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New York Times, Friday, June 3, 2016

Who said "There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact"

Author:
Josh Knapp
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 14 Words: 66, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 2, (1 double stack) This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Knapp.
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© 2016, The New York Times6/3/16 ( No. 24,314 )
Across
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Singer with the 1977 hit "Lido Shuffle" : SCAGGS
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Things with roots : SCALPS
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House of Tybalt and Juliet : CAPULET
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"Under the Lilacs" writer, 1878 : ALCOTT
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Eastern border of Manhattan's Tompkins Square Park : AVENUEB
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Staple of Caribbean music : MARACA
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Car mentioned in "Hotel California," informally : MERCEDES
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Eponymous bacteriologist Julius : PETRI
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Nickname for Francisco : PACO
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The so-called "sunny side" : YANG
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Cold-shoulder : SHUN
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Many a circus feat : STUNT
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7-Eleven, e.g. : MART
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Steven Van Zandt's role on "The Sopranos," informally : SIL
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Constantly adjusting one's glasses, e.g. : TIC
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Back on track? : CABOOSE
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Who said "There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact" : SHERLOCKHOLMES
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Wing man? : COLONELSANDERS
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1977 reggae classic : ONELOVE
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So-so : MEH
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Concert stage effect : FOG
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Polemologists study them : WARS
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Wiriness : SINEW
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Same-sex household? : FRAT
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"I deny all that!" : LIES
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Artist Thomas ___, founder of the Hudson River School : COLE
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Bowls are seen in them : LANES
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Harebrained : CRACKPOT
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Creative classroom : ARTLAB
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Put one's foot down, in a way : FLOORIT
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"Right-o" : WILLDO
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Rock candy, essentially : SUCROSE
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Give one's blessing : SAYYES
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Lounging spot : DAYBED
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Little rascals : SCAMPS
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But : CAVEAT
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Illuminating comment : APERCU
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Something a politician proposes that takes heat? : GUNCONTROL
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Archivist's supply : GLUE
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Slummy : SEEDY
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Who sings "As Time Goes By" in "Casablanca" : SAM
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Thunderous noise : CLAP
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End of many a farm name : ACRES
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Execrable : LOATHSOME
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2000s retro Chrysler : PTCRUISER
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Kind of steel : STAINLESS
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Building bar with one flange : TBEAM
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Sign at a concession stand : SNACKS
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Katharine ___, onetime publisher of the Washington Post : GRAHAM
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So far, informally : TILNOW
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Hits on the side ... or cuts from the back : TBONES
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Agemate : COEVAL
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Andrew Jackson nickname : OLDHICKORY
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Jaywalkers, e.g. : SCOFFLAWS
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Payments to speakers, say : HONORARIA
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With beauty and class : ELEGANTLY
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Common character in Dungeons & Dragons : CLERIC
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Low class : SERFS
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Casual response to "Thanks" : NOPROB
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Title six-year-old of literature : ELOISE
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Made damp : WETTED
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Where to watch the Beeb : TELLY
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Cousin of "Skoal!" : SALUD
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"The 120 Days of Sodom" author : SADE
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Colombian crop : COCA
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Team on which Larry Bird played, on scoreboards : BOS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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