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New York Times, Friday, February 8, 2019

Author:
John Guzzetta and Michael Hawkins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Guzzetta
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Michael Hawkins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Guzzetta. This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Hawkins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0208 ( 25,294 )
Across
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Lifelong pals, slangily : BFFS
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Japanese P.M. Shinzo ___ : ABE
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Gaiety : MIRTH
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Subjects for saving : SOULS
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Military pilot's waiting area : READYROOM
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1997-2006 U.N. chief : ANNAN
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Calculating competitors : MATHLETES
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Piques : WHETS
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Cropped up : ARISEN
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Metric unit : IAMB
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Mark up, perhaps : EDIT
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Shakers and Quakers : SECTS
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Official approval : IMPRIMATUR
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Largely monosyllabic language : LAO
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Prospectors' prospects : LODES
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Trap for the unwary : PITFALL
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Camel purchaser, e.g. : SMOKER
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First-rate : CHOICE
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Recorded, as data : KEYEDIN
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Unit on a utility bill : THERM
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Liverpool-to-Nottingham dir. : ESE
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One might be sent with a scent : LOVELETTER
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Desert gullies : WADIS
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Like poppy seeds : TINY
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Perfect : HONE
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Big name in yo-yos : DUNCAN
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Southpaw : LEFTY
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Way to get fit while you sit : CHAIRYOGA
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Not out of it : AWARE
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Something to shuck : EAROFCORN
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Natural coats : RIMES
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Originates (from) : STEMS
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Muscle strengthened in rowing, briefly : LAT
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___ pants : KNEE
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Drummer John of Led Zeppelin : BONHAM
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Between jobs and loving it : FUNEMPLOYED
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Busted : FLATBROKE
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Joint acct. info : SSNS
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Naval forces : ARMADAS
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Endure, in an expression : BEARIT
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Savor the flattery : EATITUP
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Standish of Plymouth Colony : MYLES
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1935 Nobelist Joliot-Curie : IRENE
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Bushwa : ROT
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One of four for an ostrich : TOE
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Naval inits. : HMS
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Horror film sequel of 2005 : SAWII
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A.L. lineup fixtures : DHS
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Former "Top Chef" judge : EMERIL
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Defining accomplishment : CLAIMTOFAME
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Mineral on the Mohs scale : TALC
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Fish order : SOLE
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Chose from the lineup, in brief : IDED
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In full measure : RICHLY
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Pronoun in both "America" and "America the Beautiful" : THEE
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Modern cry of success : FORTHEWIN
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Twist : SKEW
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Canyonlands National Park feature : MESA
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"That was totally out of line" : NOTCOOL
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"Doctor Who" actor David : TENNANT
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Pfizer product : VIAGRA
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Primary course : ENTREE
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California's Point ___ : REYES
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In the wings or in full swing : IDIOM
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Is on board? : SURFS
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Home of 30 Rock : NYC
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Bird symbolizing daybreak : LARK
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These: Fr. : CES
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Derby, e.g. : HAT
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Consist of : ARE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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