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TAKING YOUR Q

New York Times, Sunday, March 18, 2018

Subject of the mnemonic "Men Very Easily Make Jugs Serve Useful Needs"

Author:
Daniel Raymon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Daniel Raymon

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 66 Missing: {JZ} Spans: 1 Scrabble average: 1.70 This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Raymon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Daniel Raymon notes:
I'm super excited for everyone to see my first ever Sunday puzzle! It's been over ten years since I got my first crossword published, but the first time I tried to make a Sunday was last ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I like a sound change theme, done well. Q-sound changes / additions have been done several times before in different venues (sorry Dani!), but just as long as the results are amusing, ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times3/18/18 ( No. 24,967 )
Across
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Big name in computer networking : CISCO
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Progressive rival : ESURANCE
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Aries : THERAM
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North Dakota-to-Michigan hwy. : USTEN
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Members of an Oklahoma tribe : SHAWNEES
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Addressee of a waiter in a French restaurant : MADAME
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Exposes : BARES
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Interrogate a founding father? : QUERYWASHINGTON
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Uganda's Amin : IDI
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One getting shooed : PEST
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Bone: Prefix : OSSEO
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Was wide open : GAPED
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Like the first man-made space satellite : SOVIET
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What the earth and many political analysts do : SPIN
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They're added on bus. lines : EXTS
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"Sticks and Bones" playwright David : RABE
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"There are no atheists in foxholes"? : TRENCHQUOTE
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Word aptly found in "controlled" and "marshaled" : LED
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Token in the game Life : CAR
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Was a rat : SANG
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Engaged in : UPTO
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Tremors? : BABYQUAKES
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Hershey brand : ROLO
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"From your lips to God's ears" : HOPESO
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Frequent subject of paintings by Winslow Homer : SEA
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Largest lake in South America : MARACAIBO
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Charles de Gaulle's birthplace : LILLE
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Animal with a trunk : TAPIR
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Interest's opposite : APATHY
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Kingdom in Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" : ROHAN
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Email address ending : ORG
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Suffix in Sussex : ISE
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Comment by a Brit down to his last coin? : HERESLOOKINGATYOUQUID
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"We ___ the Champions" : ARE
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Gardner of "Mogambo" : AVA
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Joe of "Home Alone" : PESCI
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True : TRUSTY
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Instruments played on Mount Olympus : LYRES
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Expert : ADEPT
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Words of resignation : CESTLAVIE
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Greek cross : TAU
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"As you wish, Captain!" : AYESIR
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Huck Finn possessive : HISN
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One knocking out an opponent in the first round? : QUICKBOXER
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Russian council : DUMA
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Spanish snack : TAPA
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___ Indianapolis : USS
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One of 100: Abbr. : SEN
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Monarch who's fine and dandy? : PEACHYQUEEN
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Cries of surprise : AHAS
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Teeming : RIFE
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Veg out : LOLL
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Irish form of "Edmund" : EAMONN
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Heinrich ___, "Die Lorelei" poet : HEINE
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N.W.A's "Straight ___ Compton" : OUTTA
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More than a millennium : AEON
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Indochinese language : LAO
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Have a little ice cream delivered? : ORDERINTHEQUART
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Like rope : TWINY
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Supermodel Bündchen : GISELE
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Birdie : ONEUNDER
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With celerity : APACE
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Kept others awake, maybe : SNORED
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Tip of a missile : NOSECONE
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More sound : SANER
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Picasso and Braque, for two : CUBISTS
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Dancer Duncan : ISADORA
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Gone to great lengths : STRIVEN
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Middling mark : CEE
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Like freelance work, often : ONSPEC
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Attys.' titles : ESQS
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Stops yapping : SHUTSUP
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Sheik's land, for short : UAE
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Presidential inits. : RWR
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"Who's interested?" : ANYONE
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Update, say : NEWS
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Terminate : CEASE
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English county : ESSEX
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Response to an oversharer : TMI
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Suspend : HANG
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Catherine's husband in "Wuthering Heights" : EDGAR
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Bishop's group, once : RATPACK
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Ones moving with the aid of pseudopods : AMOEBAE
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Seamstresses, at times : MENDERS
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With vehemence : HOTLY
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Ending of the Bible : ETH
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Unappreciative sort : INGRATE
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Metallic S-shaped piece : POTHOOK
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"___, sing America" (start of a Langston Hughes poem) : ITOO
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"Look Who's Talking Too" and "2 Fast 2 Furious": Abbr. : SEQS
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Basic French question : QUOI
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Number for two : DUET
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Sentient ones : BEINGS
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Words that can't be heard, for short : ASL
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Western wear : BOLOTIE
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Strong bond? : AAA
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Publisher Arthur ___ Sulzberger : OCHS
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Song woman who's asked "Darlin', won't you ease my worried mind?" : LAYLA
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Subject of the mnemonic "Men Very Easily Make Jugs Serve Useful Needs" : PLANETS
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Taj ___ : MAHAL
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Mimic's activity : APERY
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Not so common : RARER
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Medieval weapon : BROADAX
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Suffix with trick : ERY
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Pope who excommunicated Elizabeth I : PIUSV
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Judas's question to the Lord : ISITI
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Change the color of again : REDYE
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More trendy : HIPPER
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TV's "Growing Up ___" : GOTTI
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Some gametes : OVA
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Accumulation : ACCRUAL
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Things with colons inside them : URLS
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Kind of leap : QUANTUM
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Abbr. that's sometimes doubled or tripled : ETC
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Nordstrom rival : SAKS
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Term for a hole in Swiss cheese : EYE
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1979 exile : SHAH
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It'll take you for a ride : UBER
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Prefix with -graphic : IDEO
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Hard-shell clams : QUAHOGS
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Mark the beginning of : USHERIN
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Unsatisfying answer to "Why?" : ISAIDSO
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Bagel variety : ONION
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British sports automobile : MCLAREN
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Kind of harp : AEOLIAN
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Atonement : PENANCE
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Nuisance : ANNOYER
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Trophy alternative : PLAQUE
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Navy petty officer: Abbr. : YEO
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The so-called "Flying Kangaroo" : QANTAS
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Curl one's lip : SNEER
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Informal sleep option : FUTON
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People: Prefix : ETHNO
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Man's name that comes from an English noble : ERLE
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Some summer wear : TEES
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Ser : Spanish :: ___ : French : ETRE
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Iraq War danger, for short : IED
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A.C.C. powerhouse : UNC
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Rumpus : ADO
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F.D.R. job-creating prog. : WPA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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