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THE CALL OF THE RACE

New York Times, Sunday, June 7, 2015

"The Confessions of ___ Turner" (1967 Pulitzer-winning novel)

Author:
Samuel A. Donaldson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Donaldson. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2015, The New York Times6/7/15 ( No. 23,952 )
Across
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Shopping lines? : UPC
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Without warranty : ASIS
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Collision : IMPACT
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Rolls out the green carpet? : SODS
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Most balanced : STEADIEST
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Band member with a long neck : GUITAR
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Curriculum component : UNIT
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"And they're off! Ace Detective has the ___!" : EARLYLEAD
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On fire : AFLAME
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The titular scarlet letter : REDA
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Pennsylvania N.L.'ers : PHILS
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Dennis who fronted the 1960s-'70s Classics IV : YOST
28
"Looks like Setting Sun is ___!" : FADINGFAST
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Purina product line : ALPO
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Scarf (down) : WOLF
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Fissures : CLEFTS
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"It's Pariah ___!" : ONTHEOUTSIDE
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Associate : COHORT
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Tool made to scale : ICEAXE
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Ink containers for squids : SACS
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Public venues : FORA
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All alternative : ERA
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Sleep: Prefix : SOMNI
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Part of a Derby garland : ROSE
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Some peers : BARONS
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Abbr. after many a general's name : RET
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Skill tested by Zener cards : ESP
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Rag : CLOTH
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"Chiropractor heads into the ___!" : BACKSTRETCH
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Fixate (on) : OBSESS
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N.Z. neighbor : AUST
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Sound you can't make in your sleep : ACHOO
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Maven : GURU
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"Here's where Mississippi Delta often ___!" : GAINSGROUND
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They tend to brood : HENS
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Tara's owner : OHARA
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Locale of Ada and Enid: Abbr. : OKLA
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Spelling practice? : VOODOO
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"Now Carrier Pigeon takes the ___!" : TURNFORHOME
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Invasive Southern plant : KUDZU
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Child's medicine dose, often: Abbr. : TSP
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Tax : TRY
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Essential amino acid : LYSINE
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Leafy vegetable : KALE
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Words after "tough row" : TOHOE
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Feedbag grain : OAT
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Verb with "vous" : ETES
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Hobbes's favorite food in "Calvin and Hobbes" : TUNA
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Evidence of one's upbringing : ACCENT
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Calculator that doesn't shut off : ABACUS
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"But wait! Amex Card ___!" : MAKESACHARGE
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Show one's disapproval : VOTENO
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Rockies ski resort : VAIL
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Hershey brand : SKOR
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"Almost there, and E Pluribus Unum will be ___!" : INTHEMONEY
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River islands : AITS
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"Twelfth Night" woman : VIOLA
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Remedy for a 59-Down : ALOE
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Moon of Uranus : OBERON
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"But the winner is ... Inseam ___!" : BYALENGTH
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Where Luang Prabang is : LAOS
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The "little blue pill" : VIAGRA
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Noted Moscow opening of 1990 : MCDONALDS
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Part of GPS: Abbr. : SYST
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Stationary : ATREST
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Member of the 600 home run club : SOSA
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His or her, to Henri : SES
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Deseret, today : UTAH
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Gilpin of "Frasier" : PERI
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Dirty Harry's surname : CALLAHAN
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Have a bug, maybe : AIL
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"Bye for now" : SEEYOU
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Aoki of the World Golf Hall of Fame : ISAO
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Regs. : STDS
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Supermarket chain : IGA
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Smother, as sound : MUFFLE
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Rice dish cooked in broth : PILAF
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Barely : ATAD
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Sleeveless undergarment, for short : CAMI
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Penetrating : TRENCHANT
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One in the pipeline? : SURFER
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In succession : ONEAFTERTHEOTHER
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Carried out, biblically : DIDST
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Top-three finishes and total earnings, in horse racing : STATS
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Patriot Day's mo. : SEP
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Ones having a rough spell? : DYSLEXICS
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How the careful think : TWICE
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Mop & ___ : GLO
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"Annabel Lee" poet : POE
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Takes too much, briefly : ODS
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Seine tributary : OISE
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Sgts. and cpls. : NCOS
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Cracker Jack prizes that leave a mark : TEMPORARYTATTOOS
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2005 South African drama that won a Best Foreign Film Oscar : TSOTSI
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Pageant accessory : SASH
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It's often at the end of a bottleneck : CORK
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Suit in a Spanish card deck : OROS
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De ___ (actual) : FACTO
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Intel mission : RECON
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Eldest of the Three Musketeers : ATHOS
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Bonheur who painted "The Horse Fair" : ROSA
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Arab city whose name is an anagram of ARABS : BASRA
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Mrs., in Madrid : SRA
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Race segment : LEG
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Base brass : BUGLE
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Foxtrot preceder : ECHO
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Scald, e.g. : BURN
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Words on a docent's badge : ASKME
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Reached : GOTTO
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Kirk's partner in a groundbreaking 1968 interracial kiss : UHURA
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Middays : NOONS
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Anatomical danglers : UVULAS
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Anatomical mass : NODE
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Bagel shop amt. : DOZ
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C.I.O. partner : AFL
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Thick-walled pot : DUTCHOVEN
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1971 top 20 hit with no English lyrics : OYECOMOVA
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VW forerunners? : RSTU
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Rushes : HIES
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He died at Xanadu : KANE
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Record number? : SONG
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N.F.L. coach Carroll : PETE
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Ollie's partner on old children's TV : KUKLA
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Simple wind instruments : OCARINAS
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Skater Babilonia : TAI
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Comics "Oh no!" : ACK
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Bidding : BEHEST
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Bad "Wheel of Fortune" buy for SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY : ANE
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Key presenters : MAYORS
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Syrian ruling family : ASSADS
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Apothecary items : VIALS
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Bit of dental repair : ONLAY
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Brink : VERGE
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Life lines? : OBIT
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At hand : NEAR
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Some old PCs : IBMS
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Mattel subsidiary that got its start in model trains : TYCO
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Creepy look : OGLE
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Old Fords : LTDS
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Checkup sounds : AHS
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"The Confessions of ___ Turner" (1967 Pulitzer-winning novel) : NAT
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Long, on Lanai : LOA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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