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New York Times, Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The salon names To Dye For and Best Little Hairhouse (both real!), e.g.

Author:
Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQ} This is puzzle # 82 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
My original submission included RUM BABA / RUMBA and MEMENTOS / MENTOS. But Will thought it was confusing, having so much doubling. Apparently ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
It should come to no surprise to people who know me that I originally clued POWER UP as something like [Awesome ability gained by a video game ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times5/9/18 ( No. 25,019 )
Across
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Talking animal in some fairy tales : FROG
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It's gripping : CLASP
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Summer vacation spot : BEACH
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Musical Horne : LENA
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Come out of one's shell : HATCH
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"My luck is bound to change" : IMDUE
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Exclamation of surprise, in Britain : ISAY
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"When the stars make you drool just like pasta fazool, that's ___" : AMORE
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Organ that Prometheus regenerated nightly : LIVER
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___ Xing : PED
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Reality TV show, when 59-Across? : AMAZINGGRACE
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Cut of beef in a Newport steak : TRITIP
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Vatican V.I.P. : POPE
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Famous feuder with Jay-Z : NAS
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Chilled, when 59-Across? : OVERRICE
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Ding, e.g. : MAR
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Caterwaul : CRY
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Sneaky ___ (trickster) : PETE
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Crew's need : OARS
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Left slack-jawed : AWED
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Aerate, when 59-Across? : VENTILATTE
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Grand ___ : PRIX
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[That's so ... sad] : SIGH
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Skip out (on) : BAIL
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Costello of Abbott and Costello : LOU
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Small dog, informally : POM
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"Possibly," when 59-Across? : DEEPENDS
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Hole-punching tool : AWL
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Sign for good or ill : OMEN
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Did a blacksmith's job : FORGED
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Experiencing a vision problem : SEEINGDOUBLE
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Get a bite : EAT
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Slowly break down : ERODE
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Two of the heart's chambers : ATRIA
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___ mater : ALMA
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Babble : RUNON
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Shopping aids : LISTS
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Utah town near Arches and Canyonlands National Parks : MOAB
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Said "O-D-O-U-R," e.g. : SPELT
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Apt rhyme for "cache" : STASH
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The salon names To Dye For and Best Little Hairhouse (both real!), e.g. : PUNS
Down
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Cap on many a shampoo bottle : FLIPTOP
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Member of the B-team : RESERVE
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Slimming down : ONADIET
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Part of L.G.B.T.Q. : GAY
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Advocate for : CHAMPION
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Eastern priest : LAMA
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The whole shebang : ATOZ
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Substitute for legal tender : SCRIP
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Real standout : PHENOM
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Insulting designation from a pirate : BILGERAT
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Mideast bigwig : EMIR
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Typical part of a book deal : ADVANCE
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Line holdup? : CUECARD
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Nonconforming opinion : HERESY
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Diver's need : AIR
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College admissions fig. : GPA
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Famed fountain name : TREVI
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Sacred creature in ancient Egypt : CAT
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She threw the apple of discord, in Greek myth : ERIS
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Took a tumble, as the stock market : SLID
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Big name in grills : WEBER
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High number? : EXPONENT
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"Just a number," according to a common saying : AGE
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Superhero with super speed : THEFLASH
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Give some juice : POWERUP
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Prime directive : RULEONE
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Poet who read at President Clinton's 1993 inauguration : ANGELOU
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Creative sort : IDEAMAN
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Beginnings of some trips : LSDTABS
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Light sources in a light show : LASERS
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"Wow!," in a text : OMG
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Gold and silver : MEDALS
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"The Gold-Bug" author : POE
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Playground call : NOTIT
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One with millions of Instagram followers, say : IDOL
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___ Major : URSA
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Smithereens : BITS
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Rock band's need : AMP

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

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