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New York Times, Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Author:
Brandon Koppy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brandon Koppy

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Koppy. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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I'm very excited for my NYT debut. I was an Economics major at the University of Chicago and now spend my days at an ad agency in ... read more
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Debut! A constructor friend of mine, Jeb Bennett, came to me with this idea a while back. I wasn't fond of it because his themers ... read more
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Across
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Emanuel of Democratic politics : RAHM
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Titles for attys. : ESQS
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Alternative to a float : SHAKE
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Curved molding : OGEE
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Dogs that take YOU for a walk? : FEET
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Dealer's query : YOUIN
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*Principle of international economic pacts : TRADEFAIR
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Fred ___, lead vocalist for Limp Bizkit : DURST
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Setting for the first panel of Bosch's "The Garden of Earthly Delights" : EDEN
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Victory, in German : SIEG
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Most arias : SOLI
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Old Chrysler : LEBARON
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Tailor, at times : ALTERER
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Big Ten sch. : OSU
29
Tube travelers? : OVA
30
*Neanderthal : MANCAVE
31
Six-time N.L. home run leader in the 1930s and '40s : OTT
32
Indie singer ___ Case : NEKO
34
Bus stop: Abbr. : STA
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Applesauce eponym : MOTT
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Water hazards : REEFS
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Cuisine with tom yum soup : THAI
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Nile biter : ASP
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Executes : DOES
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Choose : OPT
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*Noted Vegas entertainers of the 1960s : PACKRAT
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Deli offering : RYE
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British pols : MPS
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Like some dogs in dog parks : ONLEASH
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In very few words : TERSELY
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Mom-and-pop grps. : PTAS
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Spotted : SEEN
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"No food needed for me" : IATE
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Island north of Australia : TIMOR
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Questionable political moves suggested by the answers to the nine starred clues : FLIPFLOPS
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Run ___ of : AFOUL
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This: Sp. : ESTO
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Tit for tat? : SWAP
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St. ___ (Caribbean getaway) : BARTS
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Title : DEED
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Novelist Seton : ANYA
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Nonsense : ROT
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Goes along with : AGREESTO
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*Half of a 1990s cartoon duo : HEADBUTT
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Euripides tragedy : MEDEA
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Scrabble 4-pointer : EFF
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Source of a venomous underwater bite : SEASNAKE
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Role for Helen Mirren, informally : QEII
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Watch via HBO Now, e.g. : STREAM
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Barrett of Pink Floyd : SYD
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*Informal term for a brothel : HOUSECAT
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Night lights? : AURORA
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Ninth month of the Hebrew calendar : KISLEV
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Full : ENTIRE
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Company that's the subject of "The Smartest Guys in the Room" : ENRON
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*Mr. Peanut accessory : GLASSEYE
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Machine with a treadle : LOOM
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*Spring festival : OVERPASS
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Stock for Wile E. Coyote : TNT
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A heart symbol, meaning "love," was its first graphical entry, for short : OED
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*Bloopers, typically : TAKESOUT
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Popular battle royale video game : FORTNITE
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*Residence in a row : HOMETOWN
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Digital wallet choice : APPLEPAY
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Lilliputian, to a little 'un : ITSY
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Spanish Mrs. : SRA
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Sans-___ : SERIF
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Can opener : POPTAB
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Modern protest group : ANTIFA
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Hubbub : CLAMOR
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Special interest group? : THEFED
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Guacamole go-with : SALSA
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Alternatively : ELSE
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"Treasure Island" monogram : RLS
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"___ Save America" (popular downloadable political show) : POD
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Place to treat yourself : SPA

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