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New York Times, Sunday, April 28, 2019

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 66 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 183 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0428 ( 25,373 )
Across
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Thieves often go by them : ALIASES
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Do well : THRIVE
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Rhyme scheme of "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" : ABCB
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A little : NOTMUCH
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Didn't strictly follow one's diet, say : CHEATED
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The Princess of Power, in cartoons : SHERA
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KIND words? : KOHINOORDIAMOND
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Steadfast : LOYAL
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Pulitzer-winning playwright Zoë : AKINS
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Ranking 50th among all states, say : WORST
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Simon & Garfunkel song about emotional detachment : IAMAROCK
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Home to the Triple-A Aces : RENO
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Sports org. based in Indianapolis : NCAA
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Porridge ingredients : OATS
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Wife of Jared Kushner : IVANKA
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Craft measured in cubits : ARK
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HAS words? : HEARTANDSOUL
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Retreat : DEN
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Need for a restricted area : PASSKEY
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Needs for some touring bands : VANS
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Data for auto aficionados : YEARS
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Tributary of the Missouri : PLATTE
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Title in the House of Saud : EMIR
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Stand in a boardroom : EASEL
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English counties : SHIRES
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Modern-day flood : EMAIL
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Along with : ASWELLAS
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Path finder : HIKER
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Leaves 'em rolling in the aisles : SLAYS
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Read between the lines : INFER
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Sábado or domingo : DIA
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Goose Island products : ALES
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BIG words? : BELIEFINGOD
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Of no relevance : MOOT
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Wartime stat : MIA
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Bring up to date, say : CUEIN
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Sign up for : ENTER
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Watt-second : JOULE
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The nouveau riche : UPSTARTS
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Stink : FETOR
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"I ___" (what the Latin "veto" means) : FORBID
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Energy : OOMPH
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Latin word on a dollar bill : ORDO
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Ways of looking at things : SLANTS
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Spanish meat : CARNE
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Teacups at an amusement park, e.g. : RIDE
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Ones who can't change large bills? : TOUCANS
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___ Zion Church : AME
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ROOT words? : RUNOUTOFTOWN
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A brace : TWO
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Ink : TATTOO
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Render null and void : UNDO
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Some early January curbside pickups : FIRS
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___ Nebula, part of the constellation Taurus : CRAB
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Port on many laptops : ETHERNET
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Doesn't really know : FEELS
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Noted Scottish exports : WOOLS
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Moses' father-in-law : REUEL
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SAFE words? : SETAFINEEXAMPLE
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Ticklish area : TUMMY
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Just imagine : PRETEND
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Military excursions : SORTIES
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Spheres : ORBS
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Like some credit cards : NONFEE
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Sees coming : EXPECTS
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World capital said to have been founded by King Midas : ANKARA
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Attractive person, informally : LOOKER
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Opinion piece? : ITHINK
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___ acid : AMINO
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Earns a bronze? : SUNS
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Prefix with toxicology : ECO
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"The Price Is Right" prize : SHOWCASE
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"What's ___?!" : THIS
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Charlie of "Stranger Things" : HEATON
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2002 or 2019 Super Bowl player : RAM
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"How was ___ know?" : ITO
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Game meat : VENISON
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Work that includes the Skáldskaparmál : EDDA
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Now, in Nogales : AHORA
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BAD words? : BEYONDALLDOUBT
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What Polly wants : CRACKER
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1990s war locale : BALKANS
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Bank posting : CDRATE
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Macedonian, e.g. : SLAV
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Howard ___, "The Fountainhead" protagonist : ROARK
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"Cool" sum : MIL
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Pest control targets : NESTS
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Motrin competitor : ADVIL
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Bolshevik's foe : TSAR
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Unceasing critic : HATER
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Mate's affirmative : AYEAYE
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Employs as : USESFOR
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Whittles (down) : PARES
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Belgian river to the North Sea : YSER
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Fish that can swim backward : EEL
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Queen Elizabeth's husband : PHILIP
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LAST words? : LIKEASORETHUMB
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Cause of a paper jam : MISFEED
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Gobsmacked : AWED
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Old SeaWorld attraction : SHAMU
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Colonial merchant Samuel after whom a famous island is named : ELLIS
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Chief : MAIN
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Theme of many heavy metal songs : ANGER
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Some fish sauces : AIOLIS
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Full : SATED
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Transparent, informally : SEETHRU
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Mad about : INTO
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Bit of dinner impoliteness : BURP
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Completely : INTOTO
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A.M.s : MORNS
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Hit town : CAME
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National chain selling crafts and fabrics : JOANN
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Lot : TON
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Influential thinker known for his ego? : FREUD
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Imperfections : FLAWS
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Have way too much of : ODON
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Eight-time Best Director nominee who has won only once : SCORSESE
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Target, as a specific audience : CATERTO
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Mickey Mouse : AMATEUR
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Not yet born : INUTERO
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Ruffle feathers, say : OFFEND
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Having a function : UTILE
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Florida governor DeSantis : RON
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Sticky sweet : TOFFEE
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It circles the Earth : TROPIC
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Card carrier? : WALLET
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Fixate : OBSESS
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Overflows (with) : TEEMS
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Airport whose name is also a big brand of nail polish : ORLY
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Dumas's "Le ___ de Monte-Cristo" : COMTE
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Basic cable channel owned by Disney : ESPN
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Strauss's "___ Alpensinfonie" : EINE
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Record defect : WARP
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Attractive person, informally : TEN
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Explosives org. : ATF
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Tic-tac-toe loser : XOX

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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