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DUALITY QUALITY

New York Times, Sunday, May 7, 2017

Author:
Natan Last, Finn Vigeland and the J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.60370
Natan Last
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1.64230
Finn Vigeland

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Last. This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Vigeland. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
Finn kicked off the generation of this theme by finding the phrase BASELINE VASELINE, which we all thought was evocative of some umpish impishness. Natan always likes adding layers of a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
The Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA) Crossword Class is back, with a theme involving words that seem like they should rhyme — each pair of words is identical, except for the ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0507 ( 24,652 )
Across
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Like the 30 Rock building : DECO
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Word said three times while smacking the forehead : DUMB
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Jests : JAPES
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Tyrion Lannister of "Game of Thrones" and others : IMPS
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It may be whiffed : ODOR
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Rose's love on old Broadway : ABIE
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Little racer : GOCART
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Lady Gaga's "___ This Way" : BORN
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"I know my girl enjoys her youth / When this fine sound escapes her mouth" : DAUGHTERLAUGHTER
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Golden calf, e.g. : IDOL
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Texter's "Wow!" : OMG
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Galley propeller : OAR
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Pretext : GUISE
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Ends : CEASES
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2008 Obama catchword : HOPE
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Place for a pie to cool : SILL
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Half of a score : TEN
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"___ et veritas" : LUX
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"Right now, it's fine, no five-star food, / But this dessert will soon be good!" : BUDDINGPUDDING
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Some ancient writings : PAPYRI
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Cry to a cop : ARRESTHIM
46
Injure badly : MAUL
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Spa accessory : LOOFA
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Some Wall St. deals : LBOS
50
Kylo ___ ("Star Wars" villain) : REN
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Part of an underground network : GASMAIN
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Shangri-la : EDEN
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Chump : SAP
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Off-week, in football : BYE
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"This mensch looks up and shouts 'Delish!' / While downing snacks with real relish" : KOSHERNOSHER
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Actor Elgort of "The Fault in Our Stars" : ANSEL
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Due + sei : OTTO
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Robert of "Tender Mercies" : DUVALL
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Acronym for a class taught over the Internet : MOOC
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Veranda : PORCH
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Wise : SAGE
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Skin dyes : HENNAS
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Gefilte fish fish : PIKE
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Tassel movers : GRADS
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"Your will to serve must be mature / To be this keeper of nature" : GARDENWARDEN
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"Stop right there!" : HEY
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Intimidate : COW
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Places : PUTS
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Like Uncle Sam : GOATEED
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"___ all good" : ITS
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"Al ___ Lado del Río" (2004 Oscar-winning song) : OTRO
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Food items often served with 76-Down : TACOS
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Goofs : ERRS
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"Just be cool" : ACTCASUAL
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Hooter or honker : SCHNOZ
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"Go down this hallway: There's a couch / If what you seek's relaxing touch" : MASSAGEPASSAGE
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"See-saw, Margery ___" (old nursery rhyme) : DAW
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Backing : FOR
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Begged : PLED
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Reporters' group : POOL
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French title : MADAME
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Bygone NBC drama : LALAW
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Carry the day : WIN
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Go "boohoo" : SOB
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Primary imperative? : VOTE
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"This may have been the umpire's doing; / Now sliding home is easy going" : BASELINEVASELINE
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Oct. pennant race : ALCS
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Cry of jubilation ... or guilt : IDIDIT
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Hoist : LIFT
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Color of el mar : AZUL
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Old pop : NEHI
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New York county with Lake Placid : ESSEX
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"Why don't we?!" : LETS
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Award category word : BEST
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Cheese sometimes paired with pinot noir : EDAM
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Suckers' succors? : COUGHDROPS
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URL suffix : ORG
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Job with spreadsheets : DATAENTRY
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Ride offerer : UBER
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Russian peace : MIR
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Home to King Philippe : BELGIUM
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Nudges, in a way : JOGS
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Post-marathon feeling : ACHE
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Word before or after "down" : PAT
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Upright : ERECT
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"The Iron Lady" star : STREEP
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Animal avatar of Thoth : IBIS
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"Kate Upton strikes an alpine pose / And belts this out, with naught to lose" : MODELYODEL
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One working on the board? : PROSURFER
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"Celebrity Jeopardy!" show, briefly : SNL
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Artisans' group : GUILD
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Kachina doll makers : HOPIS
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"___ Lang Syne" : AULD
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Overly fussy : ANAL
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___ of Solomon : ODES
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P.R. task : SPIN
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Chinese city known for its terra-cotta warriors : XIAN
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Light wood : BALSA
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___ studies (college major) : URBAN
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Butter in South Asian cuisines : GHEE
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[!!!!] : IMSHOCKED
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Identify : NAME
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Three-pointer shooter, usually : GUARD
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Funny Amy : POEHLER
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"Peanuts" boy : LINUS
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Start printing : GOTOPRESS
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On, as a horse : ASTRIDE
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Astronomer's sighting : NOVA
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Like some light wood : BLOND
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Keystone officer : KOP
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Drooping : SAGGY
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Boston college : EMERSON
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Force on Earth, informally : ONEG
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Vessel often stowed upside down : CANOE
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Blue symbol of Delaware : HEN
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"I have this duty on my farm / To look as chickens keep eggs warm" : HATCHWATCH
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Throng : SWARM
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Not blown up : ACTUALSIZE
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Rapper topper : DORAG
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Bulked up, in modern lingo : SWOLE
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Party bowlful : GUACAMOLE
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Gillette ___ Plus : ATRA
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"://" preceder : HTTP
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Fantasy fiction readers, e.g. : ESCAPISTS
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Condition once called "shell shock," for short : PTSD
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Wasted : ICED
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___ buco : OSSO
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Ottoman's partner : SOFA
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Not go out of date, say : AGEWELL
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In unison : ASONE
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Dead man walking? : ZOMBIE
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Divvy up : SPLIT
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Country star Jackson : ALAN
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Goes over : READS
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Arnaz of 1950s TV : DESI
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First sentence of a news story : LEDE
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"The Adventures of ___" (European comics series) : ALIX
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Float in the air : WAFT
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Weight : ONUS
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Wallop : BELT
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Jones of CNN : VAN
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Family girl : SIS
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Go (for) : VIE
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Test site : LAB

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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