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New York Times, Saturday, November 12, 2016

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 5 This is puzzle # 169 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 1112 ( 24,476 )
Across
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End of a match, in rugby : NOSIDE
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Lachrymatory agent : TEARGAS
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Works in a conservatory? : OPUSES
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Part of a blue book? : SEXSCENE
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Common database system program : REPORTGENERATOR
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Liverpool-to-Leeds dir. : ENE
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Deal breaker? : NARC
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___ Miller, "Ah, Wilderness!" woman : ESSIE
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It's west of the Indian O. : AFR
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"That's tough" : TOOBAD
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Overnight letter? : INN
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Possible recipient of hand-me-downs : SIB
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Monarch-related : REGNAL
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It's for starters : ANTE
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America East Conference town : ORONO
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Conceptualized : DREAMT
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Sinatra/Bennett duet on the 1993 album "Duets" : NEWYORK,NEWYORK
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Wound : LESION
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Eponymous scent : ESTEE
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"The art of making a point without making an enemy" : TACT
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Moved quickly aside : DODGED
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Beam : RAY
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Old city in Kyrgyzstan : OSH
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Died (down) : CALMED
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Literary terror : ORC
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The first thing to try (and hope for the best) : PLANA
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6'11" Kanter of the N.B.A. : ENES
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Moscow Olympics boycotter : USA
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Emergency contact info : HOMEPHONENUMBER
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Seeming : APPARENT
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Comment upon hearing good news : IMGLAD
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Acting willfully? : TESTATE
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"Dirty snowballs," to some astronomers : COMETS
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"Just wondering" : NOREASON
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Start to fight : OPENFIRE
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Traditional White House visitors : SUPERBOWLCHAMPS
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Prefix with -tonic : ISO
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Dad-blamed : DERN
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___ car (British station wagon) : ESTATE
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Something to take for a break : TEN
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Application ending : EXE
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Comparable to a strawberry : ASRED
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Some DVRs : RCAS
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Has a brush with the law : GETSINTOTROUBLE
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Dub ... or rub : ANOINT
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Pacific : SERENE
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Precept about idol worship : SECONDCOMMANDMENT
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Sea spirits : GROG
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Stable environment? : BARN
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Protected, in a way : ALEE
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Aussie critters : ROOS
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Grant and Adams : AMYS
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Security Council vote : NYET
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Knocked silly : AWED
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Rap's Flo ___ : RIDA
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Newport rival : KOOL
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Back space? : REARSEAT
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Front desk collection : KEYCARDS
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One getting tipped at a fancy supper club? : TOPHAT
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Not even : ASLOPE
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Code part : GENE
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Blissful : EDENIC
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Director of the first film to win all five top Oscars (Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress and Screenplay) : CAPRA
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Trim : NEAT
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Ring sport : SUMO
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Riled (up) : HET
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Marine ___ (presidential helicopter) : ONE
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___ lion : MGM

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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