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New York Times, Monday, July 15, 2019

Timesavers ... or the starts of 17-, 26-, 36- and 51-Across?

Author:
Ed Sessa
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Sessa.
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© 2019, The New York Times7/15/19 ( No. 25,451 )
Across
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Cow's newborn : CALF
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Upbeat, as an outlook : ROSY
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SWAT team actions : RAIDS
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Singer India.___ : ARIE
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Aunt Bee's charge on "The Andy Griffith Show" : OPIE
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Disney attraction in Florida : EPCOT
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Trendy terms : BUZZWORDS
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Ragú rival : PREGO
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Palestinian territory bordering Israel : GAZA
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Busybody, from the Yiddish : YENTA
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___ Dhabi, part of the United Arab Emirates : ABU
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Most unspoiled : PUREST
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First host of "America's Funniest Home Videos" : BOBSAGET
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"Haste makes waste" and similar sayings : OLDSAWS
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"Venerable" monk of the Middle Ages : STBEDE
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"Able ___ I ere I saw Elba" : WAS
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Ship's wastewater : BILGE
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State led by Lenin, in brief : USSR
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Magical powder in "Peter Pan" : PIXIEDUST
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"I do solemnly swear ...," e.g. : OATH
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Browned bread : TOAST
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"Fee, fi, fo, ___" : FUM
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Stick back in the microwave : REHEAT
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Going from two lanes to one : MERGING
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Style of collarless shirt : CREWNECK
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___ Pieces (candy) : REESES
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Nonkosher meat : HAM
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Say "Nyah, nyah," say : GLOAT
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Snow queen in "Frozen" : ELSA
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To any degree : ATALL
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Timesavers ... or the starts of 17-, 26-, 36- and 51-Across? : SHORTCUTS
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Scalawag : ROGUE
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Peace Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
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Length x width, for a rectangle : AREA
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Opening golf shot : DRIVE
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Pepsi, for one : COLA
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Hang in the balance : PEND
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Taxi : CAB
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Peppery salad green : ARUGULA
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Chameleons, e.g. : LIZARDS
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Some Moroccan headwear : FEZZES
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Aussie marsupial, in brief : ROO
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Grand Ole ___ : OPRY
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Lesser-played half of a 45 : SIDEB
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Like some straightforward questions : YESNO
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Meal : REPAST
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Its showers bring May flowers: Abbr. : APR
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Periods with the largest glaciers : ICEAGES
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Places for pooped pooches : DOGBEDS
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Having a heavier build : STOUTER
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Sushi bar condiment : WASABI
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Atlanta-based channel : TBS
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Sound effect on "Batman" : POW
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Candy bar packaged in twos : TWIX
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Touch geographically : ABUT
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Open with a letter opener : SLIT
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Prefix with cache : GEO
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Cheese from the Netherlands : EDAM
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"Glad that's over!" : PHEW
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Addict : USER
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Word before map or smarts : STREET
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Apple production site : ORCHARD
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Aquarium accessory : AERATOR
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Biblical group bearing gifts : THEMAGI
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Opening, as after an earthquake : FISSURE
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Like leftovers : UNEATEN
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British sports cars of old : MGS
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"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" director : ANGLEE
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___ Aviv : TEL
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Tablet alternative : GELCAP
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Trig ratio : COSEC
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Mexican artist Frida : KAHLO
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Hard labor : TOIL
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Sentiment on a candy heart : LUV
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Stephen of "The Crying Game" : REA
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Unhappy : SAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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