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New York Times, Monday, July 24, 2017

What golfers with equal numbers of squares and circles on their scorecards shoot

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 79, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 102 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2017, The New York Times7/24/17 ( No. 24,730 )
Across
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Green condiment served with sushi : WASABI
7
Hyphen's longer cousin : ENDASH
13
Boxer George who lost the Rumble in the Jungle : FOREMAN
14
Excessively praised : VAUNTED
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Brand of pasta : RONZONI
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What golfers with equal numbers of squares and circles on their scorecards shoot : EVENPAR
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"So that's your trick!" : OHO
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Took the wrong way? : STOLE
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"Exodus" hero : ARI
22
Parceled (out) : DOLED
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"TiK ___" (Ke$ha hit) : TOK
26
Effect's counterpart : CAUSE
28
Ramen product : OODLESOFNOODLES
31
Stream : FLOW
32
Overnight lodges : INNS
33
Split-___ soup : PEA
36
Ouzo flavoring : ANISEED
38
"Thar ___ blows!" : SHE
41
Churchgoers, collectively : LAITY
43
Mo. when daylight saving time ends : NOV
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Milo of "The Verdict" : OSHEA
46
Taj Mahal city : AGRA
47
Helped : AIDED
49
Fisheye or zoom : LENS
50
Buyer's bottom line : NETCOST
52
Former full-size Buick : LESABRE
54
Mistakes : ERRORS
55
N'awlins sandwiches : POBOYS
56
"Sesame Street" Muppet with wings and a magic wand : ABBYCADABBY
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Donated : GAVE
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Less common : RARER
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Punk rock's ___ Pop : IGGY
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Figure skating jump : AXEL
67
Small bit of land in the ocean : ISLET
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Back of the neck : NAPE
69
Shout : YELL
70
Molecule components : ATOMS
71
Annoying insect : GNAT
Down
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Celebratory shout : WOOHOO
2
___ Palmer (drink made with lemonade and iced tea) : ARNOLD
3
"Oh, yeah? ___ who?" : SEZ
4
I love, in Latin : AMO
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Prohibits : BANS
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Competing with the goal of victory : INITTOWINIT
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Daredevil in the Motorcycle Hall of Fame : EVELKNIEVEL
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Church area : NAVE
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"With all ___ respect ..." : DUE
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Clothing retailer ___ Taylor : ANN
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Capital of Minnesota : STPAUL
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Opposite of a life coach? : HEARSE
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Hobbit played by Elijah Wood : FRODO
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Helps with the dishes : DRIES
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Sound that a punch in the gut elicits : OOF
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North Pole worker : ELF
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Postpone : DELAY
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Alternative to a co-op : CONDO
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Commercials : ADS
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Male delivery : SON
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Pi's first digit after the decimal : ONE
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Carpentry tool : PLANE
34
Rarin' to go : EAGER
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Business for Delta or Southwest : AIRTRAVEL
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Lawn section : SOD
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Wisconsin city on Lake Michigan : SHEBOYGAN
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Fonda or Ford : HENRY
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Facilitates : EASES
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Fast-food chain with the slogan "Live más" : TACOBELL
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Applying thickly, with "on" : SLABBING
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Ancient kingdom whose capital was Nineveh : ASSYRIA
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Leaves : DEPARTS
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Sphere : ORB
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Have a bawl : SOB
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Playbill listing : CAST
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Folk singer Guthrie : ARLO
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Regard : DEEM
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The "G" of L.G.B.T. : GAY
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Firefighter's tool : AXE
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High no. for a valedictorian : GPA
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Nevertheless : YET

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

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