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D.J.'S SPINNIN'

New York Times, Sunday, March 3, 2019

Artist Joseph Wright's "A View of Catania With Mount ___ in the Distance"

Author:
Tony Orbach and Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrea Carla Michaels

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 72 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Orbach. This is puzzle # 64 for Ms. Michaels.
Will Shortz notes:
Tony Orbach is a construction manager and musician in Upper Montclair, N.J. Andrea Carla Michaels is a professional namer (of companies and products) in San Francisco. They worked together ... read more
Constructor notes:
TONY: Placing the additional Js was the main challenge in making this grid, with EMAJ maybe the main concession — but that's a nice-sounding key so, I for one am OK with it! JOAO came to ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
DJ's SPINNIN' = phrases with D's replaced with J's. GRAVE JIGGERS made me out-and-out belly laugh. What an image that evokes! HOOVER JAM also entertained, given the change of HOOVER from ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times3/3/19 ( No. 25,317 )
Across
1
Praline ingredients : PECANS
7
Error at a bridge table : MISDEAL
14
Graduated : SCALAR
20
Sci-fi classic made into a 2004 film starring Will Smith : IROBOT
21
"Your money's no good here" : ITSONME
22
Trig function : COSINE
23
Strauss opera with the "Dance of the Seven Veils" : SALOME
24
Strains to hear, perhaps : LEANSIN
25
Being affected by yeast : RISING
26
Vacuum cleaner blockage? : HOOVERJAM
28
Sign at a restricted area of the Playboy Mansion? : JUSTBUNNIES
30
San Joaquin Valley city : FRESNO
31
All-Star pitcher Severino : LUIS
32
Some, in Sevilla : UNAS
33
Not shipwrecked, say : ASEA
34
Actor James : CAAN
35
S O S first responders : USCG
36
Where G.I.s shop : PXS
39
End of some lists : ETAL
42
Driving through some off-road terrain, say? : ROLLINGINTHEJEEP
46
Moves around aimlessly : MILLS
48
Ages and ages : EON
49
Fix : SPAY
50
Artist Joseph Wright's "A View of Catania With Mount ___ in the Distance" : ETNA
51
"Who ___ kidding?" : AMI
52
Cheerios : TATAS
55
This, e.g. : CLUE
57
Letter opener? : STEAM
58
San Francisco Giant, for example? : JOCKOFTHEBAY
61
Yahoo alternative : GMAIL
64
Land and such : REALTY
65
Land, to Livy : TERRA
67
Like Samuel Beckett's "Endgame" : ONEACT
70
Iranian money : RIALS
72
Overly serious Irish dancers? : GRAVEJIGGERS
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Tons : ALOAD
78
Name on a green toy truck : HESS
80
Stag : ALONE
81
Individual's segment of a 4 x 400 relay : LAP
82
Fur : COAT
83
Sicken with sweetness : CLOY
85
Uncle Jorge, e.g. : TIO
86
Bergman or Borg : SWEDE
88
Write an order to replenish inventory of Levi's? : MAKETHEJEANSLIST
94
Alpine climber : IBEX
95
Chummy pair? : EMS
96
Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
97
Smackers : LIPS
98
D.C. bigwigs : POLS
100
Suffix with billion : AIRE
101
Memory problems : GAPS
102
Garfield's girlfriend in the comics : ARLENE
105
Throwaway vault at a gymnastics meet? : GARBAGEJUMP
109
Shower gift for a Gemini baby? : JUNEBUGGY
112
Glaciologist's concern : ICEAGE
113
Native New Yorkers : ONEIDAS
115
Beep again : REPAGE
116
Back-and-forth : BANTER
117
What a record collector might flip over : SIDEONE
118
Like Cheerios vis-à-vis Corn Flakes : OATIER
119
Divisions of the Westminster Dog Show : BREEDS
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Launched : STARTED
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Hairnets : SNOODS
Down
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"Hogwash!" : PISH
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___ Good Feelings : ERAOF
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Lemon or lime : COLOR
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Chiefly : ABOVEALL
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"Easy to clean," in adspeak : NOMESS
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Not so lenient : STERNER
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Kunis of "Bad Moms" : MILA
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Brangelina, at one time : ITEM
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Org. of concern to the AARP : SSA
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Lothario : DONJUAN
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Subsequent : ENSUING
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Out of whack : AMISS
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Advanced : LENT
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Ponytail holder : SCRUNCHY
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Neologism : COINAGE
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Orgs. : ASSNS
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Super Bowl ___ (game played February 3, 2019) : LIII
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Last of the Stuarts : ANNE
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Rules, briefly : REGS
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Ian : Scottish :: ___ : Portuguese : JOAO
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Rapper Rhymes : BUSTA
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Reclined : LAIN
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Walk-in, for one : CLOSET
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Let off the hook : UNPEG
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Red Rose : PETE
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TV princess : XENA
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Cyberjunk : SPAM
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Key with four sharps: Abbr. : EMAJ
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Island in the East Indies : TIMOR
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Chef Waters who wrote "The Art of Simple Food" : ALICE
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Jacob's first wife : LEAH
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Pocatello sch. : ISU
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Travel bummer : JETLAG
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Unemotional : STOLID
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Shaving aisle brand : AFTA
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Texter's bye-bye : TTYL
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Cracker brand since 1831 : CARRS
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Harp-shaped constellation : LYRA
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Extended attacks : SIEGES
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Something to do in a dojo : KARATE
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Sits up for food, say : BEGS
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Self-confidence, informally : MOJO
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Have ___ with : ANIN
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Takes advantage (of) : AVAILS
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People person? : CELEB
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Masonry, e.g. : TRADE
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Japanese room divider : SHOJI
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Morlock victims, in sci-fi : ELOI
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X-ray ___ : SPEX
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Top : ACME
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Fertile dirt : LOAM
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Twelvesome in "Gone With the Wind" : OAKS
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Spot : EYE
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Tesla needs : CHARGERS
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Protective bank : LEVEE
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48 in a cup: Abbr. : TSPS
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Figure out, informally : WISEUPTO
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Prioritized in a hospital : TRIAGED
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Tree-lined walk : ALAMEDA
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More chilly : NIPPIER
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About 4,200 feet, for the Golden Gate Bridge : SPAN
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Caped fighters : TOREROS
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Eddie Bauer rival : LLBEAN
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Subside : ABATE
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Put the pedal to the metal : GUNIT
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Mystery writer Marsh : NGAIO
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Did a "rotten" Halloween trick on : EGGED
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Barry, Robin or Maurice of the Bee Gees : GIBB
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Rent-___ : ACAR
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French director Clair : RENE
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Kind of stick for incense : JOSS
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Plain ___ : JANE
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Imposed upon : USED
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Gen ___ (millennials) : YERS
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Indicator of staccato, in music notation : DOT

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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