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New York Times, Thursday, December 5, 2019

69-Across : "Good job!"

Author:
Neville Fogarty
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Neville Fogarty

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQVZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Fogarty. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Neville Fogarty notes:
My original submission of this puzzle had two major differences from the version you solved today. First, it had the theme entry ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What, you're all whiny because you didn't understand the theme? Get over it! Get it? Get over it? Over? OVER? OVER!!! Sometimes people ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 1205 ( 25,594 )
Across
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TV show with three stars : MASH
5
Talent show entries : ACTS
9
Kind of knife : BOWIE
14
Treat with the identical color scheme as this puzzle : OREO
15
Brainstorming result : IDEA
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___ Kane, longtime "All My Children" role : ERICA
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Deli stock : MEAT
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Subject of a Better Business Bureau investigation : SCAM
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Neighbor on TV's "Bewitched" : ABNER
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Power players : MOVERSANDSHAKERS
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Former Federal Reserve chairman Bernanke : BEN
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"Oh, were it not so" : ALAS
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Where crafty people may be found online? : ETSY
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Rap, so to speak : BLAME
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Any member of the United Nations : SOVEREIGNSTATE
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Staircase decoration : RUNNER
37
Place to go in London : LOO
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Early operating system : UNIX
39
Brunch vessel : URN
40
New York's Daily News, e.g. : TABLOID
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Kimono accessory : OBI
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"Toodles" : CIAO
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Pencil that's been much used : NUB
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Shakes awake : ROUSES
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Wooden crossings that provide protection from the weather : COVEREDBRIDGES
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Chemically nonreactive : INERT
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Product of the Kellogg Company : EGGO
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Traffic signal? : HONK
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Internet company that helped launch TMZ : AOL
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, for one : GOVERNMENTAGENCY
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Celebrated husky : BALTO
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"Get to work!" : DOIT
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Just : MERE
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Holiday season feeling : CHEER
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"Good job!" : NICE
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Front end : PROW
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Nappy material : SUEDE
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Sizable vessels : ARKS
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One-ups : TOPS
Down
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May honorees : MOMS
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Specialty : AREA
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Penn name : SEAN
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"HOOO-whee!" : HOTDAMN
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Host Tyler of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" : AISHA
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Media protector introduced in the '80s : CDCASE
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Deck chair material : TEAK
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"Me too!" : SAME
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Wild bunch : BEASTS
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Sphere of power : ORB
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Edge out the competition : WINBYANOSE
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Relative of a Slurpee : ICEE
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Bring home : EARN
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Winter weather forecast : SLEET
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"Luncheon of the Boating Party" artist : RENOIR
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"Rugrats" dad : STU
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Robert the ___, much-storied king of Scotland : BRUCE
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Leaving nothing to the imagination : LURID
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Classic poem that begins "It was many and many a year ago / In a kingdom by the sea" : ANNABELLEE
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"You don't say!" : ILLBE
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Sticky stuff : GOO
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Roman river : TIBER
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Be : EXIST
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Hit-or-miss : RANDOM
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Programmer's problem : BUG
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Taking care of : DOING
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Dot follower, online : ORG
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Needing neatening : UNKEMPT
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Slight, in a way : IGNORE
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Comic's "thing" : SHTICK
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Hall's singing partner : OATES
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Subject of a book that goes from apple to zebra : ABCS
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Island with a royal palace : OAHU
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Poet ___ St. Vincent Millay : EDNA
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Like some detective fiction : NOIR
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Leader who succeeded his adoptive father : NERO
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Sorghum, e.g. : CROP
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Trees whose name sounds like letters of the alphabet : YEWS
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"How I Met Your Mother" narrator : TED

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

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