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New York Times, Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Author:
Jonathan M. Kaye
Editor:
Will Shortz
When the ends of each of its letters are connected to those above and below, a simplified schematic of a famous structure
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQYZ} Spans: 1 Scrabble average: 1.93 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Kaye.
Jonathan M. Kaye notes:
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Jonathan does so many interesting twists with letter shapes. I loved his first one, playing on letters with their TOP OFF. Then Js for ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times7/24/18 ( No. 25,095 )
Across
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Classic Halloween costume : GHOST
6
Gossip, e.g. : CHAT
10
___ the fat (gossip, e.g.) : CHEW
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Tag for the "Friday the 13th" film subtitled "A New Beginning" : PARTV
15
One of a pair on a car : AXLE
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Dance in a festive skirt : HULA
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Addition to a soda, but not to a beer : STRAW
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Onetime Queens stadium : SHEA
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Format much used for action films : IMAX
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What 7-Down is : BIOCHEMICAL
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Extended story line : ARC
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Spun fiber : FLAX
27
Thick Japanese noodle : UDON
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Fix, as the back of a shoe : REHEEL
30
What you might do when you cross your fingers : HOPE
32
Den grp. : BSA
35
See 10-Down : MARX
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Condition that causes fidgeting, informally : ADHD
38
Sporting blades : EPEES
40
For each item : APOP
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Philly basketballer : SIXER
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Pair that's kissing? : LIPS
44
Evil spirit : DEMON
46
Cuisine with tom yum soup : THAI
47
Prefix with chamber : ANTE
48
Stir : ADO
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Cat-o'-nine-tails component : LASH
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Its head is in the Himalayas : GANGES
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One bound to the land : SERF
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Some Marvel superheroes : XMEN
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Urban grid: Abbr. : STS
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Shape of 7-Down : DOUBLEHELIX
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Carefully search : COMB
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McCarthy aide Roy : COHN
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Gave (out) : METED
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Eins + zwei : DREI
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Band with the 1988 #1 hit "Need You Tonight" : INXS
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Common name for a central rail station : UNION
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Detective's assignment : CASE
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Govt. org. for whistle-blowers : OSHA
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Dance or dip : SALSA
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One talking to a driver? : GPS
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Fashion statement at the Kentucky Derby : HAT
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Hockey great Bobby : ORR
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Try : STAB
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Lucy Ricardo, to Ricky : TVWIFE
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One of Caesar's assassins : CASCA
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When the ends of each of its letters are connected to those above and below, a simplified schematic of a famous structure : HXHHXHHXHHXHHXH
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Downwind : ALEE
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Ally (with) : TEAMUP
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With 35-Across, actor who said "You can't fool me, there ain't no Sanity Clause" : CHICO
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Creatures with 23 pairs of 25-Down : HUMANBEINGS
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Carrier to the Mideast : ELAL
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Linoleum cover : WAX
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Spanish stews : OLLAS
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Nice thought? : IDEE
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Spanish ___ : ARMADA
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Gathered : REAPED
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Genetic bundles : CHROMOSOMES
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Brand of dry-erase markers : EXPO
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Ancient theaters : ODEA
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Quidditch team, e.g. : SEPTET
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Evaluate : ASSESS
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Morse units, informally : DITS
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Architect's drawing : PLAN
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Brightest star in Orion : RIGEL
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Workers' rights agcy. : NLRB
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Big workers' grp. since 1955 : AFLCIO
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Ill will : ANIMUS
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Jazzman Blake : EUBIE
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Smart society : MENSA
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Picasso muse ___ Maar : DORA
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They go to great lengths : EONS
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Lucy Lawless title role : XENA
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Flu-fighting org. : CDC
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Up to, informally : TIL
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Goddess whom Homer called "rosy-fingered" : EOS
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Subject of this puzzle : DNA

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