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New York Times, Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Author:
Amanda Chung and Karl Ni
Editor:
Will Shortz
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116/17/20187/29/202011
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Amanda Chung
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116/17/20187/29/202011
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Karl Ni

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Chung. This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Ni. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
One of Amanda's friends frequently posts silly, punny riddles such as "If April showers bring May flowers, then what do Mayflowers ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
PET SOUNDS indeed, common household pets making themselves heard today. Amanda and Karl found four solid words-hidden-in-phrases, ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0423 ( 25,368 )

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Across
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Sound that a sound-absorbing chamber should eliminate : ECHO
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Mars candy bar with caramel and milk chocolate : TWIX
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Shrek's wife : FIONA
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"___ she blows!" : THAR
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Go backpacking : HIKE
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Leader of the singing Chipmunks : ALVIN
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One who may have a mortgage : HOMEOWNER
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Traction aid on a shoe : CLEAT
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Race loser : ALSORAN
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Lipstick mishap : SMEAR
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After all expenses : NET
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Nile reptile, for short : CROC
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End result : UPSHOT
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Mine extractions : ORES
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Twins : TWOOFAKIND
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"___ Theme" from "Doctor Zhivago" : LARAS
35
Indian flatbread : ROTI
36
Your: Fr. : TES
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Liquid supply for body art : TATTOOINK
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"Eww!" : ICK
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Bird that usually mates for life : SWAN
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Word before fairy or decay : TOOTH
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Message between two arrows on a shipping container : THISSIDEUP
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Prefix with phobia : ACRO
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Popular European comic book hero : TINTIN
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Old Russian ruler : TSAR
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Fryer contents : OIL
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One who's doomed : GONER
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Digitally endorsed : ESIGNED
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How a pirouette is done : ONTOE
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Beach Boys album with the hit "Wouldn't It Be Nice" ... or things hidden in 17-, 31-, 37- and 49-Across : PETSOUNDS
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Pharmacy stock : DRUGS
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Get quickly, as lunch : GRAB
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Explorer Hernando de ___ : SOTO
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7/4/1776 and 6/6/1944, e.g. : DATES
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Alluring : SEXY
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Futuristic movie of 1982 : TRON
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Gasoline additive : ETHANOL
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García Márquez's "Love in the Time of ___" : CHOLERA
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One with a squeaky wheel? : HAMSTER
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___ Thins (cookies) : OREO
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Upset, as plans : THWART
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Narrow down : WINNOW
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Singer Turner : IKE
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Gen ___ (preceders of millennials) : XERS
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Decoration for some die-hard sports fans : FACEPAINT
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"Let me check" : ILLASK
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Send beyond the green, say : OVERHIT
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Actress Long : NIA
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Member of an underground colony : ANT
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Member of a World of Warcraft race : ORC
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Civilian clothes for a soldier : MUFTI
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Noble person's headwear : CORONET
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Meaning of a raised index finger : ONE
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Goals for QBs : TDS
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Plopped down : SAT
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Tic-tac-toe win : OOO
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Cheek : SASSINESS
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String for a cake box : TWINE
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Smidge : TAD
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RVer's stopover, for short : KOA
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"The Addams Family" cousin : ITT
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Tai ___ (martial art) : CHI
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Jokey 1978 Steve Martin song : KINGTUT
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First female Supreme Court justice : OCONNOR
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Gave it a go : TRIEDTO
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Waits a moment : HOLDSON
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Moe, Larry or Curly : STOOGE
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Charge for some goods bought from out of state : USETAX
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Elapse : PASSBY
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___ Grande : RIO
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Final Fantasy and others, in brief : RPGS
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Burst of wind : GUST
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Not even : ODD
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Big D.C. lobby : NRA
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Before, in verse : ERE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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