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New York Times, Monday, June 27, 2016

Author:
Kevan Choset
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kevan Choset

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Choset. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Kevan Choset notes:
For years I noticed that ELLEN DEGENERES had a really cool letter pattern in her name. The last name alternates 'E's and the first ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
People with no vowels but Es in their full name, tied together by LIVES OF EASE. I've seen PEE WEE REESE in a similar concept before ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0627 ( 24,338 )

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Across
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Spanish red wine : RIOJA
6
Taters : SPUDS
11
Insult, slangily : DIS
14
Actor Ed who voiced Carl Fredricksen in "Up" : ASNER
15
Tim ___, N.F.L. player known for kneeling in prayer : TEBOW
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Environmental prefix : ECO
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1940s-'50s Dodgers great who lent support to Jackie Robinson : PEEWEEREESE
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Moving day vehicle : VAN
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Prefix with vision or market : TELE
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Teri ___, Best Supporting Actress nominee for "Tootsie" : GARR
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"Dallas" family name : EWING
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Bread unit : LOAF
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Australian gem export : OPAL
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Comedian who hosted the 2014 Oscars : ELLENDEGENERES
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Egypt's capital : CAIRO
34
Sent back to a lower court : REMANDED
36
"The Addams Family" cousin : ITT
37
Tot's three-wheeler : TRIKE
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I, to a psychologist : EGO
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Admonishment for public displays of affection : GETAROOM
43
Verbally spar : ARGUE
45
Actress with the classic line "You had me at hello" : RENEEZELLWEGER
48
Tatters : RAGS
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News anchor Lester : HOLT
50
"___ español?" : HABLA
52
___ Spring (2010s movement) : ARAB
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Impact sound in the comics : WHAM
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Wed. follower : THU
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Carefree existences ... or, punnily, what 17-, 27- and 45-Across have : LIVESOFEASE
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Shout before "You're it!" : TAG
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"The Faerie Queene" woman whose name means "peace" : IRENA
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Gossip, from the Yiddish : YENTA
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"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" airer : PBS
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Ohio city where Goodyear is headquartered : AKRON
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Cry when accepting a challenge : ITSON
Down
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In awe : RAPT
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"Aha!" : ISEE
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First-year law student : ONEL
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Dealer in diamonds : JEWELER
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"All bets ___ off" : ARE
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Attack from a low-flying plane : STRAFE
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Jury member : PEER
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Lyft competitor : UBER
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Uno + uno : DOS
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Popeye's son : SWEEPEA
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Hors d'oeuvre often topped with paprika : DEVILEDEGG
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Words of confidence : ICAN
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Spotify selection : SONG
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"Yipe!" : EGAD
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Alert : WARN
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Musician Yoko : ONO
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"This one's ___" : ONME
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Vaping need, informally : ECIG
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"Catch you on the flip side" : LATER
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Ones eschewing trash cans : LITTERBUGS
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Dirty coating : GRIME
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Cartoon shriek : EEK
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"Speaking of which ...," for example : SEGUE
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Active person : DOER
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Pedicurists work on them : TOES
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The New Yorker cartoonist Chast : ROZ
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___-retentive : ANAL
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Crown, scepter, etc. : REGALIA
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Leather punch : AWL
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Share with one's followers, in a way : RETWEET
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From the capital of Tibet : LHASAN
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Timber wolf : LOBO
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URL starter : HTTP
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"Moby-Dick" captain : AHAB
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State definitively : AVER
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Cabinet member who once appeared beside her impersonator on "S.N.L." : RENO
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Prince in "Frozen" : HANS
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Regarding : ASTO
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Not nice : MEAN
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Bother : IRK
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"This might be of interest ...," for short : FYI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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