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UNTHEMED

New York Times, Sunday, November 4, 2018

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 126, Blocks: 55 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 229 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jim Horne notes:
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 1104 ( 25,198 )
Across
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Goes to grab a bite, say : BOBSFORAPPLES
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What a crop top exposes : MIDRIFF
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"Anything else, or can I go?" : AREWEDONEHERE
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"1984" superstate that includes America : OCEANIA
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Early reel-to-reel devices : WIRERECORDERS
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Expired IDs? : TOETAGS
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"Marriage Italian-Style" star : LOREN
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Give mouth-to-mouth to? : KISS
27
Donny who won "Dancing With the Stars" : OSMOND
29
Construction on Broadway : SET
30
Speak sharply : SNAP
31
Stockpot addition : BONE
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Stickers forming a patch : BRIARS
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Keep it under your hat! : HEAD
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Petulant expression : POUT
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Leaves mystified : BEFOGS
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Soda brand with more than 90 flavors : FANTA
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Ancestry : DESCENT
41
Picks up : LEARNS
42
Tommy or Jimmy of jazz : DORSEY
43
As a whole : INTOTO
44
Two for one? : HALVES
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Case workers? : PORTERS
46
Golfing hazards : TRAPS
47
___ pasta (farfalle) : BOWTIE
48
2018's debate over "Yanny or Laurel," e.g. : MEME
49
Joey Potter's portrayer on "Dawson's Creek" : KATIEHOLMES
51
Travel on-line? : PARASAIL
55
Receptive to new ideas : OPENMINDED
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Party of 13? : BARMITZVAH
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Home arena of the Bruins and Celtics : TDGARDEN
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Painter's roll : MASKINGTAPE
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Overflow : TEEM
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Trunk fastener? : CORSET
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Lets out : RENTS
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Ringo Starr's real first name : RICHARD
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Palate cleanser in a multicourse meal : SORBET
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Reptiles that can walk on ceilings : GECKOS
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Casanova's intrigues : AMOURS
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Ran into in court? : FOULED
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Wigs out : GOESAPE
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On the take : DIRTY
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___ the Great (ninth-century English king) : ALFRED
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Cereal ingredient : BRAN
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Places to crash on road trips : INNS
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Very : PRETTY
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Purely academic : MOOT
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Striker's replacement : SCAB
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Copa América cheer : OLE
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Century in American politics : SENATE
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Brewery sights : VATS
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In the ballpark : CLOSE
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Old "It cleans your breath while it cleans your teeth" sloganeer : COLGATE
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Awfully large : ASBIGASAHOUSE
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Takes to the sky : AVIATES
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Paprika lookalike : CAYENNEPEPPER
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Forerunners of combines : REAPERS
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You can't go back on them : ONEWAYSTREETS
Down
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Cries loudly : BAWLS
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Greek hero killed by a giant scorpion : ORION
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Who once said "You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you" : BERRA
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Win every prize in : SWEEP
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Green housewarming gift : FERN
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Wordsworth wrote one on immortality : ODE
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Crank up the amp to 11 and go wild : ROCKOUT
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Name, as a successor : ANOINT
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Essentially : PERSE
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Many faculty members, in brief : PHDS
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Stan who co-created Spider-Man : LEE
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Presented perfectly : ERRORFREE
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Courtroom periods : SESSIONS
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Travels by car : MOTORS
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Touchscreen array : ICONS
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Document kept in a safe : DEED
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Untrustworthy sort : RAT
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Sort of : INASENSE
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Shiny beetle disliked by fruit growers : FIGEATER
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You should avoid feeding on them : FASTDAYS
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Food & Wine and Field & Stream : MAGS
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Rock musician with a knighthood : BONO
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Deadbeat student at TV's Highland High : BEAVIS
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"The Lady Is a Tramp" lyricist : HART
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Stephen King novel with a misspelling in the title : PETSEMATARY
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Like some tires : BELTED
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Shade in the woods : FORESTGREEN
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Steve who co-created Spider-Man : DITKO
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Absorbed : ENRAPT
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Express : STATED
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Muddling through : COPING
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Wearers of white hats : LAWMEN
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Sphere : DOMAIN
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Game featured in 2006's "Casino Royale" : HOLDEM
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Department of Buildings issuance : PERMIT
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Became inseparable : BONDED
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Selling point? : MARKET
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Companies that need help : HIRERS
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Didn't bid : PASSED
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Ancient Mexicas, e.g. : AZTECS
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Sister of Tiffany : IVANKA
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It may be open for business : LAPTOP
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Unkind, as criticism : BARBED
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German-Swiss author who won the 1946 Nobel in Literature : HESSE
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Safer of "60 Minutes" : MORLEY
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Satine's profession in "Moulin Rouge!" : COURTESAN
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Copper wheels? : RADIOCAR
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Torch carrier's announcement : IMINLOVE
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Julius Caesar's first wife : CORNELIA
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Calls from quarterbacks : HUTS
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Its shell doesn't crack : SOFTTACO
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U.S. Naval Academy mascot : GOAT
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Small jumper : FLEA
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Show's earnings : GROSSES
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James of TV's "How the West Was Won" : ARNESS
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Field with lots of growth? : BOTANY
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Pan resistant to aging : PETER
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Ars ___ (anagram of "anagrams," aptly) : MAGNA
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Slaloming spot : SLOPE
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Ford Mustang, for one : COUPE
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Valuable possession : ASSET
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Round units? : BEERS
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Stuff : SATE
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What an essay presents : VIEW
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Her 2018 album "Dancing Queen" consists entirely of Abba covers : CHER
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Break : GAP
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Word spoken while waving : BYE
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Well-chosen : APT

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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