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New York Times, Friday, November 8, 2019

Author:
Peter Wentz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Wentz

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Wentz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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When I reopened my original manuscript in preparation for this write-up, I immediately regretted not being in the know enough at the ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 1108 ( 25,567 )
Across
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Savory additive : MSG
4
Literally, "struggle" : JIHAD
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Matter of great interest for the United States : DEBT
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Have something : AIL
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Provided an address : ORATED
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Législateurs' votes : OUIS
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Basic part of a tool kit : CLAWHAMMER
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Comprehend : GROK
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Still fresh : RECENT
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Leftover : REMNANT
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How a sofa might be turned for moving : ONITSEND
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Green spot : OASIS
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Extreme devotee, in modern lingo : STAN
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Hoedown musician's aid : BANJOPICK
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Film models are used in it : CLAYMATION
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Wearer of a lion's skin in an Aesop fable : ASS
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Old sailor's wear : PEAJACKET
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___ moment : AHA
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Was lazy : SLACKEDOFF
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Student loan provider : SALLIEMAE
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Piteous sigh : ALAS
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Duck : AVOID
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Obsolescent living room fixture : PLASMATV
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Engage in unabashed nerdiness : GEEKOUT
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Wrap up : SWATHE
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Word repeated in the Dylan Thomas line "___ against the dying of the light" : RAGE
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Precisely found : PINPOINTED
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Possible response to "How long's it been?" : AGES
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Symbol of rebirth : SPRING
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Flooring selection : OAK
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Devil-may-care motto, in brief : YOLO
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Learned types : SAGES
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Evidence of a couple's honeymoon phase, for short : PDA
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Shortcuts in computer coding : MACROS
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Miscellaneous part? : SILENTC
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Painfully slow : GLACIAL
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Going places? : JOHNS
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More than cross : IRATE
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One playing things for laughs : HAM
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___ card : ATM
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Start of a letter in the form of a rebus : DEER
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Take a pointer? : DOGNAP
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Superstate in "1984" : EURASIA
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Technology that mimics nature : BIONICS
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Shakes a finger at : TSKTSKS
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Producer of Eminem's "The Eminem Show," informally : DRE
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After-dinner amenity : WETNAP
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Rear-ended? : MOONED
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Classic arcade game with an announcer who shouts "Boomshakalaka!" : NBAJAM
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Restriction on mobile phone use : DATACAP
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Stainless steel element : NICKEL
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Ha-ha : JOKE
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Personal affirmation : YESIDO
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Like drone bees : MALE
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With no exceptions : TOAMAN
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Charles Darwin contemporary : ASAGRAY
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Take one's turn : HAVEAGO
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Soothing application : ALOEGEL
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Hairstyle that's cut short on the sides : FLATTOP
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Half-wit : FATHEAD
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"Just watch ..." : LIKESO
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Absolut competitor : SVEDKA
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Jointly : ASONE
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Downs with gusto : SWIGS
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High times : UPS
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Money left on the table : TIPS
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Org. targeted by Moms Demand Action : NRA
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2019 Chinese zodiac sign : PIG

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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