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FOLLOW THE SUN

New York Times, Sunday, March 25, 2018

Author:
Finn Vigeland
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Finn Vigeland

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 77 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Vigeland. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Finn Vigeland notes:
The seed for this puzzle (and its original title) was "Sunrise, Sunset"—with the eastern theme entires featuring a rising S-U-N, and the western ones featuring a setting S-U-N. It was ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Will has said that he's taking fewer "turning" puzzles these days (puzzles where theme entries take 90 degree turns) because they've become overdone. I appreciate that constant drive to ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0325 ( 24,974 )
Across
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Government policy chief : CZAR
5
Assented : SAIDYES
12
Not empirical : APRIORI
19
Not natural-looking : POSED
21
Sometimes hard-to-find shirt opening : ARMHOLE
22
Drunkard : ROUNDER
23
Onetime co-host of "The View," informally : ROSIE
24
Contest once hosted by Bob Barker : MISSUSA
25
Makes reference (to) : ALLUDES
26
Catastrophic event that can be caused by a gigantic earthquake : MEGATSUNAMI
28
"Fer sher" : DEF
29
Folds, as a business : GOESUNDER
30
Headed for : ENROUTETO
34
Abbr. on mil. mail : APO
36
French painter of ballerinas : DEGAS
40
Injunction : BAN
42
How Hercule Poirot likes to address Hastings : MONAMI
43
Money in Malmö : KRONA
45
Headstone inits. : RIP
46
Stag : ALONE
48
Ones in rocking chairs, stereotypically : GRANNIES
50
Smartphone feature : CAMERA
53
Cherry variety : BING
54
Start to many bumper stickers : IHEART
55
Response to pointing out a resemblance between two people : ISEEIT
56
Hollywood labor groups : ACTORSUNIONS
59
See 71-Down : PLAYS
60
Plant stalk : PEDUNCLE
62
Crank (up) : REV
63
Chipotle choice : BURRITO
65
Nitwit : DOLT
66
180s : UEYS
67
2015 hit spinoff of "Despicable Me" : MINIONS
68
How someone in awe might describe himself : MONKEYSUNCLE
70
Pretty cool, in slang : DOPE
73
One of the Big Four accounting firms : KPMG
74
Deft touch : FINESSE
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Placeholder letters : TBA
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Better now : ENHANCED
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Trivia fodder : FACTS
81
All ___ : THUMBS
83
Rough shelter : LEANTO
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Hannah who coined the phrase "the banality of evil" : ARENDT
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Largest city in the Baltics : RIGA
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Planets like ours, in sci-fi : EARTHS
88
Hue lighter than lime : TEAGREEN
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Per ___ (yearly) : ANNUM
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Vintage film channel : TCM
93
Goody : TREAT
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Like St. Augustine, among all U.S. cities : OLDEST
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College, to a Brit : UNI
98
Amérique : ETATSUNIS
101
Immigrants' class, for short : ESL
102
Only words on the front of the Great Seal of the United States : EPLURIBUSUNUM
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Really fresh : RUDE
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Its hub at J.F.K. was designed by Eero Saarinen : TWA
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Hubbub : FRENZY
110
Artistic, chatty sorts, it's said : GEMINIS
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Draft : AIRFLOW
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Testify : SWEAR
119
"I got the check" : ITSONME
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Ancient, undeciphered writing system : LINEARA
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Towel fabric : TERRY
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Relatives of asters : TANSIES
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Tony who won a Tony for "Angels in America" : KUSHNER
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"It's a deal!" : DONE
Down
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E.M.T.'s training : CPR
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Speed along : ZOOM
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Print ad come-on : ASSEENONTV
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Sit on the throne : REIGN
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International conglomerate whose name means "three stars" : SAMSUNG
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Cable news host Melber : ARI
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Gchats, e.g. : IMS
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Some A.L. players : DHS
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Response to a surprising claim : YOUDO
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"That's something ___!" : ELSE
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Voyager : SEAFARER
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Medieval Spanish kingdom : ARAGON
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Sport last played in the Olympics in 1936 : POLO
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Was awesome : RULED
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Occupied : INUSE
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Funny : ODD
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Riddle-me-___ : REE
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Qtrly. check recipient, maybe : IRS
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"Stars above!" : DEARME
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"___ soon?" : TOO
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Smear : TAR
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Writing in a window? : EMAILING
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Paranoid sorts, in slang : TINHATS
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Pushes back : POSTPONES
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"Mamma Mia!" setting : GREECE
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In a light manner : AIRILY
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Outbreaks : SPATES
40
Anthropomorphic king of Celesteville : BABAR
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"Still ___" (Julianne Moore film) : ALICE
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Rios, e.g. : KIAS
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Decisive assessment : ACIDTEST
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Intl. Rescue Committee, e.g. : NGO
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R&B singer with the hits "So Sick" and "Mad" : NEYO
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Tempe sch. : ASU
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Things in restaurant windows : MENUS
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Sac fly result : RBI
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Outlay that cannot be recovered : SUNKCOST
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Some corsage wearers : PROMDATES
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Grand Lodge group : ELKS
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Ready ... or red, maybe : RIPE
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"Let's keep this between us" : DONTTELL
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Wasn't kidding about : MEANT
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Stunt at the end of a powerful performance : MICDROP
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Informal assent : YEH
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Go back on one's word? : DELETE
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With 59-Across, some works of Tennessee Williams : ONEACT
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Big ___ (the drug industry) : PHARMA
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Biter : FANG
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Moment of liftoff : TMINUSZERO
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Dangerous toy : BBGUN
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"Same here" : ASAMI
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Legal vowelless Scrabble play : NTH
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Herculean act : FEAT
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Bit of art pottery : URN
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Preface to a heart-to-heart conversation : REALTALK
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End of a George Washington address? : EDU
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Safer alternative to paintball : NERFWAR
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If you're lucky : ATBEST
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Candy brand owned by Hershey : REESES
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Word before and after "no" : SIR
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Salt-N-Pepa and Ben Folds Five : TRIOS
100
Branch of Islam : SUNNI
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Rakes in : EARNS
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Not taken seriously? : UNWED
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Tiniest change : DIME
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Popular gaming console that sounds like two pronouns : WIIU
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It's a long story : YARN
110
"Keep movin'!" : GIT
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Info for a chauffeur, perhaps : ETA
112
Yahoo alternative : MSN
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"Yuck!" : FEH
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Grp. of connected computers : LAN
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1/100 of a 43-Across : ORE
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Manhattan part ... or a suburb near Manhattan : RYE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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