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New York Times, Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Archenemy of Bugs Bunny ... who might say things like 17-, 24-, 32-, 42- and 51-Across

Author:
Daniel Larsen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Larsen.
Daniel Larsen notes:
I've been into crosswords for a few years. Before that, I was into word squares. At some point, my father wrote a simple crossword ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! Daniel breaks the record for youngest NYT constructor. What was I doing at age 13? Oh yes, still watching ELMER FUDD. I spent ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times2/14/17 ( No. 24,570 )
Across
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Helps : AIDS
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___-size model : PLUS
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Things : ITEMS
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Licentious man : ROUE
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Paying close attention : RAPT
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___ congestion (cold symptom) : NASAL
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Small, cute residence? : TWEEHOUSE
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Bygone Toyota sports car : SUPRA
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Music with conga drums : SALSA
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500 sheets of paper : REAM
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Moral toughness : GRIT
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Device for killing mosquitoes? : SWATMACHINE
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Annie who was nicknamed "Little Sure Shot" : OAKLEY
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Like a well-worn dirt road : RUTTED
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Pouring into a shot glass, e.g.? : WHISKEYMOVE
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Come to earth : LAND
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Fair-hiring inits. : EOE
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Stars and ___ (Confederate flag) : BARS
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Relatives of slack jaws? : WOWEDMOUTHS
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Delilah was his undoing : SAMSON
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"Stop joshin' me!" : AWGOON
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What wakes everyone up in the morning at the duck pond? : QUACKOFDAWN
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Sch. for future admirals : USNA
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Like books and tea leaves : READ
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Host at a roast : EMCEE
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"Ad ___ per aspera" (Kansas' motto) : ASTRA
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Archenemy of Bugs Bunny ... who might say things like 17-, 24-, 32-, 42- and 51-Across : ELMERFUDD
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Wail of an ambulance : SIREN
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Den : LAIR
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Not ___ deal : ABIG
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Having an exhilarating effect : HEADY
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Trig function : SINE
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Leave completely filled : SATE
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Counterpart of sciences : ARTS
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Des Moines's home : IOWA
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Fight at 20 paces, say : DUEL
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Lays eyes on : SEES
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Expert : PRO
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Advice-giving "Dr." of radio : LAURA
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Surprise victory : UPSET
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Sauna feature : STEAM
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Shoo-___ (overwhelming favorites) : INS
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Instructed : TAUGHT
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___ de corps : ESPRIT
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Jarhead : MARINE
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On the schedule : SLATED
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Goalie Dominik with 16 seasons in the N.H.L. : HASEK
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Man's nickname that's just wonderful? : MARV
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Letter before zee : WYE
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Signal from offstage : CUE
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___ exams (tests at the end of a student's fifth year at Hogwarts) : OWL
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"Eureka!" : AHA
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Family relations : KIN
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"Acid" : LSD
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Wood for archery bows : YEW
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One of the Stooges : MOE
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U.K. lexicon : OED
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Software problem : BUG
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From ___ Z : ATO
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Letter before sigma : RHO
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Fig. on an application : SSN
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Stir-fry vessel : WOK
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___ about (approximately) : ONOR
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Gaping opening : MAW
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Proprietor : OWNER
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Racket sport : SQUASH
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Sydneysider, for one : AUSSIE
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Words said over and over : MANTRA
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Chicken : SCARED
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Believes : FEELS
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___ Lama : DALAI
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PC network overseer : ADMIN
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Degs. for creative types : MFAS
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Country with which the U.S. re-established diplomatic relations in 2015 : CUBA
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Toolbar heading : EDIT
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Narrow advantage : EDGE
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"___ last words?" : ANY
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Before, to poets : ERE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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