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New York Times, Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Conflict with the European Theater of Operations, for short

Author:
Evan Mahnken
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Evan Mahnken

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Mahnken.
Evan Mahnken notes:
It's been a little while since my debut, but I'm thrilled to be back in the New York Times Crossword! Every year, I visit the Oregon ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Jim and I had a long debate over this one. I love the idea here — it can be surprising to see just how many films were adaptations or ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times4/24/19 ( No. 25,369 )

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Across
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Make known to customs officials : DECLARE
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Makes a decision on Tinder : SWIPES
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Sending out a memo, say : EMAILING
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Mother ___ : TERESA
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*1956 sci-fi movie with Robby the Robot : FORBIDDENPLANET
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Big name in classic video games : ATARI
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Undergo a chemical change : REACT
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Self-referential : META
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*2006 rom-com starring Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum : SHESTHEMAN
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Curvy letter : ESS
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"Bien sûr!" : OUI
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Obama ___ : ERA
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Put 10,000 hours into, it's said : MASTER
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Forgets to include : OMITS
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*1961 musical for which Rita Moreno won an Oscar : WESTSIDESTORY
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"Wouldn't that be nice!" : IWISH
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Word often repeated with a different pronunciation : TOMATO
40
___-Manuel Miranda, creator of "Hamilton" : LIN
41
Texter's qualifier : IMO
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British P.M. beginning in 2016 : MAY
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*1953 musical with songs by Cole Porter : KISSMEKATE
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Tucker out : TIRE
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Fabulous writer? : AESOP
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Parts of the spine : DISCS
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What the film answering each starred clue was inspired by : SHAKESPEAREPLAY
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Gay of the New Journalism movement : TALESE
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Rush of Black Friday shoppers, e.g. : STAMPEDE
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Wearable by anyone : UNISEX
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"I'm laughing so much it hurts!" : MYSIDES
Down
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Slander : DEFAME
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Hams it up on stage : EMOTES
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Ring figures : CARATS
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Large scale of the universe? : LIBRA
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Et ___ (citation words) : ALII
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Relieved (of) : RID
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Finish : END
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Legendary snake exterminator, for short : STPAT
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Actress Raquel : WELCH
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Mad as hell : IRATE
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Write down : PEN
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Linguistic suffix : ESE
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Took a load off : SAT
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Actor Richard : GERE
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Classic game console, for short : NES
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Figure (out) : SUSS
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"Play that beat!" : HITIT
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Only female Israeli prime minister : MEIR
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Like many modern black-and-white films : ARTY
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Lil ___ X, rapper with the 2019 #1 hit "Old Town Road" : NAS
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Bit of salty language : OATH
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Some advanced degs. : MSS
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Tokyo's former name : EDO
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Cancel, as a fine : REMIT
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"Beetle Bailey" dog : OTTO
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Herd noise : MOO
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Conflict with the European Theater of Operations, for short : WWII
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German one : EINS
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"Me too!" : SAME
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Category : ILK
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Gave the wrong message : MISLED
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Business whose income is computed quarterly? : ARCADE
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"But of course!" : YESYES
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"For goodness' ___!" : SAKES
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Reagan attorney general : MEESE
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County name in England and five U.S. states : ESSEX
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Keystone character : KOP
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"Great" creatures : APES
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Actress Hedren : TIPPI
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Pelosi and Schumer, informally : DEMS
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Fox News commentator Varney, familiarly : STU
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China's ___ dynasty : HAN
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Ring figure : ALI
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You can bank on it : ATM
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Unit of sunshine : RAY

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