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New York Times, Monday, November 19, 2018

Author:
Jim Hilger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jim Hilger

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 3 Scrabble average: 1.88 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Hilger. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Hilger notes:
I began working on a crossword grid, inspired by just having viewed "The Shape of Water" at the local movie theater. Originally I was ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Beautifully consistent set of themers today. Look at all the layers: All movie titles Each fitting the pattern, THE ___ OF ___ Both ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
It's interesting to see the evolution of clues. THE SOUND OF MUSIC has appeared many times. In 1959, it was a "Coming production about ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 1119 ( 25,213 )
Across
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Jack who starred on "Dragnet" : WEBB
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Percussion in a pagoda : GONG
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Serves as a lookout for, say : ABETS
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Mata ___ (W.W. I spy) : HARI
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Actress Perlman of "Cheers" : RHEA
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Tennis star Djokovic : NOVAK
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Vaping device, informally : ECIG
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Skeptical comeback : IBET
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Where pasta originated : ITALY
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"Green" 1986 film? : THECOLOROFMONEY
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Word before Ghost or Grail : HOLY
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Not strict, as security : LAX
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Defiant challenge to a bully : MAKEME
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Singer McCartney : PAUL
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Resort with springs : SPA
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Seller of TV spots, informally : ADREP
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Subject most familiar to a portrait painter : SELF
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Roseanne who's not on "The Conners" : BARR
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"Fluid" 2017 film? : THESHAPEOFWATER
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Capital of 19-Across : ROME
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Enter a pool headfirst : DIVE
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Streamer of "Game of Thrones" : HBOGO
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Rink surface : ICE
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"O.K. by me" : FINE
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"Whoa there!" : HEYNOW
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Ginger ___ (soft drink) : ALE
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Light source that needs occasional replacement : BULB
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"Noted" 1965 film? : THESOUNDOFMUSIC
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Black ___ spider : WIDOW
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Carl who composed "Carmina Burana" : ORFF
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Greek sandwich : GYRO
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Sheep-related : OVINE
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Teeming : RIFE
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Chew on like a beaver : GNAW
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Frighten off : DETER
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Apple device with earbuds : IPOD
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Hankerings : YENS
Down
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Sharpen : WHET
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To ___ his own : EACH
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Cracker topping spread with a knife : BRIE
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Grand pooh-bah : BIGCHEESE
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Car part between the headlights : GRILLE
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"Yippee!" : OHBOY
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"... and ___ the twain shall meet" : NEER
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Feline: Sp. : GATO
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Neither vegetable nor mineral, in a guessing game : ANIMAL
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Cosmetic injection : BOTOX
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Welsh "John" : EVAN
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Story : TALE
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Vodka in a blue bottle : SKYY
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Energy, informally : OOMPH
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Trivial entertainment : FLUFF
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Prefix with lineal : MATRI
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Like a committee formed for a special purpose : ADHOC
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Krispy ___doughnuts : KREME
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Minor annoyance : PEEVE
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Soothing plant extract : ALOE
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Withheld the publication of : SATON
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Alternative to Ragú : PREGO
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Symbol on a one-way street sign : ARROW
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What planets do on their axes : SPIN
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Pram : BABYBUGGY
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Word of parting in Paris : ADIEU
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Engulf, old-style : WHELM
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Blossom : FLOWER
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Breathed heavily : HUFFED
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In unison : ASONE
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Terrific, on Broadway : BOFFO
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Lacking depth, informally : TWOD
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Hill : ants :: ___ : bees : HIVE
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Revise, as text : EDIT
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"Me neither," formally : NORI
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Reason to call a plumber : DRIP
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"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
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Longtime rival of Saudi Arabia : IRAN
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Anthropomorphic figures in many "Far Side" cartoons : COWS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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