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New York Times, Thursday, November 23, 2017

Author:
Howard Barkin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Howard Barkin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Barkin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Howard Barkin notes:
Hello solvers, hope that this one wasn't too rough on you. All comments on my puzzles are welcomed, in any forum that you choose. The ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Mathplay! Some beautiful finds, like [Double feature?] interpreted as "double the number in a feature film," turning "Three Amigos" ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 1123 ( 24,852 )
Across
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Completion of filming : WRAP
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"Se7en," "Nine" or "10" : MOVIE
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Phony talk : JIVE
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"My ___!" : HERO
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Onetime reviewer of 5-Acrosses : EBERT
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Kind of argument : ORAL
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: : ISTO
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Rushed : RANAT
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Set of 108 for Uno : DECK
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Halftime show? : THIRTYMINUTES
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Bringer of light, in myth : EOS
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Start of a well-known roll call: Abbr. : ALA
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A little sharp : ACIDY
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Unacceptable : NOTOK
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Double feature? : SIXAMIGOS
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What plays to both sides? : STEREO
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Booker or Tester: Abbr. : SEN
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Toronto and Ottawa are in it, for short : NHL
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Triple play? : RICHARDIX
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Radioed info, for short : APB
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After-dinner option : TEA
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Looked favorably (upon) : SMILED
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Fourth estate? : THREEOAKS
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"Me too," more formally : ASAMI
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Things thsi cluee needs sevaral of : EDITS
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"Wow!" : OMG
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Unhealthy-looking : WAN
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Fifth act? : THEJACKSONONE
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Smallpox victims of the 1500s : INCA
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Sharp : ACRID
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Good word to know if you love Latin? : AMAS
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A new one is nearly invisible : MOON
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The star Mars : BRUNO
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___ point : DATA
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Words of generosity : ONME
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Sometimes they're the pits : SEEDS
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Work without ___ : ANET
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Bleaches : WHITENS
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Do another take : RESHOOT
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Virtuoso : ARTISTE
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D : POOR
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Actress Streep : MERYL
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Former White House family : OBAMAS
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Start of a Julius Caesar quote : VENI
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Locale of 10% of the world's oil reserves : IRAN
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Start of a Julius Caesar quote : ETTU
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Group with five #1 R&B hits in the 1990s : JODECI
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Declaration at the end of a chess game : IRESIGN
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Closet item, for short : VAC
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Higher-priced burger meat : ELK
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Original "Star Trek" cast member : TAKEI
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Bit of doctoral graduation regalia : TAM
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"Silly me!" : DOH
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Fashion inits. : YSL
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Youngest player ever to win the Calder Memorial Trophy : ORR
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Singer Chris : ISAAK
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Many a fortysomething, for short : XER
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Extra conditions : ANDS
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Numerical prefix : OCTO
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"Wasn't ___ most peculiar man?" (Simon & Garfunkel lyric) : HEA
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Stage after pupa : IMAGO
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They follow the nus : XIS
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Broke fast? : ATE
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High degree : PHD
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"The Office," originally : BRITCOM
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1971 double-platinum album for the Doors : LAWOMAN
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Flow (from) : EMANATE
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Patronizes, in a way : DINESAT
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C2H6, familiarly : ETHANE
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Suffix with journal : ESE
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Extremely considerate : SOKIND
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Precursor to Windows : MSDOS
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Quick hits : JABS
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4,046.86 square meters : ACRE
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Rock's Mötley ___ : CRUE
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Nothin' : NADA
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Opening for a personal view : IMO
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Prefix with G.M.O. : NON

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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