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New York Times, Saturday, March 2, 2019

Newport, R.I., estate that's a National Historic Landmark, with "the"

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJQUWX} This is puzzle # 107 for Mr. Collins.
Peter A. Collins notes:
This is my first venture into what is, for me, low word-count territory. There are no flashy, slangy, hipster, "look at me" words or ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I like Pete's take on the now-standard "stair stack" grid layout. DO THE SPLITS / PERSONALITY / PR NIGHTMARE make for a great ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times3/2/19 ( No. 25,316 )
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Newport, R.I., estate that's a National Historic Landmark, with "the" : ELMS
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Bore : STOOD
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Slant : SPIN
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Herbicide's target : ROOT
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Metaphorical entryway into the unknown : RABBITHOLE
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Draw in an outlet : SALE
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Piquant bakery offerings : ONIONROLLS
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End of a flight, maybe : ATTIC
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Davis of Hollywood : GEENA
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On point : APT
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Senators' org. : THENHL
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A few : SEVERAL
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Discipline of some masters : ZEN
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Byzantine emperor known as "the Armenian" : LEOV
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Amend : REVISE
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Get two feet apart? : DOTHESPLITS
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Radio D.J., e.g. : PERSONALITY
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Big hassle for an agency : PRNIGHTMARE
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"Brighton Rock" novelist : GREENE
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: : ISTO
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Temple spot, say? : ZIT
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___ Salander, protagonist in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" : LISBETH
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Food processor : ENZYME
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Brief exchanges? : IMS
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Ends : GOALS
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City in NE France that shares its name with a car type : SEDAN
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Beast slain by Hercules : NEMEANLION
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Fitting toy for a child? : LEGO
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Ephemerality : TRANSIENCE
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One who writes sweet words? : ICER
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I.R.S. figs. : SSNS
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Takes a hike : TREKS
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Olympians, e.g. : GODS
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Fake : ERSATZ
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Not fancy at all : LOATHE
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Like metal before die casting : MOLTEN
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Draft holder : STEIN
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Like some hotels, for short : SRO
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Piquancy : TANG
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Stage achievement : OBIE
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They're found among the reeds : OBOES
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Something round that may have more than one side : DINNERPLATE
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Premium channel, for short : SHO
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Property of a magnet : POLARITY
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"Not interested" : ILLPASS
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Fit (in) : NESTLE
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Items for neat people to pack when going away : TRAVELIRONS
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W.W. I weapon : CHLORINEGAS
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"People, we have work to do!" : LETSGETONIT
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Modern aid for party planners : EVITE
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Eager pupil's exclamation : OHOH
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Italian 20 : VENTI
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Star in the Summer Triangle : DENEB
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Costco competitor, informally : SAMS
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Certain newspaper employee : PRESSMAN
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Easy reads : PRIMERS
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Flashes : GLINTS
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Offshoot of the blues : ZYDECO
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Visualized : IMAGED
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Caruso and Carreras : TENORS
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Comparatively well : HALER
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Title role for Woody Allen : ZELIG
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Railroad division : LINE
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Wallop : SOCK
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Cannes duo : ENS
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1980s gaming release, for short : NES

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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