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New York Times, Saturday, March 31, 2018

Author:
Kevin G. Der
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kevin G. Der

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Der. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Kevin G. Der notes:
It's unclear to me how difficult it will be for solvers to grasp the theme, but I think two things will help: the clue for 19-A pins ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I imagine that some people will LOVE this puzzle and some will HATE it. We've had some puzzles where some entries are reversed. We've ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0331 ( 24,980 )
Across
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Insects of the species Myrmica rubra : REDANTS
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Kitchen scrubbers : SOSPADS
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"What are my other choices? There are none" : IHAVETO
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Food flavorer that's not supposed to be eaten : BAYLEAF
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Try to hit with : THROWAT
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"My treat" : ITSONME
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Most crosstown thoroughfares in Manhattan ... with a hint to this puzzle's theme : ONEWAYSTREETS
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___ Daily News (paper since 1878) : YALE
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Employers of masseurs : SPAS
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Jeweler's creation : INSET
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Start of some futuristic toy names : ROBO
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Short while? : THO
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Fed : TMAN
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With 41-Across, proceeding willy-nilly : GOINGINALL
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Awakening : AROUSAL
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Subject for immigration legislation : DREAMER
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See 35-Across : DIRECTIONS
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Back on the job? : ABET
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Hang time, to a snowboarder : AIR
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Like plays about plays, say : META
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Physicist's proposal : MODEL
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Headdress decoration : BEAD
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Sparkle : ELAN
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Nightmarish Manhattan traffic situation ... or a possible title for this puzzle : TOTALGRIDLOCK
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Progress : INROADS
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Access, as a computer network : LOGINTO
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Place of danger : HOTZONE
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Yogurt topping : GRANOLA
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Goes against a proposal : VOTESNO
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Chamomile alternative : SAGETEA
Down
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Johnny nicknamed "The Godfather of Rhythm and Blues" : OTIS
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Comparison word : THAN
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Actor McGregor : EWAN
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Profess : AVOW
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Started to cry, with "up" : TEARED
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___ alcohol : ETHYL
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Lady ___, first female member of the British Parliament : ASTOR
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Yanks' foes : REBS
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Woman with a title : DAME
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Artist with the 7x platinum album "A Day Without Rain" : ENYA
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Emulates Lady Macbeth : PLOTS
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Small coffee cups : DEMITASSES
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Morsel a horse'll eat : OAT
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Provisos : IFS
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Banks on a runway : TYRA
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Holden's younger sister in "The Catcher in the Rye" : PHOEBE
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Slow and stately compositions : LARGOS
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Aquafina competitor : DASANI
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Realm of Queen Lucy the Valiant : NARNIA
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Private ship cabins : STATEROOMS
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Needle case : ETUI
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"___ idea!" : IDNO
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Frequent tweeter : BIRD
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The "I" of Constantine I? : EGO
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Fancy collar material : LACE
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Poker giveaway : TELL
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Turkey club? : NATO
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Peaks: Abbr. : MTS
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Tolled : RANG
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What bicyclists might ride in : TANDEM
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Hooch : BOOZE
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Ancient shopping place : AGORA
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Reading unit : LITRE
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___ law : TORT
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Part of A.D. : ANNO
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Bridal wear : VEIL
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Bank annoyance : LINE
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Rush-rush : GOGO
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Pepsi, e.g. : COLA
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Kind of vaccine : SALK
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Honey ___ (Post cereal) : OHS
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Get into : DON

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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