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New York Times, Monday, February 22, 2016

Done in a quick but effective manner ... or like the answers to the three starred clues?

Author:
Ed Sessa
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Edward Sessa

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Sessa.
Jeff Chen notes:
I like these types of themes, where a revealer describes a few examples in very different ways — it's a great way for a constructor to ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times2/22/16 ( No. 24,212 )
Across
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Indian in many an old western : APACHE
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Prix ___ (restaurant offering) : FIXE
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"Who cares" : MEH
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More ritzy : POSHER
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The Almighty : LORD
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"___ Baba and the 40 Thieves" : ALI
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Teasing : POKINGFUNAT
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Decide not to join, with "out" : OPT
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Put-ons : SHAMS
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The first "R" of R&R : REST
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1/8 fluid ounce : DRAM
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Things "counted" when taking attendance : NOSES
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Fictional Plaza Hotel girl : ELOISE
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The "R" of I.R.S. : REVENUE
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Former "Family Feud" host Richard : DAWSON
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Like a game that's played on the road : AWAY
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155, in ancient Rome : CLV
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When Presidents' Day is always celebrated: Abbr. : MON
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747s, e.g. : JETS
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Japan's so-called "City of Ten Thousand Shrines" : KYOTO
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Immediately, on an order : ASAP
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Like Willie Winkie : WEE
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Las Vegas's home: Abbr. : NEV
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"Uh-uh" : NOPE
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Come into view : APPEAR
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State of thinking : MINDSET
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Fabricated : MADEUP
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Miles per hour, e.g. : SPEED
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Fall over one's feet : TRIP
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Russia's ___ Mountains : URAL
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Bone below the knee : TIBIA
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"Cool, man!" : RAD
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Coalition with no infighting : UNITEDFRONT
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Interject : ADD
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Start of a play : ACTI
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Power failure : OUTAGE
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C minor, for Beethoven's Fifth : KEY
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Word following "If not now" : WHEN
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Presidential palace in Paris : ELYSEE
Down
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iTunes Store purchases : APPS
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Winnie-the-___ : POOH
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"___ silly question ..." : ASKA
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*One "as lucky as lucky can be," in "Mary Poppins" : CHIMNEYSWEEP
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Kermit creator Jim : HENSON
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Unit of work : ERG
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Fireplace smoke escapes through them : FLUES
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+ and - particles : IONS
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*Showing at an adult film theater : XRATEDMOVIE
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Summer hours in N.Y.C. : EDT
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Native New Zealanders : MAORIS
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Texas city on the Mexican border : ELPASO
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Ones used by the Mafia : HITMEN
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Without restraint : FREELY
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Done in a quick but effective manner ... or like the answers to the three starred clues? : DOWNANDDIRTY
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*Sudden, unprovoked slug : SUCKERPUNCH
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Mekong native : LAO
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Period of British rule in India : RAJ
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Mother sheep : EWE
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Winery container : VAT
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___ Trapp family ("The Sound of Music" group) : VON
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The Parthenon, for one : TEMPLE
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Emergency transmission : SOS
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Gorilla : APE
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Animal with a collar : PET
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Water: Fr. : EAU
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Northeast Corridor service : AMTRAK
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Veterans Day event : PARADE
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Onetime stage name for Sean Combs : PDIDDY
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Shrimper's catch : NETFUL
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Smooth sheet material : SATIN
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Bar mitzvah or communion : RITE
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Constrictors : BOAS
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Playwright William : INGE
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Suit to ___ : ATEE
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Detroit labor org. : UAW
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Buck's mate : DOE

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later.

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