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New York Times, Saturday, April 20, 2019

"Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the ___ of human beings": Helen Keller

Author:
Kevin Adamick
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 60, Blocks: 30 Missing: {FJQWX} Average word length: 6.50 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Adamick. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2019, The New York Times4/20/19 ( No. 25,365 )
Across
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Fratty group : BOYSCLUB
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"Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the ___ of human beings": Helen Keller : APATHY
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Absolutely creamed : ATEALIVE
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Dictate : DECREE
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What some investments and trained dogs do : ROLLOVER
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Top stories : ATTICS
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Like El Alto, the highest large city (population > 100,000) in the world : BOLIVIAN
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Kindling : STICKS
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One after another? : ELEVEN
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Italian city that's home to the Villa d'Este : TIVOLI
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Nuts : DERANGED
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More authentic : REALER
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Target, e.g. : MEGASTORE
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Shoes that are also water hazards : CROCS
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Big heart? : ACE
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Brusque : TERSE
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Author of the 2011 political memoir "My Father at 100" : RONREAGAN
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Dream : ASPIRE
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"When I was a kid ..." : YEARSAGO
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Less of a mess : NEATER
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Middle-of-the- ___ : ROADER
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Anna who played Scheherazade in 1963's "Scheherazade" : KARINA
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Spent completely : DOGTIRED
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Polar expedition transport : SNOCAT
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Exalt : IDEALIZE
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Remove a burden from : UNLADE
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Delivered : SENTOVER
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Like the apples in apple pie, typically : PEELED
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They serve a function : CATERERS
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Cutting : BARBED
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Actor with the #1 film performance in Premiere magazine's list of "100 Greatest Performances of All Time" : OTOOLE
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Hardly the silent type : YELLER
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Slobber : SALIVA
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Split : CLOVEN
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Word with will or wage : LIVING
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Colored part : UVEA
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Second-most populous Swiss canton, after Zurich : BERN
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Start of Kansas' state motto : ADASTRA
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Most small-minded : PETTIEST
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Trigger : ACTIVATE
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France's flag, e.g. : TRICOLOR
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Trouble for comedians : HECKLERS
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Emphatic agreement : YESSIREE
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Salon, e.g., informally : EMAG
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Canine's woe? : DECAY
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Something in a pool : GENE
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Gets started : CRANKSUP
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Sitcom set in Lanford, Ill. : ROSEANNE
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Out but with caveats : ONPAROLE
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Pressing : CRITICAL
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Court, in a way : SERENADE
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Made sparkling, say : AERATED
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Silver : ARGENT
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Photoshop command : ROTATE
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Salt : SAILOR
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Main slot on an old PC : ADRIVE
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Codger : GEEZER
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They're taken while waiting : ORDERS
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It may be slipped to a doctor : DISC
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Old-fashioned theaters : ODEA

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

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