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THE SHORT FORM

New York Times, Sunday, July 19, 2015

Author:
Tom McCoy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tom McCoy

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 68 Missing: {Z} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. McCoy. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Tom McCoy notes:
The original clue for POP DENSITY was [The stupidity of a cereal mascot?]. Although I like the new clue better, I thought I should mention the change so that my dad would not take umbrage ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Apt title, THE SHORT FORM hinting at themers using abbreviations as regular words. There's also an insider's nod here, as constructors often depend on quirky abbreviations to get them out ... read more
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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0719 ( 23,994 )
Across
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Polite Indian form of address : SAHIB
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Sub (for) : TEMP
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Ending for many a scandal : GATE
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Wan : ASHEN
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Saudi neighbor : IRAQI
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Warmly welcome : HAIL
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Border river between China and Russia : AMUR
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Hackneyed : STALE
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"Belt it out, Adam!"? : FIRSTPERSONSING
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Something "common" that's not always so common : SENSE
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Road component : TAR
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Another shot : TAKETWO
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Fleur-de-___ : LIS
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Advocated, as caution : URGED
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Log-in requirements : USERIDS
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Delhi bread : NAAN
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1970s-'80s Dodge : OMNI
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Thinks highly of : ADMIRES
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"I forbid you from providing special access"? : DONTGIVEANIN
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Your father's blockheadedness? : POPDENSITY
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It comes between ads : DEUCE
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Mao ___-tung : TSE
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Liquids that burn easily : ETHERS
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A forum is for 'em : CHATS
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Go to bat for someone : PINCHHIT
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Middling : SOSO
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Reprehensible : HEINOUS
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"___ you embarrassed?" : ARENT
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Dry forecast : NORAIN
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Thanksgiving mo. in Canada : OCT
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Female counterpart of John Doe : JANEROE
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One of the Mannings : ELI
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Coin flip with a penny? : TURNOFTHECENT
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Heel : END
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Sent down the ladder : DEMOTED
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Old Mideast inits. : UAR
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Target for food : PREYON
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Wear one's heart on one's sleeve : EMOTE
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Bind tightly : TRUSSUP
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Ohio senator who was one of J.F.K.'s eight "Profiles in Courage" : TAFT
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Beige and ecru : NEUTRALS
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Often-contracted phrase : LETUS
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Title parrot in a 1998 film : PAULIE
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Football stat: Abbr. : INT
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1,000 kilograms : TONNE
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Emotional problem that is surprisingly fitting? : APTCOMPLEX
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Prepared some amazing Mediterranean fruit? : CUTQUITEAFIG
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Deaf person who uses speech and lip-reading : ORALIST
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Hestia, to Artemis : AUNT
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2 and 3 tsps., e.g. : AMTS
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Middles, in Middlesbrough : CENTRES
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"Oh, come on!" : PSHAW
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Old White House nickname : IKE
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Body that's a lot thinner than it used to be : ARALSEA
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With 7-Down, like some rabbits : LOP
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Cheri of "S.N.L." : OTERI
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Do a bad job as a watchman? : LOOKOUTFORNOONE
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Fun times : LARKS
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Coney Island's ___ Park : LUNA
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Astrophysicist ___ deGrasse Tyson : NEIL
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Source of "Vissi d'arte" : TOSCA
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Scale-busting : OBESE
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Latin for "let it stand" : STET
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Shore bird : ERNE
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Travelocity option : HOTEL
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Go (through) : SIFT
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"Vissi d'arte," e.g. : ARIA
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Openly expresses disapproval : HARRUMPHS
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100 things, on average : IQS
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More resentful : BITTERER
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Rodin sculpture of a couple : THEKISS
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See 108-Across : EARED
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Keeps moist, as vegetables in a grocery store : MISTS
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It's driven through something driven : PLOW
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Really fun time : GAS
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Question asked breathlessly at a meeting : AMILATE
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Making a good pitch? : TUNINGUP
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Work units : ERGS
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Take on : ASSUME
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Breastbones : STERNA
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"Keep up the fight" : HANGINTHERE
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Alternatively : ELSE
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Beggary : NEED
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Alternatives to commas, informally : PARENS
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Don't do it : NONO
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Like a profile picture : SIDEON
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Plus other things of that sort : ANDSUCH
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Baker : OVEN
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Tarzan's adopters : APES
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Inflict upon : DOTO
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Cannon who married Cary Grant : DYAN
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Here, in Haiti : ICI
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Knows about : ISINON
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Earned : NETTED
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Strand because of cold weather, say : ICEIN
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Scatter : THINOUT
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"You're right, though I wish you weren't" : TOOTRUE
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One of 100 in "The Divine Comedy" : CANTO
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Domain of Charles V: Abbr. : HRE
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Herculean : HARD
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Volunteers : STEPSUP
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Staple of the fur trade in the 1700s-1800s : OTTER
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Lament : RUE
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Wrangler, for one : JEEP
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___ old thing : ANY
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Paradisiacal : EDENIC
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Old frozen dinner brand : LEMENU
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"Later!" : IMOUTTAHERE
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Very liberal : FARLEFT
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Piece of the pie : CRUST
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The "O" in Ogden Nash's alphabet of baseball players : OTT
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Math set with an unspecified number of elements : NTUPLE
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___ beetle : STAG
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"We're done for" : ALLISLOST
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Expressions of outrage : FIES
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Class work : TEXT
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Engaged in an activity : ATIT
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Fate : LOT
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Leave stealthily : SNEAKOUT
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One who comes with baggage : PORTER
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Flower that symbolizes immortality : AMARANTH
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Skeptic's challenge : NAMEONE
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Wii, e.g. : CONSOLE
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Physics particles named after a James Joyce coinage : QUARKS
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Injudicious : UNWISE
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Golfer Aoki : ISAO
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Do the dishes? : CATER
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Like some characters in "The Hobbit" : ELFIN
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Common khakis go-with : POLO
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Try : STAB
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Evils : ILLS
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Character seen in "The Hobbit" : RUNE
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Formerly : ONCE
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Ring out : PEAL
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Kit ___ bar : KAT
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Game-winning row : OOO

Answer summary: 16 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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