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New York Times, Monday, December 5, 2016

27-Across : It grabs one's attention

Author:
Ned White
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. White. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Ned White notes:
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© 2016, The New York Times12/5/16 ( No. 24,499 )
Across
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Sounds like a dog : BARKS
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Schism : RIFT
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"What have you been ___?" : UPTO
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Playwright Edward : ALBEE
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Spanish "other" : OTRO
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Feudal worker : SERF
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Something scary : HAIRRAISER
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Some Maidenform products : BRAS
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Rock band fronted by Michael Stipe : REM
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Suffix with narc- : OTIC
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Words exchanged at the altar : IDO
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"Welcome" thing at the front door : MAT
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It grabs one's attention : NECKSNAPPER
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Like a standard highway : TWOLANE
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___ wonder (musical artist without a repeated success) : ONEHIT
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Aloe ___ : VERA
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"Dagnabbit!" : DRAT
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1940s British guns : STENS
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Boastful sort : CHESTBEATER
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Like some short-lived committees : ADHOC
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Appear : SEEM
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Impulsive : RASH
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Native Israelis : SABRAS
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Positions higher, as a camera angle : UPTILTS
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Really good joke : KNEESLAPPER
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"Ready, ___, go!" : SET
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___ Khan (Islamic title) : AGA
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Vagrant : HOBO
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Soccer official, for short : REF
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"As you ___" : WERE
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Rug rat : ANKLEBITER
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"Jeopardy!" host Trebek : ALEX
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Food, shelter or clothing : NEED
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Source of Peruvian wool : LLAMA
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Days of old : YORE
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Makes a boo-boo : ERRS
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Something it's not mannerly to put on a dinner table : ELBOW
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Cry with "humbug!" : BAH
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Chicken ___ king : ALA
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Baseball hitter's stat : RBI
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Deborah of "The King and I" : KERR
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One of tennis's Williams sisters : SERENA
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"Vive le ___!" (old French cry) : ROI
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"No worries" : ITSOK
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Worries : FRETS
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2006 Winter Olympics city : TORINO
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Kind of port on a computer : USB
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Keyboard, monitor, mouse and other devices : PERIPHERALS
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Exchange, as an older model : TRADEIN
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After a fashion : OFSORTS
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Make ___ (set things right) : AMENDS
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Are able, biblically : CANST
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"The Real World" cable channel : MTV
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Wonderment : AWE
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Muhammad Ali, for the 1996 Olympics : TORCHBEARER
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Candy that's "two mints in one" : CERTS
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Czar called "the Great" : PETERI
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After Karachi, the most populous city in Pakistan : LAHORE
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Honest ___ (presidential moniker) : ABE
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Get ready for a golf drive : TEEUP
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Bitcoins, for example : ECASH
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Electrical unit : AMPERE
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Invitation to a questioner : ASKAWAY
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One-named R&B singer who won a Grammy for his 2014 album "Black Messiah" : DANGELO
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Sault ___ Marie, Mich. : STE
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Successor to F.D.R. : HST
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"Miss ___" (2016 thriller) : SLOANE
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Knob next to "bass" : TREBLE
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"Li'l" guy of old comics : ABNER
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Game with straights and flushes : POKER
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Complete, as a crossword grid : FILL
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Program file suffix : EXE
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Mormon Church, for short : LDS
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File folder projection : TAB
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Rock genre : EMO
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Uncooked : RAW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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