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New York Times, Saturday, December 24, 2016

Prefix whose last two letters are a prefix meaning the same thing

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {Z} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. Scrabble average: 1.94 This is puzzle # 58 for Mr. Steinberg.
David Steinberg notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2016, The New York Times12/24/16 ( No. 24,518 )
Across
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Something fracked in fracking : SHALE
6
Worms and such : MALWARE
13
Attractive young woman, in rap slang : SHAWTY
14
Connection site? : EHARMONY
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Fragrant dressing : POMADE
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2006 Justin Timberlake #1 hit : SEXYBACK
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Arboreal sci-fi creature : EWOK
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Fifth player to hit 600 homers : SOSA
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Fruta that's sour : LIMON
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Saint often depicted with a lamb : AGNES
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Celebration that coincided with Truman turning 61 : VEDAY
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Japan's ___ Castle : EDO
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Cassis cocktail : KIR
28
Tesla competitor : EDISON
30
Mission group : CREW
31
Slacker's opposite, in modern lingo : TRYHARD
33
Form W-2 abbr. : FICA
35
Palindromic 1976 greatest hits album : OLEELO
36
Harmless shooter : MARBLE
40
Say yes or no, say : RSVP
42
What's usually about 12 people? : JURYBOX
43
Danish shoe maker with more than 1,000 global stores : ECCO
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Senior : ELDEST
48
HSN competitor : QVC
49
Sushi bar selection : AHI
50
Astronomer who coined the term "nova" : BRAHE
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Bomb with wheels : EDSEL
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Capability of whales and dolphins : SONAR
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Navy ___ : YARD
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Italian "dear" : CARA
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Kind of car commonly seen in cities : ELEVATOR
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Evil spirits : INCUBI
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Prohibitionists' target : DEMONRUM
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Company that owns Paramount : VIACOM
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Stuff to mine : RAWDATA
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Order setting : ABBEY
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Many a cabaret performer : SHOWGIRL
2
Sandwich often served with Dijon mustard : HAMONRYE
3
Not out : AWAKE
4
Firm backing? : LTD
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Observation satellites, so to speak : EYES
6
Fixes : MESSES
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Leading : AHEADOF
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Starting point of many a red-eye : LAX
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How Stephen Colbert sometimes speaks : WRYLY
10
Prefix whose last two letters are a prefix meaning the same thing : AMBI
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Nomad : ROAMER
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Make tough to make out : ENCODE
13
Address : SPEAKTO
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"Like" relative : YKNOW
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He wrote "Venus favors the bold" : OVID
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Navy ___ : SEALS
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Ill will : ANIMUS
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Cattle herder : DROVER
30
City of 150,000+ between Raleigh and Durham : CARY
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"My ___!" : HERO
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___ d'identité : CARTE
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Wing covering : BBQSAUCE
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Beau : LOVERBOY
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Say LIKE THIS! : EXCLAIM
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Develop : PLAYOUT
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Heckle : JEER
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Let up : EASED
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Ire : CHOLER
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Date night choice : CINEMA
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Essential principle of Hinduism : DHARMA
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Strike while the iron is hot? : BRAND
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Mr. T vehicle : DCCAB
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State publicly : AVOW
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Temperamental type : DIVA
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Chorus syllable : TRA
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Projecting point : NIB

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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