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New York Times, Saturday, July 11, 2015

39-Down : Nonbasic property

Author:
Joe DiPietro
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe DiPietro

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {KV} This is puzzle # 123 for Mr. DiPietro.
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© 2015, The New York Times7/11/15 ( No. 23,986 )

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Across
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Gets paid for prior work : CASHESIN
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Negotiator's challenge : LOGJAM
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Combined : ALLINONE
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Star close to Venus : SERENA
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Jordan was part of it in 1984 : NBADRAFT
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Part of the chest : DRAWER
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Miss at a party? : DEB
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1970s-'80s Olds : OMEGA
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One who's speechless : MIME
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Sched. B entry : INT
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TV character who said "I learned that beneath my goody two shoes lie some very dark socks" : LISASIMPSON
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French Christian : DIOR
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"Hair," for example : TITLESONG
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Driver's convenience : EZPASS
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Blue ___ : NILE
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What may be attached to cortexes? : NEO
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Game for cats : MICE
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Quit lying : RISE
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Marvel's ___-Man : ANT
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Caesarean section? : GAUL
44
Alternative to Pantene : NEXXUS
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Hacker's aid : COUGHDROP
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___ leg : PANT
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"Hmm, let me think about that" : IMNOTSOSURE
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What a suit may hold : MBA
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Something people have often been told not to touch : DIAL
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Gambling mecca, with "the" : STRIP
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Yossarian's "Catch-22" tentmate : ORR
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If : INCASE
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Had zero effect : DIDSQUAT
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Brain game : TEASER
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16 drams : ONEOUNCE
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Members of the meddle class? : YENTAS
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Monthly reading : GASMETER
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Source of the line "If this is the best of all possible worlds, what are the others?" : CANDIDE
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Spanish composer Isaac : ALBENIZ
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Sturdy table surface : SLABTOP
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Withheld : HID
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Put on a list : ENROL
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"Same here" : SOAMI
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Unpleasantly overrun : INFEST
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Profit : NETGAIN
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Hit from the '60s? : LSD
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Key contraction : OER
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Pop maker? : GRAMPS
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Norman who directed "In the Heat of the Night" : JEWISON
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See 60-Down : ANEMONE
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Served with a sauce of mushrooms, tomatoes, olives, oil and wine : MARENGO
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Not inert : ASTIR
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"Sick" : ILLIN
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Attorney general between Smith and Thornburgh : MEESE
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Pile driver, basically : RAM
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View : SIGHT
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Lots : SCADS
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French bread : EUROS
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Abbr. on a credit card : EXP
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Nonbasic property : ACIDITY
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Ticket name : NOMINEE
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Item in many a cat owner's pantry : TUNACAN
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Subject of many a neighborhood poster : LOSTDOG
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Unspecified quantity : XAMOUNT
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Free from tension : UNBRACE
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Official with a pistol : STARTER
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Bring up the rear : GOLAST
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Fancy Feast company : PURINA
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Fair offerings : RIDES
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British college : EPSOM
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With 13-Down, water dweller that looks like a plant but is actually an animal : SEA
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Workplaces with many stats, for short? : ERS
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What's what south of the border? : QUE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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