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New York Times, Thursday, February 14, 2019

Author:
John E. Bennett and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Bennett. This is puzzle # 95 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
My initial concept with "OUT OF ORDER SIGNS" as the central reveal was for common signage text entries consisting of two words, but ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Jeb and I meet up a couple of times a year, and it's fun to brainstorm with him. He showed me one built around OUT OF ORDER SIGNS, but ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0214 ( 25,300 )
Across
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Flip (out) : WIG
4
Dandy neckwear : ASCOTS
10
"___ NewsHour" : PBS
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Opera that famously ends with the line "La commedia è finita!" : IPAGLIACCI
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Potion container : VIAL
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NOTED TENOR : DONOTENTER
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"Dark Angel" star Jessica : ALBA
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Advantage : EDGE
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Kickstarter figure : GOAL
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Desk tray labels : INOUT
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SIMPLE DIET : SPEEDLIMIT
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"Dallas Buyers Club" Oscar winner : LETO
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Apprehend : COLLAR
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Something checked on a questionnaire : BOX
30
One of the five founding nations of the Iroquois Confederacy : ONEIDA
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Fat remover, for short : LIPO
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Some bathroom postings ... or what the clues to 16-, 21-, 46- and 59-Across are? : OUTOFORDERSIGNS
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Not stuffy : AIRY
40
Mason's tool : TROWEL
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"Watch it!" : HEY
42
Puzzle : TEASER
44
Part of the Spanish conjugation of "to be" : ESTA
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GET SPEARED : STEEPGRADE
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Dune transport : CAMEL
53
Verve : ELAN
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First car to offer seatbelts (1950) : NASH
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Ilhan ___, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress : OMAR
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DOOR DECALS : ROADCLOSED
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Goes from liquid to solid, say : GELS
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Babbling : INCOHERENT
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Show with noted alumni, for short : SNL
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"See ya!" : BYENOW
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Off-roader, in brief : ATV
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Out of the strike zone, in a way : WIDE
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Product whose introduction was music to people's ears? : IPOD
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Group of friends : GANG
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Abbr. in a cockpit : ALT
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The Alamo had a famous one : SIEGE
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"Can you ___?" (classic cologne catchphrase) : CANOE
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The planets, e.g. : OCTAD
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Immune system defender : TCELL
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___ Toby, character in "Twelfth Night" : SIR
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Part of a stove : PILOTLIGHT
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Pakistani restaurant owner on "Seinfeld" : BABU
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Blind spot? : SLAT
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"Whither ___ thou?": John 16:5 : GOEST
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Milli ___ (1980s-'90s pop duo) : VANILLI
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"Methinks," in texts : IMO
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[It's gone!] : POOF
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Words of empathy : ICARE
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When repeated, a classic of garage rock : LOUIE
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Teeny-tiny : EXTRASMALL
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Nighttime woe : APNEA
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Like the dawn sky : ROSY
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Lead-in to load or lift : BOAT
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Our: Fr. : NOTRE
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Overthrow, e.g. : ERR
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Court oath affirmation : IDO
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Morning coat : DEW
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___ Rockefeller : OYSTERS
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Where to see two runners side by side : SLED
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Serpentine swimmer : EEL
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What to call un hombre : SENOR
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State flower of Indiana : PEONY
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Candied : GLACE
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Heaviest of the noble gases : RADON
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Pepper used in mole sauce : ANCHO
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Teeth not connected to jaws : COGS
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"And how!" : AMEN
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On the briny : ASEA
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Elated : SENT
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LG product : HDTV
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"Spare" part : RIB
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___ Wallace, "Ben-Hur" author : LEW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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