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New York Times, Thursday, July 27, 2017

Author:
Jeffrey Wechsler
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeffrey Wechsler

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Wechsler. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeffrey Wechsler notes:
The origin of this theme probably duplicates the thought processes of many crossword constructors. A phrase is noticed or comes to ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
HOLD DOWN THE FORT interpreted literally, F O R T hanging down within phrases. Such a strange-looking FUNE HUNTER … or is that ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0727 ( 24,733 )
Across
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Game animals, for some : MASCOTS
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It may be long, twisted or hollow : PASTA
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Out of place, in obstetric parlance : ECTOPIC
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Perilous : UNSAFE
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*Enjoying first-class amenities, say : TRAVELINGINCOMFORT
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Split apart : RIVEN
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Other side : FOE
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Nabisco brand since 1912 : OREO
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What might be written to a famous person : ODE
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Device releasing particles : EMITTER
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Goof : ERR
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One who knows the ropes : PRO
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Nag : FUSSAT
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Seasonal woe : FLU
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*Wind speed metric : BEAUFORTSCALE
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Galley part : OAR
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Right-hand page : RECTO
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Legal ___ : AID
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*One looking to become rich : FORTUNEHUNTER
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Figures on CBS's "Code Black": Abbr. : MDS
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Tough slog : ORDEAL
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Kitchen meas. : TSP
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GPS data: Abbr. : RDS
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Canopy support : BEDPOST
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Any vessel, traditionally : SHE
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"The Wind in the Willows" creature : TOAD
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"___ Town" : OUR
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Bill of Southwest legend : PECOS
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Have charge temporarily ... or a hint to answering this puzzle's three starred clues : HOLDDOWNTHEFORT
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Adjusts one's sights : REAIMS
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Blues-rock group that grew out of Jefferson Airplane : HOTTUNA
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J. M. ___, "The Playboy of the Western World" playwright : SYNGE
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Euripides tragedy : ORESTES
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Moving aspect of urban life? : METRO
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Like many volcanic fumes : ACRID
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Fend (off) : STAVE
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Small bay : COVE
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Word with can or season : OPENER
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Up to, informally : TIL
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Genre for Philip K. Dick : SCIFI
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Sound in Washington : PUGET
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Singer DiFranco : ANI
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Figure kept in the head, usually: Abbr. : SSN
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Kind of shell : TACO
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Mentioned previously : AFORESAID
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Things mined in Cleopatra's Mines : EMERALDS
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"___ interested" : NOT
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Strong point : FORTE
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Civil unrest approaching anarchy : MOBRULE
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Expenditures of time and energy : EFFORTS
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U.N. Security Council permanent member: Abbr. : RUS
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Blender setting : PUREE
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Rascal : SCAMP
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Like most taxicabs : FOURDOOR
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Some real estate business : LANDSALES
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Yet, to Hamlet : EEN
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"Hamlet" division : ACT
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Member of a Great Basin tribe : UTE
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Sally ___ : FORTH
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Biblical book preceding Zeph. : HAB
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One end of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, informally : STPETE
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Seek water, in a way : DOWSE
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Ogden Nash specialty : PUN
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Big name in lawn care : ORTHO
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Sports team employee : SCOUT
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Songstress Lena : HORNE
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These, to Goya : ESTAS
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Historic Normandy event : DDAY
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Young salamanders : EFTS
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Hullabaloo : DIN
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"I'm shocked!," in a text : OMG
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Old TV knob: Abbr. : HOR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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