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New York Times, Friday, May 25, 2018

Author:
Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 67, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXYZ} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 83 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Doug Peterson beat me to debuting NUCLEAR FOOTBALL a few years ago, so I took it off my list of potential seed entries. He's so great ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
This crossword was an enormous pain to put together. Like, trying several hundred times to fill it, with several dozen different black ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0525 ( 25,035 )

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Across
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Frustrated solver's cry : IMSTUCK
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Frying need for French fries : DEEPFAT
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Verbally abuses, in slang : HATESON
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So-called "Crossroads of America" : INDIANA
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How bugs may be eaten : ONADARE
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Marketing divisions : ADUNITS
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Steamy fare : PORN
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Co-founder of the Black Panther Party : SEALE
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City north of Pittsburgh : ERIE
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Son of : ibn :: father of : ___ : ABU
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Someone to respect : ELDER
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Tax ID : SSN
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Overly pleased with oneself : SMUG
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Bulgaria's Simeon I and Simeon II : TSARS
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Grub : CHOW
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"___ Today, Gone Tomorrow" ("Tiny Toon Adventures" episode) : HARE
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Projected expense for a roofer? : EAVE
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Get straight, in a way : UNSNARL
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Gave recognition where recognition was due : THANKED
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"Au contraire!" : NOTTRUE
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Cheap accommodations : HOSTELS
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1976 AC/DC single with the lyric "Watch me explode" : TNT
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"Yadda yadda yadda" : ETC
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"Doesn't get any better than this!" : AHBLISS
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Made loud noises on the road : VROOMED
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Important case for national security : NUCLEARFOOTBALL
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Erté's art : DECO
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Doughnut-shaped : TORIC
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When the tempest occurs in "The Tempest" : ACTI
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Cusps : EVES
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Shakespearean lament : ALACK
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Get cheeky with? : MOON
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Pop : SODA
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Baby ___ : BLUES
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Rice left on a shelf, maybe : ANNE
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Sister chain of Applebee's : IHOP
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Simple fighting style : MANOAMANO
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Fireworks effect : STARBURST
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Rocker nicknamed "The Motor City Madman" : TEDNUGENT
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World Cup cheer : USA
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Tight-fitting wear : CORSET
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Time-killing plays for quarterbacks : KNEELS
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Telemarketer's device : DIALER
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"___ Game" (1986 Hugo Award winner) : ENDERS
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Brown. follower : EDU
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Common car freshener feature : PINESCENT
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Just treatment : FAIRSHAKE
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Fictional work that eschews literary conventions : ANTINOVEL
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Hit with a big charge : TASE
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Lovelace of early computing : ADA
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Snub : SHUN
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Joins : WEDS
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Man's nickname that sounds like two letters : ARTIE
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Plans to pay later : RUNSATAB
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"It's go time!" : LETSROLL
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Reality show whose contestants must be good with numbers : THEVOICE
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12x platinum compilation album by the Rolling Stones, familiarly : HOTROCKS
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Bit of fancy attire : ASCOT
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Long range : ANDES
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Spanish omelet ingredient : HUEVO
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Secretly included, in a way : BCCED
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Author Mario Vargas ___ : LLOSA
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Winner of two Grammys and a Nobel Peace Prize : OBAMA
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Georgia home of Mercer University : MACON
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John in England : ELTON
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Gridiron group that tries to sack the QB, collectively : DLINE
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Madame, across the Rhine : FRAU

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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