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HAVING NOTHING ON

New York Times, Sunday, April 9, 2017

32-Down : Rhubarb with deep roots?

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 134, Blocks: 68 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 84 for Mr. Walden.
Byron Walden notes:
The genesis of this puzzle was seeing OON in some puzzle, laughably clued yet again as a legit suffix. (I would say that I've never put it in a puzzle, but I'm afraid to check.) The few ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Byron adds OON onto base phrases to form kooky themers. HORSE-DRAWN CART(OON) gave me a big laugh, reminscent of a million monkeys on a million typewriters, trying to write the great ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times4/9/17 ( No. 24,624 )
Across
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Ecclesiastical leader : ABBOT
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"Get out!" : SCAT
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Blood enemy : CRIP
14
Aussie critters : ROOS
18
Diaper option : CLOTH
19
Bridge shape : ARCH
20
French director Clément : RENE
21
Martial art whose name means "sword way" : KENDO
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Home for Bilbo Baggins : HOBBITHOLE
24
West Wing worker : AIDE
25
A lot : OFTEN
26
A.L. East team: Abbr. : TOR
27
Contemptible sorts : SWINE
28
The ladies-only Western-themed bar I own? : MYGALSALOON
30
Inspector Clouseau or Borat? : MOVIEBUFFOON
33
Peevish : SPLEENY
34
Most contemptible : BASEST
35
Blowup: Abbr. : ENL
36
See 9-Down : LORAX
37
Like some quilt blocks : PRECUT
39
Decoration in a deli case? : SAUSAGEFESTOON
45
Tony who managed two World Series championships for the Cardinals : LARUSSA
47
Setting for Cardinals home games, briefly : CDT
48
Vivacity : LIFE
49
Neutral tone : ECRU
50
Parliamentary proceedings, e.g. : ACTA
51
Romeo or Juliet : TEEN
53
___ booster : EGO
55
Drained of color : ASHEN
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"Indubitably" : YES
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Product of a stable of comic strip artists? : HORSEDRAWNCARTOON
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Kentucky college : BEREA
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Communication system pioneered by Thomas Gallaudet, for short : ASL
64
Greek city where Perseus was born : ARGOS
65
Scaled-down woodwind? : SMALLMOUTHBASSOON
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Ice cream container : TUB
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Calendar model : PINUP
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Suffix with blast- : ULA
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Eight-time Olympic medalist Apolo Anton ___ : OHNO
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Condo V.I.P. : SUPE
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Art Deco artist : ERTE
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Belgradian, e.g. : SERB
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Audiophile's collection : LPS
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Elizabeth with the memoir "Saving Graces" : EDWARDS
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Audibly upset Belgian francophone? : WAILINGWALLOON
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Words after "Sure!" : WHYNOT
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Mournful work : ELEGY
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MSN alternative : AOL
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Musician in the woodwind section : OBOIST
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Runs through : IMPALES
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Satirical depiction of the story of Noah? : FLOODLAMPOON
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Most important mounted cavalryman? : MAINDRAGOON
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Opposite corner in a romantic triangle : RIVAL
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Bush league, for short? : GOP
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Jean who played Aunt Martha in "Arsenic and Old Lace" : ADAIR
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Important positions : LOCI
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Alphas : DOMINATORS
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Son of Gloria on "Modern Family" : MANNY
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Food thickener : AGAR
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Big name among radio shock jocks : OPIE
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So-called "Butterfly Capital of Alabama" : SELMA
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Environmental bane : SMOG
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Hand (out) : DOLE
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Study of the heavens: Abbr. : ASTR
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Attacked : HADAT
Down
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Drei + fünf : ACHT
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Sign of spring : BLOOM
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1992 Tim Robbins mockumentary : BOBROBERTS
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Horse picker's hangout, for short : OTB
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Melodramatic NBC hit starting in 2016 : THISISUS
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Indian "masters" : SAHIBS
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Hybrid bakery treats : CRONUTS
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Roman ___ : ACLEF
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With 36-Across, a Dr. Seuss book : THE
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Marker maker : CRAYOLA
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Time on the throne : REIGN
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"___ Club" (#1 hit for 50 Cent) : INDA
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Removes, as a sticker : PEELSOFF
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They can provoke knee-jerk reactions : REFLEXTESTS
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Reaching new heights in ballet? : ONTOE
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Ancient theater : ODEON
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Little lad : SONNY
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Aussie critters : KOALAS
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Quick series of social media posts : TWEETSTORM
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Something seen at Frankenstein's birthday party? : MONSTERSBALLOON
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Shopping ___ : SPREE
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Empty spaces : VACUA
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Rhubarb with deep roots? : FEUD
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Welcoming necklace : LEI
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DVD remote button : PLAY
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Go a mile a minute : RACE
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Woe for some 51-Acrosses : ACNE
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Shine : GLOW
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Tres + cinco : OCHO
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Two-tone treat : OREO
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Georgia senator who helped establish "don't ask, don't tell" : NUNN
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Correo ___ (words on foreign correspondence) : AEREO
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Hairy hunter of Genesis : ESAU
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Big do : GALA
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Elvis ___ Presley : ARON
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Pitch in : HELP
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"The BFG" author : DAHL
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Automaker that introduced the Rambler : NASH
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Witch : CRONE
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2004 Scarlett Johansson film adapted from "Lady Windermere's Fan" : AGOODWOMAN
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Apt to go Democratic : BLUELEANING
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Spit out : SPEW
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Actress Sorvino : MIRA
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One opposed : ANTI
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Big brass : TUBA
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Middling : SOSO
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Work out spectacularly : TURNTOGOLD
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Beehive, for one : UPDO
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Overcome : BEST
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Authority : SAYSO
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Villainous visage : SNEER
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Vegetarian sandwich filling : EGGSALAD
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Train syst. : RWY
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Quarters : basketball :: chukkers : ___ : POLO
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Abrupt, disconcerting reaction : WHIPLASH
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After-dinner volunteer's words : ILLDRY
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Pays de ___ (Nantes's region) : LALOIRE
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Variety of hold 'em : NOLIMIT
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Frances who played TV's Aunt Bee : BAVIER
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Religious leaders : IMAMS
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___ President : MADAM
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Baldwin offering : PIANO
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Central : FOCAL
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Gets ready to do push-ups, say : DROPS
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Title opera heroine who is a Druidic high priestess : NORMA
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Kind of boots : GOGO
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ETS offering : PSAT
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Going nowhere, metaphorically : DOA
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Women's club event : TEA

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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