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New York Times, Friday, July 15, 2016

When told "I'm sleepy," she sometimes says "I hope you're not driving"

Author:
Matt Ginsberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQW} This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Matt Ginsberg notes:
Will definitely saved me on this one. I sent him two very different versions — one with the minitheme that you see here, and one with ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Cool finding, UNIONIZED either pronounced as UN-I-ON-IZED by a CHEMIST, or UN-ION-IZED by a PLUMBER. Fun mini-theme holding this ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times7/15/16 ( No. 24,356 )
Across
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Insincerely polite : GREASY
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13-Down natives, e.g. : AFRICANS
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Hugh who played TV's House : LAURIE
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Laid into : RAILEDAT
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Wool source : ANGORA
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Subcontinent-wide : ALLINDIA
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One for whom 36-Across has four syllables : CHEMIST
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Many new car drivers : LEASERS
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Island west of Mull : IONA
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Red stuff to cut through : TAPE
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Dim bulbs : DODOS
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Off : AMISS
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Compromise : BEND
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Trial cover-up : ROBE
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Gray head : LEE
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Has the stage : ISON
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What exterior doors typically do : OPENIN
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See 19- and 57-Across : UNIONIZED
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Lyricist who adapted "Pygmalion" : LERNER
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Clubs to beat people with? : ACES
42
Chrome runners, maybe : PCS
45
x, y and z : AXES
46
Mozart title starter : EINE
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Devil's deck : TAROT
50
Lawyer's workload : CASES
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Admission evidence : STUB
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Musical group known for wearing red hats called "energy domes" : DEVO
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Recycling bin fill : EMPTIES
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One for whom 36-Across has three syllables : PLUMBER
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Figure-changing agent : DIETDRUG
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Calmer? : OPIATE
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Lesser "Seinfeld" role played by Len Lesser : UNCLELEO
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Bomb : TURKEY
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Early Beatle : PETEBEST
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Going rates : SPEEDS
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Beyond slow : GLACIAL
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Sought safety, say : RANHOME
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Princess in line to the British throne after Beatrice : EUGENIE
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Agents in some therapy : AROMAS
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When told "I'm sleepy," she sometimes says "I hope you're not driving" : SIRI
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Rising generation? : YEAST
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The Era of ___ (1964-74 Notre Dame football) : ARA
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Like some angels and arches : FALLEN
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Really bug : RILE
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Paris fights in it : ILIAD
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Like many bad words : CENSORED
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Appended : ADDEDON
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Safari Capital of the World : NAIROBI
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Nine-time presidential contender of the 1940s-'90s : STASSEN
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Shaving the beard with a razor, in Jewish law : TABOO
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Bit of décor in a sports bar : PENNANT
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It makes a wave : SINE
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Nap : DOZE
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Top of the line? : SIRE
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Tick, e.g. : PEST
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Fill with anxiety : UNSETTLE
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Freeze : ICEUP
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Like skates and corsets : LACEDUP
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Scrutinize : EXAMINE
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Word repeatedly spelled out by Franklin : RESPECT
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Make as a heat-and-serve product, say : PREBAKE
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Much-sought-after : COVETED
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British floors : STOREYS
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Time after Time? : ISSUES
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Think much of : ADMIRE
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Backtrack? : SIDEB
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Calligraphic messes : BLOTS
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Creator of the lawyer Perry : ERLE
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"Superman" catchphrase starter : UPUP
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Grokked : GOT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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