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New York Times, Friday, June 17, 2016

53-Across : Forum rule enforcers, for short

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Zhouqin Burnikel
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FJQXYZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Ms. Burnikel.
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© 2016, The New York Times6/17/16 ( No. 24,328 )
Across
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Longtime "Mike & Mike" airer : ESPNRADIO
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See 29-Across : TEBOW
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Utterly : STONECOLD
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Not act conservatively : EMOTE
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Sets in : TAKESHOLD
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Widespread unrest : RIOTS
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Got on a roll? : ATE
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Plot element : TOMB
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"Gimme a break" product : KITKAT
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First name in 39-Down research : DIAN
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God with green skin : OSIRIS
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Where "crossword" is "korsord": Abbr. : SWE
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Good-sized combo : OCTET
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With 10-Across, player that the Broncos replaced with Peyton Manning : TIM
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Like ___ of corn (really easy) : ACAN
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Something given to Apple's Siri : VOICECOMMAND
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Like much locker room language : COARSE
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Things to cry over? : ONIONS
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Samsung Galaxy rival : WINDOWSPHONE
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Tabula ___ : RASA
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Audio receiver : EAR
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Mountain climbers? : TBARS
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Exemplar of ease : ABC
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Hub for All Nippon Airways : NARITA
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Sports great with the 1993 memoir "Days of Grace" : ASHE
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Place for billiards or bingo : PARLOR
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Forum rule enforcers, for short : MODS
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Neptune vis-à-vis Saturn : SON
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Fajita option : STEAK
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Halves of twinsets : CARDIGANS
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Early growth areas : UTERI
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Assurance that you can get bread at a store : ATMINSIDE
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One with eye patches : PANDA
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Well-rooted course? : BEETSALAD
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Tabasco, por ejemplo : ESTADO
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Reception annoyance : STATIC
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Nudge : POKEAT
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Hanoi-to-Beijing dir. : NNE
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Chill out : REST
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Potential reaction to a cat : ACHOO
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Makes a dead duck : DOOMS
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"Sure, tell me" : ILLBITE
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Matchless? : ODD
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Actress Polo and others : TERIS
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Shoot out : EMIT
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Project Gutenberg job : BOOKSCAN
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Senators' supporters, largely : OTTAWANS
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Home to the Royal Opera House : WESTEND
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Wear for Japan's Coming of Age Day : KIMONO
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State with the most mountain ranges : NEVADA
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Big name in projectors : RICOH
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Big name in mowers : TORO
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One multiplying by division : AMOEBA
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"Really!" : ISWEAR
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French film award : CESAR
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Pristine : MINT
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Panini bread : CIABATTA
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Not in real life, say : ONSCREEN
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Finishes : WRAPSUP
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Person, e.g. : PRIMATE
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Go after : ASSAIL
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Girl in a Beach Boys hit : RHONDA
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Saw, say : SENSED
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Lumia smartphone launcher : NOKIA
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The "Velvet" half of jazz's "Velvet & Brass" : TORME
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"___ to the list" : ADDIT
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Fatten : LARD
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Things laid on scapegoats : SINS
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Hotel waiter? : CAB
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Fed. purchasing agency : GSA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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