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New York Times, Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Author:
Alex Vratsanos
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQYZ} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Vratsanos. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Alex Vratsanos notes:
I came up with this idea in late 2015, being inspired by two prior Tuesdays: May 1, 2007, and November 16, 2010. It struck me that ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
JOINTs represented in the grid, showing them as they're bent. REEFER, DOOBIE, FATTY, BLUNT … oops! That's something different. ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0226 ( 25,312 )
Across
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River that formed part of the border between East and West Germany : ELBE
5
Cold and moist, as a cellar : DANK
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Brewery in the Nikkei 225 : ASAHI
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MGM symbol : LION
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Jannings who won the first Best Actor Oscar (1928) : EMIL
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Put in a crate : BOXUP
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British term for a row of houses converted from stables : MEWS
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Chess ending : MATE
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Ω : OMEGA
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What's gained or lost with daylight saving time : ONEHOUR
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What a psychic may read : PALM
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Dublin's land : EIRE
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Italian port on the Adriatic Sea : TRIESTE
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Rope fiber : SISAL
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Deux + un : TROIS
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"Open ___ ..." (store sign) : TIL
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Bronze coin in the Harry Potter books : KNUT
36
Flight board posting, for short : ETA
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Is obliged to : SHOULD
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1/12 of a foot : INCH
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What each set of shaded letters in this puzzle represents : JOINT
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Entr'___ : ACTE
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Challenge to a bully : MAKEME
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Confucian philosophy : TAO
46
Classic Chrysler product : KCAR
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"The ___ Club" (1970s-'80s televangelist show) : PTL
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Bygone Apple messenger : ICHAT
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Coagulates : CLOTS
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View, as the future : SEEINTO
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___ Reader : UTNE
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Biblical verb with "thou" : DOST
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Not pay for each drink individually, say : RUNATAB
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Sorrowful bell sound : KNELL
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Legal order : WRIT
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Barn topper : VANE
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Say hello to : GREET
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Religious setback? : APSE
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Emergency operation, for short : EVAC
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Raft-making wood : BALSA
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Any sacrament : RITE
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Smooth sheet material : SILK
Down
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"Tickle me" doll : ELMO
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Protection for a lender : LIEN
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Ring champ Riddick : BOWE
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Cover, as a knife : ENSHEATHE
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Take exception to something : DEMUR
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Liqueur whose name is Italian for "a little bitter" : AMARETTO
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Critical point? : NIT
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Prefix with -mania : KLEPTO
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Formally end : ABOLISH
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French river in fierce W.W. I fighting : SOMME
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Green Knight's weapon in "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" : AXE
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What an "O" means in XOXO : HUG
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Bitter beer, briefly : IPA
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Shell's industry : OIL
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Blue-blooded Brit : ARISTO
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Stone face? : STUCCO
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Clash with : TILTAT
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Tribal chiefs, typically : ELDERS
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Economizes maybe too much : SKIMPS
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God-given, as abilities : INNATE
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Nurse, as a newborn : SUCKLE
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Indian yogurt dip : RAITA
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Kicks out of the game : EJECTS
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Cluster around an acorn : OAKLEAVES
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Believer in nudism : NATURIST
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Former competitor of Nikon and Canon : MINOLTA
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Active conflict : HOTWAR
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Channel founded by Ted Turner : CNN
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Wastes gas, maybe : IDLES
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Student with a private teacher : TUTEE
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Kipling's "Rikki-Tikki-___" : TAVI
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Obsessive about details : ANAL
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Partner of call : BECK
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C.I.A.'s Soviet counterpart : KGB
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Org. whose monthly magazine advertises magazines : NRA
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Sushi bar fish : EEL
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Upstate N.Y. school : RPI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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