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New York Times, Thursday, June 29, 2017

Author:
Rich Proulx
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Proulx

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 77, Blocks: 32 Missing: {Q} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Proulx. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Rich Proulx notes:
It is a humbling honor to make my debut today. For the past 15 years, I've been regularly traveling to Long Island to visit my in-laws. The ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I'm terrible judging how good puns are since to be good, they sometimes must be bad. It's confusing. I liked GHANA FLY NOW as an amusing ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0629 ( 24,705 )
Across
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Children's ball game : JACKS
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"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" band : WHAM
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Prefix with -logical : ASTRO
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Plants cultivated for their sap : ALOES
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"Hey there" : HIYA
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Shown, as teeth : BARED
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Request for aid in East Africa? : KENYAGIVEMEAHAND
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Suit : EXEC
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Resident's suffix : ITE
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Ones with X-Genes, in comics : MUTANTS
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Figure on the top of Paris's Notre-Dame : ANGE
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Hoosier hoopsters : PACERS
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Call for cleanup in the Persian Gulf? : BAHRAINWASH
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Uses cross hairs : AIMS
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"Traffic Crossing ___ Bridge" (pioneering 1888 moving picture) : LEEDS
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Always, to Shakespeare : EER
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Berate : RANTAT
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Turkish title : AGA
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Cut down : ABRIDGED
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Sale tag abbr. : IRR
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Word before school or class : MIDDLE
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Chem. unit : MOL
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Virus carried by fruit bats : EBOLA
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To be, to Augustus : ESSE
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Slogan for a West African airline? : GHANAFLYNOW
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Shaman, e.g. : HEALER
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Smelting residue : SLAG
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Having a corner piece? : STAPLED
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Southwest sch. with an enrollment of over 70,000 : ASU
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"The ___ of Horace" : ODES
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Entreaty for a spouse's emigration to Central America? : TAKEMYWIFEBELIZE
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Bowl : ARENA
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"Perhaps" : IMAY
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No-frills : PLAIN
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Domineering : BOSSY
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"An Inconvenient Truth" narrator : GORE
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Church council : SYNOD
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Hunky-dory : JAKE
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Three-time N.H.L. M.V.P. Ovechkin : ALEX
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Roadwork indicator : CONE
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Door opener : KEYCARD
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It has its benefits: Abbr. : SSA
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Toothpaste ingredient : WHITENER
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Queen's residence : HIVE
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Yes, on board : AYE
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Who shouldn't "let your babies grow up to be cowboys," in a 1978 #1 country song : MAMMAS
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Let up : ABATE
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Arid : SAHARAN
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Segue : TRANSITION
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Let : RENT
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One in a million, e.g. : ODDS
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Supermodel Hadid : GIGI
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Game played with 24 cards : EUCHRE
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Kind of spray : NASAL
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"My fault" : PARDON
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Subject of finger-pointing : BLAME
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Shield of Athena : AEGIS
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Wordless denials : HEADSHAKES
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___ Republic, state toppled in 1933 : WEIMAR
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___ Thomas, entertainer with a Presidential Medal of Freedom : MARLO
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Tatami material : STRAW
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Writer ___ Rogers St. Johns : ADELA
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"St. Elsewhere" actor Ed ___ Jr. : BEGLEY
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Peter Falk feature : GLASSEYE
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Intensifies : DEEPENS
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"Great Scott!" : BYGOLLY
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Harry Potter's owl : HEDWIG
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Mess up : FLUB
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Cosmetics brand owned by Revlon : ALMAY
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Attempt : STAB
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Poi source : TARO
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Light-years away : AFAR
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Anthropologist Fossey : DIAN
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Opera singer Pinza : EZIO
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Email button : SEND
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"I think," in texts : IMO
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Short albums, for short : EPS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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