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New York Times, Friday, July 27, 2018

16-Across : "Blah, blah, blah"

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 41 for Mr. Haight.
Bruce Haight notes:
After about the tenth commercial I saw that starred Captain Obvious, I decided he was definitely crossworthy. I wanted to make a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
For me, the link between PRINCE CHARMING and CAPTAIN OBVIOUS was anything but obvious. (For those that don't know him, CAPTAIN OBVIOUS ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times7/27/18 ( No. 25,098 )
Across
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Website revenue source : ADSALES
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Sequel : PARTII
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Introduce : BRINGOUT
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"Blah, blah, blah" : ETCETC
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From which Sadie Hawkins dances come : LILABNER
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Sandpaper category : COARSE
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Like seven candles on the first night of Hanukkah : UNLIT
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Egyptian deity : AMON
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Grand Central scene at rush hour, e.g. : MOB
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Is on the run? : SKIS
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Senate attire : TOGAS
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Opportune : RIPE
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Outcry : HUE
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Actress who co-starred on "That '70s Show" at age 14 : KUNIS
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Lost cause : GONER
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He might say "A day without you is like a day without sunshine" : PRINCECHARMING
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Style influenced by Cubism : DECO
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Plant in the lily family : ALOE
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He might say "A day without sunshine is like, you know, night" : CAPTAINOBVIOUS
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Mountain nymph : OREAD
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Singer K. T. : OSLIN
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Setting for part of "Forrest Gump," for short : NAM
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Singer k. d. : LANG
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Permanently, say : INPEN
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Italian artist Guido : RENI
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Oscar nominee for playing Mia in "Pulp Fiction" : UMA
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Jonathan Safran ___, "Everything Is Illuminated" author : FOER
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Bit of wisdom : PEARL
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Trendy male hairstyle : MANBUN
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English king nicknamed "the Unready" (ooh, that hurts!) : ETHELRED
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Like Miss Congeniality : NICEST
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"I dunno" : YOUGOTME
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One of two in "Hamlet" or three in "Macbeth" : SCENEV
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"Nature" or "Frontline" : PBSSHOW
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Visibly embarrassed : ABLUSH
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"Cheers!" : DRINKUP
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More slapstick : SILLIER
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Novelist Nin : ANAIS
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Prideful grp.? : LGBT
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Ages : EON
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Go after : SUE
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River to the Rio Grande : PECOS
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Heaps : ATON
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Memorable demonstrator at the 1939 World's Fair : RCA
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Ends : TERMINI
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Response to a knock : ITSOPEN
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A little one is called a calf : ICEBERG
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Star-crossed, say : TRAGIC
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BuzzFeed competitor : MASHABLE
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Stanley of "The Lovely Bones" : TUCCI
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Private meeting : ONEONONE
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Whose last words are "Thus with a kiss I die" : ROMEO
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Work : KNEAD
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___ pull : GROIN
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Collar attachment : IDTAG
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Toon rodent : ALVIN
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38 things in the Lincoln Memorial : COLUMNS
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Speech in the Bible : ARAMAIC
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Amends : PENANCE
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U.S. military aircraft : OSPREY
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Expose : UNEARTH
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Tourist spot on the Mediterranean : SANREMO
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Shower problem : MILDEW
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Broadcast network originally known as Pax : IONTV
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Moves, in slang : RELOS
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Item in a box in the basement : FUSE
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Classifies (as) : PEGS
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Big ___ : BEN
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Big ___ : TOP
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Relatively easy city to fly into and out of : HUB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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