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NEW ENGLAND CHATTER

New York Times, Sunday, April 30, 2017

Cartwright who played one of the von Trapp children in "The Sound of Music"

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 115 for Mr. Arbesfeld. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Alan Arbesfeld notes:
I got the idea for New England Chatter (Chowder) after hearing "It's My Party" on an oldies station, and suddenly hearing PARTY as POTTY. Researching the many AR_ sounds that flip nicely ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
The Boston accent has been played on for crossword fun many a time. I liked most of Alan's themer choices, my favorite = A CALL TO ARMS converting to A CALL TO OMS. Not only does it looks ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times4/30/17 ( No. 24,645 )
Across
1
Part of a crossword : GRID
5
Child's play : ASNAP
10
Measure, as a runner : CLOCK
15
Attachment letters : PDF
18
Number two : AIDE
19
Star of CBS's "Madam Secretary" : LEONI
20
Eighth of a cup : OUNCE
21
Munich missus : FRAU
22
Commercials for a "Star Trek" movie? : SPOCKPLUGS
24
Yoga teacher's invitation? : ACALLTOOMS
26
Head bands? : HALOES
27
Roster shortener : ETALII
29
Can't stand : HATES
30
Naval agreement : AYE
31
Inclined : ASLOPE
33
Flower arrangement : RACEME
36
Weather forecaster in Phoenix? : HOTSPECIALIST
40
Auto frame : CHASSIS
43
Serpent's tail? : INE
44
Where Einstein was born : ULM
45
Gorsuch replaced him : SCALIA
47
Prefix with -partite : TRI
48
"Louder!" : TURNITUP
51
Most in-shape person at a cosmetics company? : THEBODOFAVON
54
Strict Sabbath observer of old : ESSENE
55
Word before green or after deep blue : SEA
57
Narrow passage: Abbr. : STR
58
___ friends : AMONG
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Worn things : GARB
61
Back biter, maybe : FLEA
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Standing directly in front of one another : TOETOTOE
66
Big game : BOWL
69
Ridicule shouted out of a moving car? : PASSINGMOCK
72
Tear apart : REND
73
Short-lived things : EPHEMERA
75
1998 Sarah McLachlan hit : ADIA
76
Casino draw : KENO
78
Progressive alternative : GEICO
79
"Eww!" : ICK
81
Pan Am rival : TWA
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Gulf War allies : SAUDIS
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Quickly added bit of punctuation? : INSTANTCOMMA
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Space saver in a taxi or bus : DROPSEAT
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Suffix with beat : NIK
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"Gangsta's Paradise" rapper : COOLIO
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Egyptian ___ (spotted cat breed) : MAU
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Turkish honorific : AGA
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Tries to mediate : STEPSIN
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What allowed one physician to get through flu season? : ASHOTINTHEDOC
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Puts out : DOUSES
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Articles of faith : TENETS
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Two-time U.S. Open champ : ELS
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Unctuous flattery : SMARM
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Hangs loose : CHILLS
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J.Crew competitor : LLBEAN
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Regimen with limited intake of corn? : LOWCOBDIET
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Toddler's cry upon entering the bathroom? : ITSMYPOTTY
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Where I-15 meets I-70 : UTAH
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Cookin', after "on" : AROLL
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Where "ho" and "hoina" mean "yes" and "no" : NEPAL
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Tired (out) : WORE
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Spanish chess piece : REY
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Chrissie in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame : HYNDE
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Backspace over : ERASE
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Cross condition : SNIT
Down
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Nasty cut : GASH
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Gifford's successor on TV : RIPA
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Violators of the Second Commandment : IDOLATERS
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They can throw you off : DECOYS
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High points of a European vacation? : ALPS
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Condiment for pommes frites : SEL
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___-turn : NOU
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Cartwright who played one of the von Trapp children in "The Sound of Music" : ANGELA
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Energetic one : PISTOL
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Come together : COALESCE
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First daughter of the 1960s : LUCI
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Studio warning : ONAIR
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A quarter of M : CCL
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Kenan's former Nickelodeon pal : KEL
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Support for a fringe candidate, maybe : PROTESTVOTE
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Title for Helen Mirren : DAME
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Something "kicked up" : FUSS
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Heads for a bar? : FOAMS
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Remain fresh : KEEP
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Mother of Helios : THEA
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Imitative : APISH
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Scopes Trial org. : ACLU
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Nitwits : SIMPS
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Music genre for Steppenwolf and Iron Butterfly : ACIDROCK
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Elaine ___, cabinet member for both Bush and Trump : CHAO
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Shere who wrote "Women and Love" : HITE
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Cross to bear : ONUS
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Sister of Erato : EUTERPE
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Things that allow for jumping ahead in line? : TABS
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Like some transfers : IRONON
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Burned a bit : SINGED
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Game with drawings : LOTTO
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Slight : NEGLECT
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___ moment : INA
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Shire of "Rocky" : TALIA
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Kind of chance : FAT
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In the mood : AMOROUS
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Buffet centerpiece? : EFS
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Sinatra, for one : BARITONE
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Squash : END
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Aggravation : AGITA
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Just manages : EKESOUT
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Takes the first step : BEGINS
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Christmas Day exhortation : OPENIT
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Removed expeditiously : WHISKEDAWAY
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1920s anarchist in a prominent trial : SACCO
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Big mouth : MAW
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Extinct cousin of the kiwi : MOA
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Go out for a while? : NAP
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Caffeine source : KOLA
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Make no bones about : ADMIT
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Completely convinced about : DEADSETON
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"I hate the Moor" speaker : IAGO
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Quick and detached, musically: Abbr. : STAC
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Special Agent Gibbs's beat : NCIS
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Call wrongly : MISTITLE
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Bris official : MOHEL
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Also-___ : RANS
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Swing site : PORCH
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Activity in a dohyo : SUMO
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Site-seeing? : ONLINE
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Certain Consumer Reports employee : TESTER
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Beatles song, album or movie : HELP
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Pasta picks : ELBOWS
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Discontinued Toyota line : SCION
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Put-down : SLUR
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Speck of dust : MOTE
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Didn't give way : HELD
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Yankee Sparky who wrote "The Bronx Zoo" : LYLE
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Abruzzi bell town : ATRI
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Da's opposite : NYET
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"Phooey!" : BAH
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Assist with the dishes : DRY
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Spring for a vacation? : SPA
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"No ___!" : MAS

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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