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New York Times, Monday, February 11, 2019

Kind of ice cream suggested by the starts of 21-, 27- and 47-Across

Author:
Howard Barkin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Barkin.
Howard Barkin notes:
The simple things in life can inspire a puzzle theme. This one arose from watching my daughters pick out flavors from the ice cream container ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Basketball nicknames are awesome. Whoever thought up Dr. Dunkenstein was a genius. But my favorite is for an entire college team that featured ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times2/11/19 ( No. 25,297 )
Across
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Closes : SHUTS
6
Like the voice of someone who's stuffed up : NASAL
11
[Guests must provide their drinks] : BYOB
15
Went after : HADAT
16
Sheep-related : OVINE
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Where the first presidential caucuses are held : IOWA
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"Crossing my fingers!" : IHOPE
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Squiggly mark in "piñata" : TILDE
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Earl ___ tea : GREY
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2001 Tom Cruise thriller : VANILLASKY
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Some rides from the airport, nowadays : UBERS
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Leave out : OMIT
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James who sang "At Last" : ETTA
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Nickname for former N.B.A. star Darryl Dawkins : CHOCOLATETHUNDER
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"Star Wars" princess : LEIA
36
Maya who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial : LIN
37
Diamond pattern : ARGYLE
38
Suffix with different or confident : IAL
39
"Chill out!" : CALMDOWN
42
Connected PC system : LAN
43
Ready to assemble, as a home : PREFAB
45
Reef predator : EEL
46
Flowy hair : MANE
47
Amy Adams or Emma Stone, hairwise : STRAWBERRYBLONDE
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Keep it ___ (be honest) : REAL
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Sound from a ghost : MOAN
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"What a shame" : SOSAD
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Kind of ice cream suggested by the starts of 21-, 27- and 47-Across : NEAPOLITAN
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Swear : AVOW
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Largest city in South Florida : MIAMI
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Japanese dog breed : AKITA
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"Look how great I did!" : TADA
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Shenanigan : ANTIC
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Enticed : LEDON
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Kill, as a dragon : SLAY
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Sits for a photo : POSES
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Venue often named for its sponsor : ARENA
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Makeshift knife : SHIV
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Funny (or sarcastic) joke response : HAHA
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Japanese noodle type : UDON
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Pudding ingredient : TAPIOCA
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Patron for sailors : STELMO
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Friendly response to "Do you mind?" : NOTATALL
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Hertz rival : AVIS
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___ Road, route for Marco Polo : SILK
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"Still ..." : ANDYET
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Director Spike : LEE
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Beginning of the universe : BIGBANG
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Days of ___ : YORE
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One with a debt : OWER
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Large inlets : BAYS
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Rapper ___ Wayne : LIL
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Maneuver upon missing a GPS instruction : UTURN
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Take out of the freezer : THAW
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Video excerpts : CLIPS
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Symbol on a valentine : HEART
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Floating fuel carrier : OILER
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Race official : TIMER
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Rear-___ (auto accident) : ENDER
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"The Times They Are a-Changin'" singer : DYLAN
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African antelope : ELAND
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Opera singer Fleming : RENEE
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Made the sound of a crow : CAWED
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Group that inspired "Mamma Mia!" : ABBA
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The first modern one was held in Athens in 1896 : OLYMPICS
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Off in the distance : FARAWAY
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Nickname : MONIKER
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Pacific weather phenomenon : ELNINO
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Unfortunate crowd reaction to a performer : BOO
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[I don't know the words to this part] : LALALA
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College entrance exams : SATS
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Egg-shaped : OVAL
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Mr. Pibb or Dr Pepper : SODA
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Has a nosh : EATS
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French female friend : AMIE
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Ocean motion : TIDE
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Heaps : ATON
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Nickname for grandma : NANA
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It may include the words "You are here" : MAP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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