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New York Times, Thursday, March 14, 2019

Author:
Nancy Stark and Will Nediger
Editor:
Will Shortz
"___! 'tis true I have gone here and there" (start of a Shakespeare sonnet)
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11.714247%
Nancy Stark
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141.7438071%
Will Nediger

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {QVZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Stark. This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Nediger. Thursday freshness: 60%
Constructor notes:
NANCY: As a passionate lifelong recreational tennis player, I have always loved the comment from Peter Fleming, winner of an ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
The villainous BLACK HAT played upon; HAT implied in the central square (see below for images / fixed-up entries). Four sizzling ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times3/14/19 ( No. 25,328 )
Across
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Kept for a rainy day : LAIDAWAY
9
Place where people are going with their drinks? : BARCAR
15
Norman Bates or his mother, in "Psycho" : ALTEREGO
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Advice for relaxing : EXHALE
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Top-level list : MAINMENU
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Judge appropriate : SEEFIT
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Ninny : ASS
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One of the choices on a computer's 17-Across : EDIT
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Brown or blacken : SEAR
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Welcome at the front door : SHOWIN
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Get dressed (up) : GUSSY
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Portable workstation : LAPTOP
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___ it out (fights) : DUKES
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Chinua who wrote "Things Fall Apart" : ACHEBE
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Order in the court : WRIT
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Concert piece : AMP
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"Here's something for you to think about, you ingrate!" : CHEWONTHAT
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One who spreads discord : HATEMONGER
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Shade provider in Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" : YEW
42
Coalition : BLOC
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Mindlessly : ONAUTO
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Request during a physical checkup : SAYAH
46
Beginning of many workdays : NINEAM
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[I don't care] : SHRUG
50
Onetime division of the Chrysler Corporation : DESOTO
52
Sweatshirt part : HOOD
53
Finding on Snopes.com : MYTH
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"Are you ___?" : MAD
57
"Ciao" : IMGONE
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Manage to detach by hitting : JARLOOSE
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Have a quick look-see, say : PEEKIN
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Language of the pre-Roman Empire : OLDLATIN
65
Some IHOP choices : SYRUPS
66
Western villain ... or a hint to four answers in this puzzle : BLACKHAT
Down
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Spiritual guide : LAMA
2
"___! 'tis true I have gone here and there" (start of a Shakespeare sonnet) : ALAS
3
"That so?" : ITIS
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Place where plots are hatched : DEN
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The radius runs along it : ARM
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Small : WEE
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Politico who called the press "nattering nabobs of negativism" : AGNEW
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Incredulous question : YOUDIDWHAT
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Worst in a competition : BEST
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Can : AXE
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Animal that shares its name with a king of Thrace in the "Iliad" : RHESUS
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Sights along the Champs-Élysées : CAFES
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Aid for a fugitive : ALIAS
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Take another shot at : RETRY
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Habituate : INURE
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Burgoo, e.g. : STEW
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Kind of purse that sags : HOBOBAG
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In public : OPENLY
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"What are you waiting for?!" : GETONIT
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Frilly : LACY
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Long : ACHE
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"Close call!" : PHEW
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A geisha might be found in one : KIMONO
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Shivering fit : AGUE
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Self-referential : META
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Place for a king and queen : PROM
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Overdo the flattery : TOADY
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Prefix with particle : NANO
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Takedown piece : HATCHETJOB
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Numbers game : SUDOKU
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Where many cabins are found : SHIPS
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Comfortable and welcoming : HOMEY
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"Got it" : ROGER
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Will, more emphatically : SHALL
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Clothing department : MENS
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Unpleasant find in a sweater : MOTH
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___-Pacific : ASIA
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Ding : DENT
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Edge : NIP
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Suggested qty. : RDA
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Inc. alternative : LLC
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Symbol of strength : OAK

Answer summary:
2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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