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New York Times, Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Proposal of Woodrow Wilson ... or what the scoring values of 18-, 27-, 55- and 66-Across total

Author:
Tom McCoy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 77, Blocks: 34 Missing: {BQVXZ} This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. McCoy. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Tom McCoy notes:
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© 2016, The New York Times4/20/16 ( No. 24,270 )
Across
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Uncommon bills : TWOS
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Texas city where Dr Pepper was created : WACO
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Wraiths : GHOSTS
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Reducing wind resistance : AERO
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Hairstyle maintained with a pick : AFRO
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Receptacle in a machine : OILCUP
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Baseball scoring play : GRANDSLAM
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Rara avis : ODDONE
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Understand : GET
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Munched (on) : CHOMPED
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"Layla" musician Clapton : ERIC
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Site of an iconic war photo : IWOJIMA
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Hockey scoring play : HATTRICK
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Ephron who wrote "When Harry Met Sally" : NORA
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Moment to come, briefly : ETA
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French pronoun : TOI
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Onager, for one : ASS
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Catch the light : GLINT
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Makes red in the face : ROUGES
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Proposal of Woodrow Wilson ... or what the scoring values of 18-, 27-, 55- and 66-Across total : FOURTEENPOINTS
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Spotted attending : SEENAT
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Santa-tracking org. : NORAD
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Multi-episode story line : ARC
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Canal zone? : EAR
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Grunt upon hoisting something heavy : OOF
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___ E. Coyote : WILE
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Basketball scoring play : FOULSHOT
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Material that is foreign to the body : NONSELF
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Cocktail recipe phrase : ONEPART
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A deer, a female deer : DOE
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Question in response to "I am" : AREYOU
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Football scoring play : TOUCHDOWN
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Real keepers? : MISERS
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Mechanical repetition : ROTE
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Laments : RUES
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Main course : ENTREE
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Yankee nickname beginning in 2004 : AROD
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Identifying, on Facebook : TAGGING
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Lycanthrope : WEREWOLF
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Handel's "Messiah," for one : ORATORIO
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Male delivery : SON
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Words finger-drawn on a dirty car : WASHME
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Not sinking : AFLOAT
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Study all night, say : CRAM
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Vigor : OOMPH
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All set : GOODTOGO
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Concealed : HID
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Word at the bottom of a blog page : OLDER
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Dark volcanic rock : SCORIA
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Loose garb in ancient Rome : TUNICS
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Little bits : SPECKS
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Cicero's 601 : DCI
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Readily accept : EATUP
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Two-faced Roman god : JANUS
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Many a Happy Meal toy : TIEIN
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Neck of the woods : AREA
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Golf course obstacles : TREES
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Aware of : ONTO
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Persuades in a deceitful way : SNOWS
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Place to chat over a hot drink : TEAHOUSE
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Name in a 2002 scandal : ENRON
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Auditioned : TRIEDOUT
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More pallid : SALLOWER
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Chant at a basketball game : DEFENSE
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Structure that's roughly a triangular prism : AFRAME
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Enter with much commotion : ROARIN
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Most adorable : CUTEST
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Proceeding unthinkingly : ONAUTO
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Like some smiles and humor : FORCED
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Mantle or crust : LAYER
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Aquarium fish : TETRA
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Last in a series : NTH
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D-worthy : POOR
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Bauxite, for aluminum : ORE
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Beats by ___ (audio brand) : DRE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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