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New York Times, Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Author:
Eric Berlin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Eric Berlin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Berlin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
The theme tickled me, people of different professions fighting in their appropriate way. The image of a jazz trombonist coming out ... read more
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Across
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Go ___ over : GAGA
5
Appends : ADDS
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Recessed area in a church : APSE
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Radiate : EMIT
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Dishonest sort : CROOK
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Recessed area in a kitchen : NOOK
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At the big brawl, the jazz musician ... : CAMEOUTSWINGING
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"___ Possible," 2000s kids' TV show : KIM
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Jimmy of the Daily Planet : OLSEN
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Chicago transports : ELS
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In dire need of fuel : ONEMPTY
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Radiate : GIVEOFF
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Battleship letters : USS
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Bottom, to a Brit : ARSE
30
Born, abroad : NEE
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Savory quality, as from MSG : UMAMI
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Sports org. that sets eligibility requirements : NCAA
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Refer to : CITE
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At the big brawl, the hairstylist ... : BOBBEDANDWEAVED
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Its symbol resembles a C with two lines across the center : EURO
40
Drink that can cause brain freeze : ICEE
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Bottomless hole : ABYSS
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Waze suggestion: Abbr. : RTE
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Condition treated with Ritalin, for short : ADHD
44
Ryder Cup org. : PGA
45
Freebie in a hotel bathroom : SHAMPOO
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Ship's stabilizer : BALLAST
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___ Tomé and Príncipe : SAO
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In need of refinement : CRUDE
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Place where customers wear robes : SPA
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At the big brawl, the king and queen ... : PUTUPTHEIRDUKES
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Yankee nickname until 2016 : AROD
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Book that people take an oath on : BIBLE
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Bombard, as with snowballs : PELT
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Mrs. : WIFE
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Small argument : SPAT
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Without purpose : IDLY
Down
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Lizard in insurance ads : GECKO
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At full speed : AMAIN
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"That's mine!" : GIMME
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Gorged on : ATE
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Pretentious : ARTSY
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Two tablets or five milliliters, say : DOSE
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Reduce in status : DOWNGRADE
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Sporting item that may be waxed : SKI
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Geometry class measure : ANGLE
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Subject of the saying "Leaves of three, let it be" : POISONIVY
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Father and Holy Ghost go-between : SON
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Hosp. readout : EKG
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Fanatical groups : CULTS
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"My bad!" : OOPSIE
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Actress Campbell of the "Scream" series : NEVE
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___ jumbo : MUMBO
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Middle of Caesar's boast : ISAW
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Big bashes : FETES
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Scrollable features of Facebook and Twitter : FEEDS
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Benefiting from benzoyl peroxide, say : ACNED
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Alternatives to taxis : UBERS
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Sass, with "off" : MOUTH
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Informed about : ABREASTOF
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Dippable snack item : NACHOCHIP
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Plotting group : CABAL
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Aeneas' love : DIDO
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Went two under par on a hole : EAGLED
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Each : APOP
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California baseballer : PADRE
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Title role for Bea Arthur : MAUDE
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Muscly : BUILT
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Didn't demand : ASKED
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Period of time : SPELL
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"Mmm!" : TASTY
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Singer McEntire : REBA
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What you might get offered if you say "Shake!" : PAW
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Mentalist Geller : URI
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"The Last O.G." network : TBS
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News letters : UPI

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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