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New York Times, Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Author:
Emily Carroll
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Emily Carroll

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Carroll. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Emily Carroll notes:
Many thanks to Will Shortz et al. who gave me a chance to fix and resubmit this puzzle after the initial draft I sent in a few years ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Emily FLIPPED us THE BIRD today, hiding a reversed HERON, EGRET, and CRANE within themers. Cheeky idea, especially for the NYT! ENARC ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
I have to stand up for PIANO REHEARSAL. It's a thing. Just before opening night, opera or Broadway singers will get a chance to ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0725 ( 25,096 )
Across
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Get too scared, with "out" : WIMP
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Cutting class? : SHOP
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Like a know-it-all : COCKY
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Witching ___ : HOUR
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Word that might accompany an air kiss : CIAO
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Garden pest : APHID
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Memo header : INRE
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Sciences' partner : ARTS
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Reacts to a blow : REELS
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Grand preparations? : PIANOREHEARSAL
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Comment after a sneeze : SALUD
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Sushi bar offering : UNI
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Letter before omega : PSI
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Things that go bump in the night : POLTERGEISTS
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Girded : SET
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Disturb : ROIL
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Sea ___ : URCHIN
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Mouth, slangily : TRAP
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"___ never!" : WELLI
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Genus that includes geniuses : HOMO
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Shady areas : ARBORS
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It's right on the map : EAST
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Vietnamese festival : TET
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Iconic logo since 1962 : GOLDENARCHES
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Bard's "before" : ERE
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Granola morsel : OAT
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Mountain shelter : LODGE
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Gestured rudely ... or what this puzzle's circles have done? : FLIPPEDTHEBIRD
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"___ yourself!" : BRACE
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Home to the Triple Crown of Surfing : OAHU
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Ones who've called it quits : EXES
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Neighbor of Saudi Arabia : YEMEN
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Company, e.g. : UNIT
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Communion, e.g. : RITE
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7 7 7, in France : SEPTS
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Circus site : TENT
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Circus sight : SEAL
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Congressional leaders : WHIPS
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Ancient Anatolian region : IONIA
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Sistine Chapel feature : MURAL
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Union agreement, informally? : PRENUP
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Disney villain voiced by Jeremy Irons : SCAR
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Take on : HIRE
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Curse : OATH
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Big phony : POSEUR
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Verizon or AT&T : CARRIER
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Unfolds, in poetry : OPES
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Unsporting comment : CHEAPSHOT
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Twiddles one's thumbs : KILLSTIME
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Golf hole measure: Abbr. : YDS
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Nose wrinkler : ODOR
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Distress : ANGUISH
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"Love ___ a victory march" ("Hallelujah" lyric) : ISNOT
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Action that could cause a QB's fumble : LOWSNAP
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Part of many a garbage bag : TIE
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"Oklahoma!" aunt : ELLER
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I, in Innsbruck : ICH
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Put on : STAGE
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Scoring 100 : ERRORFREE
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Piece of office décor : TABLELAMP
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Pea's place : POD
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Body of eau : LAC
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Investigates, as a cold case : REOPENS
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Prefix meaning "far away" : TELE
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Went to a restaurant : ATEOUT
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Gets serious, with "up" : SOBERS
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The South : DIXIE
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TV host Van Susteren : GRETA
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Ford flop : EDSEL
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One of the first musicians to have an "explicit content" sticker on an album : ICET
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Rosencrantz or Guildenstern : DANE
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Flimsy : THIN
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Jabba, for one, in "Star Wars" : HUTT
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Fly-___ : BYS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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