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DON'T QUOTE ME

New York Times, Sunday, June 9, 2019

Author:
Seth A. Abel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Seth A. Abel

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 71 Missing: {Q} Scrabble average: 1.70 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Abel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:
Seth A. Abel is a lawyer based in Columbus, Ohio, who works in commercial and industrial real estate. He has been making crosswords since 2003, often with themes involving gags. He thought ... read more
Seth A. Abel notes:
Typically, when I have an idea for a Sunday puzzle, I'll put the puzzle together and then have to wrack my brain for a good title. Here, it was the other way around: the title came first, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Oft-quoted quotes that were never spoken by said character ... and no ILSA LUND / PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM? Sacrilege! And GORDON GEKKO isn't someone whose bad side I'd want to be on. You're ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0609 ( 25,415 )
Across
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Exaggerated virility : MACHISMO
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Effortless assimilation : OSMOSIS
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Alternatives to H.S. diplomas : GEDS
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Surgical removal procedure : ABLATION
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What might raise the roof? : TORNADO
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Come down, in a way : RAIN
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Line never said by 58-Across : FLYMYPRETTIESFLY
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Columnist Bombeck : ERMA
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Birth control option, briefly : IUD
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"Please hold the line" : STAYON
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Shopping center? : PEES
29
Excerpt : CLIP
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Subjects of expertise : AREAS
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Lay an egg, say : ERR
34
Targets on "chest day" : PECS
35
Hollers : HOOTS
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Line never said by 83-Across : BEAMMEUPSCOTTY
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Lobster ___ diavolo : FRA
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Official language of a U.S. territory : SAMOAN
45
Medical research org. : NIH
46
"Gotcha, man!" : IDIGIT
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December 31, e.g. : EVE
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Diminutive for Theresa : TESS
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Takes the plunge : LEAPS
55
Will who played Grandpa Walton on "The Waltons" : GEER
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Big name in applesauce : MOTT
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Film villain who never said 23-Across, with "the" : WICKEDWITCH
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Some purchasers of expensive gowns : DEBS
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Manhattan's ___ Stadium : ICAHN
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The "E" in Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Noses out? : SNOUTS
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Counterpart of pitch : YAW
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Prefix with -lepsy : NARCO
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Title for two Beatles : SIR
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___-Locka, Fla. : OPA
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Try, in a way : TASTE
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Woodworker's tool : ADZ
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Digital image format : BITMAP
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3:00 : EAST
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Willowy : LITHE
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Washer/dryer unit : LOAD
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Commander who never said 36-Across : CAPTAINKIRK
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Former Mississippi senator Trent : LOTT
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The first recorded one was noted by the Greek scientist Hipparchus in 134 B.C. : NOVA
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2014 hit film featuring Oprah Winfrey : SELMA
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Announcement from a band : TOUR
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Colorful fish : KOI
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Surveillance aid : SPYCAM
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Word before check or drop : MIC
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Overnighter : REDEYE
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Chinese principle : TAO
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TV detective who never said 121-Across : SERGEANTFRIDAY
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Exercise done while sitting : ETUDE
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Wax holders : EARS
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What a plus sign may indicate : ION
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Belief of Benjamin Franklin : DEISM
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Already: Fr. : DEJA
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Lhasa ___ : APSO
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May ordeal for some H.S. students : APEXAM
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N.Y. engineering sch. : RPI
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Pop singer Jason : MRAZ
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Line never said by 99-Across : JUSTTHEFACTSMAAM
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Last of the Stuarts : ANNE
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Thoroughly enjoyed something : ATEITUP
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Birth : NASCENCE
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Obstinate responses : NOES
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"Oh, lordy!" : MERCYME
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Corporations and partnerships, e.g. : ENTITIES
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Secret society : MAFIA
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Moving too quickly to be seen clearly : ABLUR
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Half of an old crime duo : CLYDE
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Croque-monsieur ingredient : HAM
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Plural suffix? : ITY
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Drinks in moderation : SIPS
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Post-___ : MORTEM
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Difficult kind of push-up : ONEARM
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German artist Dix : OTTO
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"___ Love" (Cole Porter song) : SOIN
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G.I. grub : MRE
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Without a buyer lined up : ONSPEC
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Seattle-based insurance giant : SAFECO
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Least productive : IDLEST
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Some beans : SOYS
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___-Roman wrestling : GRECO
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British noble who never said 44-Down : EARLOFGREYSTOKE
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Anastasia's love in Disney's "Anastasia" : DIMITRI
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Irritably answers : SNAPSAT
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Purchase for a lorry : TYRE
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Blood-typing letters : ABO
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Politician's goal : SEAT
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Impatient dismissals : PSHAWS
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London's ___ Park : HYDE
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All over again : ANEW
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Not yet rented : UNLET
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Varicolored : PIED
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Like BFFs : TIGHT
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Formative : SEMINAL
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Shade of green : AVOCADO
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Line never said by 17-Down : METARZANYOUJANE
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Iraq War danger, for short : IED
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Rest of the afternoon : SIESTA
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Economizes : SCRIMPS
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Common landscaping tree with acorns : PINOAK
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Puts the kibosh on something : STOPSIT
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Active ingredient in marijuana : THC
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Sport making its Olympic debut in Tokyo in 2020 : KARATE
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Number of Spanish kings named Carlos : CUATRO
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Small boat, maybe : BATHTOY
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Angel : SWEETIE
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Head, slangily : NOB
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Home to the Eads Bridge over the Mississippi: Abbr. : STL
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Suffer : AIL
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Part of Caesar's boast : ICAME
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Las ___, Canary Islands : PALMAS
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Opposite of kill : ENACT
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Elmer, to Bugs : DOC
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"Sounds good to me!" : IMIN
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Many a northern Iraqi : KURD
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Rubin ___ (classic illusion) : VASE
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Try for a part : READ
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___ Graham, Oprah's longtime beau : STEDMAN
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Former Penn State football coach : PATERNO
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Go green, say : DYE
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Standing : REPUTE
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Hilarious joke, in slang : GASSER
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Titillating : EROTIC
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Feudal estate : FIEF
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Cyrano de Bergerac's love : ROXANE
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How paint is usually sold : INACAN
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Stuns : DAZES
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Shiraz native : IRANI
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#, to a proofreader : SPACE
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Performers in old-fashioned dumb shows : MIMES
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Stuck, after "in" : AJAM
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Buzzing : AHUM
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Stinky Le Pew : PEPE
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___ Helens : MTST
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Communication syst. for the deaf : TTY
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Comp ___ (coll. major) : SCI
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Crossed : MET

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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