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New York Times, Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Shakespearean entreaty appropriate for 19-, 25- and 43-Across?

Author:
Matthew Sewell and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {Q} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Sewell. This is puzzle # 65 for Mr. Chen.
Constructor notes:
Matt: The idea for this puzzle came from my wife, Alisa. But I take all the blame for my initial set of theme answers, some of which ... read more
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Jim Horne notes:

"Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears" is the first line of a speech by Mark Antony in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Act III, scene II.

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© 2017, The New York Times2/1/17 ( No. 24,557 )
Across
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Exoskeleton, e.g. : ARMOR
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One who's slow to pick things up? : SLOB
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When repeated, zealous : RAH
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"Likewise" : SOAMI
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Leader of the Smurfs : PAPA
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Jam session highlight : SOLO
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Gym bag attachment : STRAP
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"You can say that again!" : AMEN
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Seneca Falls orator Lucretia : MOTT
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Friends who go to White Castle in a 2004 film : HAROLDANDKUMAR
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"Didn't I tell you?" : SEE
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Main squeeze, in modern lingo : BAE
24
Class teaching about DNA : BIO
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Romans who protected the emperor : PRAETORIANGUARD
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See 33-Across : BIBLE
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Go to bed, informally : CRASH
33
Follower of Hosea in the 31-Across : JOEL
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Cheese choice : SWISS
36
Its diameter is roughly twice that of a basketball : HOOP
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No longer on one's plate, say : EATEN
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Bedtime for a vampire : SUNUP
43
Countrymen who met in Philadelphia in 1787 : FOUNDINGFATHERS
48
Ambulance letters : EMS
49
___-rock : ALT
50
Freshness : LIP
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Shakespearean entreaty appropriate for 19-, 25- and 43-Across? : LENDMEYOUREARS
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Nivea rival : OLAY
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Jacques who played Monsieur Hulot : TATI
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Scout's route : TRAIL
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Campbell of "House of Cards" : NEVE
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Walked heavily : TROD
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Lady of "My Fair Lady" : ELIZA
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Where hogs go hog-wild? : STY
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Sapphic works : ODES
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Luxury brand with a crown logo : ROLEX
Down
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Buffoon : ASS
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Kind of I.R.A. : ROTH
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Rooney ___, 2016 Oscar nominee for "Carol" : MARA
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Mosque of ___ (Jerusalem shrine) : OMAR
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Clever comeback : RIPOSTE
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James who voiced Ultron in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" : SPADER
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Prayer wheel turner : LAMA
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Places where spirits flow freely : OPENBARS
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Headwear for some rockers : BANDANAS
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Automated floor cleaner : ROOMBA
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Brightest star in the Eagle constellation : ALTAIR
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Vehicle in a drag race : HOTROD
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Dallas sch. : SMU
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Passionate, outgoing sort, astrologically : LEO
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Beer blast purchases : KEGS
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Basic lunch sandwich, informally : PBJ
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Brazilian-themed Vegas hotel : RIO
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Japanese P.M. Shinzo ___ : ABE
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Page in a Hollywood film : ELLEN
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Cake coating : ICING
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"Ri-i-i-ight ..." : UHHUH
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Certain high heel : STILETTO
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Hit a home run, in baseball lingo : WENTYARD
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Number of emails sent by Warren Buffett in his entire life : ONE
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Dickens's "___ Mutual Friend" : OUR
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And another thing, on a letter : PPS
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Police dispatcher's "A" : ADAM
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Noted gatekeeper : STPETER
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Mug shot subjects : FELONS
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"Western" or "Spanish" dish : OMELET
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"Not for self but for country" sloganeer : USNAVY
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What doctors recommend that sick people get a lot of : FLUIDS
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It's mostly nitrogen : AIR
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Clairol product : DYE
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Great Plains tribe : OTOE
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Janis's partner in the comics : ARLO
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Billiards cushion : RAIL
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Carry-on concern : SIZE
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Not really enforcing the rules : LAX

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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