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DOUBLE-CROSSED

New York Times, Sunday, March 20, 2016

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel Fagliano

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 134, Blocks: 73 Missing: {XZ} This is puzzle # 47 for Mr. Fagliano. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: When this puzzle is completed, take the answer to each starred clue and cross out all the letters used twice. The leftover letters will spell an appropriate word, reading top to bottom.
Joel Fagliano notes:
I came up with this idea around the time of my symmetry puzzle, which had a somewhat similar concept of every letter being used twice except for one. I knew I wanted the extra letters to ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I've highlighted the special letters below — it was tough for me to see them all at once. (I imagine the impact of today's theme will be much bigger for paper solvers, who can easily ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Patrick Berry had a similar puzzle in 2007 where the undoubled letters spelled LEFTOVERS.

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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0320 ( 24,239 )
Across
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Joke's target : BUTT
5
Own (up) : FESS
9
One of the Five Pillars of Islam : HADJ
13
French film award : CESAR
18
Phlegmatic : STOIC
20
Prefix with distant : EQUI
21
Black-and-white, in sneaker lingo : OREO
22
More than enough : AMPLE
23
Folded food : CREPE
24
111-Across's partner : AUNT
25
They "don't lie," in a #1 Shakira hit : HIPS
26
Not be able to sleep : LIEUP
27
*Doctor's orders? : HIPPOCRATICOATH
30
___ fraîche : CREME
31
Regenerist brand : OLAY
32
Capital of Kazakhstan : ASTANA
33
Streaming video giant : HULU
35
"Fareed Zakaria GPS" airer : CNN
36
Up in years : OLD
37
___ pull (sports injury) : GROIN
38
*1999 rom-com based on Shaw's "Pygmalion" : SHESALLTHAT
42
*Manhattan Project site : LOSALAMOS
44
Cook in charge of 110-Across : TIM
45
Engine part, briefly : CARB
46
"___ Tag!" : GUTEN
47
Drink served in a flute : MIMOSA
50
Razz : TAUNT
53
Popular tech review site : CNET
55
Money of Peru : SOL
56
*Lawyer : BARMEMBER
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*Event with rainbow flags : PRIDEPARADE
62
Went on to say : ADDED
63
Caribbean area, once: Abbr. : BWI
64
___ jacet (phrase on tombstones) : HIC
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Often-torchlit events : LUAUS
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Requirement for one going into labor? : UNION
67
Impudence : LIP
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"Speaking personally ...," in texts : IMO
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Supporting the idea : FORIT
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*Pressured : UNDERDURESS
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*Makes wedding plans : SETSADATE
75
Geometry textbook symbols : PIS
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Big fund-raising effort : PUSH
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One-stanza poem : HAIKU
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Green day? : STPATS
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Expression in a toothpaste ad : SMILE
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Shade of blue or green : NILE
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"Feliz ___ Nuevo!" : ANO
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*County that includes much of Everglades National Park : MIAMIDADE
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*Tidy sum : PRETTYPENNY
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Relative of ibid. : OPCIT
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Newspaper unit: Abbr. : COL
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What they say about you, informally : REP
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Ectomorphic : LEAN
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Car collector? : OILPAN
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"That's just ___ roll" : HOWI
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"Same here" : ASAMI
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*Hides out : GOESUNDERGROUND
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Arrive : GETIN
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South side? : OKRA
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Portend : BODE
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See 44-Across : APPLE
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See 24-Across : UNCLE
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Face with numbers : DIAL
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Skin So Soft maker : AVON
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Sadness : DOLOR
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Cultural values : ETHOS
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Kind of prof. : ASST
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Agent Scully on "The X-Files" : DANA
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"___ to me" : NEWS
Down
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Wharton, e.g., informally : BSCHOOL
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Maurice who painted Parisian street scenes : UTRILLO
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Grippers for geckos : TOEPADS
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At risk of capsizing : TIPPY
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Scary : FEARSOME
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Math term that uses all five vowels exactly once : EQUATION
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Things taken home from the beach? : SUNTANS
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Protest type : SITIN
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Deep laugh : HOHO
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Lavish Vegas casino opened in 2009 : ARIA
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Lowest part : DEPTHS
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Book before Judges : JOSHUA
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Deliberate : CALCULATED
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Robe-wearing ruler : EMIR
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Certain balloons : SPEECHBUBBLES
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Smith graduate, e.g. : ALUMNA
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Start on a righteous path : REPENT
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CNBC interviewee, maybe : CEO
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Ring figure? : CARAT
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Old Spanish kingdom : CASTILE
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Cousin of inc. : LLC
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Muscle strengthened by a StairMaster, informally : GLUTE
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"That guy?" : HIM
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My Chemical Romance and others : EMOBANDS
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Mine transport : TRAM
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Up in years : AGED
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Chat room policers, informally : MODS
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___ Hawkins dance : SADIE
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Spirit : ARDOR
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Fairly recent : NEWISH
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Some game show prizes : TRIPS
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Peninsula in 2014 headlines : CRIMEA
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Quitting aid, of sorts : NICOTINEPATCH
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Relative of a skillet : SAUTEPAN
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Fix : MEND
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Band with a Ben & Jerry's flavor named for it : PHISH
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Trudge : PLOD
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Glows : AURAS
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"Something to Talk About" singer, 1991 : RAITT
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Sports teams wear them, informally : UNIS
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Dangerous rifts : FAULTLINES
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"I could go with whatever" : UPTOYOU
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Like Mount Rushmore at night : UPLIT
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Kicked oneself over : RUED
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"S.N.L." bit : SKIT
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Country singer Lee ___ Womack : ANN
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Nursed : SIPPEDON
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1990s craze : MACARENA
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Chatting online with, for short : IMING
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Bedroom shutter? : EYE
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Ukraine neighbor : MOLDOVA
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Some : ACOUPLE
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Secrecy, with "the" : DOWNLOW
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Those saying "somethin'," say : ELIDERS
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Capital that's home to the world's largest castle, per Guinness : PRAGUE
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Take umbrage at : RESENT
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Multistory temple : PAGODA
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Small-capped mushrooms : ENOKIS
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Out of favor : INBAD
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Motorcyclist's invitation : HOPON
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Hero of kid-lit's "The Phantom Tollbooth" : MILO
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Ballpark figs. : ERAS
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Part of the "everything" in an everything bagel : SALT
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"Super cool!" : RAD

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later.

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