?!" : SOSUEME
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Jet settings : HOTTUBS
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White of the eye : SCLERA
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Yearbook div. : SRS
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Backing : AEGIS
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Actress Shire : TALIA
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"___ gratias" : DEO
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Blue hue : SKY

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