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New York Times, Tuesday, June 19, 2018

With 25-Down, caution before a potentially upsetting lecture ... or a hint to 19- and 59-Across and 7-Down?

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 79, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 109 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
TRIGGER / WARNING … is what? "A statement at the start of a piece of writing, video, etc., alerting the reader or viewer to the fact ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times6/19/18 ( No. 25,060 )

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Across
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Shirt stiffener : STARCH
7
___-relief : BAS
10
Classic street liners : ELMS
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Site : LOCALE
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Ingredient in jerk sauce : ALLSPICE
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Hall-of-Fame QB Johnny : UNITAS
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Hit 2016 animated film with the tagline "Welcome to the urban jungle" : ZOOTOPIA
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Sits in the front passenger seat : RIDESSHOTGUN
21
Vice president Agnew : SPIRO
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"Be that as it may ..." : ANYHOW
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Cough syrup amt. : TSP
29
Invite to enter : ASKIN
31
"___ Breckinridge" (Gore Vidal novel) : MYRA
32
Morsel in trail mix : RAISIN
35
Church nook : APSE
37
East Germany: Abbr. : DDR
38
Bury : INTER
39
Pugilists' org. : WBA
40
Tornado alert : SIREN
42
Like moussaka and souvlaki : GREEK
43
Cabinet dept. led by Ben Carson beginning in 2017 : HUD
44
Company that created Pong : ATARI
45
Prefix with political and science : GEO
46
Thick slice : SLAB
48
Anne Hathaway's role in "Becoming Jane" : AUSTEN
49
Birds that lay big green eggs : EMUS
51
Glower in a hearth : EMBER
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One 10-millionth of a joule : ERG
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Speakers' platforms : ROSTRA
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Things loafers lack : LACES
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Do a hurried search in : RIFLETHROUGH
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Short, stocky person, figuratively : FIREPLUG
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Accomplish schemingly : WANGLE
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French painter Henri known for "The Sleeping Gypsy" : ROUSSEAU
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A political refugee might seek it : ASYLUM
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"Three up, three down" threesome : OUTS
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Rum ___ Tugger ("Cats" cat) : TUM
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Emphatic affirmative : YESYES
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Speak indistinctly : SLUR
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Writer Morrison : TONI
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Litmus paper reddener : ACID
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Hotel posting : RATES
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Fastener on a manila envelope : CLASP
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Mercenary for the British in the Revolutionary War : HESSIAN
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Candy with a comic, once : BAZOOKABUBBLEGUM
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Boatloads : ALOT
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"Just do it" and "Coke is it!" : SLOGANS
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George Ferris, for the Ferris wheel : EPONYM
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ChapStick target : LIP
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Verizon acquisition of 2006 : MCI
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Where the buoys are : SEA
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Phaser setting : STUN
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12:00 and 1:00: Abbr. : HRS
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Supply water to : HYDRATE
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One who says "I'll have ..." : ORDERER
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See 26-Down : WARNING
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With 25-Down, caution before a potentially upsetting lecture ... or a hint to 19- and 59-Across and 7-Down? : TRIGGER
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Italian resort on the Mediterranean : SANREMO
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Deserving sorrow and compassion : PITEOUS
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Apple tablet : IPAD
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"Comprende?" : SEE
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Bugs : IRKS
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Jacob's twin : ESAU
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Sound of an impact : WHAM
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"___ a living" : ITS
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Paper handout : LEAFLET
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Curved entrance : ARCHWAY
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Accent : STRESS
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End a fast : EAT
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Tears : RIPS
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Clear the board : ERASE
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Some Japanese-made TVs : SONYS
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Waikiki party : LUAU
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"Things might get ___" : UGLY
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Sticky stuff : GLUE
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Clothing lines : HEMS
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Big do, informally : FRO
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Debtor's letters : IOU
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Boring routine : RUT

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