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New York Times, Saturday, July 27, 2019

Body in our solar system that was considered a planet in the first half of the 19th century

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 58, Blocks: 35 Missing: {KQ} Spans: 2 Average word length: 6.55 This is puzzle # 94 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Byron Walden notes:
This is the first grid I've made with fewer than 60 entries. Never say never, but I suspect it will be the last. It's not easy to get ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Byron's byline = nervous shudder #1. On a Saturday = nervous shudder #2. With an ultra-low word count grid? Things happen in threes! ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times7/27/19 ( No. 25,463 )
Across
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Spring report : BOING
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Bad fall : HEADER
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Performance bonus : ENCORE
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Print alternative : CURSIVE
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Place for driving lessons : TEEBOX
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Salves : RELIEVES
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Manner of speaking in eastern Virginia : TIDEWATERACCENT
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Hundred Acre Wood youngster : ROO
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45th anniversary gifts : SAPPHIRES
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Dangerous toy : BBGUN
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Charged : RANAT
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___ de boeuf en croûte : FILET
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Brings on : HIRES
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Roman god invoked by Iago : JANUS
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Leveled : RAZED
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Canal sight : BARGE
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Tragedy that was first performed in 431 B.C. : MEDEA
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Don : CRIMEBOSS
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Inits. in a bowling alley : AMF
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Bygone magazine spinoff : TEENPEOPLE
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Linguistic borrowing, as "earworm" from "Ohrwurm" : LOANTRANSLATION
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One who gets lots of tweets? : AVIARIST
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World capital on the Rideau Canal : OTTAWA
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Moolah : LETTUCE
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Lead-in to weight : WELTER
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Simpson who infamously lip-synched a song on "S.N.L." : ASHLEE
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High and thin, as a voice : REEDY
Down
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Siamese fighting fish : BETTAS
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Iroquois Confederacy nation : ONEIDA
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Became impassable, in a way : ICEDUP
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Medal with the dates MDCCCXXXIII-MDCCCXCVI : NOBELPRIZE
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What a business might shift resources to : GROWTHAREA
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Dances taught by a kumu : HULAS
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George Orwell's real first name : ERIC
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"Just ___" : ASEC
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Branches : DIVERGES
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End up as a wash : EVENOUT
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Surmount : RESTON
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Checked out : EXAMINED
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Body in our solar system that was considered a planet in the first half of the 19th century : CERES
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Found a new tenant for : RELET
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Gogol's "___ Bulba" : TARAS
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Certain obsessive-compulsive : BINGEEATER
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Shiny blowfly : BLUEBOTTLE
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Maker of rows : FARMPLOW
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Trusted : HADFAITH
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Believers who practice ahimsa, strict nonviolence to all living creatures : JAINS
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Strips : REMOVES
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George ___, co-star with Bette Davis in 11 films, including "Dark Victory" and "Jezebel" : BRENT
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Unesco's ___ Fund for Girls' Right to Education : MALALA
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Cut off : CEASE
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Codeine, for one : OPIATE
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Went from adagio to largo, say : SLOWED
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In base 6 : SENARY
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Fleeting moment : TRICE
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N.B.A. starter?: Abbr. : NATL
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Reliable : TRUE

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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