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MIXOLOGY

New York Times, Sunday, November 27, 2016

Author:
Matt Ginsberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 70 Missing: {JQV} This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Matt Ginsberg notes:
MATT: This puzzle has been a long time in the making, going through a variety of revisions since I first submitted it (and Will rejected it) in February. He seemed to think it had promise, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
MIXOLOGY indeed, two common words interspersed to create snappy phrases. My favorite was GONZO + RUDER = GROUND ZERO, as GONZO is such a fun word to say, and GROUND ZERO is a vivid entry. ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 1127 ( 24,491 )
Across
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They often have small tables : CAFES
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Base men? : CADS
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Jazzes (up) : AMPS
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"Back to the Future" antagonist : BIFF
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Stars-and-stripes land, informally : USOFA
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Some Great Plains residents : OTOE
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Possible destination for un inmigrante, with "el" : NORTE
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Hero : IDOL
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Infant + straying = noted coach : BEARBRYANT
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Less polite + wildly unconventional = epicenter : GROUNDZERO
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Eye part : SCLERA
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New pop of 1924 : NEHI
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Approached apace : RANTO
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Pro : ACE
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In Tahitian it means "good" : MAITAI
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Urban woe + squirms = pool accessory : SWIMGOGGLES
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Untuned, say : OFF
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Halters? : SENTRIES
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Big Ten sch. : MSU
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Delay + dodos = some compromises : PLEABARGAINS
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Adorn brilliantly : EMBLAZON
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Birthday girl's wear : TIARA
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Pandora release : ILLS
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Del ___ (fast-food chain) : TACO
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Poetic Muse : ERATO
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Spa, e.g. : SPRING
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Nevada gold-mining town : ELKO
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Remain + "Hmm ..." = R&B great : BODIDDLEY
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___ season : DEER
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Moved at a crawl : SNAILED
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Saharan : SERE
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Letter at the end of three other letters : ETA
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Bill producers + Western wear = info for events : STARTINGTIMES
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Lisa, to Bart : SIS
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Big name in root beer : DADS
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Overindulged : ATEATON
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Sushi go-with : SAKE
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Show, informally + African capital = Adonis : DREAMBOAT
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Social worker? : WASP
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Suck it up? : SIPHON
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Someone never seen in "Peanuts" : ADULT
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___ Minor : URSA
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Yarn : TALE
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Feudal lord : LIEGE
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Mariners' aids : SEXTANTS
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Pasty + vacation expense, maybe = hospital specialty : PRENATALCARE
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Court affirmation : IDO
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Radial alternative : BIASTIRE
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Was ahead : LED
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See + umbrella alternative = warming option : RADIANTHEAT
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Minimal diamond margin : ONERUN
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Lead-in to maniac : EGO
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Santa ___ : MARIA
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Area to defend : TURF
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"My Cup Runneth Over" crooner : EDAMES
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Regarding + undercoat = network with 303 stations : PARISMETRO
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Day of the month + succeed = some recital pieces : PIANODUETS
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Epps of "House" : OMAR
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Kind of chair : EAMES
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In years past : ONCE
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Vertical : ERECT
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Makes it? : TAGS
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Prefix with byte : TERA
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The time of Nick? : NITE
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___ Chris Steak House : RUTHS
Down
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"Jinx" breakers of 2016 : CUBS
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"Hold on ___!" : ASEC
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Stable arrival : FOAL
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Violinist Zimbalist : EFREM
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Negev native : SABRA
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Evasive : COY
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Crooked : ATANANGLE
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Accomplished everything : DONEITALL
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Green of "The Italian Job" : SETH
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Director Lee : ANG
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Cat that epitomizes finickiness : MORRIS
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Many a charity tournament : PROAM
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Deeply offended : STUNG
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Hollywood, with "the" : BIZ
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Unimprovable : IDEAL
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The "F" in F = ma : FORCE
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Results of icy breakups? : FLOES
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Finally put an end to? : ENTOMB
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Mrs. Gorbachev : RAISA
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Follower of an Alaskan team : DOGSLED
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"The doctor ___" : ISIN
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Actress Hatcher : TERI
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Last part of the country to report election results : WEST
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Keeps safe : GUARDS
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Pulls (out of) : OPTS
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Resell quickly : FLIP
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"___ not!" : FEAR
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Takes a chance : RISKSIT
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Saharan : ARID
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Curses : BANES
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Recall cause, maybe : ECOLI
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Computer hookups : MODEMS
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Chain that sells chains : ZALES
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Cheri formerly of "S.N.L." : OTERI
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"The Highwayman" poet : NOYES
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Some : ABIT
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Do pretty well gradewise : GETAB
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Currently airing : ONNOW
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What germs may turn into : IDEAS
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Squeal on : RATOUT
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Relatives on the father's side : AGNATES
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Classic Icelandic literary works : EDDAS
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Time for una siesta : TARDE
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For two : ADEUX
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Cabooses : REARS
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Some needlework, informally? : TATS
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Art : SKILL
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Carter/Brezhnev agreement : SALTII
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Absolutely awesome : EPIC
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After Rainier, highest peak in the Pacific Northwest : MTADAMS
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Island whose volcanic eruption is rumored to have destroyed Atlantis : SANTORINI
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Simple truth : PLAINFACT
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Mend : HEAL
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Nasty sort : OGRE
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Attention, for some : NEED
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Capital where Robert Louis Stevenson died : APIA
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Verb from which "suis" and "sommes" are conjugated : ETRE
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Anonymous : NONAME
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Heavy metal band with 1980s hits : RATT
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Correo ___ (foreign mail stamp) : AEREO
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Carrier : BEARER
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Move, as a plant : REPOT
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Old World lizard : AGAMA
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Hulk Hogan trademark : DORAG
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October option : TREAT
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Counterpart of "stand" : HITME
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Milk container : UDDER
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Remote land in the Pacific : NAURU
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Familiar with : UPON
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Rendezvous : MEET
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Impress deeply : ETCH
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Bygone boomers, for short : SSTS
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Org. authorized by the 16th Amendment : IRS
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Spanish she-bear : OSA
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Maiden name preceder : NEE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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