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New York Times, Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Attachment you might send to a tech person when you have a computer problem

Author:
Tom Pepper
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tom Pepper

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KQX} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Pepper. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Tom Pepper notes:
VA_MOOSE got me started on this silliness. My mind wants to reparse words and phrases like there's no TOM_OR_ROW. Many thanks to Will, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Such fun finds, words parsed to form state abbreviations + extra word for kookiness. Being an Emerald Stater, I loved kicking off with ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times2/12/19 ( No. 25,298 )
Across
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Fab Four hairdos : MOPS
5
Spiced tea variety : CHAI
9
Hail Mary, for one : PASS
13
Totally awesome : EPIC
14
Defense in a snowball fight : FORT
15
Chops finely : RICES
17
Psychedelic stuff from the Evergreen State? : WASHROOMS
19
Shrek and Fiona : OGRES
20
Nash's "two-l" beast : LLAMA
21
Lure : TEMPT
23
A, to Beethoven : EIN
24
Inning : baseball :: ___ : curling : END
26
Underwear from the First State? : DEBRIEFS
28
Gambler's action in the Cornhusker State? : NEWAGER
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Member of Islam's largest branch : SUNNI
33
Tennis serving whiz : ACER
34
National Hot Dog Month : JULY
37
Music genre for the Village People : DISCO
39
Calder Cup rink org. : AHL
40
Forest animal in the state nicknamed Old Dominion? : VAMOOSE
42
Ate : HAD
43
Opposite of día : NOCHE
45
___ stick : POGO
46
Snow blower maker : TORO
47
Birds on Canadian dollar coins : LOONS
49
Mosquito from the state nicknamed Land of Opportunity? : ARBITER
51
Highway divider in the Centennial State? : COMEDIAN
54
Mr. Turkey : TOM
55
Diamonds, slangily : ICE
56
Someone ___ (not mine or yours) : ELSES
58
Moving around fast : ZIPPY
62
Entire range : GAMUT
64
Pasta from the Golden State? : CANOODLES
66
Word next to an arrow on a maze : START
67
Hard ___ (toiling away) : ATIT
68
Lo-cal : LITE
69
Frequent Sicilian erupter : ETNA
70
Daddy-o : POPS
71
Copyright symbol follower, typically : YEAR
Down
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Whimper : MEWL
2
October birthstone : OPAL
3
Tuscany tower site : PISA
4
Amount of cream cheese : SCHMEAR
5
Corporate $$$ overseer : CFO
6
Hilarious type : HOOT
7
Ready for battle : ARMED
8
Reply to "Who's there?" : ITSME
9
Jut out : PROTRUDE
10
Bailed-out insurance giant : AIG
11
Attachment you might send to a tech person when you have a computer problem : SCREENSHOT
12
"Whatever!" : SEEIFICARE
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Some Form 1040 data, for short : SSNS
18
"You ___?" (butler's response) : RANG
22
"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" airer : PBS
25
___ vu : DEJA
27
Magician's name suffix : INI
28
Palindromic bread : NAAN
29
Navigate like a whale : ECHOLOCATE
30
Sign of hospitality : WELCOMEMAT
31
Backside : RUMP
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British throne? : LOO
36
Popular fitness class : YOGA
38
Dumpster output : ODOR
40
Blood feud : VENDETTA
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Put in proper piles : SORT
44
Something a tired gardener might lean on : HOE
46
How wallflowers act : TIMIDLY
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The "S" of R.S.V.P. : SIL
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Doofus : BOZO
51
Pack of butts : CIGS
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Music copyright org. : ASCAP
53
Old-fashioned "Cool!" : NEATO
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Salon sound : SNIP
59
Ballet bend : PLIE
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"I'd rather go naked than wear fur" grp. : PETA
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Belgian river to the North Sea : YSER
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Coffee dispenser : URN
65
Tiebreaker periods, for short : OTS

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

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