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New York Times, Saturday, November 2, 2019

Author:
Paolo Pasco and Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
177/17/20155/2/20205
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1300067
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1.61011
Paolo Pasco
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
6111/6/20125/23/202031
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1156895161
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.60280
Erik Agard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JVXYZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Pasco. This is puzzle # 48 for Mr. Agard. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
PAOLO: This one started with Erik's home-run clue/answer pair at 38A; from there, I filled the right half of the grid, and Erik worked ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A one-two punch of Paolo and Erik? If you listen closely, you can hear all us old-timers shivering, wondering what entries we won't be ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 1102 ( 25,561 )
Across
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2008 Lil Wayne hit whose title is slang for lots of money : AMILLI
7
Geographical features that Mexico City and Kathmandu are built on : LAKEBEDS
15
Weakness of note? : TINEAR
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Emphatic refusal : IWILLNOT
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Laffy Taffy flavor : BANANA
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"You wanna fight, bro?!" : COMEATME
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"That's my cue!" : IMON
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Speedy, in adspeak : QUIK
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Relative of a tweet : CHEEP
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Puts through a sieve : RICES
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Tool used in angioplasty : STENT
27
Ways: Abbr. : RDS
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Others : THEREST
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Middle of a bell curve : NORM
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___ party (all-female get-together) : HEN
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Like a milquetoast : MEEK
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Rabid fan : FIEND
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Commanding lead? : ACTORDIRECTOR
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Pomme de ___ (potato: Fr.) : TERRE
42
Like the daughter in 2018's "A Quiet Place" : DEAF
43
After-dinner offering : TEA
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Woman's name that's an anagram of two men's names : EDNA
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Snowflake shape : FRACTAL
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Shade of gray : ASH
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Shell material : NACRE
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Mourner in the Book of Ruth : NAOMI
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Abu ___ : DHABI
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Org. that operates the Large Hadron Collider : CERN
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Shapes of some bacterial cells : RODS
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They'll show you what's what : LABELERS
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Try to counteract : COMBAT
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Conspiring (with) : INLEAGUE
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Use one's noodle, formally : IDEATE
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Allen Ginsberg, e.g. : BEATPOET
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Name over a return address : SENDER
Down
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When Apgar tests are performed : ATBIRTH
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Southernmost team in the N.B.A. : MIAMIHEAT
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Purity : INNOCENCE
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One-point throw in horseshoes : LEANER
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Computer connection letters : LAN
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Modern-day home of where the biblical Abraham was born : IRAQ
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O.K. : LICIT
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Disturbed, say : AWOKEN
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Despot with a nuclear arsenal : KIM
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Cooler filled with juice? : ELECTRICFAN
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Low on the excite-o-meter : BLAH
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Arrive on the scene : ENTER
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Round up? : DOMED
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Things that creak in haunted houses : STEPS
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Spanish counterpart of the French "vous" : USTED
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Reversible word : SEMORDNILAP
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"Don't worry" : NOFEAR
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___ Slam (sports feat) : SERENA
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Congregated : MET
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Josh : KID
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"I've seen worse" : NOTTOOBAD
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Best of all possible whirls? : DREAMDATE
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Pope Francis III? : TRE
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Point (to) : REFER
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Celeb : ALISTER
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Pile up : ACCRUE
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1875 premiere at Paris's Opéra-Comique : CARMEN
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Jack Nicholson's classic line "You can't handle the truth," for one : ADLIB
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1949 Jack Schaefer novel made into an Oscar-nominated film : SHANE
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"Se ___ español" : HABLA
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Zero, in a way : RESET
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Cardiologist's favorite vegetable? : BEET
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Longtime CBS drama spinoff : NCIS
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Word hidden in this clue that might hold up negotiations : EGO
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Ben Jonson wrote one to himself : ODE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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