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New York Times, Saturday, July 29, 2017

Author:
Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Erik Agard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Agard. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Erik Agard notes:
Thanks for having me back so soon - I wasn't sure if I'd be allowed back at all after my last puzzle for the Gray Lady, which I hear ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I indeed felt SPENT after finishing this puzzle — I'm curious to find out whose clue that was! Some great feature entries, ESSENCE ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0729 ( 24,735 )
Across
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Heating system network : DUCTS
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"Jeez, why don't you just mind your own business?!" : CANILIVE
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Floored : INAWE
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Gain with little effort : EASYMONEY
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Its first cover, in 1970, said "Dynamite Afros" : ESSENCEMAGAZINE
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"Rests one's eyes" : TAKESANAP
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Grammy category : METAL
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Class of fliers? : AVES
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Fragrant biblical gift : MYRRH
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It passes Luxor Temple : NILE
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1984 Summer Olympics star : RETTON
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Setting after resetting : OOO
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Ayn Rand hero : GALT
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Players rush for them: Abbr. : YDS
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Amalgamate : WED
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In a darling way : CUTELY
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Fuzzy food : KIWI
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First name on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" : KRIS
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Pair on a table at a nice restaurant : CRUETS
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Orange side : YAM
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Stuff "tested" in the 1960s' Acid Tests : LSD
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"Close one!" : PHEW
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When Supreme Court sessions start: Abbr. : OCT
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Overturn : NEGATE
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European capital : RIGA
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"Don't worry about it," slangily : NOBIG
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Octavia's "others" : ALIA
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Trap during a ski trip, say : ICEIN
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Sunset, e.g. : BOULEVARD
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Basketball tactic : MANTOMANDEFENSE
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Rings : ENCIRCLES
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___-Carthage International Airport : TUNIS
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Eschews overnight shipping? : DAYSAILS
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How you might feel after finishing this puzzle : SPENT
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Like some religious laws : DIETARY
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Not backed up : UNSAVED
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Haunted house sights : CASKETS
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Most affectedly dainty, to a Brit : TWEEST
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Political century: Abbr. : SENS
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Firebird alternative : CAMARO
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Rapper with a role in the 2015 film "Dope" : ASAPROCKY
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Eli Manning's team, on scoreboards : NYG
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Certain congregation leader : IMAM
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Hackers' helpers : LOZENGES
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C. S. Lewis piece? : INITIAL
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Through bribery : VENALLY
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Hole near a tongue : EYELET
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Recess rhyme starter : EENY
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2015 N.F.L. M.V.P. : CAMNEWTON
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Measurement in a celestial coordinate system : HOURANGLE
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Boo-boo : OWIE
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One lighting up the dance floor : DISCOBALL
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It can crawl or fly, but not walk : TIME
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Dinar spenders : KUWAITIS
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Selena Gomez or Eva Longoria, e.g. : CHICANA
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Hyatt hotel line : REGENCY
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Fitness legend Jack : LALANNE
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Adds to the pot : STIRSIN
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Least happening : DEADEST
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Ready : PRIMED
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Crashes into, in a way : TBONES
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Parted with : GAVEUP
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Family planning options, briefly : IUDS
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Roberts of romance : NORA
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Pond juveniles : EFTS
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Verizon purchase of 2006 : MCI

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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