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New York Times, Saturday, March 11, 2017

Award-winning Cartoon Network series with Finn the Human and Jake the Dog

Author:
Natan Last
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Natan Last

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 39 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Last.
Natan Last notes:
I'm in love with the stacks of 13+14 marquee entries, and given the constraints they laid on the rest of the grid, I'm really happy ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
GLORIA STEINEM and WHITE PRIVILEGE headline today's puzzle. I enjoyed piecing together a historic figure in GLORIA STEINEM. But WHITE ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times3/11/17 ( No. 24,595 )

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Across
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Genre akin to indie rock : ALTPOP
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Fellow : BLOKE
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Co-organizer of the 1970 Women's Strike for Equality : GLORIASTEINEM
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Modern topic in race relations : WHITEPRIVILEGE
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Sci-fi natives of the planet Kashyyyk : WOOKIEES
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Little monsters : SNOTS
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Programming keyword : ELSE
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Longtime TV tavern : MOES
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To whom Durocher was referring when he said "Nice guys finish last" : OTT
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Little wriggler : EFT
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Wise one : SAVANT
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Go through the roof : SOAR
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Where bows may be made : SHRINE
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It's described as fine and flakelike in Exodus : MANNA
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Piece of glib journalism often written under a tight deadline : HOTTAKE
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Theatrical hybrid : DRAMEDY
34
Insect that's born pregnant : APHID
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8, e.g. : FIGURE
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"Are you blind, ump?," e.g. : JEER
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Course on courses, for short : HOMEEC
39
Tearing up, say : SAD
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Tolkien's Prancing Pony, for one : INN
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3, 4, 5 and occasionally more : PARS
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Opposite of doddery : SPRY
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Quite off : WEIRD
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Lover of history? : OLDFLAME
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Field in which a helmet and gloves are often worn : VIRTUALREALITY
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Award-winning Cartoon Network series with Finn the Human and Jake the Dog : ADVENTURETIME
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Repeated lyric in the Who's "Tommy" : SEEME
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Twist and turn : GYRATE
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Uniform : ALIKE
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"There's not a ___ can do" : LOTI
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Word with family or Christmas : TREE
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Main, say : PIPE
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Sculler : OARSMAN
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Wave function denoter in quantum mechanics : PSI
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Some Vietnam War protests : BEINS
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Disney's "___ & Stitch" : LILO
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Corresponding exactly : ONETOONE
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Frat party stunt : KEGSTAND
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Suffix in linguistics : EME
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Popular word game : GHOST
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Soap box? : TVSET
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Bolt (down) : WOLF
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Like Tom Thumb : WEE
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Wired : ONEDGE
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What someone may be holding while waiting : TRAY
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Kind of roe : SHAD
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What had a double standard in the Bible? : ARK
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Try to win : VIEFOR
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Uniform : SAME
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Ruckus : STIR
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Fashion designer Ecko : MARC
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Traveler to a certain 27-Across : HAJI
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Request at the dentist's : OPENWIDE
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"How dare they!" : THENERVE
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Regret : RUE
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"Apologies" : IMSORRY
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Rushed : HADAT
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Rush : SPATE
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Red ___ : ARMY
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Red ___ : DYE
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Cut back : PRUNE
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Snail trail : SLIME
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Paragraph in the newspaper, say : ITEM
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Look the wrong way? : LEER
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Subject of a cellphone cap : DATA
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Move like a fairy : FLIT
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Biological duct : VAS
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Palooka : LUG

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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