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New York Times, Friday, May 11, 2018

Author:
Sam Ezersky and David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
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411336128
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1.71211
Sam Ezersky
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986/16/20111/12/202019
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86691132242
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.645183
David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Ezersky. This is puzzle # 80 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
DAVID: Sam and I often joke about how my themelesses are always Fridays while his are always Saturdays. Since this puzzle ended up on ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
This is a good example of why themelesses featuring seven-letter entries can be so tough to construct. It might seem like it should be ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Counting Variety puzzles, this is crossword #24 for Sam, and he won't be 23 years old until later this month. David is only 21 and this is his puzzle #80.

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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0511 ( 25,021 )
Across
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Adds horsepower to : SOUPSUP
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Sparta's foe in "300" : PERSIA
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Elite : TOPTIER
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Major : BIGTIME
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Jolly "Roger"? : IHEARYA
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1950s heavyweight Johansson : INGEMAR
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Zippo output : FLAME
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Digs in the snow : IGLOO
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Mariana Islands neighbor, for short : IWO
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Rideshare app datum : FARE
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Hearts, e.g. : SUIT
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Hunk of meat : SLAB
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Groundbreaking 1990s sitcom : ELLEN
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Dashboard Confessional's genre : EMO
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Take in : SNARE
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Midwest city that was home to the Wright brothers : DAYTON
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Things that help you go off the beaten path? : MUDTIRES
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Product whose original slogan was "It floats" : IVORYSOAP
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Try to catch someone, metaphorically : SPINAWEB
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Bishop, for one : CLERIC
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Dog woe : MANGE
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One who might meet with a venture capitalist, for short : CEO
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Currency unit equal to 100 53-Down : KRONA
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Some are audiovisual : AIDS
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Sound from a sock : WHAM
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Vessel that rhymes with a nautical direction : RAFT
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Where Shaquille O'Neal played college ball : LSU
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___ Khan, antagonist in "The Jungle Book" : SHERE
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Move crabwise : SIDLE
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To the point : LACONIC
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Subject of the 2003 memoir "Jarhead" : GULFWAR
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Proceeding as planned : ONTRACK
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Timely question? : AMILATE
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Figure in a Nativity scene : JOSEPH
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Blue in the face? : SADEYED
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Left without leaving anything : STIFFED
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"How marvelous!" : OOHLALA
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Like roosters : UPEARLY
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They're usually held on school nights : PTAMEETINGS
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Beget : SIRE
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Quick turnaround? : UEY
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Tough love rarity : PRAISE
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___ gris : PINOT
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Breakfast brand : EGGO
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"1" preceder: Abbr. : RTE
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Close : SIMILAR
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"You don't have to tell me that" : IMAWARE
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Oxygen consumers : AEROBES
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Peevishly ill-natured : BILIOUS
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Chewy, fruity candy : GUMMYBEAR
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What's far-sighted? : SNIPERRIFLE
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Pop stars? : NOVAE
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Much of a cattail : STALK
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Right away : NOW
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Microsoft Word creation, briefly : DOC
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Look over again : RECHECK
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Kid's IHOP order, perhaps : SMALLOJ
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Compadre : PAISANO
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Initiates : INDUCTS
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It's found between the shoulders : ROADWAY
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Blow up : INFLATE
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Like some fancy parties : CATERED
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Horseshoe lookalikes : OMEGAS
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"This one or that one?" : WHICH
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"Oh, you got me!" : SNAP
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Got home safely, in a way : SLID
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45-Across divisions : ORE
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Actress Thurman : UMA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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