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New York Times, Friday, February 10, 2017

Oscar-nominated actor who has written several humor pieces for The New Yorker

Author:
Kyle Mahowald
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kyle Mahowald

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Mahowald.
Kyle Mahowald notes:
When I first made this puzzle (many months ago), I tried to get MENA out of the grid. Then I heard about a movie called "Mena" ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
DATA SCIENTIST as the "sexiest job of the 21st century" = a great entry and clue combination. Sometimes I get overly excited about a ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times2/10/17 ( No. 24,566 )
Across
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Epiglottis, for one : FLAP
5
Doc's subscription : JAMA
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Navy enlistee, informally : SWAB
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Seducer of Josef in Kafka's "The Trial" : LENI
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C.D.C. concern : ECOLI
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Like some plugs : MALE
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Let out : EMIT
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"You know so-and-so, too? How about that!" : SMALLWORLD
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Tony's cousin : EMMY
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___ for life : SET
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One involved in job cuts? : LOGGER
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Alternatives to plugs : TOUPEES
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D.C.'s ___ Memorial, site next to West Potomac Park : FDR
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Assent for 61-Across : AYE
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Discounted : ONSALE
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Medieval entertainer : BARD
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Does some hosting, briefly : MCS
30
Stat for David Ortiz : RBI
31
Egg: Prefix : OVI
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Lamb, e.g. : MEAT
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"Sexiest job of the 21st century," per Harvard Business Review : DATASCIENTIST
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Wee : TINY
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Graze, for example : EAT
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Blood : KIN
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Far out : RAD
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Reverse : UNDO
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Concerns for sociologists : TRENDS
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Chin-___ : UPS
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"NewsHour" airer : PBS
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"Peanuts" alter ego : JOECOOL
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Leave the country? : SECEDE
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One might be made with a handshake : BET
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Europe's Gulf of ___ : RIGA
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Comedian with the 2016 memoir "Born a Crime" : TREVORNOAH
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Mideast's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
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Actress Suvari : MENA
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Planning to, informally : GONNA
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Coup : FEAT
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Sistine Chapel depiction : EDEN
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Enemy of ISIS, with "the" : WEST
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Ones whose assent is 26-Across : TARS
Down
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Seek refuge at : FLEETO
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Co-star of "Some Like It Hot" : LEMMON
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Ill feeling : ANIMUS
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Bout of feeling sorry for oneself : PITYPARTY
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Oscar-nominated actor who has written several humor pieces for The New Yorker : JESSEEISENBERG
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Tops : ACMES
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Certain barrier to entry : MOAT
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Completely : ALL
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It's hardly a breath of fresh air : SMOG
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Practice for combat : WARGAMES
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Waiter outside a seafood restaurant, maybe : ALLEYCAT
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Doctor's prescription : BEDREST
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"You said it!" : ILLDRINKTOTHAT
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"You said it!" : WORD
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Historic isle in the Tyrrhenian Sea : ELBA
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Top go-to : FAVE
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Librettist for Verdi's "Otello" and "Falstaff" : BOITO
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After Tetris, the second-best-selling video game of all time : MINECRAFT
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Tended to, as a baby : DIAPERED
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Director's cry that's said with a pause : ANDSCENE
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Boors : CADS
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Run low on juice : TIRE
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"I'm telling you the truth" : TRUSTME
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Beehive, for one : UPDO
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"Beats me" : NOIDEA
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Fold, in a way : DOGEAR
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Skews : SLANTS
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Wardrobe item for which Obama claimed he was "unfairly maligned" : JEANS
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Actress ___ Rachel Wood : EVAN
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Radius, but not diameter : BONE
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Present : NOW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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