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New York Times, Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Author:
Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Erik Agard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {X} This is puzzle # 37 for Mr. Agard. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
GROUP / SHOTS … Okay, what's the theme, you ask? I know it. But I'm not going to tell you. Why? BECAUSE REASONS. Fine, I admit that it ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0430 ( 25,375 )

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Across
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Luau greeting : ALOHA
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Feudal worker : SERF
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City choker : SMOG
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Sights along lane closures : CONES
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"The very ___!" : IDEA
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Nickname for Dad : PAPI
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*Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band with the hits "The Flame" and "I Want You to Want Me" : CHEAPTRICK
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Caustic solutions : LYES
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South African money : RAND
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Actress Witherspoon : REESE
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"___ No Sunshine" (1971 hit for Bill Withers) : AINT
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Et cetera : ANDSOON
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Hockey puck, e.g. : DISC
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Install, as carpet : LAY
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Spicy Chinese cuisine : SZECHUAN
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Intimated : GOTAT
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Where chewing tobacco is placed : CHEEK
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"Eww, you've said quite enough!" : TMI
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Lone Star State sch. : UTEP
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With 28-Down, multisubject photos ... or a hint to the answers to the four starred clues : GROUP
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Den denizen : LION
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Had a little lamb, say? : ATE
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What to call it when it's over : QUITS
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"Willy ___ & the Chocolate Factory" : WONKA
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Seeks the opinion of : CONSULTS
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Adorer : FAN
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Lab container : VIAL
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Rainbow mnemonic : ROYGBIV
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Weaver's device : LOOM
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"That is to say ..." : IMEAN
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Patron saint of lost causes : JUDE
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"Othello" villain : IAGO
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*Actor's stand-in : BODYDOUBLE
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Amaze : STUN
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A panda, for the World Wildlife Fund : LOGO
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"Raw" or "burnt" hue : UMBER
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"America the Beautiful" pronoun : THEE
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Bible garden : EDEN
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Tablets with Retina display : IPADS
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Ghana's capital : ACCRA
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Lindsay of "Mean Girls" : LOHAN
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Upright : ONEND
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*Relative of a facepalm : HEADSLAP
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Egyptian cobra : ASP
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Ambulance sound : SIREN
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Falco of TV and film : EDIE
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Letters accompanying college applications, for short : RECS
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Pretentious, in modern lingo : FAKEDEEP
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Cannonball dive effect : SPLASH
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Dance floor request : MAYICUTIN
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Store window sign : OPEN
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Basic point : GIST
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Setting for the "Iliad" : TROY
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Cereal morsel : OAT
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"Gross!" : ICK
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See 38-Across : SHOTS
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Greek counterpart of Jupiter : ZEUS
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With frenzy : AMOK
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With 44-Down, jazz great who sang "I Put a Spell on You" : NINA
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Green chip dip, informally : GUAC
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Palindromic boy's name : OTTO
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Youth-oriented Condé Nast publication : TEENVOGUE
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Reviews of books and such: Abbr. : CRIT
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Fall-for-anything : GULLIBLE
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*Track-and-field event : LONGJUMP
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Sine ___ non : QUA
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"Believe it," as a retort : WAY
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See 31-Down : SIMONE
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Enamored (of) : FOND
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Synthetic fabric that feels like silk : RAYON
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Two-time Masters champion Watson : BUBBA
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Did a whole lot of nothing : IDLED
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Swerves : VEERS
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Lean, as a ship : LIST
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Solemn vow : OATH
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What an emoji might reveal : MOOD
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Narrow advantage : EDGE
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"Most assuredly, monsieur!" : OUI

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

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