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New York Times, Sunday, April 2, 2017

Author:
Jerry Miccolis
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jerry Miccolis

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 75 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Miccolis. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jerry Miccolis notes:
I've long been fascinated with self-referential stuff, from the mildly amusing (e.g., the Liar's Paradox, "This statement is false"), to the visually dazzling (Escher's "Drawing Hands," ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Jerry wrote to me with this idea a while back. I thought it had potential, but I felt it was too easy to make theme phrases using just about any short word. Without something to link them ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0402 ( 24,617 )
Across
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Ascribes, with "up" : CHALKS
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Title film character played by Tyler Perry : MADEA
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Hails : SALUTES
19
Showy gymnastics maneuver : AERIAL
20
Togalike Roman cloak : ABOLLA
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In an attentive manner : CLOSELY
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SWAN : SWIMMERWITHARCHEDNECK
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Crunchy green vegetable : SNAPPEA
27
Profitable : GAINFUL
28
Sportscaster Johnson : ERNIE
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Show up : APPEAR
31
Wet blanket? : DEW
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They contain libidos : IDS
34
MARS : MOSTLYARIDREDSPHERE
43
Largest city of Yemen : SANAA
44
French region now part of the Grand Est : ALSACE
45
Ally (with) : SIDE
46
Hershey product similar to a Heath bar : SKOR
47
Part of a domain name : DOT
49
Gists : NUBS
51
Foreboding atmosphere : MIASMA
55
ATLAS : AIDTOLOCATEASTREET
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Fixed fee : SETRATE
63
Spa sound : AAH
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"Once in Love With ___" : AMY
65
Objectivist Rand : AYN
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Fat substitute brand : OLEAN
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Pride parade letters : LGBT
69
Self-referential : META
71
Fifth-century pope dubbed "the Great" : STLEO
73
An evergreen : FIR
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Martinique, par exemple : ILE
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Exist : ARE
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Musical instruments that lie flat : ZITHERS
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TRIO : THREEROLLEDINTOONE
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Jose ___ (tequila brand) : CUERVO
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___ the Explorer : DORA
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Chapel Hill sch. : UNC
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It's a long story : SAGA
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Squealed : SANG
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Really bothers : NAGSAT
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Drew useful material from : MINED
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OKAY : OTHERWISEKNOWNASYES
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Fiery end? : ASH
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___ es Salaam : DAR
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Of a heart chamber : ATRIAL
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Direct : STEER
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Stop, in sailor's lingo : HEAVETO
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Shudder of emotion : FRISSON
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WASP : WINGEDANDSTINGINGPEST
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Opening letters? : ACRONYM
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One of the Wahlbergs : DONNIE
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One way to pay : INCASH
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Introversion : SHYNESS
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Idol worshiper : PAGAN
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Yoga poses : ASANAS
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Musical Mama : CASS
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Cut : HEWN
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Something delivered by a diva : ARIA
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Droopy : LIMP
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Capital of Uganda : KAMPALA
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Nearly out? : SLEEPY
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Gullet : MAW
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Second first lady : ABIGAIL
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Foolish oldsters : DOTARDS
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K thru 12 : ELHI
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King who spoke at Kennedy's inaugural ball : ALAN
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Lugs : SCHLEPS
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Samuel Adams, e.g. : ALE
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Rich supply : LODE
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Natl. Guard counterpart : USNR
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Small, as Beanie Babies : TEENIE
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1961 title role for Charlton Heston : ELCID
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A comic called Wanda : SYKES
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Burglar frightener : ARF
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___ Nui (Easter Island) : RAPA
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Mooers' mouthfuls : CUDS
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Muse of lyric poetry : ERATO
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Flight of fancy : WHIMSY
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Publisher's pile: Abbr. : MSS
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___ Park, Ill. : OAK
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Commercial lead-in to Caps : SNO
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"___ Boom-De-Ay" : TARARA
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Certain house ... or house dressing : RANCH
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Land next to Peru: Abbr. : ECUA
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Obligation : DEBT
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Drop a line, say : EDIT
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Raise : REAR
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Banned insecticide : DDT
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Desdemona's husband, in opera : OTELLO
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Candidate's goal : SEAT
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Bobby of the Black Panthers : SEALE
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Stephenie who wrote the "Twilight" series : MEYER
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Periodic table figs. : ATNOS
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Actor Holm : IAN
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Where cultures thrive? : LAB
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Horse bit : OAT
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Wonder Woman is one : AMAZON
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City, but not county, leader? : SOFTC
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Yale of Yale University : ELIHU
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La ___ (notre planète) : TERRE
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Neuter : GELD
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Med. scan : MRI
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Poetic time : EEN
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Stop: Abbr. : STN
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That life evolves, to Darwin : THESIS
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Pressed : IRONED
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Apothegm : ADAGE
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Global sports org. : IOC
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German for "first" : ERST
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Cole Porter's "Well, Did You ___?" : EVAH
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Actress Anderson : LONI
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They may match presidential administrations : ERAS
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Train : TUTOR
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Nonspecific amount : ANY
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Mild exclamation : GEE
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Supplemental work for actors : ADS
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Golden ___ (General Mills cereal) : GRAHAMS
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Winter Olympics activity : SKATING
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Willa Cather's "My ___" : ANTONIA
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Bad-mouths : MALIGNS
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Writer who coined the term "banana republic" (1904) : OHENRY
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Drab songbird : WREN
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Airport amenity : WIFI
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Realm chronicled by C. S. Lewis : NARNIA
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___ expected (predictably) : ASWAS
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1991 Wimbledon champ Michael : STICH
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Ghostbuster Spengler : EGON
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___ Préval, two-time president of Haiti : RENE
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Say further : ADD
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Brandy grade, briefly : VSOP
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Volcano at the meeting point of the African and Eurasian plates : ETNA
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Pet protection agcy. : SPCA
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White House spokesman Spicer : SEAN
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Greek peak : OSSA
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Some degrees : NTHS
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Bad start? : DYS
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Col.'s superior : GEN

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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