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New York Times, Friday, July 21, 2017

32-Across : Frequent fodder for crossword clues

Author:
Paolo Pasco
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paolo Pasco

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {QWX} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Pasco. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Paolo Pasco notes:
This crossword was born after I noticed something in crossword puzzle forums. Whenever people complain about trivia in crosswords, the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Love the featured I NEED A MOMENT and BIGGIE SMALLS — I'm not the most diehard of rap fans, but what a great name, BIGGIE SMALLS. You ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times7/21/17 ( No. 24,727 )

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Across
1
Many consultants, for short : MBAS
5
Flash : JIFF
9
Wayne's friend in "Wayne's World" : GARTH
14
Waterway whose construction began in Rome : ERIECANAL
16
Word repeated before "to you and you and you," in a show tune : ADIEU
17
Emphatic parental turndown : NOMEANSNO
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"Ciao" : LATER
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Words from one about to break into tears : INEEDAMOMENT
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Master of ___ : NONE
23
Cards : CUTUPS
24
"Ain't that the worst!" : DANG
25
Add oil to, maybe : DRESS
26
Sleep phenomena : REMS
30
"___-Ami" (Guy de Maupassant novel) : BEL
31
Jessica of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" : BIEL
32
Frequent fodder for crossword clues : TRIVIA
34
Believer in spirits : ANIMIST
36
Trapped : INABIND
37
Bit of finger food : CANAPE
38
Stirs : ADOS
39
Lady Gaga's "___ It Happens to You" : TIL
40
Place for barnacles : KEEL
41
Dispense : ALLOT
43
___ Martin, French firm since 1724 : REMY
44
Formally approve, as a document, old-style : ENSEAL
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No worries : EASE
47
"Mo Money Mo Problems" rapper : BIGGIESMALLS
51
Early Indus Valley settler : ARYAN
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Devotee of Mötley Crüe or Megadeth : METALHEAD
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Spike who directed "Being John Malkovich" : JONZE
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Player of a drug kingpin on "The Wire" : IDRISELBA
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Puts money on the table, say : ANTES
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One-named singer with the 2016 #1 hit "Pillowtalk" : ZAYN
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Plan, for short : SKED
Down
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Dudes : MEN
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Dude : BRO
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Quarterback's asset : AIM
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Involved with : SEEING
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"___ the Virgin" (CW show) : JANE
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Behind closed doors : INSECRET
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DraftKings competitor : FANDUEL
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They might be wished for at fountains : FLOATS
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Polka forerunner : GALOP
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1949 Hepburn/Tracy courtroom film : ADAMSRIB
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Initiation practice : RITE
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This puzzle's constructor, for one : TEEN
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What words can do, in an admonishment : HURT
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Christmas decoration : CANE
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Is forbidden to : MUSTNOT
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Faddish dance move done to the 2015 hit "Watch Me" : NAENAE
22
Facebook Chat status denoted by a green dot : ONLINE
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Arizona ballplayer, casually : DBACK
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Nationalism, per Einstein : DISEASE
27
Modern requests for participation : EVITES
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Dr. Evil's sidekick in Austin Powers movies : MINIME
29
"Sorry to say ..." : SADLY
31
Marcel Marceau persona : BIP
33
Dorm V.I.P.s : RAS
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Topic in feminist film criticism : MALEGAZE
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Something prohibited by the Ten Commandments : IDOLATRY
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Island in San Francisco Bay : ALAMEDA
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"Do You Hear the People Sing?" musical, to fans : LESMIZ
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Outbreaks of eczema, e.g. : RASHES
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Great scores in Olympic diving : NINES
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Lawful ends? : ELLS
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State bordering California, informally : BAJA
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Press : IRON
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Peer ___ : GYNT
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Reclined : LAIN
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They're game : ELK
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Half a Hamilton : ABE
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Pop : DAD

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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