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New York Times, Saturday, December 1, 2018

Roman who wrote "Whatever advice you give, be brief"

Author:
Ryan McCarty
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 71, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVWZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. McCarty.
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As with most all of Ryan's puzzles, I thought there was some amazing gridwork. He's an up-and-comer in a space that few constructors dip into — ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times12/1/18 ( No. 25,225 )
Across
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Counts : TALLIESUP
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Los ___, West Coast home of Netflix : GATOS
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Carnival transport : OCEANLINER
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"Drive happy" sloganeer : ALAMO
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Bed in many a Thai dish : STICKYRICE
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High as a kite : BAKED
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One may make Us money : CELEB
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Fabergé egg collector : TSAR
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Genesis name : SEGA
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Org. with the "Give Kids a Smile" initiative : ADA
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Like many matches : LIT
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"___ Sylphides" (ballet) : LES
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Super ___ : PAC
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Roman who wrote "Whatever advice you give, be brief" : HORACE
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Ibizan inn : POSADA
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Head shot : BOTOXINJECTION
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Activity involving a leader and a follower : PARTNERDANCING
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Elliptical settings : FITNESSCENTERS
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Get tangled up : ENMESH
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They're used at the border : EDGERS
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Derby head : LOO
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Add : TOT
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Some E.R. cases : ODS
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Not lie, say : SIT
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Frappe Chiller offerer : TCBY
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Brand name that spells something not nice backward : TUMS
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Sentiment on 14 de febrero : TEAMO
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Started back : SHIED
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Fratty Silicon Valley techie, stereotypically : BROGRAMMER
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Quiet : ALLAY
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Fitting place to order craft beer? : AIRPORTBAR
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Name on a planter : DEERE
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Doesn't do anything rash : STAYSSANE
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"E lucevan le stelle" source : TOSCA
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Quit stalling : ACTED
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Girl saved by Don Juan : LEILA
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Get ready to play, with "up" : LACE
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Reason to ask "What do you see?" : INKBLOTTEST
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England's Isle of ___ : ELY
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Its East African equivalent is "bwana" : SIR
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Building block : UNIT
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Muscle shirt wearer's pride : PECS
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Gift that's not always welcome : GAB
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Lead-in to unfortunate news : ALAS
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Go out of one's way : TAKEPAINS
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Lowest pack member : OMEGADOG
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Tab holder, e.g. : SODACAN
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Very, informally : REAL
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Was in a sorry state? : REPENTED
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Golfer's approach, often : IRONSHOT
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Annual spring chore, for many : TAXES
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People with great head shots? : SOCCERSTARS
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Subject of the 2009 biography "Stormy Weather" : HORNE
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Sorceress exiled on Aeaea : CIRCE
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Cut out : ENDED
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Budges : STIRS
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Vehicle with wing-shaped tail fins : BATMOBILE
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___ Fett, "Star Wars" bounty hunter : JANGO
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Game with royal marriages : PINOCHLE
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Was blue : FELTSAD
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"Oom" producer : TUBA
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Option for 38-Across : SAMBA
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Words after a verbal slip : IMEAN
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Yankees manager after Showalter : TORRE
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Auto specification : YEAR
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Parts of some neuro exams : MRIS
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Class : SORT
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Crew at a big accident : EMTS
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Make blue, say : DYE
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Mean in school, for short : GPA
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Rob ___ : ROY

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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