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New York Times, Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Author:
Samuel A. Donaldson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Samuel A. Donaldson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Donaldson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0712 ( 24,353 )
Across
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Canadian beer ___ Blue : LABATT
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Tolkien creatures : ORCS
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___-Man (pint-size superhero in a 2015 film) : ANT
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Distinguished N.F.L.er : ALLPRO
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Antioxidant berry : ACAI
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"The Tell-Tale Heart" writer : POE
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Take a tumble : SLIPANDFALL
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Chicken ___ (kid's ailment) : POX
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Winter hazard on the autobahn : EIS
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Charges : FEES
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Solidify, as a friendship : CEMENT
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Tranquil : RESTFUL
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Jazz composer with an Egyptian-inspired name : SUNRA
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One given the red-carpet treatment : VIP
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Went on and on : NATTERED
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Is ready for the summer weather, for short : HASAC
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Gambino boss : GOTTI
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Disco ___ ("The Simpsons" character) : STU
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Military sch. : ACAD
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Cousin of the mambo : RUMBA
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Statistician's concern : BIAS
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Permit : LET
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Chrome dome : BALDY
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Language of Copenhagen, to locals : DANSK
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MTV documentary series about everyday people : TRUELIFE
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"Good Will Hunting" director Van Sant : GUS
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"___ Hope" (1970s-'80s soap) : RYANS
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More obscure : MURKIER
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Owing (to) : INDEBT
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"Game of Thrones" actress Chaplin : OONA
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Palindromic houseware brand : OXO
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Small brain, metaphorically : PEA
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Injuries illustrated four times in this puzzle : BROKENBONES
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Actress Adams of "American Hustle" : AMY
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A Saarinen : EERO
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Cult film heroine called "Mistress of the Dark" : ELVIRA
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Number between uno and tres : DOS
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Stink to high heaven : REEK
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Laughs or cries, maybe : REACTS
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Surgical tool : LASER
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Rachel McAdams's character in "The Notebook" : ALLIE
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Euphoria : BLISS
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Modern kind of store : APP
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Driver's excuse for being late : TRAFFIC
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Build muscle : TONEUP
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Klutzes : OAFS
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It released the first 45 r.p.m. records : RCA
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Indian home to Mother Teresa : CALCUTTA
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Sound part of business? : SILENTI
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Is part of the cast of : APPEARSIN
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12 : NOON
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It might contain an emoji : TEXT
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___ Mar (California racetrack) : DEL
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G.I. grub : MRE
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Broadcast commercial : TVAD
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Failed to get involved : SATBY
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___ plume : NOMDE
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Itinerary data, for short : ETAS
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Closing time for many city parks : DUSK
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"Stop right there!" : HALT
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Lenovo alternative : ACER
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Times for most college football games : SATURDAYS
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Chasms : GULFS
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"___ County" (Elizabeth Taylor movie) : RAINTREE
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Lie in the sun : BASK
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Spew nonsense : BLABBER
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Long-lasting, as goods : DURABLE
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Body part following black or pink : EYE
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Overly ambitious student, in slang : GUNNER
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One of the Three Stooges : MOE
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Architectural column style : IONIC
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Apply, as pressure : EXERT
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Valentine's Day flowers, in Spain : ROSAS
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Tablet purchased without a prescription? : IPAD
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Pixar's "Finding ___" : NEMO
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"All right, I'll do it!" : OKOK
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Mined metal : ORE
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Eggs in clinics : OVA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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