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New York Times, Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Author:
Greg Poulos
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 41 Missing: {QX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Poulos. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Greg Poulos notes:
This puzzle came about as the result of a minor philosophical crisis. I'd read a blog post where the author was complaining about a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Second debut in two days! Greg lists out some fun WORDs OF THE YEAR, as decided by the American Dialect Society. So apt for us ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

We have no idea who the little guy over Mr. Poulos's shoulder is. Jeff thinks it might be one of Philip Pullman's dæmons. There's a new book in that series.

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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 1107 ( 24,836 )

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Across
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Facing difficulty : INAJAM
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Crow : BRAG
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London's ___ Gardens : KEW
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"Hasta ___" : MANANA
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Prime rating org. : USDA
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Belief, informally : ISM
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Contributing (to) : ADDING
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Neither raise nor fold, in poker : STAY
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Homer's next-door neighbor on "The Simpsons" : NED
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Rollover problem? [1997] : MILLENNIUMBUG
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___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
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Something a driver may "hang" : UIE
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Jazz pianist Jamal : AHMAD
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Spectacular disaster [2016] : DUMPSTERFIRE
32
H&R Block staffers : CPAS
34
Start of the season? : TIS
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Vardalos of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" : NIA
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Rescue from insolvency [2008] : BAILOUT
39
Demoted [2006] : PLUTOED
42
Wife of Juan Perón : EVA
43
Agency issuance, in brief : REG
45
Get rid of : TOSS
46
Gender-neutral pronoun [2015] : SINGULARTHEY
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John B, in a Beach Boys hit : SLOOP
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Particle physics suffix : INO
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When doubled, a Gabor sister : ZSA
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Annual American Dialect Society award given to seven answers in this puzzle : WORDOFTHEYEAR
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Sacha Baron Cohen's "Da ___ G Show" : ALI
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Egg: Fr. : OEUF
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Verdi opera based on a Shakespeare play : OTELLO
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Cent or capita preceder : PER
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One chain by one furlong : ACRE
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"Now wait just one second!" : HOLDUP
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"The Fall of the House of Usher" writer : POE
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Pink : ROSY
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Airing after midnight, say : ONLATE
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Muslim worship leaders : IMAMS
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Foreign exchange student in "American Pie" : NADIA
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"___, the angel of the Lord came upon them": Luke : ANDLO
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Corner square in Monopoly : JAIL
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Either of two wives of Henry VIII : ANNE
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___ opus : MAGNUM
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Like Tokyo's Shinjuku Station, according to Guinness : BUSIEST
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Q-V connection : RSTU
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Actor Driver of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" : ADAM
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New York's Stonewall Inn, e.g. : GAYBAR
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Cretan who had the Labyrinth built : KINGMINOS
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WNW's opposite : ESE
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Iraq War worry, for short [2002] : WMD
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Puppy's bite : NIP
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Channels 14 and up, for short : UHF
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April fools' sign? : ARIES
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Inoperative : DEAD
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Lentil dish at an Indian restaurant : DAL
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G.I. tour grp. : USO
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Money left on the table? : TIP
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Subj. for U.S. citizens-to-be : ESL
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Petty objection : CAVIL
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Part of a musical instrument made from spring steel : PIANOWIRE
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Porgy's partner : BESS
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https://www.whitehouse.gov, e.g. : URL
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Serving from a trolley : TEA
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Western native : UTE
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Play (with) : TOY
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Baseball's Ken Jr. or Sr. : GRIFFEY
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When repeated, baby's utterance : GOO
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Furor : UPROAR
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Explosive in a stick : TNT
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Santa's laugh : HOHOHO
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Video game princess : ZELDA
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"Skoal!" alternative : SALUT
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Soap-on-___ : AROPE
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Chrysler Building's style, briefly : DECO
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Not just mine : OURS
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Kind of collar : ETON
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Holler : YELL
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Snapchat or Dropbox [2010] : APP
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One of 13 popes : LEO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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