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New York Times, Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Author:
Alex Eaton-Salners
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex Eaton-Salners

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 50 Missing: {JQWXYZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Eaton-Salners. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: Each Across answer in this puzzle consists of a word spelled forward and another spelled backward. It's up to you to determine which clue goes with which word.
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0409 ( 25,354 )

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Across
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Can opener / Club : BAT
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Charts / Inbox distraction : MAPS
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Apple varieties / Trick : SCAM
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Facts / Somewhat : ATAD
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Asian sea name / Journalist Logan : ARAL
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"Silas Marner" pen name / Upholstery fabric : TOILE
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Dubai dignitary / Winter coat : RIME
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Colorado feeder / Sacha Baron Cohen character : GILA
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Espies / Subway stations : SPOTS
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Call ending a rugby match / Prolific inventor : EDISON
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Entertainer Marx / Entertainer Winfrey : OPRAH
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Criticized / Save (from) : DELIVER
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Cans / Letter flourish : SERIF
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Fix, as a driveway / Yelp reviewer, e.g. : RATER
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Ice dancing gold medalist ___ Virtue / Plus : ASSET
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Ice hockey feint / Squeezed (out) : DEKE
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Bits of film tape / Film holder : SPOOL
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Headline? / Snare : TRAP
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Ancient greeting / Señora Perón : AVE
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Ram's sch. / Trojan's sch. : USC
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Exist / Reign denoter : ARE
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Forever and a day / Genesis maker : SEGA
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Info, informally / Spirited mount : STEED
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Beltway insiders / Spill (over) : SLOP
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Indy player / Summary : RECAP
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Green / Water from France : NAIVE
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Fit for a king / Foamy draft : LAGER
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Guard / It might say "Hello" : NAMETAG
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Like Oxfords / Sticker : DECAL
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Aardvark or zebra / Thin layer : LAMINA
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Arrive, as a cold front / Evenings, informally : SETIN
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Lionize / Twin : DUAL
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Go berserk / Some cookware : SNAP
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Jack of rhyme / Rain blockers : SPRAT
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Cutting it / Mediterranean island : ABLE
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Hence / Monster : OGRE
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Daft / Daze : STUN
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Elk, for one / Plant in a bog : REED
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Holy mlle. / Romulans, e.g., in brief : ETS
Down
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Revealed : BARED
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"There is ___ in the affairs of men ...": Shak. : ATIDE
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Sri Lankan tongue : TAMIL
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Drawing things? : MAGNETS
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"Exodus" hero : ARI
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___ Alto, Calif. : PALO
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Gives a hand? : SLAPS
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Fallacious reasoner : SOPHIST
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Union letters : CIO
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Computer key : ALT
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Enero, por ejemplo : MES
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Yen : DESIRE
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Bygone autocrats : TSARS
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Egg cells : OVA
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Not made up : REAL
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Pose again, as a question : REPUT
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Not tamed : FERAL
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Old-time slugger Al : ROSEN
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Tahitian crop : TARO
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Perp prosecutors : DAS
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At any time : EVER
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Kind of exercise that strengthens the pelvic muscles : KEGEL
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Indian ___ : OCEAN
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Effervescence : PEP
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Early settler of Nova Scotia : ACADIAN
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Kind of sheet : SPEC
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Phoned, to Brits : DIALLED
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Appear to be correct : SEEMSO
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Salary negotiator : AGENT
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Annual cable channel prize for Song of the Year or Artist of the Year, in brief : VMA
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Meteorologist's tool : RADAR
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Hint of color : TINGE
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"It's ___, not a science" : ANART
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Reacts in disbelief, say : GAPES
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Job for a grease monkey : LUBE
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Sibilant sound : SSS
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Competent, jocularly : EPT
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One-man play about Capote : TRU
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Draft selection : ALE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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