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New York Times, Friday, April 12, 2019

Classic book that begins "At the far end of town where the Grickle-grass grows ..."

Author:
Howard Barkin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Barkin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Howard Barkin notes:
This is a rare attempt for me at a freestyle, unthemed puzzle. Unlike some of these, this one did not have one "seed" answer that ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Breath of fresh air to hear Howard's approach. "What was your seed entry" is the question I get asked most often about my themelesses, ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times4/12/19 ( No. 25,357 )
Across
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Hangs onto something : OBSESSES
9
Establishing : BASING
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Bad record : RAPSHEET
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"Hello-o-o-o!" : YOOHOO
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Jalapeño, after smoking : CHIPOTLE
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Like Art Nouveau : ORNATE
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Aesop's "The ___ and the Grasshopper" : ANT
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Upper-crust sorts, stereotypically : WASPS
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Utterly, in modern slang : TOTES
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Elect : OPT
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Starbucks competitor : MCCAFE
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Soccer superstar Lionel : MESSI
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___-chic : BOHO
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They're loaded with cash : ATMS
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Currently : ATTHEMOMENT
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"I'm in awe" : OOH
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Fruity liqueur : CURACAO
38
"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" co-star : MIASARA
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Ending with many fruit names : ADE
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Fried chicken option : EXTRACRISPY
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Openly lament : WEEP
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Composition of Indonésie : ILES
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Looping symbols of life : ANKHS
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"Sweet" locale in T. S. Eliot's "The Waste Land" : THAMES
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Pro caregivers, for short : RNS
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Led a parade, musically : FIFED
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Title character not requiring an actor : GODOT
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Start of many Southwest place names : LAS
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Wayne of soccer fame : ROONEY
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2016 prequel that earned more than a billion dollars at the box office : ROGUEONE
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Lawrence of Arabia portrayer : OTOOLE
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Classic book that begins "At the far end of town where the Grickle-grass grows ..." : THELORAX
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Show that won the Outstanding Drama Emmy for each of its first four seasons : MADMEN
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Worshiper with an inverted pentagram, maybe : SATANIST
Down
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Sight on an Alaskan cruise : ORCA
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German route : BAHN
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Small peninsula : SPIT
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Rafael Nadal's home, in Olympics shorthand : ESP
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Exhibition highlight : SHOWPIECE
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Adjust to, as on a thermostat : SETAT
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Some bottom-dwellers : EELS
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Part of a blended family : STEPMOM
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Invitation qualification : BYO
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Major vessel : AORTA
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Cousin of "Gosh darn it!" : SONOFA
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"Forgive the question ..." : IHATETOASK
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C or D : NOTE
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Splits : GOES
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Outlines : SCHEMAS
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Agcy. headed by a deputy asst. secretary of labor : OSHA
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Like Bugles snacks : CONIC
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Colorful parrot : MACAW
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Piece played in a conservatory : ETUDE
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Cart fare : STREETFOOD
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Pirated, in a way : BOOTLEG
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Transform : MORPH
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Rebellion leader of 1786 : SHAYS
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"Haste makes waste," e.g. : MAXIM
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One with hairy legs : TARANTULA
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Reasons to say "I'm sorry" : SINS
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Many honeymoon locales : RESORTS
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Whiz : PHENOM
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"Send My Love" singer, 2016 : ADELE
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19th-century author whose works are still read word for word : ROGET
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Email line : FROM
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"Not one ___!" : IOTA
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Site of the 2022 World Cup : DOHA
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Rick's wife on "The Walking Dead" : LORI
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Santa ___ (some winds) : ANAS
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Barely communicate? : SEXT
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Thirst : YEN
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Forever, seemingly : EON

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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