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New York Times, Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Author:
Michael Hawkins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Hawkins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Hawkins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Michael Hawkins notes:
We're not hitting the stairs again today, though it may look that way at first glance. The lengthiness of the theme entries limited my ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Figures of speech … using sewing terms? Not sure I would have ever thought of that! I like it when that happens. MOVE THE NEEDLE is ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0613 ( 25,054 )
Across
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Cause for a blessing : ACHOO
6
Frodo's friend in "The Lord of the Rings" : SAM
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Hirohito's home : JAPAN
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Side dish at a Chinese restaurant : BROWNRICE
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"Lakmé" or "Lohengrin" : OPERA
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Not be contained anymore : BURSTATTHESEAMS
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Org. with oral reports? : ADA
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Things that swing at a swing dance : HIPS
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Peeve : VEX
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Actress Rowlands : GENA
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Word with party or skinny : DIP
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Transcript fig. : GPA
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Forget one's place in a conversation : LOSETHETHREAD
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Having fine granules : MEALY
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Edward Teach ___ "Blackbeard" : AKA
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Not bamboozled by : ONTO
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"Alas ..." : SADLY
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"Later!" : BYE
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The Trojan horse and Pandora's box : MYTHS
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Opposed : ANTI
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Josh : KID
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Gives hands down? : DEALS
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Have measurable impact : MOVETHENEEDLE
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Places to which M.D.s rush : ERS
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English novelist McEwan : IAN
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Owner of Zipcar : AVIS
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Antlered beast : ELK
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Zone : AREA
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"I did not need to know that!" : TMI
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Make laugh hysterically : LEAVEINSTITCHES
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Honey-yellow : AMBER
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Old, cylindrical music collectible : PIANOROLL
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Shot in the dark : GUESS
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Dis, with "on" : RAG
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Delivery person's assignment : ROUTE
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Group that inspired Broadway's "Mamma Mia!" : ABBA
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"Darn!" : CRUD
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Part of un día : HORA
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Reactions to buffets? : OWS
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Surreptitiously : ONTHESLY
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Not take any more cards : SITPAT
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Book preceding Romans : ACTS
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Uninspired : MEH
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Conrad who wrote "Lord Jim" : JOSEPH
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Pinnacle : APEX
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Tiny brain size : PEA
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Place to take a shot : ARM
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"Life Is Good" rapper : NAS
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Blues singer Ma : RAINEY
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Tony-winning musical with the song "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" : EVITA
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Net asset? : GOALIE
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Hockey feint : DEKE
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Soothing : GENTLE
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Ways to wend : PATHS
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Turmoils : ADOS
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Some flat screens : LEDTVS
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So-called "Father of the String Quartet" : HAYDN
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Kansas City team : ROYALS
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Stately home : MANOR
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"Ditto" : SAME
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"That's good": Fr. : BIEN
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Dispute settler : MEDIATOR
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Material for a military uniform : KHAKI
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Prepare for eating, as shrimp : DEVEIN
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Mosaicists : TILERS
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Aid in tracking wildlife : EARTAG
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Lead-in days : EVES
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It's west of the Pacific : ASIA
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Holier-than-___ : THOU
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What snowmen do in the sun : MELT
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Oahu, Maui or Kauai : ISLE
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Fall behind : LAG
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Avian sprinter : EMU
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"Honest" prez : ABE
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"Science Friday" broadcaster : NPR
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___-Magnon : CRO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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