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New York Times, Monday, April 17, 2017

Assortment of appetizers at a Polynesian or Chinese restaurant

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 99 for Mr. Gordon.
Peter Gordon notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
OOH OOH, I know what the theme is! Nice examples of that OOH OOH pattern. LULULEMON is big here in Seattle, what with so many people ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times4/17/17 ( No. 24,632 )
Across
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Dict. entries : WDS
4
Spinner in a PC drive : CDROM
9
H.S. class for a future doctor, maybe : APBIO
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Good name for a tax adviser? : IRA
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In the know : AWARE
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Sound from a hen : CLUCK
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Big name in athletic wear : LULULEMON
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Underworld, in Greek mythology : HADES
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Mean dog, at times : SNARLER
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Pines (for) : LONGS
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Gumbo vegetable : OKRA
23
Jellystone Park toon with a bow tie : BOOBOOBEAR
27
"Girlfriend" boy band : NSYNC
29
___ personality (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde trait) : DUAL
30
Bill with Jefferson's portrait : TWO
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Siri runs on it : IOS
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Sac fly result : RBI
34
Breather : REST
35
Assortment of appetizers at a Polynesian or Chinese restaurant : PUPUPLATTER
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Stiffly formal : PRIM
40
Stephen of "The Crying Game" : REA
41
Be under the weather : AIL
42
Particle accelerator particle : ION
43
Flight deck guesses about takeoff, for short : ETDS
45
Loses color : PALES
49
Amorous look : GOOGOOEYES
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Bread dipped in hummus : PITA
54
Winter neckwear : SCARF
55
Court jesters, e.g. : AMUSERS
57
Set of moral principles : ETHIC
58
Noisemakers at the 2010 World Cup : VUVUZELAS
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Letter after gamma : DELTA
61
Former "Saturday Night Live" regular Cheri : OTERI
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Horatian creation : ODE
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Gown : DRESS
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Some squishy balls : NERFS
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Marry : WED
Down
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President during W.W. I : WILSON
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Boozehounds : DRUNKS
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$400,000/year, for the U.S. president : SALARY
4
Telephone : CALL
5
Social misfit : DWEEB
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Implement for a muzzleloader : RAMROD
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Acapulco gold : ORO
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Three Wise ___ (Magi) : MEN
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Sneezing sound : ACHOO
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Backup strategy : PLANB
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Person in charge of fiscal decisions : BUDGETER
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Arctic fishing tools : ICESAWS
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Approvals : OKS
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Radioactive element : URANIUM
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Novel narrated by Humbert Humbert : LOLITA
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Title for the Virgin Mary : OURLADY
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___ ghanouj : BABA
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Decompose : ROT
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Beat patroller : COP
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Having no doubt about : SUREOF
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Medical setback : RELAPSE
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Game played with a 48-card deck : PINOCHLE
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Tennis great Sampras : PETE
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Gratuity : TIP
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Bacon source : PIG
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One sounding "cock-a-doodle-doo" : ROOSTER
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Pitcher Tom nicknamed "The Franchise" : SEAVER
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Keep out of sight : LIELOW
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Investment company whose commercials once had talking babies : ETRADE
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Mouthed off to : SASSED
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Manners of walking : GAITS
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Killer whales : ORCAS
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Blue toon whose enemy is Gargamel : SMURF
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Commando weapons : UZIS
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TV announcer Hall whose credits include "The Tonight Show" : EDD
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Germany's Otto ___ Bismarck : VON
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Sport-___ (rugged vehicle) : UTE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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