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New York Times, Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Author:
David Kwong
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Kwong

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Kwong. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Kwong notes:
My pal Kevan Choset told me this joke a few years ago so I decided to turn it into a puzzle. I bet he's super mad at me right now. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I usually groan at quote puzzles, but I loved this one. Natalie Portman dating Jacques Cousteau would have produced the celeb ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0628 ( 24,704 )
Across
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Suckling site : UDDER
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Piedmont wine center : ASTI
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Lay an egg, so to speak : FLOP
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"Prospero Año ___!" : NUEVO
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Garbage-hauling boat : SCOW
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Hitchhiker's hope : RIDE
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Start of a quip about a whimsical celebrity couple : HOWIWISHNATALIE
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It may run the Sierra OS : IMAC
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Winner's hand gesture : VEE
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Like "it," grammatically : NEUTER
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Quip, part 2 : PORTMANDATED
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Treelike creature of Middle-earth : ENT
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River of France and Belgium : LYS
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Dadaist Jean : ARP
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De Botton who wrote "The Architecture of Happiness" : ALAIN
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Words sealed with a kiss : IDO
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First name in stunt cycling : EVEL
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Quip, part 3 : JACQUESCOUSTEAU
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Greek counterpart of Mars : ARES
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Chemical in Drano : LYE
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Kvetches : CARPS
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"Far out!" : RAD
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Target of ID theft: Abbr. : SSN
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Bluto's was 0.0 in "Animal House" : GPA
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Quip, part 4 : SOICOULDCALL
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"American Pie" singer Don : MCLEAN
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Article in Le Monde : UNE
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First name at Woodstock : ARLO
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End of the quip : THEMPORTMANTEAU
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Best Picture of 1958 : GIGI
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Like elbowing through a crowd, say : RUDE
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Flashes one's pearlies : BEAMS
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Smart-alecky talk : SASS
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George Orwell's alma mater : ETON
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Test for gold content, say : ASSAY
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Square : UNHIP
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Cathedral of Florence : DUOMO
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___ flask (thermos) : DEWAR
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Kick out : EVICT
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Heed the coxswain : ROW
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Green light : ASSENT
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Amtrak posting: Abbr. : SCHED
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Proverbial amount of bricks : TON
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Wartime poster phrase : IWANTYOU
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Con artist's crime : FRAUD
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Cheery tune : LILT
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Drooling dog of the comics : ODIE
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Source of pressure, perhaps : PEER
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Nobelist Pavlov : IVAN
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Things having their home on the range? : TEES
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Drop-down item : MENU
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Gucci of fashion : ALDO
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State firmly : AVER
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Swing a scythe, say : REAP
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Grade enhancer : PLUS
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Cracked a bit : AJAR
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Logan of CBS News : LARA
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Got completely correct : ACED
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Mensa members' assets : IQS
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Curling surface : ICE
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Fig. in a pilot's announcement : ETA
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"To be, or not to be" soliloquy setting : ELSINORE
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Coordinate, as audio and video : SYNC
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Whole bunch : SCAD
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Household item whose manufacture employs 42-Across : SOAP
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Mob hit participants : GUNMEN
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"Spare me!," for one : PLEA
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Games played by Elite Eight winners : SEMIS
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Get the better of : OUTDO
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Phoebe of "Gremlins" : CATES
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Polygon measures : AREAS
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Andean source of wool : LLAMA
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God-awful : LOUSY
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Boardroom events: Abbr. : MTGS
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"Pet" that needs watering : CHIA
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Endurance, informally : LEGS
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Same old same old : RUT
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Org. for Raptors and Hawks : NBA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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