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New York Times, Friday, November 17, 2017

30-Across : Warning about reaching a braking point

Author:
Zhouqin Burnikel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 49 for Ms. Burnikel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2017, The New York Times11/17/17 ( No. 24,846 )

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Wheels for rent in the Big Apple : CITIBIKES
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Detective's asset : LOGIC
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"Yeah, whatever" : ASIFICARE
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Lorna of fiction : DOONE
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Pressing warning : DONOTIRON
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Had a stable job? : SHOED
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Hershey bar brand : SKOR
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Wrong Way Corrigan's wrong way : EAST
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Molding shape : OGEE
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Ready for action : GIRT
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One of the two film stoners who "go to White Castle" : HAROLD
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Cooler person? : FELON
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Warning about reaching a braking point : STOPAHEAD
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Get distressed over : FRETAT
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Model with the Global Chic fashion line : IMAN
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Aetna rival, informally : PRU
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Many legal terms are in it: Abbr. : LAT
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New York Law School's neighborhood : TRIBECA
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Tyler of the screen : LIV
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Ninny : ASS
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It can be presidential : RACE
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Brokerage giant since 1991 : ETRADE
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They get charged for trips : TESLACARS
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Thus far : ASYET
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Get back to business? : REOPEN
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Connection points : HUBS
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Duck variety : SMEW
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Imperfection, metaphorically : WART
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Drum go-with : FIFE
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They may go on long walks : CANES
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One effect of marijuana : ANALGESIA
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Chain unit, maybe : ATOLL
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They're embedded in temporal bones : INNEREARS
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___ revised : NEWLY
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Home stadium of Japan's Yomiuri Giants : TOKYODOME
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Bad catches? : CADS
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Emerges unscathed : ISOK
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Former Yankee Martinez : TINO
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Lame excuse : IFORGOT
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Iota : BIT
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Not as welcoming : ICIER
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Chain units, maybe : KARATS
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Arrow-shooting figure : EROS
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Like many sick schoolkids : SENTHOME
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Mormon letters : LDS
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Eager student's cry : OOHOOH
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Android app store : GOOGLEPLAY
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Pickup line? : INEEDARIDE
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Relinquish : CEDE
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Ensnared : INATRAP
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Without delay : APACE
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Owed at the bar : RANATAB
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E equivalent : FFLAT
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Pen name : ERASERMATE
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"Hmm ..." : LETSSEENOW
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It flows near the Sistine Chapel : TIBER
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Replacement for a top sheet and blanket : DUVET
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Suggestion : TRACE
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"Take your time" : ICANWAIT
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Source of updated news and blog postings : RSSFEED
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Pulitzer-winning poet of 1947 and 1974 : LOWELL
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Opposite of expanded : SHRANK
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Chase at second base : UTLEY
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Emailable picture : SCAN
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Year abroad : ANNO
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Golfer Aoki : ISAO
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How the staunch stand : FIRM
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Lack of problems : EASE
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Arch : SLY
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Miracle-___ : GRO

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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