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New York Times, Thursday, April 25, 2019

Country with the second greatest number of McDonald's restaurants after the U.S. [2,900+]

Author:
Jon Olsen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Olsen. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Jon Olsen notes:
It's a great honor to make my New York Times crossword debut with a puzzle I had so much fun putting together! I'm a veterinarian who ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times4/25/19 ( No. 25,370 )
Across
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Cry of disgust : BAH
4
One cleansed by Jesus : LEPER
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Outlet, for one : STORE
14
Food fig. : RDA
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President with the same first and last name as his father : OBAMA
16
Amount to give : TITHE
17
Power increaser : AMP
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First two symbols in a 3-Down : COLONHYPHEN
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Place to find a cluster of stars? : VIPROOM
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Joe Namath and Vinny Testaverde, notably : EXJETS
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"Watermark" singer, 1988 : ENYA
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___ Alpha Theta, first Greek-letter sorority in the U.S. : KAPPA
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Affected : ARTY
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Co. with an image of Mercury in its logo : FTD
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Argentina was named after it : SILVER
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Live : ONAIR
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Assents at sea : AYES
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Onetime competitor of RCA and Columbia : EMI
38
Shade of brown : COCOA
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Elements of a 3-Down : :-)
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Poison ___ : SUMAC
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Rhyming "Dr." : DRE
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"Hold your horses!" : WHOA
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Research institution in Atlanta : EMORY
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Shows derision, in a way : SNORTS
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Expo, today : NAT
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Dovetail (with) : JIBE
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Myrrh, for one : RESIN
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Rub the wrong way : MIFF
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Treasures : ADORES
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In the news : TOPICAL
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Final symbol in a 3-Down : PARENTHESIS
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Palindromic brand in the kitchen : OXO
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Something to lend : AHAND
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Longtime Susan Lucci role on "All My Children" : ERICA
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Con opener? : NEO
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What the mnemonic "Every good boy does fine" represents : NOTES
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"Olympia" painter : MANET
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Georgia, once: Abbr. : SSR
Down
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End of every verse of "The Star-Spangled Banner" : BRAVE
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Online moderator, for short : ADMIN
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Response to solving this puzzle : HAPPYFACE
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Bananas : LOCO
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Offering on Amazon : EBOOK
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Capital of the Canary Islands, after "Las" : PALMAS
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Indie rock genre : EMO
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Commanded : RAN
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Home to a mythical ferry : STYX
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Item sometimes next to a cash register : TIPJAR
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Survey option : OTHER
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Butler of renown : RHETT
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Minuscule, informally : EENSY
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It's more than a fling : HEAVE
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Pi or phi, in math : RATIO
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Perches for some musicians : PIANOSEATS
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___ Rock : PLYMOUTH
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Like curtains and cartoons : DRAWN
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Center of the Krupp family dynasty : ESSEN
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Condition with tics, for short : OCD
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Winter Olympics powerhouse: Abbr. : NOR
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Images such as 3-Down : EMOTICONS
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Sully : MAR
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Unfriendly : ICY
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Blot on a landscape : EYESORE
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Rich, savory flavor : UMAMI
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Raised block of the earth's crust, to a geologist : HORST
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Unruffled : SERENE
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Doesn't officially enroll : SITSIN
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Country with the second greatest number of McDonald's restaurants after the U.S. [2,900+] : JAPAN
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Home of the Sawtooth National Forest : IDAHO
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Character who popularized the "mankini" : BORAT
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"Neat" : NOICE
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Some document transmissions : FAXES
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One of 163 in the Burj Khalifa : FLOOR
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Extremities : ENDS
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Princeton Review subj. : PSAT
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Bottom line? : HEM
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Alternative to Gain : ERA

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

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