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SILENT TREATMENT

New York Times, Sunday, June 18, 2017

Author:
Sam Trabucco
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sam Trabucco

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 73 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Trabucco. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Sam Trabucco notes:
I've always disproportionately enjoyed plays on silent letters; this is the second crossword I've written themed around them, the first being what eventually became my 2016 Indie 500 ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Silent letters have been played upon in many crosswords, but there's still room for a new twist. I like what Sam did today, featuring base phrases turned into kooky ones when the silent ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0618 ( 24,694 )
Across
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Chimp relatives : ORANGS
7
Free spot, for short : PSA
10
Mouth pieces : LIPS
14
Pac-12 team : UTES
18
Asian plumlike fruit : LOQUAT
19
Rihanna's 2016 ___ World Tour : ANTI
21
Puma alternative : AVIA
22
QB Tony : ROMO
23
Reversals of reversals in sentences? : DOUBLEKNOTS
25
Ribald : RACY
26
Making the honor roll, e.g. : GOAL
27
Org. involved in an annual open house : PTA
28
Directional suffix : ERN
29
Shell containers : OILTANKS
31
Railroad name starting in 1832 : ERIE
32
Golf ball's path : ARC
33
Result of waves hitting rocks : SEASPRAY
35
"Don't worry about me!" : IMOK
37
With 73-Across, a symbol of Massachusetts : ELM
38
Laundry unit : LOAD
40
Small egg : OVULE
41
Donates shelter to some beavers? : GIVESADAMN
44
Bedding in a horse's stall : STRAW
46
Name that's Hebrew for "my God" : ELI
47
Relative of "POW!" : BAM
48
Crop-damaging rodent : VOLE
49
"Don't give up!" : TRY
51
New pony : FOAL
53
One following the dotted lines? : PACMAN
57
Soup, black bread and, for the wealthy, meat? : RENAISSANCEFAIRE
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Neutrogena dandruff shampoo : TGEL
66
John or James : APOSTLE
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"What nerve!" : THEIDEA
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___ Raton, Fla. : BOCA
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Gear for a hike : BOOTS
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Part of E = mc2 : MASS
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See 37-Across : TREE
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Not quite leaders of the pack : BETAS
75
Social Security fig. : IDNO
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Based on theoretical deduction : APRIORI
78
Like concrete that's shaped in advance : PRECAST
80
Road sign silhouette : DEER
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Kings and queens bringing their steeds to a halt? : REIGNINGMONARCHS
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Nelson who wrote "The Man With the Golden Arm" : ALGREN
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James who wrote "A Death in the Family" : AGEE
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Freddy once hailed as "the next Pelé" : ADU
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Husband to Emilia in "Othello" : IAGO
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Golfer Ernie : ELS
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Tiny bit : TAD
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Popeye creator E. C. ___ : SEGAR
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"Excuse me, but my partner's and my kids go first!" : AFTERHOURS
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"___, Escher, Bach" (Pulitzer-winning book) : GODEL
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Tackle box item : LURE
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When repeated, "All right, that's enough!" : NOW
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Up (for), paradoxically : DOWN
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Better than normal : ABOVEPAR
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Gchat notes, e.g. : IMS
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Medical professional on TV : DROZ
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Part of a classic diner sign : NEONTUBE
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"Listen up, Luis!" : OYE
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WSJ competitor : NYT
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Fantasy game role : OGRE
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Icelandic saga : EDDA
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Feast consisting entirely of Hawaiian foodstuffs? : TAROTSPREAD
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Flight destination? : NEST
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"Enough!" : STOP
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Word with pink or cow : SLIP
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Illinois college town : URBANA
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James of R&B : ETTA
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Ring ___ : TOSS
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Sot's woe : DTS
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Like elves' ears : POINTY
Down
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Cronies : OLDPALS
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Plant disease whose two words differ by only one letter : ROOTROT
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Amphibious auto : AQUACAR
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Essence of an idea : NUB
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Powerful winds : GALES
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Lead-in to phonic : STEREO
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Greek god depicted on the cover of "The Wind in the Willows" : PAN
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Onetime rap moniker : SNOOPLION
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Clothe : ATTIRE
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Tomb raider ___ Croft : LARA
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"The Terrible" czar : IVANIV
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When repeated, plea to a stage magician : PICKME
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Powers to decide : SAYSOS
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Goad : URGE
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"Ugh, that hits close to home!" : TOOREAL
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"Shoot over your response" : EMAILME
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Very serious : SOLEMN
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Part of las Filipinas : ISLA
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Scoundrel : KNAVE
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Popular rapper with a feline-sounding name : TYGA
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Bacteria-battling drug : SULFA
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Intoxicating Polynesian drink : KAVA
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Cloud's purpose : DATASTORAGE
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Hurt : IMPAIR
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#1 Presley hit : DONTBECRUEL
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Court orders : WRITS
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"Ugh!" : BLEH
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Big fashion inits. : YSL
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Follows, as advice : ACTSON
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One might represent a representative : AIDE
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Sleazeball : CREEPO
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___ culpa : MEA
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Frothing at the mouth : RABID
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Lyric poem : EPODE
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Who has ever won a debate over the internet? : NOONE
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Start of the Marines' motto : SEMPER
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Honoring grandly : FETING
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Did so-so at school : GOTAC
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Digital currency : ECASH
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Hangs in there : LASTS
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Singer India.___ : ARIE
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One of 56 in 1776 : SIGNER
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Some Mardi Gras wear : BEADS
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S. Amer. land : ARG
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Inlets : RIAS
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Genetic material : RNA
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"Oh, boohoo!" : GETOVERIT
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Gettysburg general : MEADE
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Head of an estate : LORD
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"Hmm ... it's escaping me" : IFORGET
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"If all else fails ..." : ATWORST
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Exam for future attys. : LSAT
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Warehouse : DEPOT
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Native of Conakry : GUINEAN
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Little raider : ARMYANT
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Athlete's time off : RESTDAY
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Single shot awarded for being fouled while scoring, in basketball lingo : ANDONE
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Straight : HONEST
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Had because of : OWEDTO
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Start of a Spanish count : UNODOS
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Clear one's head? : GOBALD
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Confines due to injury : LAYSUP
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Qualifying words : BUTS
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Facsimile, for short : REPRO
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It follows epsilon : ZETA
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Fuzzes : NAPS
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Photo ___ : OPS
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Stat for Lou Gehrig or Manny Ramirez : RBI

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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