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New York Times, Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Author:
Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Erik Agard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Agard. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Erik gives us the RUNs today! Wait. That didn't come out right. (pun intended) Such a fun revealer in GOTTA RUN. I enjoyed the diverse ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 1127 ( 25,221 )

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Across
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Swore : VOWED
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Kindergarten instruction : ABCS
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What may hold a bather or butter : TUB
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Spring bloom : CROCUS
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Casting director's assignment : ROLE
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Before, to poets : ERE
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2018's "A Star Is Born," e.g. : REMAKE
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It might accompany bacon and toast : FRIEDEGG
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"Well, ___ you special!" : ARENT
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Oscar hopeful : NOMINEE
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Political hopeful : CANDIDATE
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Really good person, metaphorically : SAINT
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Bank job : HEIST
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Nike product : SHOE
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"I'm game!" : LETS
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Mid-April addressee, for short : IRS
32
Like Cheerios : OATY
34
Homophone of "row" : RHO
36
You might learn a new language to write one : COMPUTERPROGRAM
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Sixth letter after alpha : ETA
43
Boot from power : OUST
44
Timeline swath : ERA
45
Pop flies? : SWAT
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What icicles do : DRIP
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Hilton or Marriott : HOTEL
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Enterprise officer with an earpiece : UHURA
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Opinion piece : EDITORIAL
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Unfamous sorts : NONAMES
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What most college mottoes are in : LATIN
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Parting words from 18-, 23-, 36- and 54-Across? : GOTTARUN
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Halloween creatures : GHOULS
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Big name in nail polish : OPI
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Fine sediment : SILT
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Cirque du ___ : SOLEIL
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Bit of board game equipment : DIE
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Comic Rogen : SETH
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Peevish : TESTY
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Pre-TiVo device : VCR
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Asset in the game The Settlers of Catan : ORE
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Social theory popularized by Alice Walker : WOMANISM
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Virtual birthday greetings : ECARDS
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Get into a fistfight : DUKEITOUT
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Doggie sound : ARF
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Largest Asian island : BORNEO
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Muse of history : CLIO
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Appears to be : SEEMS
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___-weenie : TEENIE
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All-caps word in an email subject line : URGENT
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"Violence ___ violence" : BEGETS
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Drop in the mailbox : SEND
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Conversation : DIALOG
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Fashion sense : TASTE
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Fashion-forward : CHIC
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Prefix with dynamic : AERO
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Neck gland : THYROID
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Messes up : ERRS
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Slightly : ATAD
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1980s soca hit with the lyric "Me mind on fire, me soul on fire" : HOTHOTHOT
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Rodent companion : PETRAT
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Dilating eye part : PUPIL
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Groups of advisers : RETINUES
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The "A" in BART : AREA
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Segway cop's workplace, maybe : MALL
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Solar deity : SUNGOD
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Grammy-winning Goldberg : WHOOPI
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Term of respect for an older woman : AUNTIE
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Win, loss or draw : RESULT
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Baltimore athlete : ORIOLE
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Rack up : AMASS
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Identifiers at the bottom of a blog post : TAGS
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Lake named for a Pennsylvania people : ERIE
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Last degree, in math : NTH
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Ignited : LIT
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Foxlike : SLY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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