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TO-DO LIST (ABRIDGED)

New York Times, Sunday, May 17, 2015

Play baseball / Take public transportation downtown / Clean up after diners leave

Author:
Joe Krozel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 79 for Mr. Krozel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Joe Krozel notes:
I originally titled this puzzle "Multitasking" because certain words serve more than one purpose and the individual tasks would overlap — much as they seem to do when one is multitasking. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I appreciate the innovation Joe has been bringing to Sunday puzzles. Today's title was spot-on perfect — ABRIDGED should be read as A-BRIDGED, i.e. the phrases are bridged by connecting ... read more
Will Shortz notes:

It couldn't be "Field a fly," because that repeats the "a."

If anyone has a better suggestion than mine, I'm all ears. Joel and I spent quite a while on this!

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© 2015, The New York Times5/17/15 ( No. 23,931 )
Across
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Rye and others : BREADS
7
Egg-shaped tomato : ROMA
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Racetrack figure : ODDS
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A cherry may be served with it : STEM
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Group of companies : MARINECORPS
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Doesn't freak out : KEEPSCOOL
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Set time / Go to theater / Engage in tomfoolery : WINDAWATCHAPLAYAPRANK
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Festive season : NOEL
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___ Maria : TIA
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What may follow bigger or better : THAN
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Byways : ROADS
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"Absolutely, brother!" : AMEN
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Part of a giggle : HEE
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Put in a hold : STOW
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Hitchhike / Surf / Show patriotism : THUMBARIDEAWAVEAFLAG
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To a smaller degree : LESSSO
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Dashboard abbr. : RPM
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Meal for a seal : EEL
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Harbor whistler : TUG
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Good rep : CRED
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Unshiny : FLAT
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Place to pick up prints : CRIMESCENE
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Somersault / Start football game / Invent some language : DOAFLIPACOINAPHRASE
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Not pay attention : SNOOZE
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Painters' picks : HUES
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Gets established : SETSIN
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Co. that produced "Lou Grant" : MTM
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"I said ___!" : NOW
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Nurse : SIP
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Flashy neckwear : BOA
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J.F.K. posting : ETA
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Post-deluge sight : ARARAT
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Shopper stopper : SALE
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Staples of protests : CHANTS
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Not stop at intersection / Warm up / Use rifle : RUNALIGHTAFIREASHOT
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Taxi's locale : CITYSTREET
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Additions : SUMS
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"Employees must wash hands before returning to work," e.g. : RULE
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Georgia, once: Abbr. : SSR
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Law school accreditor, for short : ABA
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Walton with a club : SAM
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Diamond worker : BATBOY
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Play baseball / Take public transportation downtown / Clean up after diners leave : MAKEACATCHABUSATABLE
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Some red marks : ACNE
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Biblical preserver : ARK
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Fudges, in a way, as an expense report : PADS
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Earth : WORLD
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Farming prefix : AGRI
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Balkan repub. : ALB
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Wedge or sledge : TOOL
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Finish taxes / Visit library / Plan vacation : FILEARETURNABOOKATRIP
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Rabbit ears : TVANTENNA
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People with belts do them : KARATEKICKS
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Dict. material : DEFS
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Tiny bit : ATOM
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Herring type : SHAD
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Pro responses : YESSES
Down
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3 Series producer : BMW
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Makeup of some sheets : RAIN
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Cubemeister Rubik : ERNO
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West Wing worker : AIDE
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Forensic facilities : DNALABS
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Do a darn good job? : SEW
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Twisty pasta : ROTINI
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Pod part, perhaps : ORCA
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Dashboard abbr. : MPH
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Coordinately : ASATEAM
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Where I-35 and I-40 meet: Abbr. : OKLA
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Graduation ceremony V.I.P. : DEAN
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"L.A. Law" actress : DEY
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Home of the 300 in the film "300" : SPARTA
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Many a prescription? : SCRAWL
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Despicable one : TOAD
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A seeming eternity : EONS
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January honoree, for short : MLK
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Do the dishes? : CATER
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"Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery," e.g. : SPOOF
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"That was close!" : PHEW
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Iconic figure in a Warhol work : MAO
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Seven: Prefix : HEPTA
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City in 1965 headlines : SELMA
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Soft touch, for short? : TLC
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H.M.S. part : HER
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Like trade-ins : USED
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PCs once ran on it : MSDOS
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Window dressing : DRAPE
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Home on high : AERIE
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Circulation needs : VEINS
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Not stiff : ATEASE
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Puts the pedal to the metal : GUNSIT
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Davis of Hollywood : GEENA
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Showerhead adjustment : FLOW
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Diamond-loving Taylor : LIZ
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Masterstroke : COUP
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Some printers : EPSONS
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Safe place for a knife : SHEATH
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Many an old monitor, in brief : CRT
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Record of the year? : ANNALS
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Go by walking : FOOTIT
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Top cop : CHIEF
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Cohn and Chagall : MARCS
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"It is what it is," e.g. : TRUISM
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"No pain, no gain," to many a bodybuilder : MANTRA
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Bed support : SLAT
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Rural calls : BAAS
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___ of hope : RAY
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Biblical queendom : SHEBA
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Steadily annoyed : ATEAT
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Piece of cake : CRUMB
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One left in stitches : HEM
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Approximately, informally : SORTA
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It's a blessing : GRACE
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Chris who sang "Wicked Game" : ISAAK
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Country singer Ernest : TUBB
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"U R so funny" alternative : LOL
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Word with public or private : EYE
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Head analysts? : SHRINKS
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Corrupt : BAD
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On the line : ATSTAKE
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Carpenter and others : KARENS
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Sizzle : ECLAT
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Renaissance artist ___ del Sarto : ANDREA
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Late media journalist David : CARR
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Digital transfer : UPLOAD
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Peasant shoe : SABOT
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Take as a bride : WIVE
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Count of Lemony Snicket : OLAF
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"... ___ extra charge!" : ATNO
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Stop on the first trans-Pacific air route : GUAM
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Spelling start? : ABRA
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Lex Luthor's main henchman in "Superman" : OTIS
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Villains of fantasy : ORCS
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Facebook action : LIKE
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Busy co. around Feb. 14 : FTD
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Sinus doc : ENT
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"So-o-o comfy!" : AAH
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Very important : KEY
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Remarks akin to "btw" : PSS

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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