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New York Times, Monday, July 1, 2019

Author:
Damon Gulczynski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Damon J. Gulczynski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Gulczynski. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Damon J. Gulczynski notes:
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0701 ( 25,437 )
Across
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Many flat screens : HDTVS
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"Red, white and blue" land, for short : USOFA
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Zero, in soccer scores : NIL
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Quintet followed by "... and sometimes Y" : AEIOU
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Absolute minimum : LEAST
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Rocks sent to a refinery : ORE
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Devil-may-care : HARUMSCARUM
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Piece of lawn : SOD
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Actor Guinness of "Star Wars" : ALEC
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Fashion line? : HEM
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Summer romance, perhaps : FLING
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Town crier's cry : HEARYEHEARYE
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Diamond great Ripken : CAL
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Gives a red card, in short : DQS
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Lerner's partner on Broadway : LOEWE
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Carne ___ (burrito filler) : ASADA
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Broadband letters : DSL
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Touch : FEEL
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Bar request ... or hint to the letters in the circles : MAKEMINEADOUBLE
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German auto sold mainly in Europe : OPEL
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Reaction to a body blow : OOF
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Latches (onto) : GLOMS
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Élan : GUSTO
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Offering from Hertz or National : CAR
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Message-spewing program : BOT
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Rock drummer whose last name is the same as his band : ALEXVANHALEN
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Gift recipient : DONEE
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Eggs for fertilization : OVA
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Petri dish medium : AGAR
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Hour after midnight : ONE
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Accessing, as a password-restricted website : LOGGINGINTO
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Race, as an engine : REV
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Pick up the tab for : TREAT
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Be of use : AVAIL
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Slice of time : ERA
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Dark wood : EBONY
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Midler of "Beaches" : BETTE
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___ funny (genuinely humorous) : HAHA
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"You're on!" : DEAL
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Goodyear product : TIRE
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Give personal assurance (for) : VOUCH
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Total : SUM
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Belly aches? : ULCERS
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Run-down : SEAMY
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Crew blade : OAR
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The Seminoles of the A.C.C. : FSU
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Charge to get cash from a bank, say : ATMFEE
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"Absolutely, positively not!" : NOSIREEBOB
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Humor with a twist : IRONY
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Overhang : LEDGE
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Basketball's O'Neal, informally : SHAQ
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Permissible : LAWFUL
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Dutch cheese town : EDAM
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Disney snow queen : ELSA
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Wrestling maneuver : HOLD
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G.I. garb, for short : CAMO
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"Hurry!," on an order : ASAP
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Body of water between France and Switzerland : LAKEGENEVA
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Of the highest quality : DELUXE
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___ Jam records : DEF
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Falsetto-voiced Muppet : ELMO
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For fear that : LEST
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Wee bit : IOTA
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Lunchtime, often : NOON
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Fairy tale villain : OGRE
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Gracefully thin : SVELTE
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Cause for a dental filling : CAVITY
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Computer science pioneer Turing : ALAN
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Love to pieces : ADORE
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Recluse : LONER
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Paul who played Crocodile Dundee : HOGAN
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Easily fooled : NAIVE
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Flying pest : GNAT
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Going ___ (fighting) : ATIT
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Part in a movie : ROLE
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Space ball : ORB
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Nat ___ Wild (cable channel) : GEO
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Yammer : GAB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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