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New York Times, Thursday, November 28, 2019

Author:
Timothy Polin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Timothy Polin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 37 Missing: {V} This is puzzle # 51 for Mr. Polin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 1128 ( 25,587 )

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Across
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Be agitated : STEW
5
Nursery display : FLORA
10
California city whose name sounds like a surprised two-word greeting : OJAI
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Film pooch : TOTO
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Supermarket checkout choices : LANES
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Oaf : LOUT
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The Man in Black : JOHNNYCASH
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Comedy bits : GAGS
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Difficult to differentiate : ALIKE
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Decidedly not lowbrow : ARTY
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Light blue : AQUA
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Tropical squawker : MACAW
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___ milk : SOY
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Inits. before some presidents' names : USS
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GPS calculation, for short : ETA
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Candies that make your mouth burn : FIREBALLS
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Baked dish often served with tomato sauce : ZITI
30
Merchant : SELLER
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Reveals to, as a secret : LETSINON
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"We gave it a shot" : ALAS
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"I met her in a club down in old ___" ("Lola" lyric) : SOHO
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Excoriates : RIPSINTO
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Sarge, e.g. : NONCOM
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Feel the burn : ACHE
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Performance with twirling torches : FIREDANCE
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Santa ___ : ANA
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Top suit : CEO
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Cable TV's Nat ___ : GEO
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Like many monks : ROBED
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___ milk : EWES
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Oaf : CLOD
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Popular nasal spray : AFRIN
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Done: Fr. : FINI
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17-Across hit ... or a hint to four connected answers in this puzzle : RINGOFFIRE
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Dark blue : ANIL
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Threw in a chip, say : ANTED
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Fusses : ADOS
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On deck : NEXT
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Common wizard feature : BEARD
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What keeps things in focus? : LENS
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Place that's orange on a Monopoly board : STJAMES
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"Missed your chance!" : TOOLATE
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Fair : ETHICAL
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Chocolatier of children's literature : WONKA
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Cool-looking, in slang : FLY
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The house of Felipe VI? : LACASA
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Hot, hot, hot! : ONAROLL
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Gives a makeover : RESTYLES
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Visibly aghast : ASHY
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First saint of the Russian Orthodox Church : OLGA
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With 40-Down, Oscar-nominated player of 17-Across : JOAQUIN
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Chilean dictator Pinochet : AUGUSTO
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Moralizer's comment : ITSASIN
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Inexperienced : NEW
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Agitator seeking radical change : FIREBRAND
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Big name in tires : FIRESTONE
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National park NE of Las Vegas : ZION
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Zap, in a way : LASE
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Clockmaker ___ Terry : ELI
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"Ray Donovan" channel, briefly : SHO
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Bachelor contingent at a cotillion : STAGLINE
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Nascar enthusiast, e.g. : RACEFAN
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Dessert drink made with frozen grapes : ICEWINE
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See 11-Down : PHOENIX
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College town WSW of Albany : ONEONTA
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Hack job? : CABRIDE
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Club that few golfers carry : ONEIRON
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Theme in "Hamlet" : MADNESS
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Cantankerous sort : CODGER
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Org. for W.W. II Hurricane pilots : RAF
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Slaughterhouse scraps : OFFAL
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It goes with the flow : SILT
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Cantankerous sort : CRAB
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Curious : ODD

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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