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New York Times, Saturday, July 13, 2019

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
43-Down : Music style that might feature an accordion and a bajo sexto
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {KQZ} This is puzzle # 95 for Mr. Steinberg.
David Steinberg notes:
This puzzle was born after I saw MAUI WOWIE in a Facebook post several years ago. I thought it could make for a lively seed entry, and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Entertaining solve, N'EST CE PAS? I shuddered when encountering what seemed like an esoteric pot term with a bizarre middle string of ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times7/13/19 ( No. 25,449 )
Across
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"Right?": Fr. : NESTCEPAS
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Org. whose founders include Cecil B. DeMille : AMPAS
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Leading man? : ALPHAMALE
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Sturdy floor wood : LARCH
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Potent Hawaiian weed : MAUIWOWIE
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Unsettled feeling : AGITA
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High-society people may put them on when in public : AIRS
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Alternative to a Lambo : JAG
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A man or a mouse : ANIMAL
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Demolition letters : TNT
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Not so far away : HITHER
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It multiplies by dividing : CELL
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"Narcissus and Goldmund" novelist : HESSE
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___ truck : TACO
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Part of a guess in Battleship : ROW
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Only place in the U.S. to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics, informally : CALI
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Vacation souvenir, perhaps : TANLINE
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Parent company of Pine-Sol : CLOROX
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Blanket : ENROBE
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Home of Millennium Park, informally : CHITOWN
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Sharing many of the characteristics of : NEAR
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Background noise : HUM
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___ boy : FRAT
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Goods, slangily : MERCH
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2019 #1 album by Tyler, the Creator : IGOR
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Medicine cabinet glass : EYECUP
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"Brilliant!" : AHA
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200-milligram units : CARATS
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Snow of "Game of Thrones" : JON
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Bibliographer's abbr. : ETAL
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Still around : ALIVE
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1963 Four Seasons hit : CANDYGIRL
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Paintings of Adam and Eve, typically : NUDES
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Alternative to Kickstarter : INDIEGOGO
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Bond, e.g. : AGENT
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Fully fixed : GOODASNEW
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Jet popular in the 1960s and '70s : NAMATH
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Flight attendant in "Airplane!" : ELAINE
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Periods of growth : SPURTS
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"Who is ___?" : THIS
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Harsh cry : CAW
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Expressive characters : EMOJI
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Rough up, in a way : PAWAT
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Come down (on) : ALIGHT
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Match : SEE
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Boy's name that becomes a girl's name if you move the first letter to the end : ALAN
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Tricks : MAGIC
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Steakhouse selection : PRIMERIB
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Not have an accomplice : ACTALONE
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"You want to?" : SHALLWE
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Occult : ARCANE
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Learn indirectly : HEAROF
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Taken in : EATEN
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Orkneyan or Shetlander : SCOT
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Part of a cloverleaf : ONRAMP
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Pixelated, perhaps : LOWRES
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"Nope" : IXNAY
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Family hand-me-down? : LORE
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Quickly drink : CHUGALUG
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Long car trip? : LIMORIDE
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Woman who has traveled to el Norte, maybe : CHICANA
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Music style that might feature an accordion and a bajo sexto : TEJANO
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G.I. meal : RATION
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Put some juice into : CHARGE
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Bless : HALLOW
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Shade of black : RAVEN
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Zillow listing : CONDO
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Ruined : UNDID
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Challenge : TEST
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Fragile projectiles : EGGS
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Short smoke : CIG
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House support : YEA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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