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New York Times, Monday, June 1, 2015

Emulating basketball's Jordan, per an old catchphrase

Author:
David Woolf
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {W} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Woolf.
David Woolf notes:
This puzzle is a great example of the value of an editor, since much of the short fill along the top edge of the puzzle has been ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Homonym play, SOL SOLE SEOUL SOUL all getting their day in the sol (Spanish for "sun"). I think SOL CERVEZA is iffy — not many people ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times6/1/15 ( No. 23,946 )
Across
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Coke rival : PEPSI
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Narrow street : LANE
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Cracked open, as a door : AJAR
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Sir ___ Newton : ISAAC
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Milky gem : OPAL
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Bit of Old Norse writing : RUNE
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Popular Mexican brew : SOLCERVEZA
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Sound that completes the phrase "Just like ...!" : SNAP
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Nincompoop : ASS
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Letter after bee : CEE
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Wearing some party shoes : INHEELS
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Put the pedal to the metal : GUNIT
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Co. name ender : INC
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The only trustworthy one? : SOLEBENEFICIARY
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Online periodical : EZINE
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Atmosphere : AIR
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Canadian native : CREE
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___ au vin : COQ
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Dreamy : SURREAL
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Roman numeral X : TEN
43
Letter-shaped fastener : TNUT
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Vietnamese soup : PHO
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That is, in Latin : IDEST
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Where Kia and Hyundai are headquartered : SEOULSOUTHKOREA
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Hwy. : RTE
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Attempts : TRIES
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Aided and ___ : ABETTED
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Suffix with British and Bush : ISM
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Resort with mineral waters : SPA
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Language of Pakistan : URDU
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Woman's best female friend : SOULSISTER
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Beat by a mile : ROUT
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William who shot an apple off his son's head : TELL
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Many a tourist information handout site : KIOSK
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Egyptian slitherers : ASPS
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What the Venus de Milo lacks : ARMS
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Big fairs : EXPOS
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Italy's Tower of ___ : PISA
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Those: Sp. : ESOS
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Buddies : PALS
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Anatomical pouch : SAC
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They make clinks in drinks : ICECUBES
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Groovy 1960s event : LOVEIN
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Gorilla : APE
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The Soup ___ ("Seinfeld" character) : NAZI
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Panache : ELAN
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"___ and Old Lace" (play and movie) : ARSENIC
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Wife portrayed in 2005's "Walk the Line" : JUNECARTER
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Excessively focused on something : ANAL
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Dems.' foes : REPS
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Descartes who wrote "Cogito ergo sum" : RENE
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Fruit-flavored drink with a hyphenated name : HIC
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Geo. Washington, in the Revolutionary War : GEN
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Remove, as a coupon : TEAROUT
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Religious offshoots : SECTS
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Part of the atmosphere depleted by CFCs : OZONE
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Three sheets to the wind : LIQUOREDUP
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"Bah!" : FIE
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One of the Gershwins : IRA
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Witherspoon who played 11-Down in "Walk the Line" : REESE
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Gossipy sort : YENTA
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FedEx alternative : UPS
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Follower of pi : RHO
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Emulating basketball's Jordan, per an old catchphrase : LIKEMIKE
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Shows oral disapproval : TUTTUTS
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Hair arrangements : DOS
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"___ there be light" : LET
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Soprano sounds : TRILLS
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Snake sound : HISS
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Otherworldly glow : AURA
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Buddies : BROS
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"Cómo ___?" ("How are you?": Sp.) : ESTA
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Not just a talker : DOER
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Octagonal street sign : STOP
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Mexican coin : PESO
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Boats like the one Noah built : ARKS
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German city where Einstein was born : ULM
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Highest roll of a single die : SIX

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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