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New York Times, Tuesday, April 25, 2017

There's no place like it ... or a word that can precede either half of the answer to each starred clue

Author:
Gary J. Whitehead
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JW} Scrabble average: 1.91 This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Whitehead.
Jeff Chen notes:
Phrases where both parts of the phrase can follow HOME: HOME BODY / HOME GUARD, HOME GAME / HOME BOY, etc. This theme type tends to ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times4/25/17 ( No. 24,640 )
Across
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Country invaded in 2003 : IRAQ
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H.S. math class : TRIG
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Legendary music club in Lower Manhattan, informally : CBGBS
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Suffix with refresh or replace : MENT
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Parks of Alabama : ROSA
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Spartan serf : HELOT
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*V.I.P.'s security agent : BODYGUARD
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Resort island near Majorca : IBIZA
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The Rams of the Atlantic 10 Conf. : URI
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Scholarship money : AID
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*Nintendo hand-held : GAMEBOY
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Disgorges : EGESTS
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Actress Campbell of "Scream" : NEVE
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*Place to plug in a USB cable : COMPUTERPORT
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"Ditto" : SAME
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Utters, informally : SEZ
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Does the honors for Thanksgiving dinner : CARVES
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Short-sheeting, e.g. : PRANK
40
Snoring sound : ZZZ
42
Tuscan city : SIENA
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Sees eye to eye (with) : AGREES
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52, in old Rome : LII
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Long, single take, in filmmaking : ONER
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*Multiplex, e.g. : MOVIETHEATER
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Stew morsels : PEAS
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Exchange vows at the altar : SAYIDO
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*NATO's smallest member, populationwise : ICELAND
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Stock listings: Abbr. : COS
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Ariz. neighbor : MEX
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Sacha Baron Cohen character : BORAT
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*Where a newspaper's biggest stories go : FRONTPAGE
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Actress Gaynor of "South Pacific" : MITZI
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"E pluribus ___" : UNUM
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"So ___ walks into ..." : AGUY
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Fall of winter : SLEET
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What a ponytail partially covers : NAPE
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There's no place like it ... or a word that can precede either half of the answer to each starred clue : HOME
Down
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Fill (with) : IMBUE
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Corporate shuffle, for short : REORG
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Love interest of Pacey on "Dawson's Creek" : ANDIE
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Amt. : QTY
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"What's right is right" and others : TRUISMS
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Rocky ___ : ROAD
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Haifa's country: Abbr. : ISR
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Doohickey : GADGET
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Monstrous creatures : CHIMERAS
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French newborn : BEBE
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Smooth-talking : GLIB
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Schmo : BOZO
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"___ With Me" (Sam Smith hit) : STAY
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Purrer in Peru : GATO
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Opposite of sans : AVEC
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Act starter : SCENEI
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Shows some affection : NUZZLES
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Dispenser candy : PEZ
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Religious abode : PRIORY
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Baker's need : OVEN
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Artist Magritte : RENE
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Romanov ruler : TSAR
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Often-filtered messages : SPAM
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Jason's ship : ARGO
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___ Levy, Buffalo Bills coach in the Hall of Fame : MARV
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"Don't quit!" : KEEPATIT
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1980s Pakistani president : ZIA
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W.W. II-era British gun : STEN
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Treater's phrase : ITSONME
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Enjoyed oneself : HADFUN
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Wind tile in mah-jongg : EAST
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Insect stage : IMAGO
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Use Goo Gone on, perhaps : DEGUM
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Daisy variety : OXEYE
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Some old PCs : IBMS
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Snake's shape : COIL
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Art Deco notable : ERTE
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Loaf (around) : LAZE
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Government overthrow : COUP
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Single-stranded molecule : RNA
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Part of a tuba's sound : PAH

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

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