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New York Times, Thursday, July 20, 2017

Nation whose flag has a black eagle on a solid red background

Author:
Randolph Ross
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Randolph Ross

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 105 for Mr. Ross. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Randolph Ross notes:
This theme was inspired by Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?" routine. The question words who, what, how, why, when, where, which ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
HULET THE DOGS OUT! Er, HU let them out. Sad to say, this Chinese-American has trouble remembering all the former Chinese leaders, ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times7/20/17 ( No. 24,726 )
Across
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Hitchcock film with Laurence Olivier : REBECCA
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Exaggerate : INFLATE
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Edited, in a way : EXEDOUT
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Wound up : SPOOLED
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James is keeping me from getting a steam engine patent? : WATTSTHEPROBLEM
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Make a scene : ACT
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Itsy-bitsy bits : ATOMS
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Discrimination : TASTE
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Some delivery drivers' plans: Abbr. : RTES
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Big Ten powerhouse, for short : OSU
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Edward VII, familiarly : BERTIE
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Presidential ex : MARLA
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Out of one's head : MAD
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Half-days, for short : AMS
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Real downers : OPIATES
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Genealogist's work : TREE
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Hockey, to Gordie? : HOWESBUSINESS
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Princes, e.g. : SONS
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Nation whose flag has a black eagle on a solid red background : ALBANIA
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Middle name of Sean Lennon : ONO
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Low island : CAY
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Cheating meeting? : TRYST
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Over-the-counter cold remedy : CONTAC
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Brest friend : AMI
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Drains : SAPS
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Calvin who may have designs on you : KLEIN
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Place for French lessons : ECOLE
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One making a row? : HOE
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A former leader of China gave his shar-peis some exercise? : HULETTHEDOGSOUT
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Extract of beef fat : OLEOOIL
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Fascinate : ENGROSS
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What's turned up on someone's face? : PUGNOSE
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Request from the curious : MAYISEE
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Nuke, maybe : REWARM
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Challenging bet : EXACTA
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Outdo : BETTER
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Setting for an O's game : EDT
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Mexican thing : COSA
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Screenplay directive : CUTTO
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Fictional swordsman : ATHOS
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AOL and MSN : ISPS
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"Car Talk" carrier : NPR
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Paid, as a bill : FOOTED
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Lung-related : LOBAR
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Top pros : ALLSTARS
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Driving schedule? : TEETIMES
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Member of Ronald Reagan's cabinet : EDMEESE
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It'll never get off the ground : EMU
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Impedes : SLOWS
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It holds water : BASIN
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Copier : APE
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Big butte : MESA
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Shorthand system inventor Pitman : ISAAC
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Well : ABLY
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It may have a ring to it : TUB
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Reaction to sad news : TEARS
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Southernmost major U.S. city : HONOLULU
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How a flamingo may stand : ONONELEG
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Coll. hoops competition : NIT
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Old school dance : SOCKHOP
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Response to a discouraging comment : CANTOO
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Louts : YAHOOS
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Frequent co-signatory : SPOUSE
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Fly over the Equator : TSETSE
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Attach, in a way : TIEON
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Big heart? : ACE
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Cable ___ : MODEM
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Massey of old movies : ILONA
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Jennifer of "Pride and Prejudice," 1995 : EHLE
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Like custard : EGGY
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Sequel to "Angela's Ashes" : TIS
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Mr., abroad : SRI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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