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New York Times, Saturday, May 21, 2016

One denoted by a cross on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, for short

Author:
Jason Flinn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {QWXZ} Spans: 8, (2 quad stacks) This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Flinn.
Jason Flinn notes:
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© 2016, The New York Times5/21/16 ( No. 24,301 )

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Across
1
Pockets : MISAPPROPRIATES
16
Fictional character with a ring of power : THEGREENLANTERN
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Got back on the horse : GAVEITANOTHERGO
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One who's always positive : ETERNALOPTIMIST
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Cloture voter: Abbr. : SEN
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2016 Republican convention site: Abbr. : CLE
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Cause of a certain dramatic departure : ASP
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"You could've left some of that out" : TMI
24
Eastern sovereign : RANI
27
Mr. ___, protagonist in Wilde's "The Canterville Ghost" : OTIS
31
"Gotcha," in old lingo : IMHIP
33
Massage deeply : ROLF
35
She battled Lucy in "Kill Bill: Volume 1" : UMA
36
Finish better than fourth : MEDAL
37
Presidential moniker on "The West Wing" : JED
38
Stuffs one's face with : ODSON
40
It has base pairs : DNA
41
Sistine Chapel setting : EDEN
43
Totally rules : ROCKS
44
Accepts as true : BUYS
46
L'___ de droit (the rule of law) : ETAT
48
Stan's employer on "American Dad!" : CIA
49
"I forget the words" sounds : LAS
51
Amsterdam of l'Océan Indien, e.g. : ILE
53
Old French narrative poem : LAI
56
Was kind and generous : HADAHEARTOFGOLD
62
Handy sofa item : UNIVERSALREMOTE
63
"Why should I?!" : GIVEMEONEREASON
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Film come-on : STARSTUDDEDCAST
Down
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They may be on the house: Abbr. : MTGES
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Start of a lament : IHATE
3
Rest period : SEVENTHDAY
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The presidency, notably : AGER
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Standard : PRINCIPLE
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Potpourri part : PETAL
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Less of a dream : REALER
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Anne Sexton's palindrome-inspired poem "Rats Live ___ Evil Star" : ONNO
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Fall heavily : PLOP
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Retro do : RATTAIL
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"___ Steps" (best-selling religious novel) : INHIS
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Accelerando or ritardando negator : ATEMPO
13
Girl's name that's a homophone of a cloth : TERI
14
Dyne-centimeters : ERGS
15
Impudent twerp : SNOT
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One denoted by a cross on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, for short : MIA
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Thunderdome, e.g. : ARENA
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Zone, so to speak : NOD
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Southern home of Stillman College : TUSCALOOSA
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"Nothing's broken" : IMOK
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Lacking : SANS
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It gets clicks for flicks : IMDB
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Ordering aid : MENU
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Stuff down the throat of : FORCEFEED
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Exec's perk : JET
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"Boy, ___!" : DOI
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Utah, once : DESERET
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Middle Passage transport : SLAVER
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Like peers : TITLED
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They may cut a sentence short : AHEMS
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Player of the villain in "The Man Who Knew Too Much" : LORRE
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Los ___, Calif. : ALTOS
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T.S.A. request: Abbr. : IDENT
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Clasps : HUGS
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Pick ___ (fault-find) : ANIT
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Tantrum thrower : DIVA
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Not worth ___ : ASOU
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Partner in mapmaking : RAND
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Onetime big inits. in car financing : GMAC

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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