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New York Times, Saturday, June 2, 2018

59-Across : Sets free

Author:
Trenton Charlson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Charlson. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Trenton Charlson notes:
Though this is the third themeless puzzle I constructed, it is the first one where I did not begin with a set grid pattern, but ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Trenton used CTHULHU in his last themeless, and I enjoyed it, what with my fascination with HP Lovecraft. It's such an awesomely ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times6/2/18 ( No. 25,043 )
Across
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Fictional character with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame : GODZILLA
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Nail care brand : CUTEX
14
Friend of Ishmael : QUEEQUEG
15
People indigenous to the Colorado River : MOHAVE
16
9/8 Central, e.g. : TIMESLOT
17
Disturbed, maybe : AWOKEN
18
Time's 2006 Person of the Year : YOU
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What someone no longer is as soon as he is identified as one, per George Carlin : UNSUNGHERO
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Reason : PURPOSE
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Golden ratio symbol : PHI
25
First name in Objectivism : AYN
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What might come after a cow or a sheep? : EIEIO
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Repute : ODOR
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Drink often served chilled : NOG
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Introduction to folks? : THATSALL
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Santa ___ : ANA
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Till fill : CASH
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Junk heap : CRATE
37
Some early "astronauts" : APES
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Habitat for an ibex : ALP
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Closes, in a way : SHAKESON
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Grp. once known as the National Congress of Mothers : PTA
42
It "sailed the ocean blue" : NINA
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Exercise in dexterity : ETUDE
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Cartesian conclusion : IAM
48
Animal on the Michigan state flag : ELK
49
Part of many a street name : ORDINAL
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Good to go? : TRAVELSIZE
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It may be in a sling : GIN
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All fired up? : ABLAZE
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Sauce made with yogurt and cucumbers : TZATZIKI
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Sets free : LOOSES
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Spare item? : TIREIRON
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Storage units : BYTES
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"It's complicated ..." : YESANDNO
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Well-dressed, photogenic guy : GQTYPE
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"Absolument!" : OUIOUI
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Modest, as clothing : DEMURE
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Sleep unit? : ZEE
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They're high in the Ivy League : IQS
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Lollapaloozas : LULUS
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Film director Sergio : LEONE
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Go-betweens: Abbr. : AGTS
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Lass with a lasso : COWGIRL
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"Eeep!" : UHOH
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Go out, but not for long? : TAKEANAP
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Critic or comedian, it's said : EVERYONE
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Strobe stuff : XENONGAS
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Main entrances? : MANHOLES
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Many a software download : UPDATE
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Heart : PITH
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"Impressive!" : OOH
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City destroyed by 1-Across : OSAKA
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He had a heel that wouldn't heal : ACHILLES
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Zookeepers' rounds, informally : TRANKS
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eBay feature : CAPITALB
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One involved in mass production? : ALTARBOY
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Tony winner after "Avenue Q" : SPAMALOT
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Set against : ANTI
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Cold evidence : SNEEZES
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It took 70 years to complete, in brief : OED
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Remove a belt from : UNGIRD
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Japanese radish : DAIKON
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Weather phenomenon portrayed by Chris Farley on "S.N.L." : ELNINO
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Harriet's hubby on 1950s-'60s TV : OZZIE
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Parents : REARS
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Ming dynasty artifact : VASE
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Minute, informally : ITTY
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It might be in the bag : TEA
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Alternative to a cab : ZIN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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