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New York Times, Saturday, May 5, 2018

Author:
Damon Gulczynski
Editor:
Will Shortz
Comics character who says "Having lost sight of our objectives, we redoubled our efforts"
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 1 Puzzle has duplicate clues This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Gulczynski. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Damon J. Gulczynski notes:
The long seed entry, 37-A, was inspired by a scene near the end of the old Willy Wonka movie. Although, as I later learned watching ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Can't remember when I've loved so many feature entries so much. These flat-out delighted me: HODGEPODGE ENDLESS LOOP (programming ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Excellent puzzle.

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© 2018, The New York Times5/5/18 ( No. 25,015 )
Across
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Close and comfortable : SNUG
5
Leader of a long race? : ADAM
9
Minds : HEEDS
14
Comics character who says "Having lost sight of our objectives, we redoubled our efforts" : POGO
15
Japanese bowlful : SOBA
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Roughly nine of 10 people have one : INNIE
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Geographical hexagon : UTAH
18
Stew : HODGEPODGE
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Single unit : MONAD
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Unstable subatomic particle : MUON
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Chateau ___ Michelle : STE
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Code violation requiring an emergency exit? : ENDLESSLOOP
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Choler : IRE
29
Pierce the ears of : DEAFEN
30
"Geez, that just ain't right!" : AWMAN
32
Anderson who managed Cincinnati's Big Red Machine : SPARKY
36
Butler of fiction : RHETT
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"Take a hike, bub!" : ISAIDGOODDAYSIR
41
Marisa of "The Wrestler" : TOMEI
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Sinus-clearing condiment : WASABI
43
Uncouth : CRASS
44
Night sticks? : ROOSTS
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2013 Best Picture nominee with a major unseen female character : HER
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Fancy-pants : HIGHFALUTIN
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Late mag publisher : HEF
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Refrain word in the song with the lyric "Come, Mister Tally Man, tally me banana" : DAYO
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Wide open : AGAPE
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Boost : HYPE
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Food described in Exodus : MATZO
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Eats : GRUB
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Seating specification : TIER
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Catching some Z's : ADOZE
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They're easily taken : SAPS
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Additional stipulations : ANDS
Down
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Made bubbles, as an ocean wave : SPUMED
2
Zero : NOTONE
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Setting for "The Last King of Scotland" : UGANDA
4
Split the bill, informally : GOHALFSIES
5
Neutral color : ASH
6
Sentences : DOOMS
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___ Aziz bin Fahd, Saudi prince : ABDUL
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Mr. once played by Leslie Nielsen : MAGOO
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Axilla : armpit :: coxa : ___ : HIP
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Slaughter who was a star of the 1946 World Series : ENOS
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Revelation subject : ENDTIMES
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Tech-savvy group : DIGERATI
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Go with : SEE
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Ambient composer of note : ENO
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Chicago-style, in a way : DEEPDISH
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Catch : SNAG
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One with a focus in mathematics : PARABOLA
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Start of an intermission? : ENTR
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Vague threat from a Stooge : WHYIOUGHTA
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Seating specification : ROW
34
R.V. hookup org. : KOA
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Gridiron figs. : YDS
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Target for nails? : ITCH
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Poor sport : SOREHEAD
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Tiramisu flavorer : AMARETTO
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___ Torres, 12-time Olympic swimming medalist : DARA
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Be a homebody : STAYIN
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Gave a little extra : TIPPED
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Doesn't look good? : SNEERS
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Lupino of old Hollywood : IDA
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City police concern : GANGS
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Monster slain by Hercules : HYDRA
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Get steamy : FOGUP
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Beginnings of a beard : FUZZ
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"Today" rival, briefly : GMA
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___ Dameron, fighter pilot for the Resistance in "Star Wars" films : POE
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Delivery people, for short : OBS

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