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New York Times, Friday, March 21, 2014

Drink made with tequila, rum, vodka, gin, bourbon, triple sec, sweet-and-sour mix and Coke

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 28 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 163 for Mr. Quigley.
Brendan Emmett Quigley notes:

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© 2014, The New York Times3/21/14 ( No. 23,509 )

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Spa supplies : TOWELS
7
Sir Henry ___, pioneer in steelmaking : BESSEMER
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Sulky : INAPET
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Getting-off point : EXITLANE
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Household : MENAGE
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Drink made with tequila, rum, vodka, gin, bourbon, triple sec, sweet-and-sour mix and Coke : TEXASTEA
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Contractor's fig. : EST
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Edward who was dubbed "The Dark Prophet" by Time magazine : SNOWDEN
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Invoice nos. : HRS
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Actor/director Schreiber : LIEV
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Standouts : ONERS
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2014's "The ___ Movie" : LEGO
27
Contribute : ADDIN
29
Mauna ___ : KEA
30
Figure skater Kadavy : CARYN
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Breaks away from a defender : GETSOPEN
33
Feature of many a Duchamp work : PUN
34
Follow every rule : DOITBYTHEBOOK
38
N.B.A.'s Gibson : TAJ
39
Became tiresome : WORETHIN
41
Formal dress option : ASCOT
44
Bush beast, briefly : ROO
45
"A Midsummer Night's Scream" author : STINE
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What can help you toward a peak performance? : TBAR
47
Barbed spears for fishing : GAFFS
49
Classic work in Old Norse : EDDA
50
Many Ph.D. candidates : TAS
51
Assesses : SIZESUP
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End: Abbr. : ULT
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One learning how to refine oils? : ARTMAJOR
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___ Mouse : MINNIE
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Renaissance woodwind : CRUMHORN
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Fasts, perhaps : ATONES
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Nonviable : HOPELESS
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Engage in horseplay : CAVORT
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Skype annoyance : TIMELAG
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Very unbalanced : ONESIDED
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Had the itch : WANTEDTO
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Sustainable practices grp. : EPA
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Durability : LEGS
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Anagram of "notes," appropriately : STENO
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Funny or Die web series hosted by Zach Galifianakis : BETWEENTWOFERNS
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Semicircular recess in Roman architecture : EXEDRA
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High rolls : SIXES
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Pollster Greenberg : STAN
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High rollers : ELS
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Big name in colonial Massachusetts : MATHER
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Cabinet department : ENERGY
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"The natural organ of truth": C. S. Lewis : REASON
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Well-pitched : ONKEY
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Tourist : VISITOR
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1961 Michelangelo Antonioni drama : LANOTTE
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Away from : NOTAT
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High rollers' rollers : CUBES
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Popular sandwich, informally : PBJ
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___ usual : PER
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Dances onstage : HOOFS
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"Hmm, ya got me" : OHIDUNNO
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More sympathetic : KINDLIER
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Most smart : NEATEST
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Paper-clip, say : ATTACH
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Pizza chain since 1956 : SBARRO
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Raise by digging : CASTUP
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Some T.S.A. confiscations : RAZORS
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Enemy of Cobra : GIJOE
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Shrub that produces a crimson-colored spice : SUMAC
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Comic Mort : SAHL
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Kind of bread : PITA
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Abbr. on a letter to Paris, maybe : MME
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National Adoption Mo. : NOV

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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