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New York Times, Monday, February 2, 2015

15-Down : Brand for clearing a clogged pipe

Author:
Jeffrey Wechsler
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeffrey Wechsler

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KQXZ} This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Wechsler. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Great selection of themers today, phrases containing NYC to celebrate THE BIG APPLE. DESTINY CALLS is so colorful and vivid, making ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times2/2/15 ( No. 23,827 )

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Across
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Egg size larger than large : JUMBO
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Remove, as a potato peel : PARE
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Big inits. in financial news : WSJ
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French ___ soup : ONION
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Prime draft classification : ONEA
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Inflict upon : DOTO
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"Some Like It Hot" actor : TONYCURTIS
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The Parthenon or Machu Picchu : RUIN
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"I must do this" : DESTINYCALLS
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"How adorable!" : AWW
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Key for exiting full-screen mode : ESC
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Item on a birthday cake : CANDLE
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Wool variety : MOHAIR
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Permitted : ALLOWED
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What a baker gets a rise out of? : YEAST
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Indonesian tourist destination : BALI
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Notable time : ERA
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Empire State Building locale ... or a hint to three letters in 16-, 19-, 52- and 57-Across : THEBIGAPPLE
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Existed : WAS
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Thick Japanese noodle : UDON
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Get tangled up : RAVEL
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Marzipan nuts : ALMONDS
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Aioli, mostly : VOWELS
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Bit of sports equipment with a reel : FLYROD
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King or queen beater : ACE
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Clear (of) : RID
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Indictment for a serious offense : FELONYCHARGE
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"This skull has ___ in the earth ...": "Hamlet" : LAIN
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Executive's free "wheels" : COMPANYCAR
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Rubik who invented Rubik's Cube : ERNO
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Margarine : OLEO
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Enticing smell : AROMA
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NNW's opposite : SSE
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Bottoms of paws : PADS
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Given to crying : WEEPY
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Write quickly : JOT
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Tre minus due : UNO
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60 secs. : MIN
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William who played Hopalong Cassidy in old westerns : BOYD
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"I'll only say this ___ ..." : ONCE
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Places with wharves : PORTS
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Bit of tomfoolery : ANTIC
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Bridle strap : REIN
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Unhurried pace : EASYCLIP
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Eager reply to "You guys want to come?" : WOULDWEEVER
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Meara's partner in comedy : STILLER
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Actor on "Homicide: Life on the Street" and "Chicago P.D." : JONSEDA
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Brand for clearing a clogged pipe : DRANO
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Druggie : USER
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Home to L.A. and S.F. : CAL
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Tan who wrote "The Joy Luck Club" : AMY
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"___ is me!" : WOE
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TV show that popularized the phrase "Is it bigger than a breadbox?" : WHATSMYLINE
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Cigar residue : ASH
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Suffix with Manhattan : ITE
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Turing who was portrayed in "The Imitation Game" : ALAN
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"Two no-trump" and others : BIDS
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In the past : AGO
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Kind of film exemplified by "Lethal Weapon" : BUDDYCOP
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Expert : PRO
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Statute : LAW
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Dimpled breakfast items : WAFFLES
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Hanging on every word : ALLEARS
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QB Manning : ELI
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"Turn on, tune in, drop out" drug : LSD
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University of Maine's home : ORONO
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Oui's opposite : NON
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Wang of fashion : VERA
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Arabic man's name meaning "highly praised" : AHMED
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Mob bosses : CAPOS
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Pepsi-___ : COLA
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Chew like a rat : GNAW
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Brontë's "Jane ___" : EYRE
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British runner Sebastian : COE
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Increase, with "up" : AMP
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Beam of light : RAY

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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