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New York Times, Monday, November 20, 2017

What 17-, 33-, 47- and 66-Across exhibit, despite appearances to the contrary

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 79, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 103 for Mr. Gordon. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter Gordon notes:
I can't recall what the phrase was that gave me this theme. It might have been KANGAROO COURT. Whatever it was, I saw it and thought ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Love this concept, two-word phrases that sound like ALLITERATION but don't start with the same letter. I've looked at the phrase PHOTO ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times11/20/17 ( No. 24,849 )
Across
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Three-syllable foot, as in "bada-bing" : ANAPEST
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Hosp. diagnostic procedure that's noninvasive : MRI
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Cavity filler's deg. : DDS
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German measles : RUBELLA
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Patronizes a restaurant : EATSOUT
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Nickname of Gen. Burgoyne in the American Revolution : GENTLEMANJOHNNY
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"Your turn," to a walkie-talkie user : OVER
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Source of fresh water : WELL
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Valentine's Day flower : ROSE
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Parts of psyches : EGOS
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Skills that no one knows anymore : LOSTARTS
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College fund-raiser targets : ALUMNI
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Sound after snap and crackle : POP
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Law : ACT
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End of a close race : PHOTOFINISH
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Ante matter? : CHIP
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Cookie cooker : OVEN
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"Drove my Chevy to the ___ ..." ("American Pie" lyric) : LEVEE
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Bit of turf on a golf course : DIVOT
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St. Louis landmark : ARCH
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High-priced theater section : LOGE
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Dish made with romaine lettuce, croutons and Parmesan cheese : CAESARSALAD
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Busta Rhymes's music : RAP
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___ Lanka : SRI
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Irritable : TETCHY
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Sombrero-wearing musician : MARIACHI
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Animal docs : VETS
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United ___ Emirates : ARAB
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Exclamations during eclipses : OOHS
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Actress Skye : IONE
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Coiner of the phrase "alternative facts" : KELLYANNECONWAY
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Taking a sabbatical, e.g. : ONLEAVE
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"Le Misanthrope" playwright : MOLIERE
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"You don't ___!" : SAY
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Anthem writer Francis Scott ___ : KEY
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Had the helm : STEERED
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Jason's ship, in myth : ARGO
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Cuatro + cinco : NUEVE
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Rare blood type : ABNEGATIVE
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Gas sold by the litre : PETROL
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Right-angled joint : ELL
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Seattle ___ (1977 Triple Crown horse) : SLEW
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Domesticated : TAME
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___ Park, N.J. : MENLO
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Indian character on "The Big Bang Theory" : RAJ
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Midori who lit the torch at the Nagano Olympics : ITO
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Blood drive participant : DONOR
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Actress Kirsten : DUNST
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Eye woes : STYES
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Henry ___, British Army officer who invented the exploding shell : SHRAPNEL
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What 17-, 33-, 47- and 66-Across exhibit, despite appearances to the contrary : ALLITERATION
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"How's it goin'?" : SUP
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Letters before a number on a beach bottle : SPF
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Work like a dog : TOIL
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Unit of conductance : MHO
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Suddenly bright stars : NOVAS
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Electrically flexible : ACDC
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___ Pet (kitschy gift) : CHIA
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Frère of un père : ONCLE
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Place sheltered from worldly realities : IVORYTOWER
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Game company that created Sonic the Hedgehog : SEGA
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Dickens's Uriah ___ : HEEP
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Part of A.S.A.P. : POSSIBLE
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"Gone With the Wind" plantation : TARA
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Sombrero, e.g. : HAT
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Ocasek of the Cars : RIC
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605, in ancient Rome : DCV
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Keister : HEINIE
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Powerful sharks : MAKOS
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Ice show setting : ARENA
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Political campaign event : RALLY
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Bees' production : HONEY
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Small drum : SNARE
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Clothes lines? : HEMS
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Edinburgh native : SCOT
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Observed closely : EYED
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Tibetan ox : YAK
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N.Y.C.'s Madison ___ : AVE
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Bullring cheer : OLE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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