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New York Times, Monday, November 12, 2018

Author:
Kathy Bloomer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Bloomer. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Kathy Bloomer notes:
When I retired from my Seattle pediatric hospitalist job in 2014, I became interested in crossword construction. The Diagramless ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A proper debut! How well-mannered, using colorful phrases with a FORK, SPOON, KNIFE, wrapped up by a call to COME TO THE TABLE. I ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 1112 ( 25,206 )

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Across
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Walk in the kiddie pool : WADE
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Org. for the Los Angeles Sparks and New York Liberty : WNBA
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Minor fight : SCRAP
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Affordable German car : OPEL
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Garden worker : HOER
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"Star Trek" lieutenant who speaks Swahili : UHURA
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Drops dead : KEELSOVER
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Tilts : CANTS
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Declare something completely finished : STICKAFORKINIT
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Cain or Abel, to Adam and Eve : SON
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Tiny : WEE
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"___ we can" (2008 campaign slogan) : YES
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Self-proclaimed greatest boxer : ALI
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One-named soccer great : PELE
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Sis's sibling : BRO
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Expression of disgust in Valley Girl-speak : GAGMEWITHASPOON
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Give the glad eye : OGLE
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Grp. to call to get a tow : AAA
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Site with a "Shop by category" button : EBAY
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Have surgery : GOUNDERTHEKNIFE
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Not worth a ___ : SOU
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One-named singer with the 1985 hit "Smooth Operator" : SADE
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Concorde, e.g., for short : SST
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Ingested : ATE
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Org. with the longtime leader Wayne LaPierre : NRA
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QB's mistake: Abbr. : INT
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Show up for negotiations ... or a hint for 20-, 33- and 42-Across : COMETOTHETABLE
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___ Gay (W.W. II plane) : ENOLA
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Act all hoity-toity : PUTONAIRS
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Indian princes : RAJAS
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Felipe ___, first Dominican manager in M.L.B. history : ALOU
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Small construction unit? : LEGO
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Lose in a staring contest : BLINK
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Littlest in a litter : RUNT
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Sexual appetite : LUST
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Moo goo gai pan pan : WOK
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Residents of a 1968 movie "planet" : APES
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Mosquito repellent brand : DEET
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___ Island, immigrants' landing spot, once : ELLIS
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Comment after an amazing fact is stated : WHOKNEW
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___ Scotia : NOVA
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Meat in a burger : BEEF
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--> or <-- : ARROW
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Chumps : SUCKERS
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Spiced tea from the East : CHAI
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Like some noses and egg yolks : RUNNY
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Bandleader Shaw : ARTIE
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Histories : PASTS
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Listerine competitor : SCOPE
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McEntire known as "The Queen of Country" : REBA
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Eagerly expectant : AGOG
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Italian body of water : LAGO
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Inuit shelter: Var. : IGLU
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Pinocchio, notably : LIAR
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Les ___-Unis : ETATS
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Request from a dentist : OPEN
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Clothing department with jackets and ties : MENS
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[LOL] : HAHA
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Japanese sashes : OBIS
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Clods : OAFS
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No, in Moscow : NYET
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"You wouldn't believe it if I told you" : DONTASK
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Currency unit worth a little more than a dollar : EURO
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Delete from a manuscript : EDITOUT
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Longtime "S.N.L." cast member Thompson : KENAN
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Sour : ACERB
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Like music with traditional harmony : TONAL
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Smiley face with hearts for eyes, e.g. : EMOJI
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Equal to face value : ATPAR
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Pre-Little League game : TBALL
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Panache : ELAN
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Giant in streaming video : HULU
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School attended by princes William and Harry : ETON
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In ___ of (replacing) : LIEU
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Units of work in physics : ERGS
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Drunkard : SOT

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

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