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New York Times, Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Author:
Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ross Trudeau

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 73, Blocks: 39 Missing: {HQXZ} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Trudeau. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Ross Trudeau notes:
What do you call a constructor who drops to the floor to beg forgiveness for sub-par fill? ANNEALER. Also, if you're looking to get ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I had the pleasure of meeting Patrick Berry a few years ago. For being such a prolific constructor, he keeps a remarkably low profile. ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
The notches in the top of the grid here qualify this crossword for our Odd Shaped Grids page. Even with those six square carved out, ... read more
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Across
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Start of an incantation : ABRA
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Up to the task : ABLE
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Landlocked Asian country : LAOS
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DuVernay who directed "Selma" : AVA
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One with a feather duster, maybe : MAID
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'Vette option : TTOP
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Speedy Amtrak option : ACELA
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Yours, in Tours : ATOI
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Grp. that combats smuggling : ATF
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Land made for you and me, in a Woody Guthrie song : AMERICA
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Demo material for Wile E. Coyote : TNT
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Entertained with a story, say : REGALED
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Print media revenue source : ADSALES
26
Copenhageners, e.g. : DANES
28
Oasis beast : CAMEL
29
Lawn game banned in 1988 : JARTS
30
In the manner of : ALA
32
___ Amidala, "Star Wars" queen : PADME
34
"___ quote ..." : ANDI
35
Oakland's Oracle, for one : ARENA
37
Diez minus siete : TRES
38
Born : NEE
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Insect feeler : ANTENNA
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The "e" of i.e. : EST
42
The Kennedys or the Bushes, so to speak : DYNASTY
44
As a group : ENMASSE
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Country singer ___ James Decker : JESSIE
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Very wee : EENSIE
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Embarrassing fall : FACEPLANT
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Structures illustrated twice in this puzzle through both black squares and letters : AFRAMEBUILDINGS
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Male buds : BROS
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Nae Nae or cancan : DANCE
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Captain who circumnavigated the globe : COOK
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Flue buildup : SOOT
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"Come in!" : ENTER
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Influence : SWAY
Down
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Setting for a classical sacrifice : ALTAR
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Flinched : BATTEDANEYE
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Adjuncts to some penthouses : ROOFGARDENS
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Nile viper : ASP
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State as fact : AVER
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Org. for docs : AMA
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Military field uniform : BATTLEDRESS
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World's highest-paid athlete in 2019, per Forbes magazine : LIONELMESSI
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Drops (or adds) a line : EDITS
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Got 100 on : ACED
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Et ___ : ALIA
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Iowa college town : AMES
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"Hells Bells" band : ACDC
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Bottles that might be marked "XXX" in the comics : ALES
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"Stat!" : ASAP
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Not pro : ANTI
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Amo, amas, ___ : AMAT
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Sheltered at sea : ALEE
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Maker of "No more tears" baby shampoo, for short : JANDJ
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Pretentious : ARTY
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Hathaway of Hollywood : ANNE
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Alternative to Chanel No. 5 : ESTEE
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Predate : ANTECEDE
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Glassworker, at times : ANNEALER
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"Take me ___" : ASIAM
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Modify : AMEND
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Equally speedy : ASFAST
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Shenanigans : ANTICS
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Abba of Israel : EBAN
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Fourth-and-long option : PUNT
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Subject of a school nurse's inspection : LICE
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Targets of plank exercises : ABS
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Do that might block someone's view, for short : FRO
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Pooh's pal : ROO
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When repeated, calming expression : NOW
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Smallest state in India : GOA
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Wild blue yonder : SKY

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