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New York Times, Tuesday, March 27, 2018

"Writers and photographers will find Michigan a great place for ___!"

Author:
Peter Koetters
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BKQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Koetters. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter Koetters notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2018, The New York Times3/27/18 ( No. 24,976 )
Across
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Fellows : CHAPS
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Mystic in a turban : SWAMI
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Fixer at a horse race? : VET
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Leader in a turban : RAJAH
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Less risqué : TAMER
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"Black-___" (ABC sitcom) : ISH
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Alternative to National or Enterprise : ALAMO
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Luxury handbag maker : PRADA
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Magpie relative : JAY
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"Explore Alaska! It's ___!" : MORETHANJUNEAU
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Sack : LOOT
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A fleur-de-lis is a stylized one : LILY
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Wine server : CARAFE
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Kuala Lumpur's home : MALAYSIA
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Like : ALA
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"Writers and photographers will find Michigan a great place for ___!" : FREELANSING
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Shipped : SENT
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Drawn straw, say : LOT
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Within: Prefix : ENTO
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"Blow into Maine on ___!" : AUGUSTAWIND
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___-X : GEN
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Breastbones : STERNUMS
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In a mischievous manner : ARCHLY
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Hoot : RIOT
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Kind of fixation : ORAL
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"I was afraid to ski, but in New Hampshire I ___!" : CONCORDMYFEARS
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John : LAV
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Belted one out of this world? : ORION
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Implied : TACIT
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It goes before beauty, in a saying : AGE
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Pola ___ of the silents : NEGRI
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Other side : ENEMY
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Each : PER
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Red-jacketed cheeses : EDAMS
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Southend-on-Sea's county : ESSEX
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Finally hit the books : CRAM
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Xbox space-war franchise : HALO
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Nearly closed : AJAR
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Actress Anderson : PAMELA
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Launched, as a missile : SHOTOFF
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Green party honoree, briefly? : STPAT
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Put on guard : WARN
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Key with three sharps: Abbr. : AMAJ
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Section of the brain : MEDULLA
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Citizen of a theocratic republic : IRANIAN
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Fijian-born golf Hall-of-Famer : VIJAYSINGH
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Isaac's firstborn : ESAU
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Possessive in the Ten Commandments : THY
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Gardener, often : HOER
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"Family Ties" mom : ELYSE
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Parts of barrios : CASAS
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Northern archipelago dweller : ALEUT
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Luxury S.U.V. import : RANGEROVER
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Alley sounds : MEOWS
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Harmonizers with soprani and bassi : ALTI
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What drones collect : INTEL
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What waiting for overdue results can be : AGONY
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Ancient civilization around Susa : ELAM
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Shroud of ___ : TURIN
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Treat with one's choice of syrup : SNOCONE
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Taught privately : TUTORED
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___ a one : NARY
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Conscript : DRAFTEE
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What a janitor does : CLEANS
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Some upscale chain hotels : OMNIS
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Protection for a shark diver : CAGE
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Baltic city where Baryshnikov was born : RIGA
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Housing that's often empty in the summer : DORM
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The best, in slang : ACES
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Hoarfrost : RIME
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River to Hades : STYX
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Baby sitter? : LAP

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