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New York Times, Thursday, March 21, 2019

Author:
Christopher Adams
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Christopher Adams

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 35 NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Christopher Adams notes:
This is my second NYT puzzle, and it was made about when my first NYT was published. And like that puzzle, this one utilizes ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Even having seen SLASHER FILM used in a crossword in the same way, I still appreciated today's theme. I liked that Chris found three ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0321 ( 25,335 )
Across
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Happening after doors open on Black Friday : MADDASH
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Draw : ATTRACT
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Colorful circles : AREOLAE
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Ronan of "Lady Bird" : SAOIRSE
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1982 movie starring Julie Andrews : VICTOR/VICTORIA
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Elicited with difficulty : TEASEDOUT
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Some mortgage adjustments, in brief : REFIS
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Run, old-style : HIE
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Skeletons in the closet, so to speak : PASTS
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To be, overseas : ETRE
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Tighten (up) : TENSE
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Money holder : CLIP
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Swimmer Ian who won three gold medals in the 2000 Olympics : THORPE
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Japanese floor mat : TATAMI
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Helpful people to know : INS
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Warning sign : REDFLAG
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Triple ___ : SEC
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Collegiate basketball competition, for short : NIT
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Like Natalie Portman, by birth : ISRAELI
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It ended during the Napoleonic Wars: Abbr. : HRE
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Kind of switch : AC/DC
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Label owned by Sony Music : RCA
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Good earth : LOESS
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Formerly : NEE
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Its second ed. contains about 59 million words : OED
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Miss the mark : ERR
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1% alternative : SKIM
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Like many radios : AM/FM
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A long way off : AFAR
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Common sign-off : XOXO
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Source of the word "kiwi" : MAORI
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River draining 11 countries : NILE
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8:00-9:00 p.m. in prime time, e.g. : SLOT
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Deduce : INFER
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Down in the dumps : GLUM
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Go down, in a way : WANE
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Like many A.T.M.s : NOFEE
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Primetime ___ : EMMY
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Western Conference player, informally : MAV
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Shapiro of public radio : ARI
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World AIDS Day mo. : DEC
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More eccentric : DOTTIER
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Soothing succulents : ALOES
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1986 #1 Starship hit with the lyric "I'll never find another girl like you" : SARA
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Third-person pronoun : HE/SHE
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Parenthesized comments : ASIDES
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Food truck offering, maybe : TACO
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Figure, as a sum : TOTUP
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It may be read to the rowdy : RIOTACT
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Sheet music abbr. : ARR
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Hit CBS series with three spinoffs : CSI
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Spill the ___ (dish out gossip) : TEA
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Line on a leaf : VEIN
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Holder of many cones : RETINA
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Like some cuisines : ETHNIC
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2008 movie starring Michael Sheen and Frank Langella : FROST/NIXON
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Movie with graphic violence ... or what 17-Across, 22-Down or 39-Down each is? : SLASHERFILM
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Some board game equipment : TIMERS
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Jazzes (up) : SPICES
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Souvenir shop purchases : TEES
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List shortcut : ETAL
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Information on a ticket : PRICE
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Light on one's feet : AGILE
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"ER" role for Paul McCrane : DRROMANO
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1997 movie starring John Travolta and Nicolas Cage : FACE/OFF
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Like many pipes nowadays : LEADFREE
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Knock down : DEMOTE
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Like butterscotch : ORANGE
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Annual Austin festival, for short : SXSW
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___ nut : KOLA
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Dictator deposed in 1979 : AMIN
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Swampland, e.g. : MIRE
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Many a university donor, informally : ALUM
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"Ratatouille" rat : REMY

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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