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DON'T QUIT YOUR DAY JOB

New York Times, Sunday, November 16, 2014

Author:
Andrew J. Ries
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 66 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Ries. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Andrew Ries notes:
Someone mentioned to me a couple years ago that they once had a dentist named Dr. Hurt. That was the inspiration for the theme, but it was a little tough to come up with enough answers for ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Easy-breezy theme, people reinterpreted for jobs that would be horrible for them. Man oh man, would I hate for my mohel to be STEVIE NICKS! (Don't look up "mohel" if you're squeamish.) ... read more
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© 2014, The New York TimesNo. 1116 ( 23,749 )
Across
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Charged things : IONS
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Actress Normand of the silents : MABEL
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Like some textbook publishers : ELHI
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Wee bit : DROP
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Instruments with flared bells : OBOES
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Perfume with an accent in its name : ESTEE
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Locker room user : TEAM
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Motorola smartphone : RAZR
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Oscar winner who would make a lousy anesthesiologist? : WILLIAMHURT
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Spotlight : EMPHASIZE
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Who's there? : ATTENDEES
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Glove box item : SCRAPER
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N.F.L. rarity : TIE
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It's faster than the blink of an eye: Abbr. : NSEC
32
Scrubs wearers, for short : RNS
33
Punk rocker who would make a lousy grocer? : JOHNNYROTTEN
35
Milk dispenser : TEAT
37
Bieber Fever, e.g. : MANIA
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Piano-playing cat, once : MEME
39
Horror author who would make a lousy firefighter? : BRAMSTOKER
43
Fr. title : MLLE
45
Cold : ALGID
49
Red Baron, e.g. : AIRACE
50
Pitcher of milk? : ELSIE
52
"That feels goo-oo-ood" : AAH
54
Cosmetician ___ Laszlo : ERNO
55
La Scala segment : SCENA
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Inclined : APT
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Action star who would make a lousy free-range farmer? : NICOLASCAGE
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Singers do it : SEW
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Historian's interest : PAST
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Smooths : SANDS
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Scholarship name : RHODES
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"The Hunger Games" and others : EPICS
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Theme park with a spherical landmark : EPCOT
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Defeat decisively : STOMP
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Fiery : ARDENT
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Jones of the original Stones : BRIAN
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Contest winner's feeling : GLEE
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Consumed : HAD
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Bygone comic who would make a lousy baker? : GEORGEBURNS
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Work at : PLY
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Byzantine emperor known as "The Philosopher" : LEOVI
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Like dollhouse furniture : TINY
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French nobleman : DUC
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Early eight-bit computer maker : ATARI
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Tom ___, big role in "The Purple Rose of Cairo" : BAXTER
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Blades that sound like an allergic reaction : SNEES
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Elapse : GOBY
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Cabaret pianist who would make a lousy electrician? : BOBBYSHORT
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The gamut : ATOZ
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Dog-___ : EARED
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Where to learn to draw? : ARTI
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Lawyer who would make a lousy anti-Communist leader? : GLORIAALLRED
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Electronic music's Daft Punk, e.g. : DUO
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Junior's challenge, for short : PSAT
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Org. replaced by the N.R.C. : AEC
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Elaborate : EXPOUND
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Set side by side : JUXTAPOSE
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More than plump : FATASAPIG
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Singer who would make a lousy mohel? : STEVIENICKS
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German title : FRAU
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Michael of "Arrested Development" : CERA
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Bother : EATAT
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Feints : DEKES
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___ of the earth : ENDS
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Helmeted god : ARES
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Window's counterpart : AISLE
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Word before or after lime : SODA
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John Wayne or Johnny Carson, by birth : IOWAN
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Newspaper dept. : OBITS
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"Cape Fear" co-star : NOLTE
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New England town official : SELECTMAN
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Class ring, e.g. : MEMENTO
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Parliaments produce them : ASHES
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Air-conditioner fig. : BTUS
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Always, in verse : EER
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Reveals : LETSON
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God, with "the" : ETERNAL
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Genève's lake : LEMAN
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Toy holder : HAPPYMEAL
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"Present" : IMHERE
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Residents, eventually: Abbr. : DRS
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Bonnie who sang "Nick of Time" : RAITT
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15-time All-Star shortstop Smith : OZZIE
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Primp : PREEN
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Trig function : SIN
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Cost for some plugs : ADRATE
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Drifter outside a coffee shop? : AROMA
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Add one's two cents about : CHIMEINON
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Shocks : JARS
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Sprint, e.g. : TELECOM
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Con's plan : ESCAPING
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Short-order sandwich : MELT
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Deepest part : BASS
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See 44-Down : RICE
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"Can I leave now?" : AREWEDONE
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Possessed : KEPT
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Big producer of 40-Down : LAOS
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Yearbook feature : GRADPHOTO
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"Picnic" playwright : INGE
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"That ___ it!" : DOES
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Immobilized, as one's arm : INACAST
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Twain contemporary : HARTE
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Jerk : ASS
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Summer setting in the Midwest: Abbr. : CDT
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Cobbler's aid : SHOELAST
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Wasn't really : ACTED
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Fabulize : SPINAYARN
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Annually : PERYEAR
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Fumble, say : ERR
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Like some grins : SLY
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Many authors have them: Abbr. : AGTS
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Horse halter : REIN
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Osso ___ : BUCO
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Supersmooth : GLIB
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Asseverate : AVER
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Gossip : DIRT
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Barbecue fryer? : BUGZAPPER
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Elbow, maybe : PROD
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Many boomers, now : EXHIPPIES
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Still snoozing, say : ABED
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One way to learn : BYROTE
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Farm homes : STIES
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Caviar sources : BELUGAS
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Main source of aluminum : BAUXITE
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Neighbor of Chiapas : OAXACA
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Modern name of Mare Mecca : REDSEA
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Campaign setback : GAFFE
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Grasp : LEARN
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The planets, now : OCTAD
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Subject of many a Turner landscape : LOIRE
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Golfer David : DUVAL
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Terrif : SOCKO
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Posed : ASKED
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"The Gondoliers" girl : TESSA
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Things aircraft carriers carry : JETS
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With : AND
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Alpine land: Abbr. : AUS
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___ chi : TAI

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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