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LET'S PLAY TWO!

New York Times, Sunday, May 6, 2018

"___ Music's golden tongue / Flatter'd to tears this aged man ...": Keats

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 179 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Brendan Emmett Quigley notes:

As much as I like, nay love pizza, no 3-Down for me. Plus, I'm lactose intolerant.

Jeff Chen notes:
There are a lot of smash-two-titles-together puzzles like this, usually containing kooky results or amazingly natural-sounding ones. KOOKY: CONNECT FOUR CHECKERS gave me a little smile, ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times5/6/18 ( No. 25,016 )
Across
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Perpendicular to the ship's middle : ABEAM
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"Let's do this!" : ITSTIME
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Larger of Mars's two moons : PHOBOS
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Proof of purchase for some contests : BOXTOP
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Maines of the Dixie Chicks : NATALIE
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Out of date? : LONELY
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Underwater mine? : BATTLESHIPRISK
25
Some end-of-season announcements : AWARDS
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___ Plus (grooming brand) : ATRA
27
"Insecure" star Issa : RAE
28
Comparison middle : ASA
29
Peaceful protest : SITIN
30
Get a copy of a 1965 #1 Beatles hit? : ACQUIRETICKETTORIDE
37
South America's ___ Picchu : MACHU
39
Left-winger : LIB
40
U.N. worker protection agcy. : ILO
41
"___ Music's golden tongue / Flatter'd to tears this aged man ...": Keats : ERE
42
Actor Milo : OSHEA
43
Minute Maid Park player, informally : STRO
45
Formed for a particular purpose : ADHOC
47
Sultan Qaboos's land : OMAN
48
Something to be defended : THESIS
50
Rather poor ambassador's skill? : SORRYDIPLOMACY
53
School in development? : ROE
54
Hat, informally : LID
56
Bomb with the audience : DIE
57
Brand with an arrow through its logo : SUNOCO
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Grp. getting a pay cut? : IRS
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"Roll Tide!" school, for short : BAMA
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Rolled ___ : OATS
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Prefix with warrior : ECO
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Formerly known as : NEE
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Reason a computer program wouldn't open? : MEMORYTROUBLE
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Some touchdown scorers, for short : RBS
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Zippo : NIL
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"Am ___ sensitive?" : ITOO
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Existed : WERE
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Thanksgiving serving : YAM
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Things folded in the kitchen : BLINIS
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"Cinderella" mouse : GUS
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Big-eared animal : ASS
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Past : AGO
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Incredibly hard puzzle? : CRANIUMTWISTER
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One with a confession to make : SINNER
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Consume : HAVE
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Responds wistfully : SIGHS
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First name in fashion : YVES
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Impressive hole : EAGLE
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"___ reconsidered" : IVE
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Padre's hermano : TIO
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Prefix with pressure : ACU
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"Eww!" : GROSS
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Link a quartet of supermarket employees? : CONNECTFOURCHECKERS
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Aid for a tracking shot : DOLLY
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Jumpy sort, for short? : ROO
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Vehicle that often rolls over, in brief : IRA
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___ mater : ALMA
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Angry Shakespearean cry : FIEFIE
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Something you're not allowed to do in math? : TABOOOPERATION
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Mistakes : ERRATA
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Bit of nonsense in a #1 Ella Fitzgerald hit : ATASKET
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Not ruling out : OPENTO
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Gadget for lemons : ZESTER
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Goes back and forth (with) : BANTERS
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A cylinder has two : EDGES
Down
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Band with a symmetrical logo : ABBA
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Bath toy : BOAT
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Pizzeria order : EXTRACHEESE
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Some lawyers' cases : ATTACHES
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Kind of biol. : MOL
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Picks up later in life? : INHERITS
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Red ___ (sushi fish) : TAI
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Irish icon, for short : STPAT
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Ankle bones : TARSI
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Relating to the pelvis : ILIAC
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Prefix with communication : MIS
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Hair-raising cry : EEK
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Pigtail, e.g. : PLAIT
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Many a "... For Dummies" book : HOWTO
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Transmitting : ONAIR
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Comic who acted in "Ocean's Eleven" : BERNIEMAC
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Smelling of mothballs : OLD
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Part of O.S.: Abbr. : SYS
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Original home of Paddington Bear : PERU
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Moves effortlessly (through) : SAILS
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Streetside hangouts : STOOPS
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Draw back in fear : QUAIL
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River that rises in the Cantabrian Mountains : EBRO
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Player/coach Jason of the N.B.A. : KIDD
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K-12 : ELHI
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Constellation between Ursa Major and Ursa Minor : DRACO
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Kids' rhyme starter : EENY
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Big name in pain relief : MOTRIN
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Onto land : ASHORE
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Code on a bag to Chicago : ORD
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Annually : AYEAR
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Like a space cadet : CLUELESS
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1847 novel of the sea : OMOO
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"Finlandia" composer : SIBELIUS
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Rollickingly funny : RIOTOUS
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"Time was ... " : ONCE
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Feature of a millpond : DAM
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"You couldn't possibly mean me!?" : MOI
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Oil field? : ART
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Kind of job : TOW
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___ Bird, 10-time W.N.B.A. All-Star : SUE
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Bite-size, say : MINI
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Teaching positions can be part of their work : YOGIS
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Chest protector : BRA
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"La La Land" actor : RYANGOSLING
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Rolls out of bed in the morning? : BAGELS
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Messy treats : SMORES
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Fluorine's atomic number : NINE
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"Way to go!" : BRAVO
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Purple flowers : LAVENDERS
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Longtime Walter Berndt comic strip : SMITTY
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Spot for wallowing : STY
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All-out attack : SIEGE
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Stylish : CHIC
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Cry at a happy hour, maybe : TGIF
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Cry of excitement : WHOO
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"Well, Did You ___?" : EVAH
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Gate : RECEIPTS
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Did some documentary work : NARRATED
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Bolivian capital : SUCRE
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0%, in the dairy aisle : NOFAT
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Highest-level : ELITE
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Nice forecast : CLEAR
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Population classification : URBAN
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Settle down for the night : ROOST
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Sam who sang "Twistin' the Night Away" : COOKE
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Corn syrup brand : KARO
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Tiny bit : MOTE
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They always come with mayo : ANOS
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Flat-topped hat : FEZ
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Heat : IRE
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Keyboard key : TAB
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___ minimum : ATA
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Anthem contraction : OER
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One rampaging in 2018's "Rampage" : APE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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