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New York Times, Monday, June 11, 2018

Author:
Gary Cee
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Gary Cee

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Cee. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Gary Cee notes:
Coming up with a worthy idea is one thing. Pulling it off is quite another. "DRINKS ARE ON ME" was the catalyst. Now if I could come ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
DRINKS ARE ON ME? What a nice offer, Gary! Make mine a quadruple — that is, four drinks literally atop the bigram ME. I had a nice ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0611 ( 25,052 )
Across
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Home made of mud and thatch : HUT
4
Mob informant : RAT
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Knight's title : SIR
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"I do," at a wedding : VOW
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George Bernard Shaw wanted his to read "I knew if I stayed around long enough, something like this would happen" : EPITAPH
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Professional's opposite : AMATEUR
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Motorcycle attachment : SIDECAR
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French ballroom dance : GAVOTTE
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Chef Lagasse : EMERIL
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Tropical tree with hot pink flowers : MIMOSA
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Sis's sibling : BRO
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Spreadsheet amount shown in parentheses : LOSS
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"The ___ shall inherit the earth" : MEEK
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Gushing review : RAVE
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Inky mess : BLOT
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Dermatological sacs : CYSTS
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Result of iron deficiency : ANEMIA
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The "k" of kHz : KILO
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"I've got this round!" ... or a literal hint to this puzzle's theme : DRINKSAREONME
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Moonwalker Armstrong : NEIL
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Press agents, informally : FLACKS
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Dresses in India : SARIS
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Roster : LIST
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Nerd : GEEK
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Colored part of the eye : IRIS
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Thomas Edison's middle name : ALVA
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Hush-hush government org. : NSA
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Hand tool for boring holes : GIMLET
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One with only younger siblings : ELDEST
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Sticker that might start "Hello ..." : NAMETAG
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Danny DeVito's role in 1975's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" : MARTINI
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Minor gain in football : ONEYARD
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Fair way to judge something : ONMERIT
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"Cool!" : RAD
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Back talk : LIP
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U.S.'s largest union, with 3.2 million members : NEA
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Short albums, for short : EPS
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"___ Just Not That Into You" : HES
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Longtime inits. in newswires : UPI
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Sustain temporarily : TIDEOVER
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5K or 10K : RACE
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On ___ with (even with) : APAR
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Surge of exhilaration : THRILL
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Droop : SAG
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Muslim leaders : IMAMS
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Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
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Nixes from Nixon, e.g. : VETOES
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Beginning : OUTSET
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Unleashes, as havoc : WREAKS
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President pro ___ : TEM
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Designer Hilfiger : TOMMY
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"Pay attention out there!" : LOOKALIVE
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Undergarment usually fastened in the back : BRA
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Kentucky senator Paul : RAND
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Mix, as paint : STIR
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Classic record label : EMI
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Pie recipe directive : BAKE
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Pie recipe directive : COOL
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B&Bs : INNS
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Pointing in this direction: <-- : LEFT
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Window ledge : SILL
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Chronic complainer : NAG
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Country's Reba : MCENTIRE
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Barely makes, with "out" : EKES
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Some Jamaican music : SKA
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Mister, in Milan : SIGNOR
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Singer Grande : ARIANA
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Horn-___ glasses : RIMMED
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The ___ Brothers of R&B : ISLEY
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Fish sometimes served smoked : SALMON
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Big name in arcade gaming : ATARI
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And others, in a bibliography : ETAL
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Copenhagener, e.g. : DANE
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Bombeck who wrote "Housework, if you do it right, will kill you" : ERMA
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Sault ___ Marie, Mich. : STE
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Meas. of a country's economic output : GDP
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Puppy's bite : NIP
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"___ over" ("We're done") : ITS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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