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New York Times, Thursday, June 28, 2018

Key that moves the cursor to the next line ... or a hint to answering five clues in this puzzle

Author:
Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 73, Blocks: 38 Missing: {BJQWXZ} This is puzzle # 85 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
I admit it, I like CHICK(EN TER)IYAKI. I know, my Taiwanese grandmother would smack me if she knew. No one say anything! I also have a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Executing on this grid was such a damn pain. Stacking pairs of themers is rarely easy, and I felt like I needed a bunch of pairs, ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times6/28/18 ( No. 25,069 )
Across
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Assume a leading role : TAKECENTERSTAGE
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Jackson 5 coifs, informally : FROS
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___ lepton (subatomic particle) : TAU
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Hindu sun god : RAVI
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Insects that nest in deadwood : CARPENTERANTS
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Jordanian tourist site : PETRA
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Logician's "E" : ERAT
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Big name in cosmetics : ESTEE
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Wheat whacker : SCYTHE
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Cleaning tools : DUSTERS
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Professional who's often busy in Q2 : CPA
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Cause of some spinning wheels : RUT
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Collectors of DNA : CSIS
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Met people : OPERASTARS
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In sci-fi, it had the registry number NCC-1701 : USSENTERPRISE
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Short dagger : STILETTO
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Like almost all of Turkey's flag : RED
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Key that moves the cursor to the next line ... or a hint to answering five clues in this puzzle : ENTER
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Whom mentors mentor : TRAINEES
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One of the 12 tributes in "The Hunger Games" : RUE
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Pheromone, notably : ATTRACTANT
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Real know-it-all? : SIRI
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Classic Scott Joplin rag : THEENTERTAINER
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They might be linked by LANs : PCS
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Literally, "big wind" : TYPHOON
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Actress Anouk of "La Dolce Vita" : AIMEE
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Teri Garr's role in "Young Frankenstein" : INGA
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___ Minor : URSA
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Four people might compete in them : SEMIS
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Fair grades : CEES
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Indigo dye source : ANIL
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"Fowl"-tasting Japanese dish : CHICKENTERIYAKI
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Scammer's ID target : SSN
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Highland youth : LASS
Down
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Shortening in the kitchen? : TSP
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Downed : ATE
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Actress Dennings of "2 Broke Girls" : KAT
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"Great" birds : EGRETS
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Order in a lawyer's letter : CEASE
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Bohemian sorts : FREESPIRITS
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Scarce : RARE
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Ones going down the tubes? : OVA
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Holds : SITSPAT
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Some Hindu meditative exercises : TANTRA
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Last U.S. president who never had a vice president : ARTHUR
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Some big sports stories : UPSETS
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Small, low island : CAY
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Home run ___ (baseball highlight) : TROT
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Workers and soldiers : CASTES
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Victoria's Secret specification : DCUP
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Country in a Beatles title : USSR
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Assent in Andalusia : SISI
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Bona fides : CREDENTIALS
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First name on the Supreme Court : ELENA
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Style: Fr. : TON
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Wear seen in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" : SERAPE
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Symphony section: Abbr. : STR
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Alvin and the Chipmunks, e.g. : TRIO
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Bread common to many countries : EURO
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Pull (in) : REIN
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Building of interest, maybe : ACCRUAL
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Part of a dict. entry : ETYM
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Chest protectors? : ATTICS
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Macbeth and Macduff : THANES
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Model Chrissy : TEIGEN
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Author Gail with biographies of Hillary Clinton and Mikhail Gorbachev : SHEEHY
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Joe of Hollywood : PESCI
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Hip-hop artist with the #1 album "Hip Hop Is Dead" : NAS
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Sales caveat : ASIS
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Messenger molecule : RNA
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G.I. classification : MIA
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___ factor : ICK
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Compete in slopestyle, say : SKI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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