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New York Times, Saturday, December 15, 2018

Role for Hugh O'Brian on TV and Kevin Costner in film

Author:
Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Erik Agard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJ} This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Agard.
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© 2018, The New York Times12/15/18 ( No. 25,239 )
Across
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Athlete with the 1999 guide "Go for the Goal" : HAMM
5
Folklore monster whose name means "goat-sucker" : CHUPACABRA
15
Cream alternative : ECRU
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What might precede a parachute jump : HESITATION
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Captain Morgan and Admiral Nelson's : RUMS
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"I got you" : UNDERSTOOD
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Dog jog : TROT
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Attempts to remove some barriers : TRADETALKS
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River with Victoria Falls : ZAMBEZI
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Wave function symbol in quantum mechanics : PSI
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Having someone's thoughts in mind? : ESP
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Revolving toy : SITNSPIN
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1988 security guard comedy : RENTACOP
33
Stimulate : GOOSE
34
Prefix with god : DEMI
35
Jazzman Earl : HINES
37
Cardinal point? : CLAW
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Put away for later : ONICE
40
Like agliata sauce : GARLICKY
42
Where you might go downstairs for drinks : HOTELBAR
44
Dir. that's also a suffix : ENE
45
[That makes me mad!] : GRR
46
Program opening? : CDDRIVE
50
Didn't think about : SUPPRESSED
55
Product with six fruity flavors : TRIX
56
#1 hit for the Jackson 5 and Mariah Carey : ILLBETHERE
57
Role for Hugh O'Brian on TV and Kevin Costner in film : EARP
58
Tailgaters' tote : BEERCOOLER
59
Shade akin to cerulean : AQUA
60
Enthusiast's purchase : SEASONPASS
61
Wet cloud : MIST
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Bandwidth unit : HERTZ
2
Maker of the MDX and RDX : ACURA
3
1983 comedy/drama about a stay-at-home dad : MRMOM
4
Remark of envy : MUSTBENICE
5
Arguing with God, for example : CHUTZPAH
6
One of several French kings : HENRI
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___-approved : USDA
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Sort who entices others to follow : PIEDPIPER
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Still : ATREST
10
Assigning stars to? : CASTING
11
Congratulatory start : ATTA
12
Science subj. : BIOL
13
Swindle : ROOK
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Connectors : ANDS
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Attendance abbr. : EST
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One method of locating schools : SONAR
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United, e.g. : SOCCERTEAM
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Apt surname for an acupuncturist? : POLK
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"By Jove!" : ISAY
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"What's ___?" : NEW
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Setting of a 2000s Comedy Central police show : RENO
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Let off : EMIT
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Locale for Cubans : CIGARSHOP
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"Silly me!" : DOH
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Some Winter Olympians : SLEDDERS
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Nickname of Doménikos Theotokópoulos : ELGRECO
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Political designation: Abbr. : IND
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Nova Scotia's Cape ___ Island : BRETON
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Crop deity : CERES
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Operation Red Dawn defender : IRAQI
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Mono, e.g. : VIRUS
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Overseas worker, perhaps : EXPAT
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Some family folks, informally : SIBS
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Nickname for Ulysses : ULEE
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Entered response : PLEA
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Some 58-Across contents, in brief : PBRS
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Ward with many awards : SELA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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