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New York Times, Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
Will Shortz
Words and phrases that sound approximately alike, like "ice scream" and "I scream"
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJKQZ} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Haight.
Bruce Haight notes:
The initial spark for most of my puzzles is rather obscure, but I can say definitively that this one was born on 11/7/16. I had an NYT ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
D* V* phrases, tied together with a revealer of DEVIOUS … as in "D V us"? Or "DV's"? I tried to make sense of it for ten minutes ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times2/6/18 ( No. 24,927 )
Across
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Loud commotion : DIN
4
Yeshiva leader : RABBI
9
Films on a grand scale : EPICS
14
Year, in Spain : ANO
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If a > b and b > c, then a > c, e.g. : AXIOM
16
Kind of lily : CALLA
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Winter solstice mo. : DEC
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Lowest point for Americans? : DEATHVALLEY
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Crow : BRAG
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Like nylon stockings : SHEER
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Audi rival : BMW
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Like the architecture of many cathedrals : ORNATE
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Visibly blushing : REDDISH
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American-made sports car with a V-10 engine : DODGEVIPER
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Plains Indian : OTOE
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Posted announcement at a theater entrance : SRO
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Andean capital : LIMA
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Southernmost of the Ivies : PENN
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Bass, e.g. : DEEPVOICE
40
Storage tower : SILO
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Mount that has an insurance company named after it : ETNA
44
Commotion : ADO
47
Solvers' cries : AHAS
48
Film character who says "Give yourself to the dark side" : DARTHVADER
51
Poll worker's request : VOTERID
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From the beginning: Lat. : DENOVO
54
Prefix with center : EPI
55
Nosy sort : SNOOP
58
___ room (postdebate area) : SPIN
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Prototype, maybe : DEMOVERSION
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Item in Santa's bag : TOY
64
Exhaust : USEUP
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Dim with tears : BLEAR
66
Closemouthed : MUM
67
Blog entries : POSTS
68
More or less, informally : SORTA
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Letter before tee : ESS
Down
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Some schlumpy male physiques : DADBODS
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Mistakenly : INERROR
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"Sorry, Charlie!" : NOCANDO
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Wicked cool : RAD
5
Dismiss abruptly : AXE
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Favoritism : BIAS
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Not just one or the other : BOTH
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Arriver's cry : IMHERE
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Online greeting : ECARD
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Bud : PAL
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"O.K., tell me more" : ILLBITE
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The Tigers of the A.C.C. : CLEMSON
13
Pourer's instruction : SAYWHEN
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Zig or zag : VEER
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[This tastes awful!] : GAG
25
Prefix with commute : TELE
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___ Wilcox, daughter in E. M. Forster's "Howards End" : EVIE
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Amazing, in slang : DOPE
30
Rapscallion : IMP
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Road worker : PAVER
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Rx detail : DOSE
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Mel who was the first N.L.'er to hit 500 home runs : OTT
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How many TV shows are shown nowadays : INHD
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Give in : CAVE
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Put some money away : SAVEDUP
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"Fingers crossed!" : IHOPESO
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SoCal daily : LATIMES
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Sign on a real or virtual pet : ADOPTME
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Tricky ... or a tricky description of 18-, 29-, 36-, 48- and 59-Across : DEVIOUS
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Words and phrases that sound approximately alike, like "ice scream" and "I scream" : ORONYMS
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Eat stylishly : DINE
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Cute, in modern slang : ADORBS
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Reply to a ques. : ANS
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Replies to an invitation : RSVPS
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___ Accords (1990s peace agreements) : OSLO
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Common fishing spot : PIER
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Openly gay : OUT
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___ bran : OAT
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Org. that sticks to its guns? : NRA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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