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New York Times, Thursday, June 16, 2016

Author:
Timothy Polin
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Actor whose last name is a 41-Down of his first name, after a D is changed to an N
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Timothy Polin

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 81, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FQVWXZ} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Polin. Thursday freshness: 40%
Timothy Polin notes:
The normal progression for a themed puzzle is that you accumulate your silly little set of theme answers first, and design a grid ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A baffling solve quickly turning into a very entertaining one. I knew something was going on, what with all those starred clues, but I ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times6/16/16 ( No. 24,327 )
Across
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*Pitiers : DOCKS
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*Cubit : TYRO
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1/ : JAN
13
Black winds : OBOES
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More than giggle : ROAR
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Abs and such : CORE
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*Bite down, in a way : MOPEAROUND
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Places for naps? : RUGS
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Total revolution : LAP
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About : CIRCA
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Much : ALOT
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Southwestern home : CASA
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Cool air? : HIPNESS
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Tarantula-eating animal : COATI
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God, in the Torah : ADONAI
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Nerve center : HUB
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Dark films, informally : NOIRS
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Service jobs : LUBES
37
Alma-___, Kazakhstan : ATA
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Word of logic : ERGO
39
Gin cocktail : GIMLET
40
Some atom smashers, briefly : LINACS
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Purple shade : PLUM
44
Target of a strip search? : ORE
45
2016 Key and Peele action comedy : KEANU
46
Fasten on : TIETO
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Goose: Fr. : OIE
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Jargons : ARGOTS
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"Crashing the Party" author, 2002 : NADER
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Eat in excess : GORGEON
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"Well!" : MYMY
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Put-down in an argument : LIAR
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Flirt : TEASE
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One working at home, for short : UMP
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Actor whose last name is a 41-Down of his first name, after a D is changed to an N : ALDA
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*Polite star? : SANTACLAUS
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20 quires : REAM
67
Designer for the Ziegfeld Follies : ERTE
68
Milton of comedy : BERLE
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Show imperfection : ERR
70
*Sitting figures, maybe : TMEN
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*Give a permit to, say : STYLE
Down
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Ending for martyr : DOM
2
Ancient Greek coin : OBOL
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*Lolita's workplace, in song : COPACABANA
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*Stick it to : KEEPAT
5
What's funded by FICA, for short : SSA
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Empath on the U.S.S. Enterprise : TROI
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What comes before honor? : YOUR
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Southwestern spreads : RANCHOS
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Make a father of : ORDAIN
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Work measure : JOULE
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Rival of ancient Sparta : ARGOS
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*Avian digits : NESTS
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*Britain's location : CRANIUM
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Record label for Miley Cyrus and Kelly Clarkson : RCA
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*Source of gravity : SINECURE
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*Exit payments : PALIMONY
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Snooker accessory : CHALK
27
Convex navel : OUTIE
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Notorious bailed-out insurance co. : AIG
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"Move on!" ... or how to decipher the 16 starred clues : DROPIT
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Words of logic : ORS
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*Bar order requiring celerity : BLOODYMARY
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Goosebumps-inducing : EERIE
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Part of a long drive? : STEER
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Instinctual : GUT
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*Suite for use? : ANAGRAM
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The French? : LES
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Needle holder : TONEARM
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Prepared : GOTSET
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*Mojito, for one : AMULET
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*What visitors minimize : GLARE
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Gulf vessel : OILER
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Weather forecasting aid : RADAR
55
Apology opener : MEA
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Indicate that one needs a hand? : ANTE
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Old 9-mm. : STEN
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Influence : PULL
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Stephen Colbert's network : CBS
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"Didn't I tell you?!" : SEE

Answer summary:
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