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New York Times, Saturday, December 9, 2017

Product with the old catchphrase "Mother, please, I'd rather do it myself!"

Author:
Stu Ockman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stu Ockman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Ockman.
Stu Ockman notes:
When I received the acceptance email in January, I did a double-take. After submitting over a hundred puzzles, several multiple times, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I'm mostly in agreement with Stu. 66-word grids are no joke — so tough to get both smooth and sparkly. There's a reason so few ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times12/9/17 ( No. 24,868 )

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Across
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Spanish pronoun : ESAS
5
In equally good shape : ASFIT
10
Whence many paintings of Pueblo Indians : TAOS
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Longtime first name in gossip : RONA
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Poet who was a friend of Dalí : LORCA
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___ more : ONCE
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Desperate : INDIRENEED
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Speed : RATE
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Side dish at a Southern barbecue : CORNBREAD
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Nut whose name has multiple pronunciations : PECAN
22
Catch phrase? : IGOTIT
23
Figure skater Witt : KATARINA
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Spends time on-line? : DRIES
26
Some Christmas decorations : PINECONES
27
"Shane" star : LADD
28
Canaries, e.g. : FINCHES
29
Four characters in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" : EMS
30
"How Deep Is Your Love" group, 1977 : BEEGEES
31
Site ___ (web page listing) : MAP
34
Doctor of 1960s TV : KILDARE
35
"___ bing!" : BADA
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Certain media constraints : LIBELLAWS
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"A rich man is nothing but a poor man with ___": W. C. Fields : MONEY
40
Without putting in any effort : ONAPLATE
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Waters in Washington : MAXINE
42
Links things? : CARTS
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Passing concern : ESTATETAX
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Cher, for one : ALTO
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Talked over, say : DROWNEDOUT
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Gladly, old-style : LIEF
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Former Red Sox slugger Tony : ARMAS
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___ Technologies, massively popular 2009 start-up : UBER
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Old-time worker : SERF
51
1980s attorney general : MEESE
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Professional aide, for short : PARA
Down
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Who wrote and sang "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" : ERICIDLE
2
Baby shower : SONOGRAM
3
Some "Star Wars" figures : ANDROIDS
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Like Joan of Arc : SAINTED
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"Incoming!," e.g. : ALERT
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Volume measure : SONE
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Fantabulous : FREAKINGAWESOME
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Some Winter Olympians : ICEDANCERS
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Minute amount : TAD
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Ones whose work may have sticking points? : TOREROS
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Product with the old catchphrase "Mother, please, I'd rather do it myself!" : ANACIN
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Measure of ping resistance : OCTANE
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Considered : SEENAS
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Slugger's stat : RBIS
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Duel measure : PACES
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Giggle : TEHEE
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Home away from home : PIEDATERRE
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Buster : FELLA
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Ones in the U.S., but not in Canada : BILLS
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One side of the border-straddling International Peace Garden : MANITOBA
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First chancellor of West Germany, 1949-63 : ADENAUER
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Suffer price gouging, e.g. : PAYEXTRA
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Avoided : KEPTOFF
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Ready to ship, say : BOXEDUP
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Townies : LOCALS
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One way to be caught : INALIE
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Simple kind of economy : BARTER
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Dating service success : MATE
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Stately home : MANSE
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First word of "Jabberwocky" : TWAS
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Channel changer? : DAM

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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