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New York Times, Friday, May 18, 2018

Collection consisting of four plates, four saucers, four bowls, etc.

Author:
Ryan McCarty
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FQ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. McCarty. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Ryan McCarty notes:
This puzzle is somewhat of a tribute to Patrick Berry's Friday puzzle from January 10, 2014. I fell in love with his puzzle's wide ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Loved, loved, loved this one. I'm a sucker for giant middle swaths of white like this one. Lots of themeless constructors "stair ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times5/18/18 ( No. 25,028 )
Across
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Declaration of Sgt. Joe Friday : IMACOP
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It's not damaged by being broken : LAW
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University of New Mexico symbol : LOBO
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Zippo : NOTONEIOTA
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Modern land in the ancient Sasanian Empire : IRAN
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Collection consisting of four plates, four saucers, four bowls, etc. : STARTERSET
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Hog's squeal? : MINE
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Cooks, in a way, as corn kernels : AIRPOPS
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Wife, to Juan : ESPOSA
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Pointless : NOUSE
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Golf course rental : CART
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Senators' grp. : NHL
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Queen ___ style : ANNE
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Things traded by veterans : WARSTORIES
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Outmarch? : PRIDEPARADE
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Some film postproduction pros : SOUNDMIXERS
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Scraps : TOSSESASIDE
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Insects named after a small bird : OWLETMOTHS
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"Holy moly!" : JEEZ
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With 40-Across, car pooler's perk : HOV
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See 39-Across : LANE
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___ Park, home of Facebook : MENLO
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"The River" star Sissy : SPACEK
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Pourer's request : SAYWHEN
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___ by Dana (perfume) : TABU
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Braid : INTERWEAVE
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Perfume ingredients : OILS
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Verbal bully : NAMECALLER
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___ school : PREP
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Canyon producer : GMC
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Some Chinese teas : HYSONS
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Longtime CNBC commentator Ron : INSANA
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"I call the question," e.g. : MOTION
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Sprinting : ATARUN
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Lying flat on one's back, in yoga : CORPSEPOSE
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Like a ballerina performing bourrée : ONTOE
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Small protest : PEEP
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___ Padres National Forest : LOS
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Bolted down : ATE
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Interisland transports : WATERTAXIS
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Not go off without a hitch? : LIMP
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Annual meteor shower in October : ORIONIDS
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Gaelic spirit : BANSHEE
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"The Real ___," former ABC sitcom : ONEALS
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FICA contribution collector : IRS
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In the cloud, say : STORED
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Ready for inurnment : CREMATE
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Venomously biting : ASPISH
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Industry filled with press releases : WINEMAKING
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Appends : ADDSON
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Sparklers in a treasure chest : RAREJEWELS
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Move like autumn leaves in the wind : RUSTLE
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Like this puzzle, we hope : SOLVABLE
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Almost a full house : TWOPAIR
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"Quit your joshin'!" : OHSTOP
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Surround with an aura : ENHALO
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Brunch time, maybe : ELEVEN
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City planners : ZONERS
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Classic song that begins "And now the end is near" : MYWAY
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Inflection point : CUSP
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Match : SEE
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Mischievous : ARCH
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'60s service site : NAM
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Starz alternative : TMC

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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