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New York Times, Friday, May 31, 2019

Uncle ___, main role on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"

Author:
Sam Ezersky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Ezersky. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2019, The New York Times5/31/19 ( No. 25,406 )
Across
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Stick to one's guns : STANDPAT
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Mission for a Mafia member : HITJOB
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"You sure about that?" : OHREALLY
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Something a tuning fork has : YSHAPE
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Sort of pricing model with multiple tiers : FREEMIUM
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Singer Sharp with the 1962 hit "Mashed Potato Time" : DEEDEE
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___ bar : TEND
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An "A" in physics? : AMPERE
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One traditionally dressed in red or green : ELF
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Mounts : GETSON
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What "mía" means across the Pyrenees : AMOI
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Question from an anxious person : WHATSNEXT
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Group of close friends, in modern slang : FAM
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Shell game? : SKEET
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Light and graceful : AIRY
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River that meets the Colorado at Yuma : GILA
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Sports news pro : ANALYST
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Thomas Dewey or Hubert Humphrey, notably : ALSORAN
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Aquatic source of iodine : KELP
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Uncle ___, main role on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" : PHIL
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Verse : POESY
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Creature that might live in a 39-Across forest : EEL
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Verbal attack : BROADSIDE
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Glassless glasses : RIMS
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Minus sign lookalike : ENDASH
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Not twiddle one's thumbs : ACT
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"Bear with me" : ONESEC
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Man's name that's a number in Italian : OTTO
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Longtime head of Duke basketball, to fans : COACHK
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Proudly tech-savvy sort : UBERGEEK
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Verbal attack : EARFUL
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Conferral after some two-year programs : MADEGREE
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Not-too-bright subordinate : STOOGE
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Invasive plant? : ENEMYSPY
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Feature of Algeria and Egypt : SOFTG
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+ 1 : THREE
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"Everybody has their issues, right?" : ARENTWEALL
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Can't do it alone : NEEDSHELP
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Put a stop to? : DAM
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Flexible : PLIANT
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'18 honoree, today : ALUM
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Part of a percussion ensemble : TYMPANI
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Chemical group with the formula -OH : HYDROXYL
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"Gotcha" : ISEEIT
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Not just any : THE
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Green hue : JADE
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Sister company of Peugeot : OPEL
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Argument : BEEF
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Green hue : EMERALD
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Like some breakfast bars : OATY
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Didn't go out : SATHOME
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Performers who take a lot of heat? : FIREEATERS
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"I wish it weren't so!" : ALAS
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A bajillion : MANY
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___ bomb (cocktail) : SAKE
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Something to take in protest : KNEE
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Praise that might be dispensed with a treat : GOODDOGGY
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Light shower : SPRINKLE
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English : SPIN
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"... per my reasoning" : IASSUME
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Greeting that might follow a fist bump : BROHUG
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Leave the country : SECEDE
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Likely to take a bite out of one's wallet : STEEP
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Cornball : HOKEY
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Opposite of bombs : ACES
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Application of paint : COAT
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Its leaves are used for the Hawaiian dish laulau : TARO
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Abba of Israel : EBAN
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Head of lettuce? : CFO
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"Stand" band, 1989 : REM

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

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