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New York Times, Friday, December 15, 2017

Author:
Jacob Stulberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jacob Stulberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 71, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JWZ} This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Stulberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Triplet of long entries anchoring this one, SEX AND VIOLENCE solid (if a bit gritty), ENTREPRENEURS nice for this entrepreneur, and METABOLIC ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 1215 ( 24,874 )
Across
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Not true : ATANANGLE
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Put forward : ASSERT
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Meal in an edible bowl : TACOSALAD
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One giving you a hand? : DEALER
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Advice for touchy types : LETITPASS
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Work : OEUVRE
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Jason of the Harry Potter films : ISAACS
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Corporate trademark that was inspired by an Ivy League mascot : MGMLION
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Game played on an 8x8 board : REVERSI
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Tailor's concern : RISE
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Dowel, e.g. : ROD
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Wanted poster inits. : AKA
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Having ears cocked : ALERT
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"Aw, man!" : RATS
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Burning figure : METABOLICRATE
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Family-unfriendly fare : SEXANDVIOLENCE
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Ones starting up start-ups, say : ENTREPRENEURS
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Designer Lagerfeld : KARL
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Contracts : HIRES
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"___ Conchos," 1964 western : RIO
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Big time : ERA
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Fail to follow : DEFY
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"Great Scott!" : HEAVENS
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Occasion for a toast : BANQUET
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Like hotlines and poker bets : CALLED
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Teem : ABOUND
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It has a little bow at one end : MODELSHIP
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Laundry whitener, oddly enough : BLUING
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Betel nut source : ARECAPALM
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Parlor piece : SETTEE
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What pets usually lack : LASTNAMES
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N.L. East team: Abbr. : ATL
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___ Bo : TAE
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Start : ACTIVATE
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Symptom for a mechanic : NOISE
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"Everybody Is ___" (1970 Sly & the Family Stone hit) : ASTAR
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Certain California wines : NAPAS
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Rock moved by ice : GLACIALDRIFT
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Colleen : LASS
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Blue-pencilers, for short : EDS
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Mark Twain story that begins "My father was a St. Bernard, my mother was a collie, but I am a Presbyterian" : ADOGSTALE
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F note? : SEEME
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Anointed one in the Book of Samuel : SAUL
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"Blithe Spirit" role : ELVIRA
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Take hold again, as a plant : REROOT
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Fashion magazine fodder : TRENDS
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Reflective pair : MIRRORSHADES
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___ home : RAM
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Gets (by) : EKES
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Something with a stirring message? : RECIPE
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Establishment offering horses for hire : LIVERY
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Author François-___ de Chateaubriand : RENE
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One's turn at the Olympics? : AXEL
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Block : BAN
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Teetering : ONTHEEDGE
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Perfect ___ : TEN
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What may be salted away for a special occasion? : CUREDHAM
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Home to an 8-Down : ERIN
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Plea at sea : SOS
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Sticky food? : KEBABS
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Like a good plot : ARABLE
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Expired : RANOUT
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Old-time actress Irene : DUNNE
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Word whose meaning remains unchanged when an "s" is added to the front : ELECT
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Part of E.A.P. : ALLAN
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Big name in scooters : VESPA
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Call it a day : QUIT
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"The Last of the Mohicans" daughter : CORA
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Start to practice? : MAL
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Tahiti, par exemple : ILE
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May and others, for short : PMS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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