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New York Times, Monday, July 17, 2017

Author:
Tom McCoy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tom McCoy

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. McCoy. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Tom McCoy notes:
When constructing a crossword, the more flexibility you have in your theme answers, the easier it is to fill the grid. This means that ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
ODDS AND ENDS played upon today, construed as "phrases whose last words are odd numbers." I hesitated when I got to the revealer — ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0717 ( 24,723 )
Across
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Building material for the first little pig : STRAW
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Some bank offerings, for short : CDS
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___ and cheese : HAM
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Swim meet coverage? : SPEEDO
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Nancy who solves mysteries : DREW
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Words said at the altar : IDO
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President's plane : AIRFORCEONE
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___-Mex : TEX
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Roadside stops : INNS
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Wrestling for 400-pounders : SUMO
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Rod-shaped bacterium : ECOLI
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Broadway's "___ Miz" : LES
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Cry before "You're out!" : STRIKETHREE
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Dorm figs. : RAS
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Actor Hemsworth of "The Hunger Games" : LIAM
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Material for a tight-fitting glove : LATEX
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"Up top!" : GIMMEFIVE
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Landed, as on a branch : ALIT
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Actions on the dance floor : MOVES
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"Mmm-hmm, mmm-hmm" : ISEE
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Conclusion of a close World Series : GAMESEVEN
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Photographer Adams : ANSEL
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Flair : ELAN
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Brand of sheepskin boots : UGG
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Ecstatic : ONCLOUDNINE
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He-sheep : RAM
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Beauty's partner, with "the" : BEAST
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Charged particles : IONS
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Martial art that's an Olympic sport : JUDO
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Big feature on a donkey : EAR
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Miscellany ... or a description of the final words in 15-, 23-, 30-, 38- and 43-Across : ODDSANDENDS
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Since Jan. 1 : YTD
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Word repeated in "It's ___, all ___!" : MINE
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Tax cheats' fears : AUDITS
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"Hel-l-lp!" : SOS
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Suffix with differ : ENT
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Insurance company with a lizard mascot : GEICO
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Backbone : SPINE
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Shore birds : TERNS
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Officials crying "Offside" and "Pass interference" : REFS
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Commotion : ADO
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Opposite of bests : WORSTS
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No-good thief : CROOK
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Lair : DEN
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Hon : SWEETIE
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Sometimes good, sometimes bad : HITORMISS
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"Hello" singer of 2015 : ADELE
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Gumption : MOXIE
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Take a yacht out : SAIL
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Singer Lovato : DEMI
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Scoundrel : CUR
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Rubbing the wrong way? : CHAFING
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"Wailing" instrument : SAX
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Stately shade trees : ELMS
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Gives a new account of : RETELLS
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Annoying feature of an online stream : LAG
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In the manner of : ALA
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Means of tracking workers' hours : TIMECARDS
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www.healthcare.___ : GOV
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"Now ___ seen it all!" : IVE
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Restroom sign : MEN
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Flying geese formation : VEE
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Sea slitherer : EEL
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It's fixed for a prix fixe meal : MENU
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Príncipe's sister island : SAOTOME
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6 or so, for first graders : AGE
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Release from being caught on a nail, say : UNSNAG
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Adheres to, as a rule : OBEYS
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Old-fashioned "Awesome!" : NEATO
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"I ___ see that coming!" : DIDNT
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What smells : NOSE
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Pigs ___ blanket : INA
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Like some ancient characters : RUNIC
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Embellish : ADDTO
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What rolling stones don't gather : MOSS
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Force-ful characters? : JEDI
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Cacophony : DIN
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Like some library books and babies : DUE

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

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