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New York Times, Monday, May 13, 2019

Early railroad tycoon whose nickname is a hint to the starts of 17-, 23-, 51- and 62-Across

Author:
Gary Larson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Larson.
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© 2019, The New York Times5/13/19 ( No. 25,388 )
Across
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Drink, as water from a dish : LAP
4
Bits of broken glass : SHARDS
10
Locks in a barn? : MANE
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Top card : ACE
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How café may be served : AULAIT
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___ out (barely manages) : EKES
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"Lady Chatterley's Lover" novelist : DHLAWRENCE
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"Nervous" reactions : TICS
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Goes down, as the sun : SETS
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Change from the norm : DEVIANCE
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Bart and Lisa's dad : HOMERSIMPSON
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King Arthur's home : CAMELOT
30
Cigar residue : ASH
31
Flamenco cheer : OLE
32
Blow, as a volcano : ERUPT
35
Newspaper opinion piece : OPED
39
Early railroad tycoon whose nickname is a hint to the starts of 17-, 23-, 51- and 62-Across : DIAMONDJIMBRADY
43
James of jazz : ETTA
44
Lauder of cosmetics : ESTEE
45
18 or so, for a typical first-year college student : AGE
46
"You don't mean me?!" : MOI
49
Made certain : ENSURED
51
Real-life lawman who lent his name to a 1950s-'60s TV western : BATMASTERSON
56
Pilots : AVIATORS
57
___ car salesman : USED
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Appear : SEEM
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Utah senator who once ran for president : MITTROMNEY
66
"Star Trek: T.N.G." counselor : TROI
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Captivate : ENAMOR
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Noah's vessel : ARK
69
Europe's highest volcano : ETNA
70
Getting up : RISING
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"The Bells" poet : POE
Down
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Young chaps : LADS
2
Pain in a tooth or the heart : ACHE
3
Hit repeatedly, as with snowballs : PELT
4
Viewed : SAW
5
Ben-___ (Charlton Heston role) : HUR
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Pub offering : ALE
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Time off, informally : RANDR
8
Cuts into small cubes : DICES
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Sugar substitute : STEVIA
10
Nerves of steel, e.g. : METAPHOR
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Actor Claude of old TV : AKINS
12
Classic brand of candy wafers : NECCO
13
German industrial city : ESSEN
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Arthur of tennis fame : ASHE
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Gchats, e.g. : IMS
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Bread spread : OLEO
25
Time starting at dawn, to poets : MORN
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Practice piece for a pianist : ETUDE
27
Secret message : CODE
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Came down to earth : ALIT
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Vegetarian's no-no : MEAT
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Bedwear, briefly : PJS
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Solution strength : TITER
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Early talk show host Jack : PAAR
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Precipice : EDGE
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Like Easter eggs, colorwise : DYED
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Abba song or musical : MAMMAMIA
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Department store department with shirts and slacks : MENS
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Kiss: Sp. : BESO
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Grain in Cheerios : OAT
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Chemical cousin : ISOMER
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"E pluribus ___" : UNUM
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Moisten, as a turkey : BASTE
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Deflect : AVERT
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Attach with a string, say : TIEON
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Singer Lopez : TRINI
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Form of the Spanish for "to be" : ESTAS
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Become unhinged : SNAP
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Comic actor Dick Van ___ : DYKE
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"That's overly explicit," in textspeak : TMI
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"Dianetics" author L. ___ Hubbard : RON
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Alternative to .com or .net : ORG

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