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New York Times, Thursday, February 28, 2019

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FQZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 111 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Randolph Ross notes:
The theme entries started with JASMINE AND JEANS. I noted this would make a 15-letter entry with a cute clue (BLUE JAYS) that could be ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Letter homophones, [Blue jays] innocently cluing JASMINE AND JEANS, i.e. (blue) JASMINE and (blue) JEANS are real things. I couldn't ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0228 ( 25,314 )
Across
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Crowd on the move : HORDE
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Valuable paper : CURRENCY
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Crossing the keel : ABEAM
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It holds water : STREAMBED
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Blue jays : JASMINEANDJEANS
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"Watch out!" : DANGER
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Game with 501 points : DARTS
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___ plate : TIN
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Temple title : RABBI
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Bygone compacts : GEOS
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Honey bees : BADGERSANDBEARS
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"I can see clearly now" : AHSO
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Second-largest moon of Saturn : RHEA
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Alternative to AOL : MSN
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Dry eyes : ICEANDINK
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Abbr. at a tire shop : PSI
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To boot : ALSO
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Autobahn auto : AUDI
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High seas : COMEDYANDCRIMES
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Candy bar with chocolate and caramel around a wafer : TWIX
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Tributary of the Rio Grande : PECOS
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Gandhi and others, for short : PMS
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Much of the back of a baseball card : STATS
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Follower of debate in the General Assembly, in brief : UNVOTE
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Green peas : PEACEANDPEPPERS
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AA and AAA : BATTERIES
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Farm refrain : EIEIO
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Parts of tourist guides : AREAMAPS
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Jobs at a body shop : DENTS
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Leon Uris novel, with "The" : HAJ
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Shortest Old Testament book : OBADIAH
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Smooths over : RESANDS
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Very, informally : DAMN
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Albert Einstein, notably : EMIGRE
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'L' train overseer, for short : CTA
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Caterer's container : URN
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Funny Foxx : REDD
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Indian chief : RAJA
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Surface : EMERGE
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Thunder, but not Lightning : NBATEAM
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Bleeps : CENSORS
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QB's accumulation: Abbr. : YDS
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Nikola Tesla's countrymen : SERBS
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___ miss : NEAR
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Not yet on the sched. : TBA
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Without exception : BARNONE
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Like a crisp picture, say : INHD
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Private info, for short : SSN
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"There but for the grace of God ___" : GOI
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Opus ___ : DEI
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Kick out for good : BAN
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Real heel : CAD
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Seat of White Pine County, Nev. : ELY
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"Now!" : ASAP
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China's Chiang ___-shek : KAI
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Election fig. : PCT
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Unlikely source of a silk purse : SOWSEAR
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Mirror : IMITATE
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Lots of : UMPTEEN
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Teacher's punishment : DEMERIT
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Magazine no. : ISS
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Tough-to-win horse racing bet : EXACTA
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Certain intimate apparel sizes : DCUPS
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Traffic director : CONE
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Got back (to) : RSVPED
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Abound : TEEM
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Tegan and ___ (pop duo) : SARA
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Andy Taylor's kid on old TV : OPIE
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Keglers' org. : PBA
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Quick drink : NIP
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Paris's Jardin ___ Tuileries : DES
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Kind of pad : SOS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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