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New York Times, Friday, May 4, 2018

Author:
Michael Hawkins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Hawkins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BJQZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Hawkins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Michael Hawkins notes:
Today's puzzle is my first solo themeless puzzle after collaborating with John Guzzetta on my first three. Because we received some ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Mike's had an impressive run of themeless acceptances — his rate is much higher than most anyone I know. He said the secret is to ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0504 ( 25,014 )
Across
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Subversive use of computers to promote a political agenda : HACKTIVISM
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Sharp : ACID
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One who gets the show on the road : IMPRESARIO
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Dim : FADE
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What's not going anywhere? : STAYCATION
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Animal with a big bite, informally : CROC
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Liberal arts dept. : PSY
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Exact revenge legally : SUE
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Constitutional : WALK
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Bring (out) : TROT
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Plant tissue : XYLEM
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Apt rhyme for "casino" : RENO
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Some animal tissue : FAT
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Stunners : TASERS
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Dentist's direction : OPENWIDE
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1940s P.M. : ATTLEE
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"May I help you?" : YES
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Gave secondhand? : REDEALT
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What the middle of the U.S. is usually on, for short : CDT
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Involve : ENTAIL
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Becomes successful : TAKESOFF
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Baked : STONED
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Eats : HAS
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One of the Greats? : ERIE
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Have a good time : PARTY
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Sci-fi writer McCaffrey, who was the first woman to win a Hugo for fiction : ANNE
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Not eat : FAST
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Not a team player : REF
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Director Anderson : WES
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Texting preamble : IMHO
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Lack of polish : INELEGANCE
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Portend : LOOM
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Finally : ATLONGLAST
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Lay eyes on : ESPY
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"How about we get started?!" : LETSDOTHIS
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Some hand waves : HIS
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Tsp. or tbsp. : AMT
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Keeper of the books, for short : CPA
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DC area? : KRYPTON
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Private eyes : TECS
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Brit's exclamation : ISAY
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It has a large holding area : VAT
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Good name for an optometrist : IRIS
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One signatory to the Treaty of Fort Laramie : SIOUX
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"Mere rhetoric is not enough" : MONEYTALKS
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The K.C. Chiefs are in it : AFCWEST
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Snack at a county fair or baseball park : CARAMELCORN
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Indiana Jones pursuit : IDOL
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K.O. : DECK
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French city where an English/French treaty was signed in 1420 : TROYES
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Evangelist's exhortation : REPENT
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What has a lot in store for you? : ONESTOPSHOP
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___ machine (restaurant fixture) : LATTE
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Research done outside the lab : FIELDTRIAL
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Put together : ADD
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Crown holders : TEETH
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Freshwater minnow : REDFIN
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Fixed rate : SETFEE
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Comparatively twisted : WRIER
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Org. found early in the phone book : AAA
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Gray area? : ANATOMY
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Natural seasoning : SEASALT
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Gossipmonger : YENTE
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Computer menu heading : FILE
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Contemporary of Hosea : AMOS
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Pool surface : FELT
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Proceed on one's way : WEND
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Breakfast item in a box : EGGO
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"___ Olvidados" (1950 Luis Buñuel film) : LOS
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Slangy turndown : NAH
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Long-running procedural : CSI
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Arrivals in "Arrival," for short : ETS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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