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New York Times, Friday, November 29, 2019

Author:
Sam Buchbinder
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sam Buchbinder

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Buchbinder. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Sam Buchbinder notes:
I'm thrilled to have my first Themeless puzzle published in the New York Times - especially the day after Thanksgiving when hopefully ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
The most experienced themeless constructors often eschew 72- and 70-word grids, since they present little challenge to build. Place ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 1129 ( 25,588 )

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Across
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Scapegraces : IMPS
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One making a pet's vet appointment : OWNER
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Throw : TOSS
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Cuddly-looking lemur in the "Madagascar" movies : MORT
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Wire part of a bicycle : BRAKECABLE
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Something to hold while waiting : TRAY
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Fantasy concoction : LOVEPOTION
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Domination : HEGEMONY
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17+ : RRATED
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It begins in juin : ETE
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Official language of Belize: Abbr. : ENG
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Book jacket part, in brief : BIO
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Raked in the chips : WONBIG
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Pressed hard on the gas : GUNNEDIT
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Go down : OCCUR
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Soloed : WENTALONE
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Upset : ROIL
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Drops : SHEDS
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Sudden shift : VEER
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Rough assessment of accuracy : SMELLTEST
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Cheapskate : MISER
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Art tiles : TESSERAE
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Lacks the ability for : CANTDO
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One might be loaded in a getaway car : GAT
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Record : LOG
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Implement with a blade : OAR
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Twice-committed crime? : BIGAMY
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It's found at the start of this clue : CAPITALI
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Loose garments of velvet or brocade : OPERACOATS
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L.A.'s ___ College of Art and Design : OTIS
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Small price to pay : NOMINALFEE
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Split : LEFT
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Mount in Greek mythology : OSSA
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Time for a growth spurt : TEENS
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Positive response to an invitation : LETS
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"Ugh, totally my fault!" : IMTHEWORST
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"Stay tuned" : MORETOCOME
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Employers of spin doctors : PRAGENCIES
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Concern for an ophthalmologist : STYE
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Ellipsoidal : OBLONG
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[Bzzt!] : WRONG
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Blue shade : NAVY
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Squeeze (out) : EKE
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Not originals : REPRINTS
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"G'bye" : TATA
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Piece of sad news : OBIT
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Plant of the genus Prunus : SLOE
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Overjoy : SEND
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Alternative to Dos Equis : CORONA
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Predecessor of Rabin as prime minister : MEIR
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Kind of cake : BUNDT
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Organization that Jordan was once part of : BULLS
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"The 12 Days of Christmas" sextet : GEESE
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Hall-of-Fame N.B.A. player Hayes : ELVIN
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Nails : DOESTOATEE
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"My car's out of commission" : INEEDALIFT
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Targets for SEAL Team Six : TERRORISTS
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Food product that's good even if it's cracked : WHEAT
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Alley scavenger : STRAYCAT
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On-scene reporter, in journalist lingo : LEGMAN
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Trio in a Christmas carol : MAGI
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Thickets : COPSES
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Grow nearer to bedtime : LATEN
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Popular singer born Paul David Hewson : BONO
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Market announcements, for short : IPOS
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Treasure chest contents : GEMS
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"Vissi d'arte," in "Tosca" : ARIA
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___ noir : CAFE
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Ring : TOLL
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Cry at a ring : OLE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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