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New York Times, Friday, March 16, 2018

Character in "Camelot" and "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"

Author:
Robyn Weintraub
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 14 for Ms. Weintraub. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2018, The New York Times3/16/18 ( No. 24,965 )
Across
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Pot component : CHIP
5
"Calm down, ace" : EASY
9
Saved : KEPT
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Successor to Paar's successor : LENO
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Partner of 5-Across : FREE
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Full of ups and downs : HILLY
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Everyone included, after "to" : AMAN
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Attends to some personal care : FRESHENSUP
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Pulitzer winner for "Sunday in the Park With George" : SONDHEIM
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Captivate : ENGAGE
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Bug expert? : SPY
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Boarding pass info, for short : ETD
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Celestial beast : URSA
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Cheese made from goat's milk : CHEVRE
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Puts the pedal to the metal : FLOORSIT
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Hepatologist's study : LIVER
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Product introduced in 1984 with an ad titled "1984" : MACINTOSH
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Restaurant cook on TV's "2 Broke Girls" : OLEG
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2017 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom : BIDEN
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Actor Cronyn : HUME
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Port authority? : WINEMAKER
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It gets you from station to station : TUNER
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Talked too much : NATTERED
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Cousin of a corset : GIRDLE
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Yard sale caveat : ASIS
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"Just like that!" : BAM
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Three-ingredient sandwich : BLT
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Largest moon of Pluto : CHARON
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The Weeping Prophet : JEREMIAH
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Zombies : LIVINGDEAD
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Parisian being : ETRE
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Billy the Kid, for one : ALIAS
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Kind of speculation : IDLE
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Parent : REAR
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Indication of pain or pleasure : MOAN
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Carriage : MIEN
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Durango direction : ESTE
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School card : CLASSCLOWN
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Genetic disorder carried by Queen Victoria : HEMOPHILIA
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"Regardless ..." : INANYEVENT
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Where you might hear someone say "Duck!" : POND
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Worn out : EFFETE
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Mitchum rival : ARRID
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Look like : SEEM
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"You rang?" : YES
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Character in "Camelot" and "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" : KINGARTHUR
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Fictional queen of Arendelle : ELSA
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Commercial pitch : PLUG
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eHarmony info : TYPE
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Big Bird attended his memorial : HENSON
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Narc's concern : HEROIN
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Mozart title : HERR
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Sore spot : ULCER
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Menu heading : VEGETARIAN
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Not as bright : FADED
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Media-friendly audio clips : SOUNDBITES
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"Something's not right here ..." : ISMELLARAT
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Words of consolation : THERETHERE
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Press conference sights : MIKES
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Revealing : BARING
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Accelerator particles : MESONS
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Marathoner's focus : TIME
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Make a bed? : GARDEN
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Memphis blues street : BEALE
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Silent sort : CLAM
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It has views of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea : HILO
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Asics competitor : AVIA
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Force-ful one? : JEDI
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Only : MERE
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Murky : DIM

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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