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New York Times, Friday, December 7, 2018

Emmy-winning "Orange Is the New Black" actress

Author:
Sam Trabucco
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sam Trabucco

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {FQX} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Trabucco.
Sam Trabucco notes:
MUNCHIES over GYM DAY might be the most autobiographical thing I've ever put into a crossword. AIR KISS to my fellow "Orange Is the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I had to rub my eyes when I counted out how many long slots Sam worked into this themeless. For a 70-word puzzle, 12-14 is about ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times12/7/18 ( No. 25,231 )
Across
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"Are we clear?" : DOYOUHEARME
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E.R. figures : DRS
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Eager to a fault : OVERZEALOUS
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Sound of alarm : EEK
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Joseph, to the Catholic Church : PATRONSAINT
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"Transformers" technology, for short : CGI
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Roth of cinematic gore : ELI
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Father of the Amazons, in myth : ARES
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Total taken in? : CEREAL
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Peaceful scene : IDYL
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Mindless followers, in slang : SHEEPLE
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Event for an enumerator : CENSUS
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Hand-held game devices : WIIMOTES
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Trinity test subject, informally : ABOMB
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Lessen : BATE
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Family of computer games : SIMS
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Quipster's delivery : MOT
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[Mwah!] : AIRKISS
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Major suit : CEO
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They, in Portugal : ELAS
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Tax ___ : LIEN
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N.C.A.A. hoops powerhouse : UCONN
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Running numbers? : RACEBIBS
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Lowly workers : GRUNTS
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Southern corn bread : ASHCAKE
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Like Easter eggs : DYED
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Castigate : SCATHE
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Partner for life : LIMB
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Religious trip : HAJ
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Solo flying? : HAN
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Military assistants : AIDESDECAMP
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Dungeons & Dragons baddie : ORC
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Help for ordering some affordable furnishings : IKEACATALOG
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With 54-Down, river of the Carolinas : PEE
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Base of some aquaculture farms : SEEDOYSTERS
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Really cool : DOPE
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You might make one in your lap : OVAL
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Fabulous creature : YETI
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"Catch-22" pilot : ORR
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Emmy-winning "Orange Is the New Black" actress : UZOADUBA
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Eight English kings : HENRYS
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Prop at a sales meeting : EASEL
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"Ah well, we tried" : ALAS
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Père d'une princesse : ROI
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Urge to raid the fridge, with "the" : MUNCHIES
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Think a lot of : ESTEEM
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"Transformers" antagonist : DECEPTICON
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Wining and dining : REGALEMENT
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Higher education? : SKILESSONS
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Some antique buses : REOS
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Real close? : ISM
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Protest action : SITIN
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Seller of lenses : CAMERASHOP
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Viral fear of the 2010s : EBOLASCARE
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"Dream on!" : NOTACHANCE
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Paths left by storms : WAKES
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Grease : BRIBE
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Catchy 1952 slogan : ILIKEIKE
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They never fail : SUREBETS
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Mennonites, e.g. : SECT
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Chew on this : CUD
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Believers in world spiritual unity : BAHAIS
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Time to work out : GYMDAY
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Ball club? : DISCO
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Clue for a detective : LEAD
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Robust : HALE
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Mythical shooter : AMOR
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Some PC image files : JPGS
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See 58-Across : DEE
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Hipster : CAT

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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