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New York Times, Saturday, November 24, 2018

Philosopher who said "What does not kill me makes me stronger"

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 26 Missing: {QVX} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 88 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Steinberg notes:
When I noticed that SWIPER NO SWIPING was 15-letters long, I knew I had to seed it into a themeless. When I was younger, I used to ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I shudder a bit when I see triple-stacks. These days, constructors have elevated this art form to the point where the stacks don't ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times11/24/18 ( No. 25,218 )
Across
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"Dora the Explorer" catchphrase : SWIPERNOSWIPING
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Demanding : HIGHMAINTENANCE
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It's not backed up : IDLESPECULATION
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Cry for attention, maybe : MEOW
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Mephitis : STENCH
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K'ung Fu-___ (Confucius) : TSE
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Sign of a sensation : SRO
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Radio freq. unit : MHZ
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Japanese room divider : SHOJI
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What's done up in an updo : TRESS
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Unsavory : SLEAZY
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Capitol vehicle : STATECAR
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First name in fragrance : ESTEE
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Angel's antithesis : BRAT
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Number below # : THREE
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He hit his 600th home run in 2007 : SOSA
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How some bonds are sold : ATPAR
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Suffers humiliation : EATSDIRT
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Four-time Emmy-winning drama : MADMEN
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Specialized : NICHE
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Quinn of CBS's "Elementary" : AIDAN
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Stanford rival, informally : CAL
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Cool ___ : CAT
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Home of the largest grain elevator in the world: Abbr. : KAN
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Ancestor of a cell : BEEPER
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U.S. financial giant, for short : BOFA
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One way to lose your balance? : ACCOUNTINGERROR
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"Things get ugly" : THECLAWSCOMEOUT
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Classic Dr. Seuss title : YERTLETHETURTLE
Down
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Levels : SHIMS
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Like EE vis-à-vis E : WIDER
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Digs in the snow? : IGLOO
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"I'm exhausted!" : PHEW
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Trio of mummies : EMS
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Bad record : RAPSHEET
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Philosopher who said "What does not kill me makes me stronger" : NIETZSCHE
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Part of YOLO : ONCE
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Blows away : STUNS
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Big name in jam : WELCHS
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Not just down : INAHOLE
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One way to stand : PAT
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Spark provider : INITIATOR
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E-4 and E-5, but not E-3 : NCOS
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Good name for someone tracing family history? : GENE
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Actor who said "It takes a smart guy to play dumb" : MRT
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___ J, singer with the 2014 hit "Bang Bang" : JESSIE
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Straw mat : TATAMI
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It's a wrap : SARAN
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Drink flavorer : ZEST
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___ big : YEA
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Dora the Explorer, e.g.: Abbr. : SRTA
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Fred Astaire, at times : TAPDANCER
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Taciturnity : RETICENCE
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Sound of a sock : BAM
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Starter at un restaurant : ESCARGOT
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Drink that competes with Monster : REDBULL
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Big name in shipping : DHL
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2010s dance craze : NAENAE
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Abbr. on a food wrapper : NETWT
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"Ville-d'Avray" painter : COROT
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On the wrong side (of) : AFOUL
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___ Tatin (upside-down pastry) : TARTE
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Singer Perry : KATY
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Pine : ACHE
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"That's ridiculous!" : PISH
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Title for a fox : BRER
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10/ : OCT
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Member of a crossword aviary? : EMU

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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