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New York Times, Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Author:
Jacob Stulberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jacob Stulberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Stulberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jacob Stulberg notes:
The first version of this puzzle contained the theme answers RADICALLEFT, NOTNEGOTIABLE and HECTORBERLIOZ. Will suggested replacing ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
STAND UP GUYS getting their due, GENT, DUDE, and FELLA "standing up" within theme phrases. Interesting phrases — GENT inside NET ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
Update: Reader Jordan Cahn caught an error in my previous remarks in this section. HAWAII is, yes, the southernmost state. Alaska is ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0228 ( 24,584 )
Across
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___ jacket (bit of casualwear) : JEAN
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Dish that's sometimes rated in "alarms" : CHILI
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Curds and ___ : WHEY
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Wagon part : AXLE
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Like much music : TONAL
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In fine fettle : HALE
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Widespread : VAST
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1960s activist Hoffman : ABBIE
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Has : OWNS
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___ friends (not having to be on one's guard) : AMONG
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Quaint inn, informally : BANDB
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Cry after "Ready!" : AIM
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Muffed one : ERRED
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Bearlike : URSINE
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Powerful Renaissance family : BORGIAS
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A book collector might seek a first one : EDITION
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Available : ONHAND
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Spanish girlfriend : AMIGA
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Italy's shape : BOOT
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Setting for much of the movie "Lion" : INDIA
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Zippo : NADA
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People encountered by Pizarro : INCAS
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Things ghosts lack : BODIES
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Riga native : LATVIAN
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Charms : ALLURES
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In addition : ASWELL
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What tryptophan is said to induce : SLEEP
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Place to go for a "me day" : SPA
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Munchkins : ELVES
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Nash who wrote "Parsley / Is gharsley" : OGDEN
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Turner or Fey : TINA
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Bother greatly : EATAT
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Tell to "Do it!" : URGE
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Lead-in to a conclusion : ERGO
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Movie, informally : FLICK
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Class with mats : YOGA
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Feature of a late-night show set : DESK
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Words to live by : TENET
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Catch sight of : SPOT
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Morning joe : JAVA
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Start of many a doctor's visit : EXAM
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In addition : ALSO
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Outcome that's overall unfavorable : NETNEGATIVE
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Windy City 'L' overseer : CTA
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Imaginary tiger friend in the comics : HOBBES
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Not on good terms (with) : INBAD
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Done nothing : LAIN
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Infamous prison featured in the 1969 best seller "Papillon" : ILEDUDIABLE
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"___ knew?" : WHO
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Southernmost U.S. state : HAWAII
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Weather concern in 11-Down : ELNINO
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Lackeys : YESMEN
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Sheepish look : GRIN
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Two-masted vessel : BRIG
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Socialist Workers Party's ideology : RADICALLEFT
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Honest sorts ... or what the circled squares contain? : STANDUPGUYS
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Palindromic boy's name : BOB
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"Be My Yoko ___" (first single by Barenaked Ladies) : ONO
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Pi's follower : RHO
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Former Big Four record co. : EMI
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They're taken out in newspapers : ADS
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Palindromic girl's name : NAN
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Lungful : AIR
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Hollywood ending? : DEE
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Nincompoop : ASS
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River that feeds Lake Nasser : NILE
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Topping in kosher restaurants : OLEO
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Didn't run out : LASTED
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Have dreams : ASPIRE
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Features of some country singers : TWANGS
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Region on the Rhine : ALSACE
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Took effect : SETIN
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Area between mountains : VALE
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Plunge : DROP
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Breakfast food with a rhyming slogan : EGGO
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In order : NEAT
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Totally fine : AOK
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Box office purchase: Abbr. : TKT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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