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New York Times, Sunday, July 22, 2018

Big Ten sch. whose mascot is an anthropomorphic nut

Author:
Patrick Merrell
Editor:
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 75 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 87 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2018, The New York Times7/22/18 ( No. 25,093 )
Across
1
Festival of Colors celebrant : HINDU
6
Mission to remember : ALAMO
11
Whip : FLOG
15
"Goldarn it!" : DANG
19
Orchestra section behind the violas : OBOES
20
Canon competitor : NIKON
21
Former QB Tony : ROMO
22
Treat embossed with its name : OREO
23
"Anchorman" = ? (1976) + ? (1980) : NETWORKFAME
25
An "A" in history? : ANNO
26
Hankering : URGE
27
The forest, as opposed to the trees : GESTALT
28
"Rear Window" = ? (2004) + ? (2014) : SAWNEIGHBORS
31
Big, big, big : OBESE
33
E.-W. line : LAT
34
Best in mental competition : OUTWIT
35
Like three men of rhyme : INATUB
39
Big Ten sch. whose mascot is an anthropomorphic nut : OSU
41
Foresight : VISION
44
"Silence of the Lambs" = ? (1946) + ? (1960) : NOTORIOUSPSYCHO
47
Rockettes motions : KICKS
52
One-named singer with #1 hits in 1965 and 1999 : CHER
53
Bikini blast, briefly : NTEST
54
Yves's yes : OUI
56
Smith of Fox News : SHEP
57
Top dogs : HONCHOS
60
Brewing need : YEAST
63
Split base? : BANANA
65
Cry of desperation : HELPME
68
"Transformers" = ? (2000) + ? (1992) : TRAFFICTOYS
70
Dept. of Justice heads : AGS
73
Lofty standards : IDEALS
75
"Me first" sort : EGOIST
76
Uncle with a top hat and tie : SAM
77
"Jurassic Park" = ? (1997) + ? (1975) : TITANICJAWS
80
James who played TV's Marshal Dillon : ARNESS
82
Third place : BRONZE
83
City across the Missouri from Council Bluffs : OMAHA
85
Quarantine : ISOLATE
89
Scads : ALOT
90
California's Big ___ : SUR
92
Maker of the golden calf, in Exodus : AARON
95
Shakespeare's stream : AVON
96
Keys in : TYPES
98
"Twister" = ? (2004) + ? (2013) : SIDEWAYSGRAVITY
103
Cracker Jack ingredient : PEANUT
105
One tick, briefly : SEC
106
Frederick Forsyth's "The ___ File" : ODESSA
107
Kind of code : POSTAL
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"Facts First" sloganeer : CNN
113
"Sexy" Beatles woman : SADIE
115
"Dumb and Dumber" = ? (2007) + ? (1979) : SUPERBADHAIR
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Passes, as time : ROLLSBY
123
Bit of physics : ATOM
124
Manlike monster : OGRE
125
"The Poseidon Adventure" = ? (1956) + ? (1984) : GIANTSPLASH
128
Sylvester's speech feature : LISP
129
Villagers victimized by the Grinch : WHOS
130
Florida tourist attraction : EPCOT
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Dad who says "D'oh!" : HOMER
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Pool event : MEET
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Dupes : SAPS
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In position : READY
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Some beams : IBARS
Down
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Sweets : HON
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"___ to differ" : IBEG
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Fa or la : NOTE
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Mountain ___ (some sodas) : DEWS
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Uniform entertainment? : USOTOUR
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Target for an angry Chihuahua : ANKLE
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Removes from a box, say : LIFTSOUT
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Alias introducer : AKA
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Choosy ones, in Jif ads : MOMS
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N.B.A. great with size 22 shoes : ONEAL
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Frenzied : FRANTIC
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Only : LONE
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All in front? : OMNI
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Bit of baby talk : GOOGOO
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Uncertainty : DOUBT
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Shower of the way : ARROW
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Silents star whose name is an anagram of 112-Down : NEGRI
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Travel, as thou might : GOEST
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Certain wedding officiant : RABBI
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Apt radio call letters for a beach town : WAVY
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Babe magnet : HUNK
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Caesar's "to be" : ESSE
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Creep (along) : INCH
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Lower Manhattan area : NOHO
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Rates ___ (is perfect) : ATEN
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Dangerous juggling prop : TORCH
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"___-daisy!" : UPSY
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Set one's sights on : SHOTFOR
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Slip in lieu of a chip : IOU
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Without a contract : ONSPEC
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Editorial override : STET
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"... but who ___?" : ISNT
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Mayhem : CHAOS
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Mount ___, second-highest peak in Africa : KENYA
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Big jerk : SPASM
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Birds with long, curved beaks : IBISES
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Pittsburgh-based food company : HEINZ
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Radio format : OLDIES
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Equal, in math : ARE
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Long tale : SAGA
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"Don't ___ surprised" : ACTSO
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Primarily study : MAJORIN
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Jack of old westerns : ELAM
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Alternative to sending to jail : FINING
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No longer on deck : ATBAT
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Not tomboyish : GIRLY
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Brownstone hangout : STOOP
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Dallas-based carrier: Abbr. : SWA
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Stud fee? : ANTE
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Who wrote "All great truths begin as blasphemies" : SHAW
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Many a worker in ancient Rome : SLAVE
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Some small batteries : AAAS
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Sister company of Budget : AVIS
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Little ones : TOTS
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One-named Irish singer : ENYA
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1980 Olympics boycotter : USA
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Some Crown Royal offerings : RYES
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Academy nomination : OSCARNOD
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Prep for the ring : SPAR
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Title for Meghan Markle : DUCHESS
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Sicily's Mount ___ : ETNA
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Churns up : ROILS
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Long Island university : ADELPHI
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Jabs, in a way : ELBOWS
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Writing attributed to King David : PSALM
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Protruding part of the body : OUTIE
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Presume, informally : SPOSE
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Lure : TEMPT
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Niamey's land : NIGER
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Daft : DOTTY
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Ottoman title : AGHA
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Tiniest sip : DROP
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Mature : RIPE
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Pig : SLOB
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"Roll Tide!" school : BAMA
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River flooded in W.W. I to thwart the Germans : YSER
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Signature Obama legislation, for short : ACA
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Store door posting: Abbr. : HRS

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle.

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