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New York Times, Friday, December 14, 2018

"Huddled" group in an inscription on the Statue of Liberty

Author:
Andrew J. Ries
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Ries. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Andrew Ries notes:
37-Across and 20-Down were the seed entries here. This puzzle is a good example of my evolving tastes in a freestyle crossword. These ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I thought all six of the longest answers were great. Just for kicks, I'm going to rank them. (Warning, subjective analysis ahead!) TOP ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times12/14/18 ( No. 25,238 )
Across
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Commercial line : SLOGAN
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Hit 1980 musical with the song "Join the Circus" : BARNUM
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Accessory for Minnie Mouse : HAIRBOW
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Handle a chopper, say : AVIATE
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Many a Falcons or Hawks fan : ATLANTAN
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"Huddled" group in an inscription on the Statue of Liberty : MASSES
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"O.K., I get it!" : YESYES
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Jags : TEARS
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Org. with many operations : CIA
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Part of a cable network? : GONDOLA
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"The Great Ziegfeld" co-star, 1936 : LOY
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Santa ___ Derby : ANITA
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Struggles : EFFORTS
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Sail extender : SPRIT
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Thick cut : SLAB
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Station predictions, for short : ETAS
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Gathering where burping is encouraged : TUPPERWAREPARTY
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"You're killing me!" : STOP
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Countless centuries : EONS
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Like cinnamon trees : ASIAN
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Family name of classic TV : RICARDO
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Dupe : REPRO
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Bar fixture : SOT
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Slower than vivace : ALLEGRO
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Caesar born in 1922 : SID
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Resident of a halfway house : EXCON
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"Star Wars" figures : DROIDS
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Ones with big shoes to fill : CLOWNS
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Measure of people skills : SOCIALIQ
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Straightened (up) : TIDIED
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Napoleon, for one : DESSERT
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Exceeds the limit : SPEEDS
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Outback offerings : STEAKS
Down
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Nonsense song syllable : SHA
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GPS fig. : LAT
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Word with baron or basin : OIL
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Neutral hue : GRAY
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Renounce : ABNEGATE
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"Au contraire!" : NOTSO
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Comic book sound effect : BAM
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Gamer's likeness : AVATAR
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Uptick : RISE
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Things used on bridges to ease congestion : NASALSTRIPS
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In ___ (gestating) : UTERO
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Difficult to sort out : MESSY
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1992 comedy based on a long-running "S.N.L." sketch : WAYNESWORLD
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"Hi-diddly-ho!" speaker on TV : NEDFLANDERS
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"No issues yet" : SOFARSOGOOD
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Play groups : CASTS
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Two cents' worth : INPUT
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JFK, for one : AIRPORTCODE
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Place for a stud : LOBE
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Hedren of Hitchcock's "The Birds" : TIPPI
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Ride : TEASE
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Creator of the game Centipede : ATARI
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Church conclave : SYNOD
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Veritable : REAL
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Writer of satirical works : PARODIST
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Let go : CANNED
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Certain branches : SECTS
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Wildflower of the primrose family : OXLIP
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Reduces to small bits : RICES
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Scrape, to a tot : OWIE
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Ed.'s convenience : SASE
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Campus activist org. revived in 2006 : SDS
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Verdant setting : LEA
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Nettle : IRK
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Parts of pecks: Abbr. : QTS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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