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New York Times, Saturday, June 22, 2019

Congressman who served the most consecutive years as speaker of the House (1977-87)

Author:
Joe Deeney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Deeney. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Joe Deeney notes:
I'm pumped to have another puzzle published in the Times! Glad to see my clues for 40-Across and 15-Down survived. I was amused to see ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What a great feeling to drop in DOCTOR DOOM with no crosses needed. [Archenemy of the Fantastic Four], a gimme! I knew being a nerd ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times6/22/19 ( No. 25,428 )
Across
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Impromptu places to conk out for the night : CRASHPADS
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Prime spot for a tat : PEC
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Archenemy of the Fantastic Four : DOCTORDOOM
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Home to Matisse, Mondrian and Monet, informally : MOMA
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Addendum to a common pentad : SOMETIMESY
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Sierra Nevadas, e.g. : ALES
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Finally chooses : SETTLESON
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Media big Zuckerman : MORT
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Either constituent of table salt : ION
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One of the Three Musketeers : ARAMIS
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Ceases production : WRAPS
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Enjoys oneself immensely : HASABALL
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Spike Lee's "___ Gotta Have It" : SHES
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With 53-Across, one whom you might blame for something bad that you did : EVIL
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Brand owned by Kraft Foods : JELLO
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What 100-proof alcohol has : KICK
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Island in NW Greece : CORFU
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Touched the ground : ALIT
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Paris is found in it : ILIAD
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Race : TEAR
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Fires (up) : REVS
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Handles with care? : PETNAMES
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Perform a Thanksgiving cooking task : BASTE
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"Thumbs down from me" : ISAYNO
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Grp. that Ronald Reagan once supported : SAG
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Grp. that Ronald Reagan once supported : NATO
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Congressman who served the most consecutive years as speaker of the House (1977-87) : TIPONEILL
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See 29-Across : TWIN
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Radio sign-off : OVERANDOUT
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Go on and on about something : RAVE
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Seatbelts, e.g. : RESTRAINTS
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"Listen!": Sp. : OYE
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Sabermetrics whiz, e.g. : STATSGEEK
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Stack at a music store : CDS
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They're all over Down Under, informally : ROOS
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Top : ACME
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Leave in : STET
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Tout's offering : HOTTIP
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Brand that treats acid reflux : PRILOSEC
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They might work on something for 60 seconds : ADMEN
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Pulls off : DOES
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Meh : SOSO
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Object seen in the Ralph Lauren logo : POLOMALLET
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Old Food Network show with the catchword "Bam!" : EMERILLIVE
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Practices cleromancy : CASTSLOTS
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Natural mimics : MYNAS
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Cubs' supporters : MAMABEARS
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Rule that Gandhi opposed : RAJ
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Passes idly : WHILESAWAY
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Operatic song-speech : RECITATIVE
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"Come on! It's common knowledge!" : ASKANYONE
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Crystal clear, as an image : HIRES
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Letter before Lima and after Foxtrot when spelling 27-Down : ALFA
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Clickable message at the start of an online TV show : SKIPINTRO
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Democracy in action : VOTE
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Graffiti and such : URBANART
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Sci-fi author Simmons with the 1989 Hugo-winning novel "Hyperion" : DAN
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___ skill : MOTOR
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Old boosted rocket stages : AGENAS
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"Ish" : SORTA
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"Central Park in the Dark" composer : IVES
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Little noodge : PEST
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"Gotcha" : IDIG
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Unaccompanied : LONE
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Caravaggio's "The ___ Player" : LUTE
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Oral admonishment : TSK

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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