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New York Times, Friday, February 23, 2018

Author:
Trenton Charlson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trenton Charlson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FQ} Grid has supersymmetry. This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Charlson. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Trenton Charlson notes:
As I always look forward to the themeless puzzles each week, it's such a pleasure to be making my themeless debut today! I chose this ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I love BJ NOVAK. He's an absolute genius! From writing for (and acting in) "The Office," to a book of short stories, to the most ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0223 ( 24,944 )
Across
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Matchmaking services? : DNALABS
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Co-star of "The Office" who played Ryan Howard : BJNOVAK
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In a classic form of diamond : ROSECUT
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Victor's gloating cry : YOULOSE
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Rust : OXIDATE
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Technophobe : LUDDITE
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They may be fluid: Abbr. : OZS
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Banished : INEXILE
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Smidgen : DAB
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Shepherd's pie ingredients : PEAS
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Venture a view : OPINE
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Miss : GIRL
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Radiates : EMITS
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"No ___ can live forever": Martin Luther King Jr. : LIE
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Street hustler's game : MONTE
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Many a corny pun : DADJOKE
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Bravado : SWAGGER
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Lord Tennyson's "The Eagle," e.g. : ODE
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Shaker's cry? : BRR
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Speed of sound : MACHONE
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Baker's shortcut : CAKEMIX
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Certain Bedouin : OMANI
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Aladdin's simian sidekick : ABU
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Looks : SEEMS
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Defeats by a hair : NIPS
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Dumps : STIES
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Auto parts giant : NAPA
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"The enemy of ___ is the absence of limitations": Orson Welles : ART
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Vehicle used by the police to catch thieves : BAITCAR
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"Delta of Venus" author : NIN
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Mob law? : RICOACT
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Like many screenplays : ADAPTED
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"The Call of ___" (short story by H. P. Lovecraft) : CTHULHU
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Creamy Italian dish : RISOTTO
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Colorful display in a weather report : HEATMAP
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Places in the field : DEPLOYS
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Slumped : DROOPED
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Cream in a cobalt blue jar : NOXZEMA
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"Once again ..." : ASISAID
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Trailblazed : LED
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Four-letter fruit pronounced in three syllables : ACAI
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"Au contraire ..." : BUTNO
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The point of church above all? : STEEPLE
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Ghostwriters lack them : BYLINES
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Unit of energy : JOULE
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Like Rodin's "The Thinker" : NUDE
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Dated : OLD
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Rendering useless : VOIDING
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Phoenician goddess of fertility : ASTARTE
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Snack company that's a subsidiary of Kellogg's : KEEBLER
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Top part of a face : XII
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Capital of Newfoundland and Labrador : STJOHNS
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Reduce one's carbon footprint : GOGREEN
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Copycat's comment : SODOI
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Targets : MARKS
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Comprehension : KEN
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Ring letters : WBA
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One referred to as "the crown" : MONARCH
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"You all agree with me, yes?," in one word : AMIRITE
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Modern screen test : CAPTCHA
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Savor the praise : EATITUP
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Stage holdup? : CUECARD
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Had it in mind : MEANTTO
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Sacrilege : IMPIETY
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Tic-tac-toe plays : XSANDOS
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Smidgen : BIT
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___ Baron Cohen, player of Borat : SACHA
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Title woman of a Beatles song : SADIE
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Lip ___ : BALM
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Scrape : RASP
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Published : OUT
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Party person, for short : POL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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