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New York Times, Friday, June 8, 2018

Once-standard subject no longer taught in most schools

Author:
Caleb Madison
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQVX} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Madison.
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© 2018, The New York Times6/8/18 ( No. 25,049 )

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Brand of headphones : BEATSBYDRE
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Sellers of buckets : KFCS
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Brought about : OCCASIONED
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Smooth : IRON
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Annual fashion event since 1948 : THEMETGALA
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___ torch : TIKI
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Put in the trash : TOSS
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One hanging around in a deli? : SALAMI
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Queen Elizabeth spells her name with one : ZED
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Romanian currency units : LEI
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Use Venmo, say : PAY
25
Mozart's "Le ___ di Figaro" : NOZZE
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Imprecise stats: Abbr. : ESTS
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File folder part : TAB
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One taking a survey : POLLER
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Taking on a new identity, in a way : TRANSGENDER
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Once-standard subject no longer taught in most schools : SCRIPT
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"That must be the case" : ITISSO
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One of 32 for Beethoven : PIANOSONATA
39
Harmless : BENIGN
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Daytime star : SOL
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Temper tantrum outbursts : WAHS
45
To whom "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" is sung : YENTE
46
Abbr. on old Eurasian maps : SSR
47
Play-___ : DOH
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Health abbr. : RDA
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Measure the length of again : RETIME
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Game in which it's illegal to play left-handed : POLO
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Crushed cacao beans used to make chocolate : NIBS
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Leave one's drawers in the drawer, say : GOCOMMANDO
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Posthuman race of literature : ELOI
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Secret society invoked in many conspiracy theories : ILLUMINATI
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Match up : SYNC
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Participates in combat : SEESACTION
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Fifth place? : BOTTLE
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Offers a similar opinion to : ECHOES
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Nails a test : ACESIT
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Hats in the Highlands : TAMS
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Navigation abbr. : SSE
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Parts of an "S.N.L." audition : BITS
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Athleisure wear : YOGAPANTS
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Police department resources : DNALABS
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Something no one person can run : RELAY
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Eponymous Dutch town : EDAM
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Baby skunk : KIT
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Makes curly : FRIZZLES
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Soda debut of 2005 : COKEZERO
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Duke : SNIDER
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Privy to a practical joke, say : INONIT
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"Don't count your chickens before they hatch," e.g. : OLDSAW
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Tough situation : STRAIT
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Something to do to a shoulder or the brakes : TAPON
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Corolla part : PETAL
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Someone who's really too good to be competing : RINGER
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Hu-u-uge : GINORMOUS
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With alacrity : SPEEDILY
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Seller of calorific pastries : CINNABON
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Anvil, hammer or stirrup : OSSICLE
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James F. ___, Truman secretary of state : BYRNES
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God, in Hebrew : ADONAI
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Maintain, as standards : HOLDTO
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Sure winner : SHOOIN
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Fancy wrap : STOLE
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Protection: Var. : EGIS
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Stone that's cast : EMMA
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Gasp : PANT
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Word usually written in brackets : SIC
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___ drop : MIC

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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