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New York Times, Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Author:
Gordon Johnson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Johnson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Gordon Johnson notes:
Not long ago I rewatched Baz Luhrmann's take on "Romeo + Juliet" starring a very young Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. Set in a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Gordon gives us some STAR CROSSED LOVE, using four pairs of famous actors literally crossing each other in the grid. I've highlighted ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0720 ( 24,361 )
Across
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Markka spender, once : FINN
5
Home to many commuters, for short : BURB
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Skewered fare : KEBAB
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Snack sometimes eaten from the inside out : OREO
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Exploitative sort : USER
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Sachet's quality : AROMA
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Partners of scepters : ORBS
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Moon of Saturn : RHEA
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Brightest spot in Orion : RIGEL
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Ran : DIRECTED
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11-Down's partner in life and in "To Have and Have Not" : BACALL
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5-Down's partner in life and in "The Taming of the Shrew" : TAYLOR
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Get into the pool? : BET
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Ipanema's locale, for short : RIO
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Many a noble element : GAS
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Fill with a spirit : ENSOUL
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.215 batting avg., e.g. : STAT
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Finish, as a tattoo : INKIN
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Two-time opponent of Dwight : ADLAI
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Relationship doomed from the start ... or something found in this puzzle four times? : STARCROSSEDLOVE
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Uniform shade : KHAKI
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Youngest dwarf : DOPEY
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Creators of artificial lakes : DAMS
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Sushi bar condiment : WASABI
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Suffix with ethyl : ENE
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Fairness-in-hiring letters : EEO
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Like some winks and grins : SLY
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47-Down's partner in life and in "Bugsy" : BENING
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Blows one's stack : ERUPTS
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Like beef cattle, dietarily : GRASSFED
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54-Down's partner in life and in "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" : JOLIE
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Worth debating - or not : MOOT
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Long sentence : LIFE
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Grab ___ (eat on the run) : ABITE
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Punt or junk : BOAT
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Give ___ for one's money : ARUN
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Gender-bending Streisand title role : YENTL
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Garcia of "Ocean's ..." movies : ANDY
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Go soft : MELT
Down
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What's spread in a spread : FOOD
2
Smoke in one's eyes, say : IRRITANT
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Lincoln's locale : NEBRASKA
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Like a buttinsky : NOSEY
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See 23-Across : BURTON
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Theater staff : USHERS
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English horn, for one : REED
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Garment with underwires : BRA
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Jeweler's unit : KARAT
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Bana of "Troy" : ERIC
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See 22-Across : BOGART
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___ Bedelia (children's book character) : AMELIA
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Where "X" may mark the spot : BALLOT
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Grip tightly : CLENCH
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Ball girl : BELLE
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Springtime arrivals : BUDS
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U.S.O. show attendees : GIS
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Spring that's unusually warm? : OASIS
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Missile's home : SILO
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Vexes : IRKS
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Functionality-enhancing computer products : ADDINS
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Lou who sang "A Natural Man" : RAWLS
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"Deal!" : OKAY
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Order to a gun crew : OPENFIRE
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Looking to get even : VENGEFUL
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One of 100 for Argus, in myth : EYE
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Tunes player : DEEJAY
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Oxygen-dependent organism : AEROBE
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___ Rouge (Paris cabaret) : MOULIN
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Where expats live : ABROAD
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See 51-Across : BEATTY
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Gird (oneself) : STEEL
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Hajji's religion : ISLAM
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See 57-Across : PITT
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"Continue ..." : GOON
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Ding : DENT
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Deg. from Wharton : MBA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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