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CHANGE OF PROGRAM

New York Times, Sunday, May 25, 2014

Star of reality TV's "The Girls Next Door," briefly

Author:
Dan Schoenholz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dan Schoenholz

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Schoenholz.
Dan Schoenholz notes:
This was a fun puzzle to create, kind of a personal journey through a lifetime of TV watching. From a construction standpoint, I got lucky: nine theme answers based on well-known shows ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Today we get TV shows with one word homophonically changed, thus CHANGE OF PROGRAM. I liked the fact that Dan chose a wide variety of shows from all walks of life. A soap opera, a sci-fi, ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times5/25/14 ( No. 23,574 )
Across
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Part of a rainbow : INDIGO
7
Blanket : SMOTHER
14
Rear admiral's rear : STERN
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Invader of 1066 : NORMAN
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Comment upon heading off : AWAYWEGO
21
Catch ___ (surf) : AWAVE
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Like farmland : ARABLE
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Stoners' memoirs? : DAZEOFOURLIVES
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___ New Guinea : PAPUA
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Freud disciple Alfred : ADLER
27
Coaches : TRAINERS
28
Leverage in divorce negotiations? : THEEXFILES
30
Mixologist : BARKEEP
32
Went from black to red, say : DYED
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Home with a view : AERIE
34
Whinny : NEIGH
38
Sound in a hot tub : AAH
41
Mallard relative : TEAL
44
Berth : SLIP
45
Theater opening : SCENEI
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Dumbstruck duo? : THEAWEDCOUPLE
50
Moolah : SHEKELS
51
Blemished : MARRED
52
Admit (to) : COP
53
Calculus calculation : SLOPE
55
Makes the connection : SEES
56
Zero-star movie : BOMB
57
Balkan capital : SOFIA
59
___ Beach, Fla. : VERO
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Susan of "L.A. Law" : DEY
62
Tale of metropolitan religious diversity? : SECTSANDTHECITY
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Word before or after "down" : PAT
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Yam or turnip : ROOT
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They're big in barns : DOORS
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Huskers' targets : EARS
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'12 or '13, now : ALUM
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Western followers? : POSSE
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Wire service inits. : UPI
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Some lapses : ERRATA
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Like many men's ties : STRIPED
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Grant Wood portrayal? : AMERICANIDYLL
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"The Canterbury Tales" inn : TABARD
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Yemeni port : ADEN
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Wrapped (up) : SEWN
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Conciliatory gesture : SOP
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Kitchen drawer? : AROMA
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Some sites for sightseers : RUINS
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Eke ___ living : OUTA
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Maltreated : ILLUSED
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Having trouble slowing down? : BRAKINGBAD
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Like radon among all gaseous elements : HEAVIEST
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Popped up : AROSE
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"Appointment in Samarra" novelist : OHARA
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Cobbler's heirloom? : AWLINTHEFAMILY
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Bet : STAKED
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Aplomb : POISE
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"Spamalot" writer and lyricist : ERICIDLE
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Forward : RESEND
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Heavens : SKIES
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Clear-cuts, e.g. : DENUDES
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Off course : ASTRAY
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Not on point : INAPT
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Jones of jazz : NORAH
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Hang (over) : DRAPE
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Saturated : IMBUED
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Samsung smartphone : GALAXY
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With 10-Down, certain punch : ONE
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Marshy lowland : SWALE
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Features of many kids' place mats : MAZES
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Legal hearing : OYER
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See 6-Down : TWO
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Star of reality TV's "The Girls Next Door," briefly : HEF
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Immodest display : EGOTRIP
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Oscar nominee for "The Wrestler" : ROURKE
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Highlight : SALIENCE
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Double takes? : TWINPEEKS
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Gutter site : EAVE
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One with a home away from home : RVER
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Crime-fighting Eliot : NESS
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Extra: Abbr. : ADDL
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Actress ___ Dawn Chong : RAE
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Mentored, e.g. : AIDED
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Celebrated : FETED
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Poe poem, with "The" : BELLS
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"The Tempest" spirit : ARIEL
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Hieroglyphic symbol : ASP
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"___ Love," 1987 LL Cool J hit : INEED
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Stylist's goop : GELEE
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___ fit : HISSY
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Rest stop convenience, for short : ATM
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1956 Gregory Peck role : AHAB
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"Don't be a ___!" : HERO
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Confronts : ACCOSTS
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Certain back-scratcher : LOOFA
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"The Rapture of Canaan" author Reynolds : SHERI
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See 49-Down : ARMS
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Big name in barbecue grills : WEBER
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With 47-Down, angry : UPIN
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Building needs, informally : SPECS
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Not straight up : OVERICE
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Tolerated : STOOD
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Focusing problem, for short : ADD
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Ferrell's cheerleading partner on "S.N.L." : OTERI
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Dealt (with) : COPED
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A musical might be on one : TOUR
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Neighbors of Navajos : HOPIS
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Sale site, maybe : YARD
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Popular pre-marathon meal : PASTA
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Wedding site : ALTAR
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Engine booster : TURBO
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Tropicana Field team : RAYS
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W.W. II invasion site : STLO
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Tight spot in South Florida? : MIAMIVISE
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___ Hawkins Day : SADIE
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Correct : EMEND
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Taedium vitae : ENNUI
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View from Lake Como : ALP
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Relatives of turtles : PRALINES
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Neon frame? : ENS
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Stirred : AWOKE
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Spare : AUSTERE
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In a hurry : RUSHED
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Govt. securities : TNOTES
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Left open-mouthed, say : AGHAST
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Rent : LET
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Wedding sight : BRIDE
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Fancy wheels, familiarly : ROLLS
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"... so long ___ both shall live?" : ASYE
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Part of an old military alphabet : BAKER
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Big band's booking : ARENA
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Pops : DADDY
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Comes to pass, old-style : HAPS
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"Star Wars" furball : EWOK
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Others, to Ovid : ALII
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In : AMID
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End of un film : FIN
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Puncture preceder : ACU
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Mme.'s cousin : SRA

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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