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New York Times, Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Actor with the same initials as Jefferson Smith, his role in "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington"

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 81, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QVX} This is puzzle # 115 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter Gordon notes:
Inspiration came from Lorelai Gilmore, Lauren Graham's character on "Gilmore Girls," but I couldn't find even one other example from ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Actors with initials identical to the characters they played. I was a huge "Blues Brothers" fan when I was younger, so JOHN BELUSHI / ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times7/2/19 ( No. 25,438 )
Across
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Starting players : ATEAM
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Any classic vinyl record : OLDIE
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On the ___ (fleeing) : LAM
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Crown for Miss America : TIARA
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Satellite signals : FEEDS
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___ Jima : IWO
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Actor with the same initials as Michael Rezendes, his role in "Spotlight" : MARKRUFFALO
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Nuke : ZAP
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Sloth, for example : SIN
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Have a go at : TRY
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Put in a tandoor : BAKE
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___ Mahal : TAJ
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Citrus garnish in a mixed drink : TWIST
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Used a riflescope, say : AIMED
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For fun : ASALARK
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See 49-Across : HOPKINS
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Graphic representation of history : TIMELINE
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Fake ID user, often : TEEN
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Fruity drinks : ADES
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Image on the back of a dime : TORCH
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Cell messenger : RNA
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Serpentine letter : ESS
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Strong string : TWINE
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Floating mass in the North Atlantic : BERG
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Eye woe : STYE
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Regularness : NORMALCY
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With 31-Across, actor with the same initials as Alfred Hitchcock, his role in "Hitchcock" : ANTHONY
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Performer with a baton : TWIRLER
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Construction girder : IBEAM
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Didn't do takeout at a restaurant : ATEIN
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Altar promise : IDO
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Like lumber : SAWN
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Subj. involving telescopes or microscopes : SCI
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Army NCO : SGT
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Grassy field : LEA
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Actor with the same initials as Jake Blues, his role in "The Blues Brothers" : JOHNBELUSHI
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Do the wrong thing : ERR
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Fall bloom : ASTER
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Set of moral principles : ETHIC
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Former fast jet, in brief : SST
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___ nova (Brazilian music style) : BOSSA
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"So I was wrong" : SUEME
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It's stuffed with dough : ATM
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Acapulco aunt : TIA
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Musical sense : EAR
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Temple cabinets : ARKS
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___ status (survey information) : MARITAL
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Not working : OFF
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Southpaw punches : LEFTS
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Lack : DEARTH
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How doodles are generally drawn : IDLY
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What that is, in Tijuana : ESO
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Actress with the same initials as Linda Marolla, her role in "Arthur" : LIZAMINNELLI
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Come to : AWAKEN
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Relatives of scooters : MOPEDS
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Oral only : UNWRITTEN
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Establishment that might have a lot of hogs in front : BIKERBAR
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"Cheerio!" : TATA
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Parenthetical comment : ASIDE
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Actor with the same initials as Jefferson Smith, his role in "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington" : JAMESSTEWART
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"You don't have to tell me" : IKNOW
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Lummox : APE
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What "<" means : LESSTHAN
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Else : OTHERWISE
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"___ go bragh!" : ERIN
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$100 bill, in slang : CNOTE
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Took a parabolic path : ARCED
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Greek sandwich : GYRO
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___ Kippur : YOM
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Is sociable at a party : MINGLES
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A wide-body plane has two of them : AISLES
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Cavs and Mavs, for example : NBAERS
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Billionaires' vessels : YACHTS
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Fork prongs : TINES
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Mediocre : SOSO
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Ballerina's skirt : TUTU
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Quick punch : JAB
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Bikini top : BRA
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That woman : SHE
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That man : HIM
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Rink surface : ICE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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