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New York Times, Monday, April 9, 2018

Setting for the answers to the three starred clues - appropriately enough, given their initials

Author:
Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Erik Agard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Agard.
Erik Agard notes:
As usual, thanks to the NYT team for crafting some of the best clues in the puzzle, including 15-Across, 4-Down, 40-Down, and 58-Down. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Admit it, you had to look up ICMYI too. (In Case You Missed It.) I can only pretend to keep up with the new ACPT champ in pretty much ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times4/9/18 ( No. 24,989 )
Across
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Address including "www" : URL
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Doctors' org. : AMA
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Small computer program : APPLET
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Biblical sister of Rachel : LEAH
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Purr-fect pet? : CAT
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Succeed greatly : THRIVE
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Get 10%-15%, say : TAKEACUT
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Signaled, as a cab : HAILED
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*Actor in "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957) : ALECGUINNESS
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Where Seoul and Pyongyang are: Abbr. : KOR
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"Encore!" : ONEMORE
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*Actor in "Ocean's Eleven" (2001) : ANDYGARCIA
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Mets' old stadium : SHEA
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In ___ straits : DIRE
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___-de-sac : CUL
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Gchat exchange, for short : IMS
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All ___ (what a G rating means) : AGES
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Freshman, sophomore, etc. : YEARS
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Here's the kicker! : FOOT
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Photos, informally : PIX
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Unprocessed, as data : RAW
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Part of the roof with the gutter : EAVE
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Number between dos and cuatro : TRES
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*Actress in "Mogambo" (1953) : AVAGARDNER
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Fourth letter of "business" : SILENTI
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"___ whiz!" : GEE
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Setting for the answers to the three starred clues - appropriately enough, given their initials : SILVERSCREEN
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New York home to Cornell University : ITHACA
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Not meant to be thrown away : REUSABLE
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Tinklers on porches : CHIMES
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Rower's blade : OAR
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Scottish girl : LASS
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Aficionado : EXPERT
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Letters on a beach bottle : SPF
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"Are we there ___?" : YET
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Big name in beauty supplies : ULTA
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Genuine : REAL
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"Go jump in the ___!" : LAKE
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What typists and archers are judged on : ACCURACY
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Second-largest Hawaiian island : MAUI
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Memo heading abbr. : ATTN
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Greek goddess of wisdom : ATHENA
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New or full moon, e.g. : PHASE
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Light-refracting objects : PRISMS
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Rapper ___ Wayne : LIL
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Preholiday night : EVE
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Cruz in the news : TED
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Enthusiastic agreement : HECKYES
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Wide-eyed with excitement : AGOG
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"There's ___ in team" : NOI
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From Columbus or Cleveland : OHIOAN
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Take away : REMOVE
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Holiday with an egg hunt : EASTER
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Turns from a book into a movie, say : ADAPTS
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Sushi consisting of thin slices of fish over rice : NIGIRI
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University in Philadelphia : DREXEL
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Regret : RUE
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Nurse Barton : CLARA
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Old washcloth : RAG
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Rhythmic group dance of the 2010s : SWAGSURF
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Bigger than local or state : FEDERAL
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"___ Street" : SESAME
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"I thought this day would never come!" : ATLAST
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Woman's palindromic nickname : VIV
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Letters of support, for short : RECS
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Less of a jerk : NICER
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Greek equivalent of Cupid : EROS
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Collect in the field : REAP
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Auction service since 1995 : EBAY
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Besides that : ELSE
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Place for baby birds : NEST
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It goes "clink" in a drink : ICE
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Quick expression of appreciation : THX
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Culturally conversant : HIP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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