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New York Times, Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Author:
Brian Thomas
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Thomas. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Brian Thomas notes:
Hello everyone, I'm a trivia writer and host from Spokane, WA who is very excited to have my first puzzle published in the New York ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Country puns! In a … car race? Huh. Sure, there are international motor races, right? Yeah, why not! I have a tough time figuring out ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 1121 ( 24,850 )
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Wound on a dueler : STAB
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Tarnish : MAR
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Dwells (on) : HARPS
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Victor who wrote "Les Misérables" : HUGO
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"Here, boy!" : COME
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Benefit : AVAIL
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Tennis score just before winning a game : ADIN
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"This round's ___" : ONME
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Like many a smoker's voice : RASPY
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"The race has just begun, and it looks like the car from Warsaw will ___!" : POLEINTOFIRST
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Religious recluse : EREMITE
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Basic readings for a hospital patient : VITALS
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Lungful : AIR
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Hook's henchman : SMEE
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In good health : FIT
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"Listen! You can hear the thundering roar as the car from Moscow goes ___!" : RUSSIANPAST
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Letters on a wanted poster : AKA
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Supermarket IDs : UPCS
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Something kept in reserve? : OIL
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Worry : FRET
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Negative conjunction : NOR
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"We're getting close to the end as the car from Helsinki leads the way to the ___!" : FINNISHLINE
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Animal whose name sounds like a Greek letter : GNU
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Andy's partner in old comedy : AMOS
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Luau accessory : LEI
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Wife in Oaxaca : SENORA
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Kind of fishing or diving : DEEPSEA
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"Wow! The car from Prague ekes out the victory by a nose and takes the ___!" : CZECHEREDFLAG
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World Golf Hall-of-Famer Lorena : OCHOA
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"On the double!" : ASAP
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It "keeps the cold out better than a cloak," per Longfellow : LOVE
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Nuisances : PAINS
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Bonkers : ZANY
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Eclipse, to some : OMEN
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Message to one's followers : TWEET
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Hearty laugh : YUK
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Online comment : POST
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Diamond, e.g. : SHAPE
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Old royal house : TUDOR
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Limber : AGILE
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Factor in diagnosing osteoporosis : BONEMASS
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Hustler's game : MONTE
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Cartridge contents : AMMO
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Shallow water obstacle : REEF
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Tubman of the Underground Railroad : HARRIET
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Sailor's "Stop!" : AVAST
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Person with dreads : RASTAFARI
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Circle on a cube : PIP
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Foxy : SLY
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Sandinista's foe : CONTRA
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Rare grandfather clock numeral : IIII
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Currier's partner in lithography : IVES
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Compare : LIKEN
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Word in many university names : STATE
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"Wheel of Fortune" turns : SPINS
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Timbuktu's land : MALI
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Steps up? : RUNGS
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Barely ahead : UPONE
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Ponytail holder : SCRUNCHIE
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Off-limits activity : NONO
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Switch positions : FLIPFLOP
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Where China is : FAREAST
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Desktop computer that runs Safari : IMAC
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Like many a new parent : SLEEPY
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Obey : HEED
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Absorber of UV rays : OZONE
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Quaffed : DRANK
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Instant replay effect : SLOMO
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Sites for Christmas lights : EAVES
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James Bond, e.g. : AGENT
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Imprecise, as a memory : HAZY
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Son of Rebekah : ESAU
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Make a decision : OPT
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Crow's cry : CAW

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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