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LETTER RECYCLING

New York Times, Sunday, February 25, 2018

Author:
Will Nediger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Will Nediger

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 71 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Nediger. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Nediger notes:
The inspiration for this theme was noticing that CREAM CHEESE and SCHMEAR share the same set of letters, and can both be clued as [Bagel topping]. So I had the idea of a bunch of pairs of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
NATHAN HALE made up of the letters within ETHAN ALLEN? How cool! And ASTOUNDING made up of the letters within OUTSTANDING? These findings aren't as cool as direct anagrams — much more ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0225 ( 24,946 )
Across
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Small flute : FIFE
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Tries to beat the buzzer? : SWATS
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Throws together : MAKES
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Airport waiter? : CAB
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404 Not Found, e.g. : ERROR
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Energize : KEYUP
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Not happy, to say the least : IRATE
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Kitchen brand : OXO
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Historical period spelled using only the letters of 2-Down : GEORGIANERA
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Singer who once spelled her name with a "$" : KESHA
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Word before data or deal : BIG
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Unlikely to be talked out of : BENTON
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"That wasn't nice!" : TSK
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Revolutionary War hero spelled using only the letters of 13-Down : NATHANHALE
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Website with a "Sell an item" option : EBAY
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Order to go : MUSH
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Enter the fray : WADEIN
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Woman's name that sounds like its second and first letters, respectively : ELLY
35
Fix : RIG
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Snack items spelled using only the letters of 36-Down : PISTACHIOS
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Inner tubes? : AORTAS
40
Casual top : TEE
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Ancient theaters : ODEA
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Prince of Shakespeare : HAL
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Screw up : FLUB
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Fund-raising org. : PTA
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Be annoying : GRATE
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Garment that's often plaid : KILT
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Sukkot celebrant : JEW
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Christmas drink : WASSAIL
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Geraint's wife, in Arthurian romance : ENID
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What assayers assay : ORES
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Butt's end? : ASH
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Many an office worker's problem : EYESTRAIN
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It's imagined : FIGMENT
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TV demonstrator at the 1939 World's Fair : RCA
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Page 1, e.g. : RECTO
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Oscar winner with four #1 Billboard hits : CHER
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Bass player : TUBA
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When it comes to : ASFOR
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You can lend one without letting go of it : EAR
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Jewel case holder : CDTOWER
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Combo meal entree : SURFNTURF
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Spanish "Listen!" : OYE
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Mound : HEAP
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Future stallion : COLT
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Tin lizzies : MODELTS
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Basket part : NET
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"That so?" reply : ITIS
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"See you later" : ADIOS
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Basket part : RIM
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Put the pedal to the metal : SPED
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Word that might be helpful on a class reunion name tag : NEE
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Rack site : OVEN
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Photog's purchase : SLR
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What a press pass provides : ACCESS
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Really impressive, spelled using only the letters of 39-Down : ASTOUNDING
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Chalked stick : CUE
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Stern-looking : DOUR
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Many a year-end list : TOPTEN
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Alpo alternative : IAMS
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Drive-___ : THRU
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No-good, spelled using only the letters of 71-Down : DADBLASTED
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Include without notifying others, in a way : BCC
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Bygone deliverers : ICEMEN
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Cause of a tic, for short : OCD
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"The Master Builder" playwright : IBSEN
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Bagel topping spelled using only the letters of 89-Down : CREAMCHEESE
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Penguins' org. : NHL
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Group of stars : ALIST
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Temporary tattoo material : HENNA
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Writer Nin : ANAIS
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Sun spot? : SKY
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Track schedule : MEETS
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Much-abbreviated Latin phrase : IDEST
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"Aw rats!" : DARN
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It's comped : FREEBIE
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Historical period : IRONAGE
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Double a score : FORTY
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Therefore : ERGO
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Jamaican export : SKA
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Was dateless : WENTSTAG
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Muhammad's favorite wife : AYESHA
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Young ___ : TURK
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Place to get pampered : SPA
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Nanki-Poo's father, with "the" : MIKADO
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Glacial ridges : ARETES
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Whole-grain cereal brand : KASHI
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Revolutionary War hero : ETHANALLEN
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Jamaican rapper ___ Paul : SEAN
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Shade of blue : COBALT
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Armpit, medically : AXILLA
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Ones not up to par? : BOGEYS
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Grandfather of Alfred the Great : EGBERT
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Aloft : INMIDAIR
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Sarcastic response to a fail : NAILEDIT
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Basil, e.g. : HERB
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Word before "before" : USE
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Hypothetical : WHATIF
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Snack items : POTATOCHIPS
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Jackie of "The Tuxedo" : CHAN
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Really impressive : OUTSTANDING
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Holder of shells : FIREARM
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"Hey!" : PSST
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Approve another season of : RENEW
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Seaweed in Japanese cuisine : KOMBU
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Amount of jam or jelly beans : JARFUL
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Part of a motorcade : ESCORT
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Berth places : WHARFS
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"You and I have a deal!" : WEREON
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Roger in the Navy : AYEAYE
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Clandestine : SECRET
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Brand in the dairy aisle : LACTAID
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Breakfast spots : IHOPS
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Relish : GUSTO
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Took back one's story : RECANTED
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Cherry throwaway : STEM
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No-good : DETESTABLE
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Was mounted atop : RODEON
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Kind of medicine : FORENSIC
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In ___ of : LIEU
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Six things in some six-packs : SODACANS
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Neighbor of a Montenegrin : SERB
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Pep : VIM
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Bagel topping : SCHMEAR
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Slyly attracts : LURESIN
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Gets back together : REUNES
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Extras : ADDONS
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Nickname of Duke basketball's Mike Krzyzewski : COACHK
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Huggable : CUDDLY
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Challenge for a college-bound student, maybe : APTEST
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Medical inserts : STENTS
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___ Creed (Christian statement of faith) : NICENE
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Actor Davis : OSSIE
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Lead role in "Boys Don't Cry," 1999 : TEENA
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Neeson of "Schindler's List" : LIAM
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Fostered : BRED
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Ballot hanger : CHAD
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X : CHI
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Dojo surface : MAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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