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New York Times, Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Surname of national security advisers under both Bush 43 and Obama

Author:
Adam Nicolle
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Adam Nicolle

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Nicolle.
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© 2019, The New York Times7/17/19 ( No. 25,453 )
Across
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The number of letters in this clue's answer : FOUR
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Gymnasts' supplies : MATS
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New moon or full moon : PHASE
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Traffic ___ : CONE
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Put out : EMIT
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Give a casual greeting, in modern lingo : HOLLA
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Candy that the lovers [circled letters] on Valentine's Day : CHOCOLATE
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More deadpan, as humor : DRIER
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Peach's center : PIT
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Some pro cameras, for short : SLRS
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Shepherd slain by Cain : ABEL
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Politician that the voters [circled letters] to Congress : REPRESENTATIVE
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Traditional time to start work : NINEAM
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Occur, as complications : ARISE
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Terrific, in dated slang : ACES
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Erode : EATINTO
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Something most people lie about? : BED
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Quick trips that the busy person [circled letters] around town : ERRANDS
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"Yikes!" : EEK
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Olympics squad in red, white and blue : TEAMUSA
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"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
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"___ thank me later" : YOULL
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Suitable for all ages : RATEDG
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Books that Victorians [circled letters] for cheap : PENNYDREADFULS
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In addition : ELSE
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Alternatives to wagons : SUVS
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One step down on the evolutionary scale : APE
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Elite party attendees : ALIST
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Luxury vehicle that the motorist [circled letters] on the highway : LANDROVER
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Part of a multimedia ad campaign : RADIO
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Apple's first location? : EDEN
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Action to collect on a debt : REPO
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Shorthand, for short : STENO
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"Buona ___" (Italian greeting) : SERA
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Dish that may come with a spork : SLAW
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Org. that regulates I.S.P.s : FCC
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"That's intriguing!" : OOH
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Still in the box : UNOPENED
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File box filler : RECIPES
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Blanc who voiced Bugs Bunny : MEL
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Conglomerate : AMASS
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Mr. or Mrs. : TITLE
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Forbidding : STERN
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Queen guitarist Brian May has one in astrophysics : PHD
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Friend of Hamlet : HORATIO
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Outs : ALIBIS
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Place to hide a card, perhaps : SLEEVE
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___ Combs, Hall-of-Famer who played for the 1920s-'30s Yankees : EARLE
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Other, in Oaxaca : OTRA
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Benchmark : STANDARD
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Surname of national security advisers under both Bush 43 and Obama : RICE
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May birthstones : EMERALDS
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Word with dark or graphic : ARTS
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Apprehend : NAB
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Headrest for a couch napper, say : ARM
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T, in an honor society's name : TAU
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Connections : INS
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Slippery : EELY
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Five to six feet high, roughly : EYELEVEL
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Quashes : ENDS
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Gunpowder holder : KEG
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Turns the dial (to), say : TUNESIN
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Dazed states : STUPORS
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Chastise in no uncertain terms : YELLAT
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Like some football kicks : ONSIDE
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Over the horizon : AFAR
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Products of some orchards : PEARS
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Sped-up part of a contest commercial : RULES
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Avoid : EVADE
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Ed of "Elf" : ASNER
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Excessively : TOO
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Molecule with A, C, T and G : DNA
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Green branch, for short : EPA
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Big quarrel : ROW

Answer summary: 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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