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New York Times, Wednesday, June 20, 2018

29-Across : Spring sound

Author:
Jeffrey Wechsler
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeffrey Wechsler

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Wechsler.
Jeffrey Wechsler notes:
This puzzle uses a tried-and-true gimmick: removing one letter of a two-letter set (here, removing the O from OU) to create a new ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Oh no! Or should I say, O no? Seriously, with all the crossword love Yoko gets, no ONO in the grid today? Pretty easy to find words ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

I just returned from Scotland where, yes, I hired a car, meaning I rented it for a week. It's a phrase that often amuses Americans.

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© 2018, The New York Times6/20/18 ( No. 25,061 )
Across
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Bit in a fish tank : ALGA
5
June celebrant, for short : GRAD
9
Having trouble with : BADAT
14
Repeating segment of computer code : LOOP
15
Q5 or Q7 : AUDI
16
Lump in one's throat : UVULA
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Well-behaved sister? : PROPERNUN
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Lustrous fabrics : LAMES
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"That doesn't seem right" : ODD
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Dangerous virus : EBOLA
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Cuba ___ (cocktail) : LIBRE
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Evidence of a cat fight? : FURONTHEFLOOR
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Quite distant : AFAR
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Insult, informally : DIS
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Spring sound : BOING
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Serious damage to one's reputation : STAIN
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"Westworld" airer : HBO
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TV bleep? : CURSECORRECTION
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Devious : SLY
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Like chlorine gas : TOXIC
42
Swarm : HORDE
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Important ID : SSN
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Dangerous things to do at busy intersections : UEYS
45
Impolite press conference attendees? : CURTREPORTERS
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Casanova's desire : AMORE
54
Critic with raised or lowered thumbs : EBERT
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Nincompoop : ASS
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___ New Guinea : PAPUA
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Part of the queen's tea service? : PALACECUP
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Fix, as text : EMEND
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Religious leader usually sporting a beard : IMAM
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Up for something : GAME
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Dangerous : RISKY
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Unsupportive votes : NAYS
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What teens do that most twentysomethings don't : GROW
Down
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"Real dogs eat meat" sloganeer : ALPO
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Title for Voldemort : LORD
3
Tinker Bell, e.g. : GOODFAIRY
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Google Maps, for one : APP
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About whom Bette Davis said "Her instinct, her mastery over the machine, was pure witchcraft" : GARBO
6
Extended sentence? : RUNON
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21+ : ADULT
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Alice's cat in "Through the Looking-Glass" : DINAH
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Small Eurasian songbird : BULLFINCH
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Makes use (of) : AVAILS
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Disney's fourth animated feature film : DUMBO
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Final Oldsmobile model : ALERO
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Alternative to a truncheon : TASER
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Suffix with mountain : EER
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Some catering equipment : URNS
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Falco of "The Sopranos" : EDIE
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Fundamentals : ABCS
27
Word with weather or ball : FOUL
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Prepares : GETSREADY
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Part of two major-league team names : SOX
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Numerical prefix : TRI
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A firecracker goes in one : ARC
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Goes by livery taxi : HIRESACAR
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Hairstyling factor : BODY
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111 things? : ONES
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Roadwork indicator : CONE
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Take the show on the road : TOUR
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William who co-wrote "The Elements of Style" : STRUNK
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Elaborate theft, in movies : CAPER
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Taste quality : UMAMI
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Know the ___ : ROPES
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TV chef Jacques : PEPIN
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U.S. president with the most southerly birthplace : OBAMA
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Circuit section : RELAY
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Some light rail options : TRAMS
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And so on, briefly : ETC
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Competition with minimal apparel : SUMO
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Send out a jet : SPEW
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Dinosaur's starting place : EGG

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle.

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