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IN CHARACTER

New York Times, Sunday, March 6, 2016

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 79 Missing: {JKXZ} This is puzzle # 164 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: The answers to 23-, 31-, 45-, 62-, 69-, 90-, 103- and 115-Across are themselves clues to the names spelled by their circled letters.
David J. Kahn notes:
I had just seen "Something Rotten!", a very funny Broadway musical, and I was looking to do something to commemorate the upcoming 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. The theme came ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I read through the notepad a few times and still didn't understand what it meant, so I dove right into the solve. It's quite a clever idea — BANQUET GHOST describing Banquo, e.g. — so I ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0306 ( 24,225 )
Across
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Spokesperson in TV insurance ads : FLO
4
Candidate's concern : IMAGE
9
Snap : FOTO
13
"Not ___!" : AGAIN
18
Manhattan developer? : BAR
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Big name in travel guides : FODOR
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Track runner : TRAIN
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"Et tu" follower : BRUTE
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Sharing word : OUR
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See blurb : COMRADEOFMERCUTIO
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It may detect a break, for short : MRI
27
Hit 2011 animated film : RIO
28
Stay here : INN
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Source of iron : ORE
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An eternity : EONS
31
See blurb : BANQUETGHOST
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Crashes badly : TOTALS
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Czech reformer Jan : HUS
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Press (for) : SUE
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Cut off : SHORN
40
Request after a breakdown : TOW
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Some cleaners : MAIDS
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See blurb : ELDERLYMONARCH
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Billionaire sorts : FATCATS
52
___ Peninsula : MALAY
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Borah Peak locale : IDAHO
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Part of a foot : ARCH
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Music appreciation : EAR
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Lead-in to care or dare : DOI
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Nike ___ Max : AIR
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Dedicated works : ODES
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See blurb : SCHEMERAGAINSTCAESAR
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How to play solitaire : ALONE
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Some conversation interruptions : AHEMS
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See blurb : LOVEINTERESTOFOLIVIA
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Italian fine? : BENE
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Big head : EGO
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Figure in "The Garden of Earthly Delights" : EVE
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Hal, to Henry IV : SON
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Titania or Oberon, in space : MOON
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Former NBC drama : LALAW
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National alternative : ALAMO
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Getting ready, with "up" : GEARING
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See blurb : EVILANTAGONIST
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Jazz (up) : SPICE
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Place for plaques : DEN
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Dos : COIFS
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Bro or sis : SIB
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Mound great : ACE
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Ham : EMOTER
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See blurb : MACABRETHANE
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Squeakers : MICE
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Best Foreign Language Film of 2014 : IDA
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Fiver : ABE
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Always, to Shakespeare : EER
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One carrying a toon? : CEL
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See blurb : UNHAPPYMALCONTENT
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Har-___ (tennis court surface) : TRU
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Part of a legend : SCALE
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Hunted for morays : EELED
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Sides of sectors : RADII
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Atypical : ODD
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Lascivious sort : SATYR
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Some speedsters, for short : SSTS
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Photographer Adams : ANSEL
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Seedy type? : RYE
Down
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Rude thing to drop : FBOMB
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First lady before Michelle : LAURA
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Senate's president pro tempore after Patrick Leahy : ORRINHATCH
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Movie co. behind "Boyhood" and "Transamerica" : IFC
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He played Bond seven times : MOORE
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Allows in : ADMITS
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Not follow orders or guidelines : GOROGUE
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Time remembered : ERA
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Phony persona : FRONT
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Stumblebum : OAF
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One of two New Testament books : TIMOTHY
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Like some old schoolhouses : ONEROOM
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"Scandal" airer : ABC
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Food for Oliver Twist : GRUEL
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Major Italian highway : AUTOSTRADA
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See 69-Down : ITIN
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Modernists, informally : NEOS
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Kind of column : TENS
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Giorgio's god : DIO
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Like comebacks? : RETRO
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Brunch pie : QUICHE
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Food safety org. : USDA
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Commander's place : HELM
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Years at the Colosseum : ANNI
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Christopher ___, tippler in "The Taming of the Shrew" : SLY
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Earthy color : OCHER
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"___ asking?" : WHOS
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Singer Anthony : MARC
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Metal marble : STEELIE
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Duchamp's movement : DADA
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Sci-fi race : ELOI
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It may come in sheets : RAIN
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Flaps : ADOS
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Fourth parts in series of eight : FAS
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It's a wrap : SARONG
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Reached, numerically : RANTO
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Dumas swordsman : ATHOS
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Arctic weather phenomenon : ICEFOG
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"I Wanna Be Sedated" rockers : RAMONES
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___ Jemison, first African-American woman in space : MAE
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Tag end? : GEE
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Didn't move : SAT
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Some newcomers' study, in brief : ESL
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With 16-Down, what "stet" means : LEAVE
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Real-time messaging system : ONLINECHAT
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___ piccata : VEAL
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Move, informally : RELO
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Three-time All-Star Longoria for the Tampa Bay Rays : EVAN
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It's good for the long haul : SEMI
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Lottery winner's cry : IMRICH
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Mel Blanc, notably : VOICEACTOR
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Daughter of Nereus : IONE
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Director Lee : ANG
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Sucked dry : BLED
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City on the Brazos River : WACO
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Loretta Lynch and Eric Holder: Abbr. : AGS
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Greek summit : OSSA
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Pit-___ : APAT
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Penalty for poor service, maybe : NOTIP
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Colors 1960s-style : TIEDYES
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Many ski lodges : AFRAMES
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Like Lhasa apsos : TIBETAN
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Lhasa apso and others : BREEDS
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Like polenta : MEALY
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Some electrical plugs : MALES
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First string? : ABCD
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Inc. cover subj. : CEO
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"Journey to ___," recurring segment on "Sesame Street" : ERNIE
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Unhip : NERDY
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Lose, in a way : ELUDE
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Tousle : MUSS
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___ Empire : INCA
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Pay-view connection : PER
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Keyboard abbr. : ALT
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Packers' org.? : NRA
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Up to, briefly : TIL

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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