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New York Times, Thursday, May 25, 2017

Author:
Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Erik Agard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Agard. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Erik Agard notes:
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0525 ( 24,670 )
Across
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Go on a little too long : DRAG
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Central Italian river : ARNO
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Letters on a bottle at the beach : SPF
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Symbol gotten by typing Ctrl+Alt+E, in Microsoft Word : EURO
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Goes high : SOARS
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Cameo role at the end of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" : LEIA
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"How do you ___?" : FEEL
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Possible result of spilling grape juice on a map of the Middle East? : PURPLEIRAN
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Pet with a dewlap and a beret? : FRENCHIGUANA
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Public relations pivot : REBRAND
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Shakespeare title word : ADO
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"___ favor" : POR
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"Jeopardy!" boardful : CLUES
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Bronze-ish : TAN
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Just in case : LEST
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Blue Angels performances : AIRSHOWS
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Year that Michelangelo started "David" : MDI
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Pantheon list? : ROLLOFICONS
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Toast option : RYE
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"Love & Basketball" co-star, 2000 : OMAREPPS
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Thespian's quest : PART
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Branch : ARM
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That is to say : IDEST
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Copy : APE
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Start of many a chain email : FWD
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Erode : EATAWAY
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Guard the 2001 N.B.A. M.V.P.? : COVERIVERSON
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Trailblazer's declaration ... or a hint to 17-, 19-, 34- and 51-Across : ILLGOFIRST
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Wait in a strategic location, in video game lingo : CAMP
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Promote shamelessly : FLOG
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Less welcoming : ICIER
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"___ Sings Gershwin" (1950 jazz album) : ELLA
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Direction to which a pointer may point : YON
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Prefix meaning "internal" : ENDO
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Barbecue dish : RIBS
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"___ Comedy Jam" : DEF
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Way through une ville : RUE
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Word between "facts" and "facts" : ARE
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Many a Trump property : GOLFRESORT
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Wood that doesn't burn easily : ASPEN
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Another go : ROUNDTWO
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Drug cop : NARC
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Dogie, e.g. : ORPHAN
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Mexican shawl : SERAPE
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Challenges for movers : PIANOS
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Some derivative drawings : FANART
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Declined : SLID
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Emmy-nominated Lucy : LIU
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Bigheadedness : EGO
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In haste : RASHLY
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Record label for Usher, Pitbull and Pink : RCA
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2010 title role for Denzel Washington : ELI
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"Hamilton" duelist : BURR
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Regarding : ASFOR
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One who might get down to Alabama? : LINEDANCER
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Sporting chant : OLE
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___ Nashville (major country label) : MCA
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Cool Ranch chip : DORITO
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Heavily engaged (in) : IMMERSED
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Erupt : SPEW
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Anti-bullying ad, e.g., for short : PSA
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Piggery : STY
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Appease : PACIFY
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Renowned Harlem venue : APOLLO
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Maker of Almay cosmetics : REVLON
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Tips, e.g. : ADVICE
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Back to? : FRO
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Service symbolized by a dot and three curved lines : WIFI
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Space science, for short : ASTRO
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Cobb salad ingredient : EGG
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Consumer advocate Brockovich : ERIN
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"Moonlight" star Mahershala : ALI
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Org. with Card games : MLB
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Faux ___ : PAS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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