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New York Times, Saturday, May 25, 2019

Patriot who said "Moderation in temper, is always a virtue; but moderation in principle, is a species of vice"

Author:
Paolo Pasco
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paolo Pasco

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Pasco.
Paolo Pasco notes:
My last puzzle (with Erik Agard) had a stack of 13s across the middle, and making it was a lot of fun; we got to showcase long entries ... read more
Harvard Magazine notes:

Remaking the Grid is an interesting profile on today's constructor.

Jeff Chen notes:
HAWAIIAN SHIRT / CATE BLANCHETT (wow, what a performance as Hela in "Thor: Ragnarok"!) / MICHELIN GUIDE made for a beautiful stair ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
Well, Jeff, I would consider Howard Ashman famous enough for even an early-week puzzle. It all depends on your personal interests. ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times5/25/19 ( No. 25,400 )
Across
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Speaker's accessory : LAPELMIC
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"Phooey!" : DASHIT
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Not running loose, say : ONALEASH
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___ Collezioni (fashion brand) : ARMANI
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One with drawing power in Hollywood? : ANIMATOR
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Claptrap : DRIVEL
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With 53-Across, jalopy : TIN
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Establishments whose products might be described by this answer + H : DELIS
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Scripture : TEXT
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Follow : HEED
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"Poor venomous fool," in Shakespeare : ASP
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Brings in : REAPS
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It appears over a tilde : ESC
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Drop ___ : TROU
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Emmy/Tony winner Arthur : BEA
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Top of a Pacific island chain : HAWAIIANSHIRT
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Only person to win an Oscar for playing an Oscar-winning actress : CATEBLANCHETT
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Book of stars? : MICHELINGUIDE
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Tats : INK
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A's, e.g. ... or a word following "A" : TEAM
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Harrisburg-to-Allentown dir. : ENE
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Handles, with "with" : DEALS
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Not the sharpest crayon in the box : DIM
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Cold-weather coat : RIME
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Pro ___ : RATA
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The half-blood prince in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" : SNAPE
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See 19-Across : CAN
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"The Little Mermaid" lyricist Howard : ASHMAN
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Insincere welcome : GLADHAND
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Congested, in a way : STOPGO
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Push-ups, e.g. : LINGERIE
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Creator of Kermit the Frog and Rowlf the Dog : HENSON
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Book that doesn't take long to get through : EASYREAD
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Uneager : LOATH
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Musical with the song "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile" : ANNIE
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Patriot who said "Moderation in temper, is always a virtue; but moderation in principle, is a species of vice" : PAINE
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___ City (sobriquet for New Haven) : ELM
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Play auditioner's hope : LEAD
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#, in chess notation : MATE
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Sardinia, e.g., to locals : ISOLA
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Website relative of JDate : CHRISTIANMINGLE
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___ joke (total groaner) : DAD
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Pirate's exclamation : ARR
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Off in biblical lands? : SMITE
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Nosh : HAVEABITE
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Amateurish : INEXPERT
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Attacks, as in a joust : TILTSAT
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Busted out of jail : SPRANG
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Tarot card that bears the numeral XIII : DEATH
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Enter quickly : RUSHIN
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Willy Wonka's factory output : SWEETS
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Bygone communication : CABLE
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As prompted : ONCUE
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Event for computer whizzes : HACKATHON
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Epic narratives : ILIADS
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Jon of "Napoleon Dynamite" : HEDER
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Film buff : CINEASTE
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Hebrew scripture commentary : MIDRASH
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Tiffany products : LAMPS
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One of the Obamas : MALIA
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Support group reassurance : ICARE
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Fever : MANIA
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Wound (up) : ENDED
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Creperie equipment : PANS
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Out there : EDGY
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Long ___ : AGO
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Prefix with binary : NON
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"I'm With ___" : HER

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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