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New York Times, Friday, May 26, 2017

Author:
Robyn Weintraub
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {QXZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 11 for Ms. Weintraub.
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© 2017, The New York Times5/26/17 ( No. 24,671 )
Across
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Living end : CATSPAJAMAS
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Writer's deg. : MFA
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What doesn't have a second to lose? : ATOMICCLOCK
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Cruet contents : OIL
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"Here's one example ..." : FORINSTANCE
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Neighbor of N.Y. : ONT
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Glass with bubbles : FLUTE
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Coronation, e.g. : RITE
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To God, in a hymn : DEO
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Alternatively : ELSE
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Feature of some digital photos : TIMESTAMP
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Puma parts : LACES
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Quinine, for malaria : CURE
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Met : CONVENED
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Cricket, to a grasshopper, or vice versa : COUSIN
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Skirted : AVOIDED
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Highly inflationary : SOARING
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Unknowingly reveal : BETRAY
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Amusing bits of trivia : FUNFACTS
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Dora the Explorer, for one: Abbr. : SRTA
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Some plum tomatoes : ROMAS
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Persevere : SOLDIERON
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Taking away : LESS
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"Strange Magic" band, for short : ELO
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Smart ___ : ALEC
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Bear in "The Jungle Book" : BALOO
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Woven trap : WEB
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A back-seat driver can't do this : RIDESHOTGUN
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Org. that promotes Energy Star Day : EPA
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"Tell me more ..." : KEEPTALKING
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Part of E.S.T.: Abbr. : STD
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Miscellany : ODDSANDENDS
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___ mocha : CAFFE
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Something ring-shaped : ATOLL
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Something ring-shaped : TORUS
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Bible belt? : SMITE
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Fragrant wood : PINE
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They're often installed in the spring, for short : ACS
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Highway sign abbr. : JCT
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More than concerned : ALARMED
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They're tender : MONIES
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Places to keep 9-Down: Abbr. : ACCTS
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Sport featuring clay disks : SKEET
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Tunes to accompany dimmed lights : MOODMUSIC
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Content often written by lawyers : FINEPRINT
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Choir part : ALTO
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Chief justice in the Dred Scott verdict : TANEY
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Finished up, as cupcakes : ICED
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Honda's luxury brand : ACURA
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Mother of Helen of Troy : LEDA
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Some Caltech alums: Abbr. : ENGS
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They're hailed on Broadway : CABS
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Stayed out when you shouldn't have? : OVERSLEPT
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"I'm pleasantly surprised" : NOTTOOBAD
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How some YouTube videos go : VIRAL
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Talk show hosted by a Harvard grad : CONAN
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Lumbering sorts : OAFS
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Sport for rikishi : SUMO
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Surgical tool : FORCEPS
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Like clarinets : REEDED
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Donnie of a 2001 cult film : DARKO
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Terse admission of guilt : ILIED
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Hanukkah serving : LATKE
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The ___ Marbles (British Museum holding) : ELGIN
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Solid : SOUND
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Some tracks : SONGS
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Feta sources : EWES
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Gutsy : BOLD
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Victoria, e.g.: Abbr. : STA
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River or dynasty name : HAN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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