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New York Times, Friday, April 6, 2018

Love symbol that names another love symbol if you move the first letter to the end

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 73, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JKQX} Spans: 6, (2 triple stacks) This is puzzle # 78 for Mr. Steinberg.
David Steinberg notes:
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© 2018, The New York Times4/6/18 ( No. 24,986 )
Across
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Someone who cares too much? : HELICOPTERPARENT
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Serious competition : ARUNFORONESMONEY
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It sends waves through waves : SONICDEPTHFINDER
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College Board offering, for short : PSAT
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Guarded : LEERY
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Nincompoop : DODO
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Age : RIPEN
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Foggy condition : DAZE
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They go to the dogs : SCRAPS
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Unrelenting : MERCILESS
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Stops streaming : CLOTS
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Part of ISIL : LEVANT
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Small slice of pizza? : ZEE
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Party hearty : RAVE
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X : DELETE
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Help in a gym : SPOT
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Poetic preposition : ERE
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Draconian : SEVERE
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Ex-Expo Rusty : STAUB
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Deliveries in the early 1940s : WARBABIES
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Hardly generous : MEASLY
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Santa ___ : ROSA
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They have strong teeth : GEARS
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Salinger title girl : ESME
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Prey for an eagle or bear : TROUT
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Monster of TV : ELMO
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Sophomoric rejoinder : THATSWHATSHESAID
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1958 Bobby Freeman hit covered by the Beach Boys and the Ramones : DOYOUWANTTODANCE
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Be beneficial to : STANDINGOODSTEAD
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Part of a locker : HASP
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Love symbol that names another love symbol if you move the first letter to the end : EROS
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Moon buggy : LUNARROVER
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Kick-start : INITIATE
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Banned pollutant, for short : CFC
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A large quantity : OODLES
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Show vanity, in a way : PREEN
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Have a large quantity of liquor : TOPE
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___'acte : ENTR
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Drink after a race, say : REHYDRATE
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Pressure meas. : PSF
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French toast maker, maybe : AMI
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14-line poem with only two rhymes : RONDEL
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Prefix with sperm : ENDO
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"No ___" : NEED
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Veteran's opposite : TYRO
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Certain letter addendum, for short : PPS
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Result of an oil surplus : ACNE
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25-Down unit : ZIT
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Thread holder : SCREW
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Santa ___ : CLARA
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Word from the French for "mixed" : MELEE
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Civil rights icon Medgar : EVERS
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Quick way through a toll plaza : EZPASSLANE
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Summer Olympics host before Barcelona : SEOUL
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Save for later : SETBY
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Giant : LEVIATHAN
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Eugene in labor history : DEBS
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Gives a blank look : STARESAT
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___ Jorge (one of the Azores) : SAO
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"He who holds the ___ must be master of the empire": Cicero : SEA
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Native of NW France : BRETON
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Kind of acting : METHOD
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Spirit : GUSTO
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Some sked predictions : ETDS
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Completely ruined : SHOT
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Itzamna worshipers : MAYA
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Requested service : RANG
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Palindromic man's name : OTTO
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It's flaky : MICA
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Had too much, in brief : ODED
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Dijon-to-Lyon direction : SUD
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Teens fight, for short : WWI
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Story assigners, in brief : EDS

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle.

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