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New York Times, Tuesday, July 18, 2017

TV show that spawned an exhibit at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry

Author:
Michael Hawkins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Hawkins. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2017, The New York Times7/18/17 ( No. 24,724 )
Across
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Braided Jewish bread : CHALLAH
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Some punches : LEFTS
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Fill to the gills : SATIATE
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Stay faithful : BETRUE
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Takes stock? : INVESTS
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Colonial-era headgear : TRICORN
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Cleverness thought of too late to use : STAIRCASEWIT
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"___ a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" (1963 film) : ITS
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Country singer Keith : TOBY
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Former inits. for Spike TV : TNN
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Prefix with tourism : ECO
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Department store founder R. H. ___ : MACY
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Cost of admission : FEE
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The "A" of I.P.A. : ALE
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Place to find a pen and teller : BANK
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Wretched : SORDID
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Flexible contract provision : ESCALATORCLAUSE
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Gets back together, as a class : REUNES
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Wasteful government spending : PORK
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Seating with hymnals : PEW
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"As an aside ...," in a text : BTW
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___ Martin (Cognac maker) : REMY
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It can go for a buck : DOE
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"Golly!" : GEE
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Cartoon character who explores with Boots : DORA
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"Golly!" : MAN
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Straight-shooting : ONTHEUPANDUP
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Dessert brand : SARALEE
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Dressing up as a fictional character with others : COSPLAY
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Bathroom units : STALLS
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Malevolent look : EVILEYE
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Shelters : ASYLA
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Leaves the union : SECEDES
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TV show that spawned an exhibit at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry : CSI
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___ Solo : HAN
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Off-road ride, for short : ATV
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Gives a false story : LIESTO
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Endures : LASTS
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Lead-in to boy or girl : ATTA
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Wondering "Should I? Should I not?" : HESITANT
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Floral necklaces : LEIS
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Latin phrase used listlessly? : ETCETERA
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Discouraged : FROWNEDUPON
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City NW of Genoa : TURIN
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Posted : SENT
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Hee-haw : BRAY
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Dessert chain : TCBY
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The Who's "Tommy," e.g. : ROCKOPERA
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Freeze frame? : ICECUBETRAY
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Peter who wrote "Serpico" : MAAS
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Ordinary people : FOLK
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___ Lingus : AER
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Played, as a trumpet : BLEW
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Foretell the future by using a crystal ball : SCRY
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Stereotypical response from a shrink : ISEE
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Overnight delivery? : DEW
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Entrance room where guests wait : ANTEHALL
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Good date movies : ROMANCES
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Need for tug-of-war : ROPE
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Rounded patch of color on an animal coat : DAPPLE
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Small annoyances : GNATS
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Cost of membership : DUES
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"That's ___ to my ears" : MUSIC
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Mount of Greek myth : OSSA
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Jazz great Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Peace symbol : DOVE
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Had the helm : LED
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Affirmative vote : AYE
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Affirmative : YES

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

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