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New York Times, Thursday, June 15, 2017

10-Down : Fatty acid, e.g.

Author:
Richard F. Mausser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 41 Missing: {FQV} Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Mausser.
Richard F. Mausser notes:
When my muse first dropped this "dirty" little idea on me several years ago, it was presented as more of a challenge than an ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Who would have guessed that there are 12 phrases having DIRTY as a first word? Some cool finds like (dirty) RAT, (dirty) LIAR, (dirty) ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times6/15/17 ( No. 24,691 )
Across
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*Bit of blue humor : DIRTYJOKE
5
Old beer with the ad line "From the land of sky blue waters" : HAMMS
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*No-good con man : DIRTYLIAR
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European sister brand of Buick : OPEL
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Something in a drafts folder : EMAIL
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Sun god worshiper : INCA
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Wallop : BELT
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*Clint Eastwood title role : DIRTYHARRY
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It has a 25-min. no-calculator section : PSAT
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She had a "major" role on "M*A*S*H" : LORETTASWIT
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End of a song at a New Year's Eve party : SYNE
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One, overseas : EIN
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Race leader? : ADAM
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Identify : TAG
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*Secrets that would be embarrassing to reveal : DIRTYLAUNDRY
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What several characters in "Coming Home" came home from, informally : NAM
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To laugh, in Lyon : RIRE
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___ patch : BRIAR
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Minute Maid Park player, for short : STRO
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Brainstorm : IDEATE
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Welcome at the door : SHOWIN
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Suisse sweetheart : CHERI
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Versus: Abbr. : OPP
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Weigh in, say : OPINE
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They're all in the family : KIN
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He sang (but did not write) "I Write the Songs" : MANILOW
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One who's second to vote, usually : NAY
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They get punched : TIMECARDS
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Hit movie released on June 15, 1967 ... with a hint to this puzzle's theme : THEDIRTYDOZEN
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Lowdown : POOP
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W. C. Fields persona : SOUSE
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Sign with an arrow : EXIT
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California tourist destination : OJAI
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Comparatively peeved : SORER
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Some hosp. staffers : LPNS
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*Something that might be bleeped : DIRTYWORD
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Intersected : MET
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*Stink eye : DIRTYLOOK
Down
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*Unpleasant task that "someone has to do" : DIRTYJOB
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Expose, in verse : OPE
3
Color much worn on St. Patrick's Day : KELLYGREEN
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John with five Grammys : ELTON
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Giggle : HEHE
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Dilettante : AMATEUR
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*Gin, vermouth and olive juice concoction : DIRTYMARTINI
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Kind of warning : MIRANDA
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Stallone and Stone : SLYS
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Fatty acid, e.g. : LIPID
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Like some scratch-off lottery tickets : INSTANTWIN
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Signature Obama measure, for short : ACA
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*Lowdown scoundrel : DIRTYRAT
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Cousin, e.g.: Abbr. : REL
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Very, informally : WAY
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Extended a greeting : SAIDHI
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Berth place : MARINA
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*Underhanded stratagem : DIRTYTRICK
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2000s Japanese P.M. : ABE
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B&O and others: Abbr. : RRS
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*Ill-gotten gains : DIRTYMONEY
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It's used to pick things up : EAR
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Conciliatory gift : SOP
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Pusillanimous : TIMID
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Quaint greeting to a lady or gent : HOWDO
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Like many early schoolhouses : ONEROOM
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*X-rated film : DIRTYPICTURE
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Jungle gym, for one : PLAYSET
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Not quite right : AMISS
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"Cheeseburger, large fries and a root beer," e.g. : ORDER
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Not so hot : TEPID
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Former Cleveland Orchestra conductor George : SZELL
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Axis leader : TOJO
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Winter frost : HOAR
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Fair : EXPO
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El ___ (weather phenomenon) : NINO
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"Wham!" : POW
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"You should know better!" : TSK

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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