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New York Times, Sunday, November 17, 2019

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 134, Blocks: 74 Missing: {XZ} This is puzzle # 113 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 1117 ( 25,576 )
Across
1
Lack of this results in baldness : TREAD
6
Alcohol : SPIRITS
13
Scenes from action movies : CHASES
19
Old foundation : CORSET
21
1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme sci-fi thriller : TIMECOP
22
Get back : RECOUP
23
Parenting: A+ : MOTHERSUPERIOR
25
Night demons : INCUBI
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Maintain : KEEPUP
27
Number of people in an office? : DENTIST
29
"Step ___!" : ONIT
30
Bye word : ADIEU
33
Nervous stress : AGITA
34
Chip-on-one's-shoulder outlooks, in slang : TUDES
35
Taming wild horses: D- : BREAKINGBAD
40
Reflex messengers : NEURONS
42
Heavy metal : LEAD
43
Some kitchen appliances : GES
44
Wildlife conservationist's device : DARTGUN
47
Union station? : ALTAR
49
Valet skills: B+ : PARKINGFINE
54
You can dig it : ORE
55
Spain and England in the 16th century : SEAPOWERS
57
Like a sure bet : NORISK
58
Watch chains : FOBS
59
Do an old printing house job : SETTYPE
60
Skills, in Sevilla : ARTES
61
Heart : MIDST
62
Hosting a morning news show: C+ : SCARBOROUGHFAIR
67
Photo finish : MATTE
70
First draft picks : ONEAS
71
It makes stealing pay off : LATETAG
75
"See you later!" : CIAO
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Cheerful : JOCUND
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Norman Lear series star : BEAARTHUR
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Spots : ADS
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Stuffing tip jars: D : BUCKPASSING
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Chip away at : ERODE
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Bottom line figure : NETCOST
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Alternative to a Maxwell : REO
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Indy winner Luyendyk : ARIE
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Hot stuff : EROTICA
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Employee efficiency: D+ : WORKINGPOOR
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Sorcerer : MAGUS
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Much, informally : LOTSA
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Supply-___ (economic theorist) : SIDER
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Growing room : ACRE
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Do a P.R. makeover on : REBRAND
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16501-16511 : ERIEPA
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Put on hold : SHELVE
109
Baseball skill: C : BATTINGAVERAGE
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Protect, as freshness : SEALIN
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What to do once you've made your bed, per a saying : LIEINIT
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Skirts : EVADES
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Nueva York, e.g. : ESTADO
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Afterword : ENDNOTE
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Bibliographical abbr. : ETSEQ
Down
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Channel on which to see some b&w films : TCM
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Fleece : ROOK
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Noted Deco designer : ERTE
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1975 Wimbledon champ : ASHE
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New Age author Chopra : DEEPAK
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Apt name for a cook? : STU
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Lulu : PIP
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Used Gchat, e.g. : IMED
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Went back through a passage : REREAD
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Hockey infraction : ICING
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"Yer darn ___!" : TOOTIN
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Clear soda : SPRITE
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Lit ___ : CRIT
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Farm setter : HEN
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Story : ACCOUNT
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Stereo quality: B : SOUNDSGOOD
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Blake who wrote "Memories of You" : EUBIE
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Roast rotators : SPITS
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Fantasy author Canavan, author of the "Black Magician" trilogy : TRUDI
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Whirl : SPIN
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Producers of the most Mideast oil : SAUDIS
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Actress Samantha : EGGAR
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Rides since 2011 : UBERS
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Burned rubber : TORE
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Designer Bill : BLASS
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U. S. Grant adversary : RELEE
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Trouble terribly : EATAT
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Learns to live with : ADAPTSTO
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Set a price of : ASK
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Malodorous : RANK
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Metro areas, informally : URBS
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Sticks together? : NEST
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Luxury car pioneer Henry : ROYCE
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One may exert pressure : PEER
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Significant advances : INROADS
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The other guys : NOTUS
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Diver Louganis : GREG
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Porgy and bass : FISH
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F.D.R. program : WPA
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Dangerous structure : FIRETRAP
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Combat zone : ARENA
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Anglican headwear : MITRE
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Strong brew : BOCK
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"Movin' ___" : ONUP
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Call attention to, as a potential problem : FLAG
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Small power source : AAA
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Classic shoe name : MCAN
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Starting job in Washington, say : AIDE
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Fashion sense: A : TASTEGREAT
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Lead-in to fare : THORO
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Part of a TV transmission : AUDIO
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___ Garson, Oscar winner for "Mrs. Miniver" : GREER
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Solomonlike : JUST
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One-eighth part : OCTILE
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Funeral stands : BIERS
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Mushroom that might be served in ramen : ENOKI
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Uncivil greetings : BOOS
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Sign of a smash hit : SRO
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___ de Vil, Disney villain : CRUELLA
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Patch (together) : COBBLE
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Way to get to Harlem, per Duke Ellington : ATRAIN
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Desire a piece of the action : WANTIN
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Conception : IDEA
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Chutzpah : NERVE
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Mourn : GRIEVE
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Snooker shot : MASSE
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Flu symptoms : ACHES
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Full : SATED
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Clinton's attorney general for all eight years : RENO
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Rat Pack nickname : DINO
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Quod ___ faciendum : ERAT
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Stationer's stock : PADS
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"Let Us Now Praise Famous Men" writer : AGEE
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Kid-___ (TV for tots) : VID
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Tiny criticism : NIT
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Pioneer cellphone co. : GTE
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Fancy-looking name appendage : ESQ

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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