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New York Times, Saturday, July 14, 2018

City license once needed to work in an establishment serving alcohol

Author:
Kameron Austin Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kameron Austin Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2018, The New York Times7/14/18 ( No. 25,085 )

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Across
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Really busy : ORNATE
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Ban from argument : DISBAR
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Greasers' loves : HOTRODS
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According to schedule : ONTIME
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Bar bowlful : BEERNUTS
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Banana Republic's parent company : THEGAP
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Either of two extremes in an orbit : APSIS
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CD follower : ROM
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Symbol of change, in math : DELTA
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Picks : BETS
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Pick : GOFOR
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First pope to be called "the Great" : LEOI
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Jr. and sr. : YRS
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City license once needed to work in an establishment serving alcohol : CABARETCARD
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Photogenic, informally : CAMERAREADY
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Get all twisted up : RAVEL
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Itches : LONGS
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Part of what makes you you : GENETICCODE
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Decline : SENDREGRETS
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Stock letters : OTC
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Ancient city rediscovered in 1870 : TROY
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Blackballs : SHUNS
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Royal Catherine : PARR
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"Duck ___" (classic Warner Bros. short) : AMUCK
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Its business is booming : TNT
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Nerve : MOXIE
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Expired : RANOUT
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Term of respect in old westerns : KEMOSABE
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Wrap up : ENCASE
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Loan specification : RATECAP
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Boil : SEETHE
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Piano trio? : PEDALS
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"Hummina hummina!" : OHBABY
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Onetime Ebert partner : ROEPER
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Sources of some tremors : NTESTS
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"Mrs. ___ Goes to Paris" (Paul Gallico novel) : ARRIS
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A bushelful : TONS
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See 7-Down : EDU
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With 6-Down, what may follow Indiana or Illinois : DOT
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Like the best streams? : INHD
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Protection from a shark, maybe : STEELCAGE
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Bad things to blow : BIGLEADS
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Like valentines : AMATORY
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Settled : REPAID
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Party flasher : STROBELIGHT
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Up to this point : SOFAR
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Source of guiding principles : MORALCENTER
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Ova, e.g. : GAMETES
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Becomes settled in a new environment : REROOTS
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Speleologist : CAVER
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Minds : TENDS
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Make more palatable : CANDYCOAT
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Give up : RENOUNCE
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Material : GERMANE
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Style of Southern hip-hop : CRUNK
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Things drawn by eccentric people : STARES
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Home to the ancient Zapotec civilization : OAXACA
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Like opposing groups on "Survivor" : TRIBAL
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Inches : CREEPS
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Not natural : POSED
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Strain of potent marijuana : KUSH
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Speck : MOTE
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Plain white ___ : TEE
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Plan out : MAP

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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