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New York Times, Saturday, June 16, 2018

Former reality TV show first hosted by Anderson Cooper

Author:
Sam Trabucco
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sam Trabucco

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Trabucco.
Sam Trabucco notes:
I'll sometimes hear a phrase and know I'm going to build a grid around it. That's what happened with NETFLIX ORIGINAL — how fortuitous ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Sam is ON FLEEK today! (The kids these days, they stopped using the term once I started using it.) It's tough to have both 1.) a ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times6/16/18 ( No. 25,057 )

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Across
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Luxury Hyundai : AZERA
6
Villain's part, often : BASS
10
Letters before Q : LGBT
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Get going : BEGIN
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Comment after a burp : EXCUSEYOU
17
Sing to a baby, maybe : CROON
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Antibiotic ointment : NEOSPORIN
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Court interruption : IOBJECT
21
Former reality TV show first hosted by Anderson Cooper : THEMOLE
22
Ancient Greek colonnade : STOA
23
Good time to build a castle? : LOWTIDE
25
John, overseas : LOO
26
Hero of New Orleans : POBOY
27
Big gulp : SWIG
31
Doctors' orders? : AHS
32
Classic paperback publisher : AVON
33
Touching, maybe : BESIDE
35
"House of Cards," e.g. : NETFLIXORIGINAL
38
Oneirologist's study : DREAMS
39
"Pulp Fiction" actor Rhames : VING
40
9-Down selection : AHI
41
Class : SORT
42
Ministers (to) : TENDS
43
Starter for starter? : NON
44
Embiggen : ENLARGE
47
Cool, colloquially : BOSS
48
Flawlessly styled, in modern slang : ONFLEEK
51
Hopes, with some effort, that one will : TRIESTO
53
Major thoroughfare in Rome : VIAVENETO
55
Sticky patch : DECAL
56
Real lifesavers : ANTIDOTES
57
Tub-thump : ORATE
58
Sediment : LEES
59
"___ Funny That Way" (old song standard) : SHES
60
Apollo played with them : LYRES
Down
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Vacation destinations off the coast of Venezuela : ABCISLANDS
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Path of an overnight star : ZEROTOHERO
3
Compliment, typically : EGOBOOSTER
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Red Spanish wine : RIOJA
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Member of the British royal family : ANNE
6
Japanese lunch option : BENTOBOX
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Paleolithic relic : AXE
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Role on the 1960s "Star Trek" : SCOTTY
9
Some rolls : SUSHI
10
Argentine soccer star, informally : LEOMESSI
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Rocket stabilizer : GYRO
12
Be hot : BOIL
13
Something carried by a singer : TUNE
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Tore : SPED
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First king to unite all the Frankish tribes : CLOVIS
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Successfully wooed : WONOVER
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Image on the South Carolina flag : PALM
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What every actor would probably like to do : WINANOSCAR
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School in the Big Sky Conference : IDAHOSTATE
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Comfy shoe features : GELINSOLES
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Back-to-school purchase : BINDER
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Vegan no-nos : EGGS
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The King, late in his career : FATELVIS
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Fair game : RINGTOSS
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"... the Lord ___ away" : TAKETH
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Must get : NEED
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"Jay ___ Garage" (Emmy-winning series) : LENOS
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Like pub patrons : BEERY
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway, e.g. : OVAL
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Highest score in baccarat : NINE
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Writing on the wall, so to speak : FATE
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Teen ___ : IDOL
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Polo alternative : TEE

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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