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New York Times, Thursday, July 17, 2014

Draft status for someone in the Public Health Service

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alan Arbesfeld

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 31 Missing: {BJXZ} This is puzzle # 106 for Mr. Arbesfeld.
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It wouldn't be Thursday without a twist in our crossword! Alan brings us "literal" interpretations of X BACK Y phrases, with X being ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times7/17/14 ( No. 23,627 )
Across
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Stars : SUNS
5
Blood group? : CLAN
9
Oscar nominee for "Affliction" : NOLTE
14
Draft status for someone in the Public Health Service : ONEC
15
Inspect the figures? : OGLE
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Huge, in verse : ENORM
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Singer in the sea, literally : HUMPBACKWHALE
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Wrap up : RECAP
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"Smack" : HEROIN
21
B's tail? : CDEF
23
Long-distance inits. : ATT
24
Something slipped under the counter? : STOOL
25
Feel one's ___ (be frisky) : OATS
26
Fiction's Atticus Finch, e.g.: Abbr. : ATTY
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Plan B, literally : FALLBACKPOSITION
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Place with a waiting room: Abbr. : STN
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Some intellectual property, for short : TMS
34
Literary Leonard : ELMORE
35
One side of a hot-button social issue : PROLIFE
38
Ticked off : INASNIT
39
Skylights? : AURORA
40
A.C.C. school : UNC
41
Multinational carrier : SAS
42
Gridiron maneuver, literally : QUARTERBACKSNEAK
46
Comprehensive, in edspeak : ELHI
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Aparicio : LUIS
48
Dime novels and such : PULPS
52
Stocking stuffer : TOE
53
Ollie's partner in comedy : STAN
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Negotiator's refusal : NODEAL
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One of Donald's exes : IVANA
57
Little kid's lift, literally : PIGGYBACKRIDE
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Frankincense or myrrh : RESIN
60
Read but not comment, in Internet lingo : LURK
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Unlikely mate for a princess : OGRE
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Big name in cosmetics : ESTEE
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Summer Olympics event : EPEE
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Stimulate : WHET
Down
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10 students, for short? : SOPHS
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Like overly optimistic goals, typically : UNMET
3
Intro to biology? : NEURO
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Teach : SCHOOL
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Singer Marc with the 1991 hit "Walking in Memphis" : COHN
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JFK alternative : LGA
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Indicator of stress : ALLCAPS
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Must : NEEDTO
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Hasbro brand : NERF
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In dire need of gas, say : ONE
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Spots : LOCATIONS
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Vino spot : TRATTORIA
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Fisherman's bane and hockey player's boon : EMPTYNETS
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Plans to : WILL
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Core : ESSENCE
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"All ___" (Steve Martin/Lily Tomlin comedy) : OFME
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Bread producers : ATMS
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Guilty : ATFAULT
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Pier grp. : ILA
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Gut : SPARETIRE
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Soul mates : TRUELOVES
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45 degrees : NORTHEAST
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Petty around Hollywood : LORI
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Grp. in a 1919-21 war of independence : IRA
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Tolkien's Prancing Pony and others : INNS
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Exhausting : USINGUP
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Bush successor : QUAYLE
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How individual firecrackers are priced? : APOP
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"Friends" co-star : KUDROW
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O'Hara portrayer : LEIGH
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Tony Gwynn, notably : PADRE
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Hard fall : SLEET
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Ready to stand trial, in a way : SANE
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Sponsor of Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods : NIKE
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Never: Ger. : NIE
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M.A. hopeful's hurdle : GRE

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

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