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New York Times, Sunday, November 24, 2019

Onetime Procter & Gamble product on Time magazine's list of "The 50 Worst Inventions"

Author:
Frank Longo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Frank Longo

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 122, Blocks: 60 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 91 for Mr. Longo. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:
Frank Longo, of Hoboken, N.J., is a professional puzzlemaker and editor. He creates the weekly "Premier Crossword" for King Features Syndicate, as well as the Sunday "Spelling Bee" for ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
OPEN WIDE! I wonder how many questions I'll get today, asking what the title means. Clearly, it's a dentist theme. What, you didn't get that? YOU ANTI-DENTITE! No, no, there is no theme. ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
I'm loving these themeless Sundays. Keep 'em coming! We haven't seen Frank Longo's byline for a while, but he's a constructor with an extraordinary history of amazing grids. Some examples: ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times11/24/19 ( No. 25,583 )
Across
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Bondsman, of late? : DANIELCRAIG
12
Unfold : TAKESHAPE
21
It has some miles on it : USEDVEHICLE
22
Not yet in the database : UNENTERED
23
A.P. courses, e.g. : COLLEGEPREP
24
Summer camp activity : TIEDYEING
25
Emily Dickinson's "I heard ___ buzz - when I died" : AFLY
26
Wonder-working biblical prophet : ELISHA
28
Creator of Mike Hammer : SPILLANE
29
Cross : IRKED
31
In the mood for love : AMATIVE
33
Main theme of "Othello" : JEALOUSY
37
Climax of "The Shawshank Redemption" : PRISONESCAPE
42
Picnic, e.g. : OUTING
43
Bumming, as cigarettes : CADGING
44
Rotting evidence : ODOR
45
Clicking counters : ABACI
46
Lacking : SHORTOF
48
Imprint permanently : ETCHIN
50
Means of communication without interference : DIRECTLINE
52
Insulation and sealing material : SILICONE
54
Thrice due : SEI
55
Not generics : BRANDNAMEPRODUCTS
59
Went skiing : TOOKTOTHESLOPES
60
Hit 1997 film condemned by the Chinese government : SEVENYEARSINTIBET
63
Fixture in a chocolate factory : VAT
66
Least normal : WEIRDEST
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Like some arts : DECORATIVE
69
James who starred in 1970s TV's "How the West Was Won" : ARNESS
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Name originally proposed (but not adopted) for Utah : DESERET
73
Paint a false picture of : BELIE
74
Weigh station lineup : RIGS
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Fuel-carrying ships : COALERS
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Event that usually has gate crashers? : SLALOM
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Methods of studying pooled data : METAANALYSES
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Peak in 1980 headlines : STHELENS
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Representation of the real world in literature and art : MIMESIS
84
NASA's spacecraft Dawn began orbiting it in 2015 : CERES
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Clowns sometimes put them on : SADFACES
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List-ending phrase : ETALII
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Big to-do : FLAP
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Given a heads-up about : ALERTEDTO
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Subscription service with an arrow in its logo : AMAZONPRIME
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Free : ATLEISURE
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Something that's not contracted very often : RAREDISEASE
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Partly sheltered area near land in which vessels ride at anchor : ROADSTEAD
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Petty officers on police duty while a ship is in port : SHOREPATROL
Down
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Nobleman above un conte : DUCA
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From : ASOF
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Dickens orphan : NELL
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One way to stand by : IDLY
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Anticipatory time : EVE
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Certain Thanksgiving turkey serving : LEG
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"Nice and rosy" things in the song "Sleigh Ride" : CHEEKS
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Founder of New York's Odditorium in 1939 : RIPLEY
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Like burning rubber : ACRID
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Les Aléoutiennes, e.g. : ILES
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House minority leader before Pelosi (1995-2003) : GEPHARDT
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Half of a reproach : TUT
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Sitcom/film star who was named People's "Most Beautiful Woman" twice : ANISTON
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Staying fresh : KEEPING
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Chicory variety : ENDIVE
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Topics for fashion magazines : STYLES
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Elevator near an arch? : HEEL
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Something that can be performed da capo : ARIA
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Campus abutting Drexel, informally : PENN
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Beat by a whisker : EDGE
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Pal : AMIGO
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What all NaCl molecules have : IONICBONDS
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Persian, e.g. : RUG
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"Yeah, right!" : ASIF
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Steinbeck family : JOADS
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Blake who composed "I'm Just Wild About Harry" : EUBIE
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Early employer of Steve Jobs : ATARI
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Head residents? : LICE
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Many T-ball coaches : PARENTS
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Spherical bacterium : COCCUS
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Not regularly standing : ADHOC
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Something to drive home : POINT
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Cousins of kites : ERNES
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Bird on California's state quarter : CONDOR
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Satisfies : SLAKES
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Suggest : HINTAT
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Running mate? : ELOPER
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Standard features of almanacs : TIDETABLES
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Department capital SE of Paris : TROYES
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Get married, in slang : SPLICE
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2004 sci-fi thriller inspired by a classic 1950 book : IROBOT
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Bigeye, on some menus : AHI
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Some sewers : MENDERS
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Wine components : ESTERS
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Mother ___ : TERESA
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Buzzy body? : SWARM
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Like some coincidences : EERIE
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French for "twenty" : VINGT
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End of many town names : VILLE
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Par ___ : AVION
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Is thick (with) : TEEMS
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Shade akin to turquoise : TEAL
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Word after old or dog : DAYS
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Longtime dairy aisle mascot : ELSIE
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What a big sock might make you do : SEESTARS
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Reached maturity : CAMEDUE
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Onetime Procter & Gamble product on Time magazine's list of "The 50 Worst Inventions" : OLESTRA
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"___ Said," 2019 best seller on the #MeToo movement : SHE
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Rare and valuable instruments : AMATIS
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Like restaurants with three Michelin stars : NICEST
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Usurper : SEIZER
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Amplifier of radio signals : TRIODE
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Mild, light-colored cigar : CLARO
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German industrial region : SAAR
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Dolly in "Hello, Dolly!," e.g. : ALTO
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Paris's Place ___ Bastille : DELA
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Neighbor of Lucy and Ricky on "I Love Lucy" : FRED
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Nanny, in Nanjing : AMAH
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Lose sleep, so to speak : FRET
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"Not true!" : LIAR
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Schoolyard retort : AMSO
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Spa offering : PEEL
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Publication whose first ed. took more than 70 years to complete : OED
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Beat by a whisker : NIP
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"Don't text and drive" ad, e.g., in brief : PSA

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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