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New York Times, Saturday, February 2, 2019

17-Across : Part of WarnerMedia

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FJQVY} Grid has super-symmetry. This is puzzle # 91 for Mr. Steinberg. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2019, The New York Times2/2/19 ( No. 25,288 )
Across
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Football franchise since 1899 : ACMILAN
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Dummy : SCHMUCK
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Where the term "jazz" as applied to jazz music originated : CHICAGO
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Them's fightin' words : OHITSON
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Part of WarnerMedia : CINEMAX
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"The Good Samaritan," e.g. : PARABLE
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Company that once owned Capitol and Virgin Records : EMI
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Outré : BIZARRE
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Evoker of dirty looks, maybe, in brief : PDA
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Spoon : NECK
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Not versed in : NEWAT
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Kind of music : MOOD
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Place for markers : TRAIL
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"___ make history and not the other way around": Harry Truman : MEN
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Lifted : BORNE
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Anise-flavored liqueur : SAMBUCA
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Magnetic intensity unit named after a Danish physicist : OERSTED
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Shot of minors? : BBS
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Informal slip-on : MOC
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Requirement for some downloads : APPLEID
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In the direction of : TOWARDS
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Digs too deep : PRIES
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Natural blanket : ASH
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Outing spoiler : STORM
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Some hotel freebies : PENS
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___ Larsson, author of the "Millennium" novels : STIEG
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Island formed by two shield volcanoes : OAHU
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Great ___ : APE
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Natural seasoning : SEASALT
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Pentagon letters : DOD
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Stock spreads : RANCHES
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Enthusiastic greeting : BEARHUG
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Professorial, e.g. : ERUDITE
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It's done on hands and knees : CATPOSE
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Polite turndown of a proposal : LETSNOT
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Caught : SNAGGED
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Some work at hair salons : ACCENTS
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Mythical hybrid : CHIMERA
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Spy's shooter, say : MINICAM
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Raiding grp. : ICE
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Main ingredient in the dish lechazo : LAMB
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"Not ___!" : AGAIN
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Classic product in a cobalt blue jar : NOXZEMA
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One never ends on a low note : SOPRANO
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Hit list? : CHART
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Find a position for : HIRE
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Overseer of trains, for short : MTA
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Place to get wired : USBPORT
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Bud to chill with? : COLDONE
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Like tired muscles at a massage parlor : KNEADED
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Transfix : AWE
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Dog and cat food : KIBBLES
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Italian white wine : MOSCATO
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Garage requests : LUBES
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They may be raised (hmm ...) : BROWS
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Most-watched TV drama in the world for a record six years : CSI
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Music genre : EMO
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Word after gay or American : APPAREL
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Ready : PREPARE
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Flavorful seed : PINENUT
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Group of values : DATASET
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Things to learn in kindergarten : THEABCS
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Passing concern? : ROADHOG
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Longtime TV curmudgeon : DRHOUSE
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Dirty, in a way : SMUDGED
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Auntie, to one's parent : SIS
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Deal with : SEETO
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Gather : GLEAN
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One guarded in football : SHIN
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"Ciao" : TATA
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Tower stack : CDS
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Final Fantasy or Dark Souls, for short : RPG

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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