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New York Times, Saturday, June 24, 2017

Brand once advertised with "Take it off. Take it all off"

Author:
Stu Ockman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Stu Ockman

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Ockman.
Stu Ockman notes:
The seed for this grid was LAP DANCERS, but Will preferred TAP DANCERS. Go figure. He even suggested a fix: make ADDLE ADD TO and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Love that wide-open middle, highlighted by the awesome DEMOLITION DERBY. That answer is elevated even further by such a great clue — ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times6/24/17 ( No. 24,700 )
Across
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Wine barrel sources : OAKS
5
Enhance : ADDTO
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Handouts, with "the" : DOLE
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Old competitor of Bikini Bare : NEET
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Audible sign of age : CREAK
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Flanged support : IBAR
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Things analyzed in dendrochronology : TREESTUMPS
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Bean in a pod? : ALAN
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Desperately wish : HOPETOGOD
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Von Rothbart's daughter, in ballet : ODILE
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New Age retreat in Big Sur : ESALEN
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Paradise is next to it : LASVEGAS
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Diamond cutter? : MOWER
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Holiday pie ingredient : MINCEMEAT
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Now-regulated growth regulator : ALAR
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Mr. Moneybags types : FATCATS
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One-named singer with the 2013 top 5 hit "Gentleman" : PSY
30
Standing out : SALIENT
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Dreadful date, maybe : CAD
34
Lifeline providers : SAVIORS
35
Jazz Fest setting, informally : NOLA
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Dollars for quarters? : HOMELOANS
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Card count in ombre : FORTY
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Annual event covering about 1,000 miles : IDITAROD
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It might contain a discography : BOXSET
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Rats' hangouts : NESTS
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Like some harsh weather : BELOWZERO
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People bond with it : GLUE
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Was similar to : PARALLELED
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Lack of pressure : EASE
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Many a nature walk : AMBLE
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Big intro? : MEGA
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Producers of highlights : DYES
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"Get Yer ___ Out!" (1970 live album) : YAYAS
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"Love is not ___" ("Tears on My Pillow" lyric) : ATOY
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Worthy of notice : ONTHEMAP
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Some whipped creams : AEROSOLS
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Kids' game with a ball : KEEPAWAY
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A.F.C. North player : STEELER
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Follow, as a lead : ACTON
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It may put you to sleep : DRUG
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Activity requiring a crash course? : DEMOLITIONDERBY
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Company with striking footwear : TAPDANCERS
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Sanctions : OKS
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Jeweled headwear : DIADEMS
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Do a 28-Down for : OBLIGE
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One of the Teletubbies : LAALAA
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Cline who wrote the 2011 best seller "Ready Player One" : ERNEST
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End with speed : STER
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Running gold medalist Steve : OVETT
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Some hospital work : SCANS
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The Secret Service dubbed her "Radiance" : MALIAOBAMA
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See 11-Down : FAVOR
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Cocina and baño, e.g. : SALAS
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Combination undergarment : CORSELET
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Bosom buddy : ALTEREGO
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Routine : DAYTODAY
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Foyer furniture : SETTEES
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Brand once advertised with "Take it off. Take it all off" : NOXZEMA
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Like tailgates and trapdoors : HINGED
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Beck album with the alternative hit "Where It's At" : ODELAY
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Handle badly : MISUSE
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Goose, e.g. : FOWL
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Botanical trunks : BOLES
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Karaoke stand-in? : LALA
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Be worth it : PAY

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

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