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New York Times, Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Author:
Andrew Zhou
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrew Zhou

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {GQXZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Zhou. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 1122 ( 24,486 )
Across
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Musical talent, informally : CHOPS
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Drunkards : SOTS
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Quite a ways away : AFAR
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Rehearsed a piece through from start to finish, in theater lingo : RANIT
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When doubled, a South Seas island : BORA
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Mineral in layers : MICA
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Memorable 2011 hurricane : IRENE
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When you get it : AHAMOMENT
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Like yarn : SPUN
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Talking horse of 1960s TV : MRED
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Cock and bull : MALES
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Something might be brought back by this : POPULARDEMAND
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Voodoo spell : MOJO
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Ashen : WAN
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Dallas cager, informally : MAV
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In working order : USABLE
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Marmalade container : JAR
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Mud : MIRE
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"Where the heart is" : HOME
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Versatile eating implement : SPORK
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Decorates, as a cake : ICES
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Scent : ODOR
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Knot : TIE
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Most sensible : SANEST
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Possesses : HAS
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Max's opposite : MIN
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Grace ender : AMEN
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Eastern or Western, for hoopsters : NBACONFERENCE
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"Carmen" setting : SPAIN
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The Canadian loonie or toonie, e.g. : COIN
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Meeting point for tailors? : SEAM
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Like the four things named in the shaded squares : NONKOSHER
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Momma's partner : POPPA
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Shoppe descriptor : OLDE
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Woes : ILLS
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Onetime arcade giant : ATARI
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Word before and after "will be" : BOYS
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Casual sign-off in a letter : BEST
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Opposite of 57-Across, to Muslims : HALAL
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Cousin of a cobbler : CRISP
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One of the Marx Brothers : HARPO
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Outdo : ONEUP
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What's punched into an A.T.M., redundantly : PINNUMBER
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Sault ___ Marie, Ont. : STE
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Pizza chain found in many food courts : SBARRO
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Expressed amazement : OOHED
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It might involve mutual raising of tariffs : TRADEWAR
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Film character who was asked to "Play it" : SAM
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Capital of Jordan : AMMAN
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Dark brown rodents with long tails and large eyes : FIELDMICE
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Proactiv target : ACNE
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"Darn!" : RATS
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Mideast's Gulf of ___ : OMAN
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___ Theater, venue of "The Phantom of the Opera," the longest-running production in Broadway history : MAJESTIC
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"Haha, u r hilarious" : LOL
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Crack shooters : MARKSMEN
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Belligerent Greek god : ARES
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Sweater ___ : VEST
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"This doesn't look good" : UHOH
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Coke or Pepsi : SODA
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Old radio show set in Harlem : AMOSNANDY
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MSNBC's "Morning ___" : JOE
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Garrison Keillor's home state : MINNESOTA
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Trick-taking game with a 48-card deck : PINOCHLE
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___ Lingus : AER
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Hand, to Javier : MANO
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Something record-breaking : AFIRST
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Tour de France sights : BIKES
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Carolers' repertoire : NOELS
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Himalayan land : NEPAL
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Frank who directed "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" : CAPRA
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Kind of client : EMAIL
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Elitist sort : SNOB
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Preppy shirt : POLO
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Bro or sis : SIB
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Musical syllable after "oom" : PAH

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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