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New York Times, Monday, February 26, 2018

Wise old saying ... like the first words of 20-, 32-, 41- and 52-Across

Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels and Mark Diehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
746/12/20004/19/202143
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753102200
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1.63237
Andrea Carla Michaels
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7611/11/19842/1/20203
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3214720372
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1.573038
Mark Diehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 58 for Ms. Michaels. This is puzzle # 70 for Mr. Diehl. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
MARK: I sent Andrea a congratulatory e-mail on her celeb-paired Monday puzzle with NdGT (03/20/17) and floated the idea of a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I've definitely heard the phrase STILL WATERS RUN DEEP before ... but I embarrassingly had to look up what it exactly meant. ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times2/26/18 ( No. 24,947 )
Across
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Sound from a pound : ARF
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Discontinued Swedish cars : SAABS
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Snapshot : PHOTO
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___ Zedong : MAO
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___ Vanilli, group with three #1 hits in 1989 : MILLI
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Open the door for : LETIN
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Be sick : AIL
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Drip-dry fabric : ORLON
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Preferred seat request in an airplane : AISLE
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Not dead yet! : STILLKICKING
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Substituted (for) : STOODIN
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Laceless shoe fastener : VELCRO
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Horror director Craven : WES
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Warm winter wear : COAT
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Baseball's Gehrig : LOU
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Dilutes : WATERSDOWN
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___ ex machina : DEUS
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Listens to : HEARS
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Sí : Spain :: ___ : France : OUI
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"Fee-fi-fo-fum" sayer : GIANT
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Objectives : AIMS
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Pick up dry cleaning, go to the post office, etc. : RUNERRANDS
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___ v. Wade : ROE
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Author Vonnegut : KURT
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Snakelike fish : EEL
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Avenging spirits of Greek myth : FURIES
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With possibly even direr consequences : ORWORSE
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"What is life?," "Why are we here?," etc. : DEEPTHOUGHTS
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Bricklayer, e.g. : MASON
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Slight advantage : LEGUP
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Soph. and jr. : YRS
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Bathroom unit : STALL
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Be of ___ (avail) : USETO
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Fannie ___ (mortgage company) : MAE
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Full of the latest : NEWSY
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Glossy finish : SHEEN
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Midlength records, for short : EPS
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Stockpile : AMASS
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Bonnie who sang "I Can't Make You Love Me" : RAITT
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First ___ (Shakespeare volume) : FOLIO
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Burns slowly : SMOLDERS
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Simulated smooch : AIRKISS
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Like a poker player who's either very confident or really bluffing : ALLIN
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Like-minded voting group : BLOC
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Swim's alternative : SINK
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Mercury or Mars : PLANET
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Katherine of "27 Dresses" : HEIGL
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Settlers of tied games, for short : OTS
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Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop ___ You Get Enough" : TIL
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Tip jar bill : ONE
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Brings to half-mast : LOWERS
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___ the Terrible : IVAN
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Fresh from the laundry : CLEAN
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Circular : ROUND
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Ejects : OUSTS
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Go "1, 2, 3, 4 ..." : COUNT
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Injury, in totspeak : OWIE
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Where ships dock : WHARF
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"Wheel of Fortune" purchases : AEIOU
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Circus whip-cracker : TAMER
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Gloomy : DOUR
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Conversation : DIALOG
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Enjoyed frequently as a child : GREWUPON
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Trick : RUSE
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Send on a detour, say : REROUTE
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With enthusiasm : KEENLY
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Personal heroes : IDOLS
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"Well, shucks!" : OHGEE
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What the first, second and fifth lines in a limerick do : RHYME
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Pocketbook part : STRAP
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Slalom curves : ESSES
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+ : PLUS
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Pianist/radio host John : TESH
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AOL alternative : MSN
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Breakfasted or lunched : ATE
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Wise old saying ... like the first words of 20-, 32-, 41- and 52-Across : SAW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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