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New York Times, Thursday, November 22, 2018

Letter that appears twice in the Schrödinger equation

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 35 Missing: {FJQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 109 for Mr. Ross.
Randolph Ross notes:
This theme was inspired by the famous NY Post headline: "Headless Body Found in Topless Bar." I found four long entries for which I ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
_OWARD is such an interesting clue. It obviously is missing something, but what? COWARD, HOWARD, or TOWARD? Or maybe it's missing ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times11/22/18 ( No. 25,216 )

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Across
1
Green rock : EMERALD
8
Goes down a steep rock face, in a way : RAPPELS
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Danger for sailors : LORELEI
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"Fake news!" : ITSALIE
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Playground retort : ISTOO
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Distress signal? : ACHE
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Talk up : TOUT
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Neighbor of Moldova : UKRAINE
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Bygone orchard spray : ALAR
32
Worker in a garden : BEE
33
Some lumps : SUGAR
35
Superior floor, e.g. : LAKEBED
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To each accordingly : PRORATA
39
Combat zone : ARENA
40
Concept embodying yin and yang : TAO
41
John, abroad : IVAN
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Without attention to detail, say : INHASTE
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Environmental concern : SMOG
51
Swimmer Torres with 12 Olympic medals : DARA
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Advances : LENDS
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Blood drive donation : ONEUNIT
61
Simultaneously : ATATIME
62
John in the Clinton and Obama administrations : PODESTA
63
America's Cup participant : YACHTER
Down
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K-12 : ELHI
2
Hangout for Homer : MOES
3
Quod ___ faciendum : ERAT
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Overhaul : REDO
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With full effort : ALLOUT
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Linda ___, Supergirl's alias : LEE
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Took the heat off of? : DISARMED
8
Friend of the Fonz : RICHIE
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2004 Olympics site : ATHENS
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Letter that appears twice in the Schrödinger equation : PSI
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Hostilities ender : PACT
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Nevada county or its seat : ELKO
13
Place : LIEU
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On its way : SENT
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Step on it : SCALE
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Kind of beef : KOBE
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Gas station in Canada : ESSO
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Roar : BLARE
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Like many chardonnay barrels : OAKEN
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Statistician's observation : TREND
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Jewish holiday with costumes : PURIM
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Comment when turning down a charity appeal : IGAVE
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Golden Horde member : TATAR
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Resembling : ALA
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Published : RAN
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So-called "Island of the Gods" : BALI
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Expire : PASSAWAY
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Drubbing : ROUT
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Peter and Paul : TSARS
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Breaks off a relationship : ENDSIT
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California forest name : SHASTA
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Home planet of TV's ALF : MELMAC
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Check : STOP
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Like early recordings : MONO
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Like some columns : OPED
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Sticker : GLUE
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O.T. book read during 28-Down : ESTH
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Ravel's "Gaspard de la ___" : NUIT
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Small change : DIME
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Suffix with trick : STER
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Starfleet Academy grad. : ENS
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Spanish diminutive : ITA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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