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New York Times, Friday, February 1, 2019

31-Down : Purina competitor

Author:
Ori Brian
Editor:
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FGJQ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Brian. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2019, The New York Times2/1/19 ( No. 25,287 )
Across
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Dentist's instruction : BITE
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Drawing that nobody wants : SHORTSTRAW
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Stirs : ADOS
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Common type of TV news broadcast : LIVEREMOTE
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Do some day jobs : TEMP
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Dessert that's chilled overnight : ICEBOXCAKE
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"___ is gained as much by good works as by evil": Machiavelli : HATRED
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Engaged : RAPT
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Flashy dance maneuver : DIP
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Informal greeting : HEY
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March 15, e.g. : DATE
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Spots for luggage : BINS
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Game-changing invention? : HOUSERULE
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Tavern offerings : ALES
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Fire sale? : ARMSDEAL
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Glass with thick-rimmed glasses : IRA
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Worked hard : LABORED
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Purina product : CATCHOW
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Beach ___ : BOD
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Cocktail with vodka, triple sec and lime juice : KAMIKAZE
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Lot : HEAP
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Hot cocoa mix brand : SWISSMISS
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What spirits can do : SOAR
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Aid for a start-up business : LOAN
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Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop ___ You Get Enough" : TIL
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Some tiebreakers, for short : OTS
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Toe woe : CORN
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Fishing need, maybe : PERMIT
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In excess, in slang : UPTHEWAZOO
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What lovers' hearts do : RACE
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Event that catches someone by surprise? : POLICERAID
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Things pulled out of seams : ORES
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Where Delaware and Minnesota have farmers : STATESEALS
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Some loaves : RYES
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Difficult thing to give a cat : BATH
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Entrepreneur's start : IDEA
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Wee folklore hero : TOMTHUMB
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Place for hot shots : ESPRESSOBAR
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Declined : SLID
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Minute Maid brand : HIC
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As a whole : OVERALL
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Sales lure : REBATE
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Recurrent theme : TROPE
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Scandalous selfie, maybe : SEXT
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Cinemax competitor : TMC
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One helping to set the stage : ROADIE
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Doctor with a well-known diet : ATKINS
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Is overcome with joy, say : WEEPS
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Conjunctivitis treatment : EYEDROP
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Twosome : DUAD
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Netflix show inspired by "The Twilight Zone" : BLACKMIRROR
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Kubrick film villain : HAL
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Italian time period : ORA
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College from which Steve Jobs dropped out : REED
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Virtuoso : ARTISTE
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Purina competitor : IAMS
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Brother of Seth, in the Bible : CAIN
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Last-ditch effort : HAILMARY
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Soda can meas. : OZS
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___ Matthews, either of an N.B.A. father-and-son duo : WES
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Annual holiday first celebrated in 1966 : KWANZAA
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Family-style Chinese dish : HOTPOT
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Neighborhood with Plaza de la Raza and the Latino Walk of Fame : EASTLA
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1957 Jimmy Dorsey standard : SORARE
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Intro courses? : SOUPS
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Big-box store with the slogan "Never stop improving" : LOWES
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Best friend of Jess on Fox's "New Girl" : CECE
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Bean holders : PODS
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Drink that can cause brain freeze : ICEE
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Thomas Hardy title heroine : TESS
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#1, e.g. : HIT
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Big Angolan export : OIL

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later.

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