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New York Times, Saturday, July 15, 2017

He said "He who knows does not speak; he who speaks does not know"

Author:
Zachary Spitz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {FJQY} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Spitz. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Zachary Spitz notes:
I made this puzzle last summer, after watching too much of the Republican National Convention. I don't think I consciously tried to ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Ha! I love it when the Gray Lady surprises me, this time kicking off with the slangy AMAZEBALLS. Maybe it just seems naughty to me, or ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times7/15/17 ( No. 24,721 )

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Across
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Incredible, in modern slang : AMAZEBALLS
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Veep between Al and Joe : DICK
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Diminishing returns? : TAXEVASION
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By and by : ANON
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Like Nafta : TRILATERAL
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Blazed : TORE
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The Tritons of the N.C.A.A. : UCSD
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With 21-Across, U.S. Open champ of 1985-87 : IVAN
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See 20-Across : LENDL
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Seat in Parliament? : ARSE
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Least naive : WISEST
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Deplorable : SAD
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Deplorable : ATROCIOUS
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Maker of Friskies : PURINA
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The Wasp and Black Widow, for two : AVENGERS
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Boston Tea Party leader : ADAMS
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Lets go : OKS
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Capital whose name means "city inside rivers" : HANOI
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Sweetheart's brothers? : SIGMACHI
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It's moved by a keystroke : CURSOR
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Cantaloupe, by another name : ROCKMELON
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Pull (out) : EKE
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Gives a lot of unwanted attention : STALKS
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Tree line? : ANTS
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Mammals that may weigh up to 12,000 pounds : ORCAS
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Tea Party, e.g. : BLOC
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"PT 109" actor Robert : CULP
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Cheese, for some : BAIT
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Excessive desire for wealth : PLUTOMANIA
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Problem to face? : ACNE
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Celebrity affair, maybe : SEXSCANDAL
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Crib : DIGS
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Digital barrage : TWEETSTORM
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W.W. II's Battle of ___ : ATTU
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Podcaster Maron : MARC
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Japan was a member of it : AXIS
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Video game character rescued by Link : ZELDA
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Spacewalk, for short : EVA
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Castro overthrew him : BATISTA
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Alternative to "Sincerely" : ASEVER
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Turkey bacon? : LIRA
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Something to float : LOAN
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Show for which Louis C.K. unsuccessfully auditioned in '93 : SNL
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Sweetener in a health food store : DATESUGAR
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By some measure : INONESENSE
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Hammock holders : CORDS
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Prepared to confess sins, say : KNELT
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Traditional rite of passage among the Masai : LIONHUNT
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Scours : RANSACKS
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2014 U.S. Women's Open champion : WIE
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Beauty spots : SPAS
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Lamborghini owner : AUDI
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"The Fast and the Furious" activity : DRAGRACING
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Oscar nominee for "The Great Dictator" : OAKIE
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Major employer of pharmacists : CVS
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Offers as a sacrifice : IMMOLATES
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One that can only go straight : ROOK
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Part of a pedigree : SIRE
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Watt per ampere squared : OHM
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A.T.M. deposits: Abbr. : CKS
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Throw together : CONCOCT
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He said "He who knows does not speak; he who speaks does not know" : LAOTSE
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Desperately, informally : SOBAD
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Lords of film : TRACI
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Slight : SCANT
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Ruined, in a way : BLEW
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Like a five-star hotel : LUXE
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Backup software option? : UNDO
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Trust buster? : LIAR
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Conceal cleverly : PALM
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Rose Bowl setting, for short : PST
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___ adelante (later on: Sp.) : MAS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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