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New York Times, Friday, April 7, 2017

20th-century comedian who was known as "The Clown Prince of Denmark"

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 221 for Mr. Berry.
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© 2017, The New York Times4/7/17 ( No. 24,622 )
Across
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Hopes not to be called, say : BLUFFS
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Market figures : BUYERS
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Came to an end : RANOUT
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Harpers Ferry river : POTOMAC
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Storehouse : ARMORY
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"Brace yourselves ..." : HEREWEGO
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Rock music? : CRADLESONGS
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Bunk : ROT
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1963 western based on Larry McMurtry's "Horseman, Pass By" : HUD
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Prep before playing : TUNE
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Like a well-written thriller : TAUT
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Onetime Chicago Outfit establishment : SPEAKEASY
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Wallops : BELTS
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Many first graders : SIXYEAROLDS
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Heat shields, of a sort : FIRESCREENS
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Treatment : MEDICALCARE
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Boy Scouts founder Robert ___-Powell : BADEN
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Drivers in cabs : TEAMSTERS
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History course topics : ERAS
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Herring relative : SHAD
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Up-to-the-minute : NOW
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Singer Winehouse : AMY
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Druidic monument : STONECIRCLE
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Rafter connectors : TIEBEAMS
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Bird whose name means "golden" : ORIOLE
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Say repeatedly : ITERATE
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Result of one too many misdeeds : BADREP
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Wagner's Tristan and Parsifal, e.g. : TENORS
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Cynical responses : SNEERS
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American candy company since 1904 : BRACHS
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Beat soundly : LARRUP
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Like a bed you're in : UNMADE
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It's picked up in a mess : FOOD
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Roll up : FURL
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Ophthalmological ailment : STYE
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20th-century comedian who was known as "The Clown Prince of Denmark" : BORGE
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Runnin' ___ (N.C.A.A. team) : UTES
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Shriek of pain : YOW
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Green valuables : EMERALDS
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Dishes that might be prepared in Crock-Pots : RAGOUTS
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Sister brand of Ortho : SCOTTS
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Retro amusement center : PENNYARCADE
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Minds one's place? : HOUSECLEANS
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Doesn't go out : STAYSATHOME
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Obsolescent online connection provider : TELNET
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Parts of a rambling oration : ASIDES
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Popular Japanese beer : KIRIN
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Fortune reader, maybe : EXEC
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Orange Free State founders : BOERS
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Enlarge, in a way : REAM
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Gaza Strip guerrillas : FEDAYEEN
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Bread spread whose tagline is "Love it or hate it" : MARMITE
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1983 Record of the Year : BEATIT
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Added numbers? : ENCORE
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Brush alternative : ROLLER
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When people meters are used : SWEEPS
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Trading card figures : STATS
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Brown : SEAR
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Ear parts : COBS
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1979 revolution site : IRAN
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Tease relentlessly : RIDE
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Mate : BRO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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