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New York Times, Friday, February 16, 2018

Sci-fi character who graduated from Starfleet Academy in 2359

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JKQWZ} This is puzzle # 75 for Mr. Steinberg.
David Steinberg notes:
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© 2018, The New York Times2/16/18 ( No. 24,937 )
Across
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Sci-fi character who graduated from Starfleet Academy in 2359 : TROI
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What Iran and Iraq do : ABUT
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"Purgatorio" poet : DANTE
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Brownie, for one : BOXCAMERA
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Primitive kind of poker? : SPEAR
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Dangerous cocktail : SPEEDBALL
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"___ fine" : THATS
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Luxury hotel option : PENTHOUSESUITE
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Name related to Rex : ROY
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Wednesday, e.g. : ADDAMS
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Insurance company whose logo contains a bill : AFLAC
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Tudor house feature : GABLE
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Vegan protein source : SOY
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Pot-making supply : CLAY
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Like a mythical lion : NEMEAN
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Recipe directive : ADD
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Put away the dishes? : EAT
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Memorable White House Correspondents' Dinner host of 2006 : COLBERT
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You might click it open : PEN
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"Eww, stop!" : TMI
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Singular thing : ODDITY
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Requiring immediate attention : DIRE
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Hebrew : ben :: Arabic : ___ : IBN
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"Stop playing" symbols : RESTS
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Optimistic : SUNNY
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Strained, at the bar : COLADA
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Dash device : GPS
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Creamy, fruity drink : YOGURTSMOOTHIE
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One who's frequently in the dark : CAVER
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Fiancée, say : INAMORATA
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Brief bridge opening : ONENO
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Like privates, often : PIXELATED
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Part of a pound? : STRAY
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Recipe directive : STIR
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Cameos and others : GEMS
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1/256 of a gal. : TBSP
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Plastic Clue weapon : ROPE
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Strong team : OXEN
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Cube holder : ICETRAY
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South ___, N.J. : AMBOY
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Boy with a bouquet : BEAU
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Surfing destinations : URLS
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Something to spin : TALE
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One who's 60-something? : DSTUDENT
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One with a plant-based diet : APHID
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Spotless : NEATASAPIN
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London museum whose oldest piece is from 1900 : TATEMODERN
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Some TV drama settings : ERS
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Provisional : ADHOC
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Sensitive figure, for many : SALARY
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Most populous city in Oceania : SYDNEY
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___ acid (dressing ingredient) : ACETIC
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Attention-grabbing : FLAMBOYANT
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Epitome of romantic passion : LATINLOVER
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Fixes : GELDS
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Bounds : AMBIT
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Natural food coloring sources : BEETS
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Rejection of a honey-do list : NODEAR
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Its ribs stick out : CORDUROY
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Cleaning cloth : DUSTRAG
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Wind or unwind : SPOOL
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It was boosted by Atlas : AGENA
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Cloddish sort, in slang : GOMER
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Things waiters wait for : TIPS
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Huff : SNIT
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Long dress : MAXI
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"I ___ quotation": Emerson : HATE
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Amazon unit : ITEM
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James B. ___, diving bell inventor : EADS
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Secant's reciprocal: Abbr. : COS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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