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New York Times, Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Author:
David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 84 for Mr. Steinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Steinberg notes:
I submitted this puzzle as a Thursday with the rebus squares uncircled. My idea was that the grid would be an archaeological dig site ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
FOSSILS … as rebuses? Not sure I get the rationale why fossilization would mean that things would shrinkify in this way? And wouldn't ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0718 ( 25,089 )
Across
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Big name in French perfumes : COTY
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"Enough already!" : SHEESH
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Wolf riders in "The Lord of the Rings" : ORCS
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Movie villain with a red eye : HAL
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Shout from a crow's-nest : LANDHO
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Peel : PARE
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Music-streaming giant : IHEARTRADIO
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Work with a manuscript : EDIT
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Sport of horse racing, with "the" : TURF
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Workout-obsessed sorts, colloquially : GYMBUNNIES
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Given (to) : PRONE
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Egg-shaped : OVOID
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Your dream partner : THEONE
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Suddenly attack : FLYAT
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What's-___-name : HER
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Hard to please : CHOOSY
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Flows out : EBBS
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Fumble : ERR
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Archaeologists' workplace : DIGSITE
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Dog-___-dog : EAT
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Willie who made "The Catch" in the 1954 World Series : MAYS
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Operating system whose logo features a penguin : LINUX
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Surrounding glow : AURA
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Prepare to pray : KNEEL
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Poor, as reception : SPOTTY
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Garment with strings : APRON
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Ostentatious : SHOWY
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Unembellished facts : PLAINTRUTH
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Part of a long line of Apples : IMAC
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"___ be fun!" : ITLL
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Close by : INARMSREACH
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Interactive website feature : POLL
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Renowned ancient orator : CICERO
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When said three times, good name for a crew fraternity? : RHO
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Southend-on-Sea's county : ESSEX
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Mushrooms in miso soup : ENOKIS
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+ and = share one : KEY
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Note of indebtedness : CHIT
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Locale of a 12/7/1941 attack : OAHU
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Madea's portrayer in a long-running film series : TYLERPERRY
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Camera type, for short : SLR
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___ tip (quick acknowledgment) : HAT
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Incense : ENRAGE
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Water whirl : EDDY
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Table evener : SHIM
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"Whew!" : HOOBOY
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Not requiring memorization, as a test : OPENNOTE
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r's, in geometry : RADII
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Was deeply affected, maybe : CRIED
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Groups of reps : SETS
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Hairdo that takes a long time to grow : AFRO
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Sch. where The Cavalier Daily appears : UVA
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Burned, in a way : ONCD
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Classic soda brand : NEHI
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Gender-neutral pronoun : THEM
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Queen on Olympus : HERA
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What each circled square in this puzzle represents : FOSSIL
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"___ Eyes" (1975 hit) : LYIN
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Look at wolfishly : OGLE
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Mole : BEAUTYMARK
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Transportation system that stops at SFO : BART
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Time at a hotel : STAY
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Heinie : TUSH
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Product showcase : EXPO
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Grammy-winning dubstep pioneer : SKRILLEX
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Prefix with compete : NON
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Draw in : ENTICE
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Baby bump? : OWIE
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Low choir section : ALTOS
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Becomes tiresome : PALLS
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Princess Fiona's savior, in film : SHREK
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Appurtenance for a snowman : PIPE
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Hostile encounter : RUNIN
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It comes in a shell : TACO
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Feeling in the long run? : ACHE
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Bok ___ : CHOY
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Source of inside info? : MRI
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Cramped dwellings, for short : SROS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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