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New York Times, Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Hit 1980s-'90s sitcom ... or what the circled letters in 16-, 26- and 43-Across represent?

Author:
Alex Eaton-Salners
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Eaton-Salners. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Alex Eaton-Salners notes:
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© 2018, The New York Times7/10/18 ( No. 25,081 )
Across
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Grp. from which many people are drafted : NCAA
5
Twosome on TMZ : ITEM
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Longtime members of the bar? : SOTS
13
Clumsy sorts : OAFS
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___ Scotia : NOVA
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Old print tint : SEPIA
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Groundskeeper's supply : GRASSSEED
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Rome's ___ Fountain : TREVI
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Narrow passage for ships : STRAIT
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"Aquí se habla ___" : ESPANOL
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"Play it by ear" or "see eye to eye" : IDIOM
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"Dragnet" force, briefly : LAPD
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"Do my eyes deceive me?!" : WELLLOOKYTHERE
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Health class subject : SEX
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Actress Kemper of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" : ELLIE
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Alpine goat : IBEX
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"Guernica" artist : PICASSO
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It goes from 0 to 14, in chemistry : PHSCALE
39
Lab assistant in many a horror film : IGOR
40
Birth-related : NATAL
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Periodically tugging on one's ear, say : TIC
43
Hearty breakfast order : THREEEGGOMELET
47
Actors McShane and McKellen : IANS
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Follow : ENSUE
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Alarm : STARTLE
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Reach : ATTAIN
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Concert pianist Rubinstein : ARTUR
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Hit 1980s-'90s sitcom ... or what the circled letters in 16-, 26- and 43-Across represent? : FULLHOUSE
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Military action that includes a blockade : SIEGE
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Arizona's Agua ___ National Monument : FRIA
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Ash containers : URNS
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Groundskeepers' supplies : SODS
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Conveyance used either lying down or sitting up : SLED
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Pictures created with needles, informally : TATS
Down
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Some holiday concoctions : NOGS
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Sight at a golf course or grocery : CART
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In the distance : AFAR
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Lay into : ASSAIL
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Inculcates : INSTILLS
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"Piggy" : TOE
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Preceding day : EVE
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Earned : MADE
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Blissfully serene : SERAPHIC
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Expression of opinion from all sides : OPENDEBATE
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Big name in DVRs : TIVO
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It's rigged : SAIL
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March honoree, for short : STPAT
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Moves like a crab : SIDLES
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Crafty : SLY
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Tea choice : OOLONG
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"Voulez-vous coucher avec ___?" : MOI
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Consider in detail, as options : WEIGH
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Censured : EXCORIATED
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Didn't stop : KEPTON
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Kindled anew : RELIT
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Prez, e.g. : EXEC
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Pig roast need : SPIT
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Throws on the floor? : AREARUGS
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Nonkosher deli offering : HAMSALAD
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Nancy Drew, for one : SLEUTH
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What a tree's rings signify : AGE
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___ nous : ENTRE
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Night school subj. : ESL
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Free from a cage : LETOUT
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Lip or cheek : SASS
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Huey, Dewey and Louie, e.g. : TRIO
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Lots of fluff? : EFFS
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Ambience : AURA
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"___ that something?!" : ISNT
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Eliot of the Untouchables : NESS
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"www" address : URL
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"This is not the last clue in this puzzle," e.g. : LIE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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