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New York Times, Monday, July 18, 2016

Author:
Jacob Stulberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
Place for airing an opinion ... or what five of this puzzle's Down answers contain?
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Jacob Stulberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Stulberg.
Jacob Stulberg notes:
Delighted to be making my Monday NYT debut! Among this puzzle's original clues: "Driving range?" for ROADWAY, "Event for those who ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
OP-ED COLUMN interpreted as "entries hiding OPED within." Nice touch to have them going downward … in the COLUMNs of the grid! I ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times7/18/16 ( No. 24,359 )
Across
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Police vehicle : COPCAR
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Vessel for slow cooking : STEWPAN
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Baltimore ballplayer : ORIOLE
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Bravery : COURAGE
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Sailor, informally : SEADOG
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Harvest festival events : HAYRIDES
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Heavy weight : TON
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Bond girl Shirley : EATON
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Beginning : ONSET
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"C'mon, quit it!" : OHSTOP
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Fuel efficiency fig. : MPG
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Mafia bigwig : CAPO
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Snicker : TEEHEE
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Workplaces for R.N.s : ORS
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City on the Black Sea : ODESSA
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Pulitzer-winning writer Maureen : DOWD
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Dog, cat or maybe a parrot : PET
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Professional on a catwalk : MODEL
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With it : HIP
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"All Day Strong. All Day Long" sloganeer : ALEVE
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Glass of public radio : IRA
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Ancient Greek theaters : ODEA
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Assessed visually : EYEDUP
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Animation frame : CEL
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Pound repeatedly : PUMMEL
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King toppers : ACES
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Victory symbol with the fingers : VEE
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Take too far : OVERDO
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___ on a true story : BASED
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Scoundrel : KNAVE
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TV screen option, in brief : LCD
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O.K.'d : APPROVED
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Survive : ENDURE
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Surface to drive on : ROADWAY
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Seinfeld's neighbor whose name is spoken as an epithet : NEWMAN
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Short, quick runs : SPRINTS
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Some playground equipment : SWINGS
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Price : COST
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Black-and-white cookie : OREO
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One of three at the base of a Steinway : PIANOPEDAL
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North Atlantic fish : COD
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Succulent flowering plants : ALOES
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Yachting competition : REGATTA
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Make a digital image of : SCAN
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Yo-yo or doll : TOY
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Annual celebration when a 12-star flag may be flown : EUROPEDAY
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Twist, as a wet towel : WRING
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Cushions : PADS
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Pulitzer-winning James : AGEE
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Home composed of twigs : NEST
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Large gem in the Smithsonian : HOPEDIAMOND
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Body part with a nail : TOE
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Extension from a fire truck : HOSE
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Kitten's cry : MEW
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Joke teller : COMIC
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Love to bits : ADORE
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Use a pogo stick : HOP
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Place for airing an opinion ... or what five of this puzzle's Down answers contain? : OPEDCOLUMN
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"Side by Side by Sondheim," e.g. : REVUE
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Stairs : STEPS
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Decline, as a ramp : SLOPEDOWN
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___ and haw : HEM
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Pb, to a chemist : LEAD
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Word before north or after payment : DUE
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High dice rolls : ELEVENS
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"Uncle Tom's Cabin" girl : EVA
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"La Traviata" composer : VERDI
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Extend, as a subscription : RENEW
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Taverns : BARS
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Each : APOP
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Argue (with) : SPAR
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Janitor's ringful : KEYS
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Steep, rugged cliff : CRAG
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Paneled rooms, maybe : DENS
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Brewery container : VAT
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Bad record for a motorist, for short : DWI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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