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New York Times, Saturday, March 9, 2019

Author:
Sam Trabucco
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sam Trabucco

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Trabucco. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Sam Trabucco notes:
ALRIGHTY THEN is one of the first entries I ever decided I was going to seed a themeless with. My first few tries didn't end up ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Note the similarities between today's grid and Sam's last themeless? They're not identical, but they're so similar. Today's is easier ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
Jeff and I often disagree about puzzles, but today I must object. In his list of esoterica, he includes delicious VIENNA COFFEE, the ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0309 ( 25,323 )
Across
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"Go to Hades!" : DROPDEAD
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"Goodness me!" : GOSH
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Wake-up call : REVEILLE
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XX, in Italy : VENTI
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"Goodness me!" : IDECLARE
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Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," for one : BALLAD
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Modest article of swimwear with a portmanteau name : BURKINI
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Medical breakthrough : VACCINE
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Sorority letters : XIS
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Pianist's finger-sliding : GLISSANDO
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Clickers? : TAPSHOES
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Major exporter of artichokes and gold : PERU
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Hit lists? : TOPTENS
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Decide not to take out : STET
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Significant investment, informally : MIL
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Oxymoronic skiing condition : DRYSNOW
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Golfs, for example : VWS
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Understand intuitively : GROK
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Dramatic courtroom outburst : ITSALIE
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Like fairways : MOWN
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Partygoers may get a kick out of it : THECONGA
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Goal of having no unread emails : INBOXZERO
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Bit of resistance : OHM
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Some workers who stretch plastic materials : DRAWMEN
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Freeze that extends out from a coastline : FASTICE
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Took in : GULLED
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When to wear a cocktail dress, traditionally : AFTERSIX
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Page in a film guide : ELLEN
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Adjust, in a way : REORIENT
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Trueheart of the comics : TESS
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Common camping equipment : TENTPEGS
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Little bit : DRIB
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Brought back : REDUX
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Ready to move on : OVERIT
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Eats like a bird : PECKSAT
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Capital and largest city of East Timor : DILI
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Joie de vivre : ELAN
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Remark after an awkward silence : ALRIGHTYTHEN
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Grand finale? : DEE
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Alternatives to tablets : GELCAPS
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Computer programs? : ONLINETV
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Patron of Scotland : STANDREW
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Places to lie low : HIDEOUTS
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Cleaners, for short : VACS
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Certain jazz club improvisation : BASSSOLO
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Drink with espresso and whipped cream : VIENNACOFFEE
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"Guys and Dolls" composer/lyricist : LOESSER
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Escape ___ : POD
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Applied, as perfume : SPRITZED
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Classic British two-seater : MGMIDGET
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Autocracy : IRONRULE
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Deliberately underestimates : LOWBALLS
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Take the palm : WIN
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John who wrote the 1959 best seller "A Separate Peace" : KNOWLES
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Vanity case? : EGOTRIP
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Words of enlightenment : AHISEE
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Cyclops and Beast, for two : XMEN
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Running the show, informally : MCING
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Bunches : ATON
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Waldorf Astoria muralist : SERT
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Personal organizer nos. : EXTS
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Lost ___ : ART

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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