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LOVE AT FIRST SITE

New York Times, Sunday, May 13, 2018

Manning with the second-longest QB starting streak in N.F.L. history

Author:
Neville Fogarty and Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 75 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Fogarty. This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Agard. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Constructor notes:
NEVILLE AND ERIK: We don't really know what to say. Our hearts are very full at this moment. It's an honor and a privilege to work with the Times team, who pushed us to improve on our ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2018, The New York Times5/13/18 ( No. 25,023 )
Across
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Arcade hoops game : NBAJAM
7
Some TV ads, for short : PSAS
11
Went through channels? : SWAM
15
Hitter's hitter : BAT
18
"The Simpsons" or "Futurama" : SATIRE
19
Litter's littlest : RUNT
20
To whom Brabantio says "Thou art a villain" : IAGO
21
Singular : SOLE
22
Good name for a deep kissers' dating site? : FRENCHCONNECTION
25
Vittles : EATS
26
A shroud of secrecy, idiomatically : WRAPS
27
Endlessly starting over : ONREPEAT
28
Performances at Paris's Palais Garnier : OPERAS
30
Manning with the second-longest QB starting streak in N.F.L. history : ELI
31
Numerical prefix : OCTA
32
"Ish" : ORSO
34
Monster slain by Hercules : HYDRA
35
North Carolina university : ELON
36
Victor's shout : BOOYAH
39
It's all in the head : DREAM
41
Member of a southern colony : PENGUIN
43
Actor whose first and last names look like they rhyme, but don't : SEANBEAN
47
Slice of a timeline : ERA
50
Fruit drink : ADE
51
Good name for a dating site full of hot dudes? : STUDFINDER
54
Obsolescent high school course, informally : HOMEEC
56
Number one pal : BESTIE
57
Good name for a dating site of massage therapists? : RUBBERMATCH
59
In amazement : AWED
61
Emerald or aquamarine : BERYL
63
Revolting sorts : NASTIES
64
Kitty-cat, e.g. : PET
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Carbo-loading dish : PASTA
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Patty alternative? : TRISH
70
IV checkers : RNS
71
1988 top 10 hit for Tracy Chapman : FASTCAR
73
George ___ University : MASON
75
Swamps : BOGS
76
Good name for an extreme sports dating site? : ACTIONITEMS
79
Be traitorous to : FLIPON
82
Burger topper : CHEESE
83
Good name for a non-monogamist dating site? : OPENFLAMES
85
Big Apple cultural site, with "the" : MET
88
Alway : EER
89
Southernmost of the Lesser Antilles : TRINIDAD
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Napa Valley vintner Robert : MONDAVI
93
Grannies : NANAS
95
Previous name for an athletic conference now with 12 members : PACTEN
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Comparable (to) : AKIN
99
Sky-blue : AZURE
101
Performer in makeup, typically : MIME
105
Certain layers : HENS
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___ Aviv : TEL
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UTEP team : MINERS
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First things to go into jammies : TOOTSIES
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"Trading Spaces" host Davis : PAIGE
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Neat as ___ : APIN
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Good name for a dating site for lovers of natural foods? : ORGANICCHEMISTRY
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Ad : SPOT
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Big loss : ROUT
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John of the Velvet Underground : CALE
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Tot's wear : ONESIE
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Junior : SON
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Lincoln Logs and such : TOYS
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Something taken on a field? : KNEE
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Ones passed on a track : BATONS
Down
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[Avoid watching this in front of the boss] : NSFW
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Sped (along) : BARRELED
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Had a table for one : ATEALONE
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Chinese leader Xi : JINPING
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Rainbows, e.g. : ARCS
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"That doesn't impress me much" : MEH
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Immediately : PRONTO
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Natural light beam : SUNRAY
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One of the Brontës : ANNE
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Group dance with stomps and claps : STEP
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Instrument plucked with a mezrab : SITAR
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Cools one's heels : WAITS
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Back in time : AGO
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Like early Elvis recordings : MONO
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Good name for a carpentry dating site? : BOARDMEETING
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The rite place? : ALTAR
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Thompson of "Selma" : TESSA
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"Toodles!" : SEEYA
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Noggin : COCONUT
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Chairman and ___ (common title) : CEO
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Ones to watch : PHENOMS
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Back-of-newspaper section : OBITS
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Poetic tribute : ODE
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Org. with a flower logo : EPA
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"Just ___ suspected" : ASI
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1940s vice president Wallace : HENRY
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Enthusiastic : RAHRAH
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Not new : USED
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Chaperones, usually : ADULTS
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Lincoln's home: Abbr. : NEB
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"I'll return shortly," in a text : BRB
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Swing time? : RECESS
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German interjections : ACHS
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"That's mine!" : DIBS
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' : FEET
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Dignified lady : MATRON
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Model Page known as "The Queen of Pinups" : BETTIE
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Naval officer: Abbr. : ENS
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Geronimo, for one : APACHE
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Good name for a "High Noon"-themed dating site? : WESTERNUNION
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Hit hard : RAMMED
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___ Bread (cafe chain) : PANERA
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NPR host Shapiro : ARI
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"2 funny!!!" : ROFL
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"To Live and Die ___" : INLA
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Visage : FACE
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Player of Robin Hood in 1991 : COSTNER
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Like child's play : ASNAP
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Nautical title, informally : BOSN
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Whole lot : TON
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Prefix with center : EPI
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Ginormous : IMMENSE
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Lowly workers : PEONS
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O.T.C. O.K.'er : FDA
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Command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard : MAKEITSO
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Satanic look : EVILGRIN
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Cookie holder : TIN
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Movement : ISM
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Statistician's grouping : DATASET
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"___ you the clever one!" : ARENT
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Gum ingredient : CHICLE
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Titter : TEEHEE
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Stockpile : AMASS
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Nada : ZIPPO
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Certain computer whiz : ITGUY
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Deep defenses : MOATS
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Long span : EON
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Put in order : SORT
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Camping menace : TICK
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Digitize, in a way : SCAN
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___ colada : PINA
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Real lookers? : EYES
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Down Under hopper : ROO
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Gather around, as an idol : MOB

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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