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New York Times, Sunday, July 29, 2018

56-Down : Thoro cleansing

Author:
Will Nediger
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 62 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Nediger.
Will Nediger notes:
I almost never go below 140 words on a Sunday, but this one's only 136, thanks to the theme being relatively light. Hopefully, this allowed for some fun fill. I originally had SEX SWING at ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Word breakups, single words parsed kookily into three-word phrases. I laughed at PROPAGANDA changed to PRO PAGAN DA — made me wonder why I'd never seen that before. Same goes for ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times7/29/18 ( No. 25,100 )
Across
1
Flaw, metaphorically : WART
5
Antismoking spots, e.g. : PSAS
9
Cleveland Browns' defense, informally : DAWGS
14
Dress : FROCK
19
What a line doesn't have : AREA
20
Lévesque of Quebec : RENE
21
Pelvis-related : ILIAC
22
___ card (wallet item) : DONOR
23
___ Reza shrine (Iranian holy site) : IMAM
24
Former supporter of seabirds? : EXTERNALLY
26
Where the frontiersman Bowie died : ALAMO
27
Burdened (with) : LADEN
29
Snatcher's exclamation : YOINK
30
Yawn-inducing : DULL
32
Postgame shower? : ESPN
33
The Big Board, briefly : NYSE
34
Funny Fey : TINA
35
Jewelry worn above the elbow : ARMLET
37
What's brewing? : ALE
38
Spray the monarch to keep him cool? : MISTAKING
40
Prosecutor who's sympathetic to the defendants in a witch trial? : PROPAGANDA
42
Play with : USE
43
Winter coat : RIME
44
Sound of something rushing by : WOOSH
45
Singer Morissette : ALANIS
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Not fixed : MUTABLE
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Director Jonathan : DEMME
50
Agenda starter : ITEMONE
51
Hog's home : PIGPEN
52
Pontius Pilate's province : JUDEA
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Liqueur akin to sambuca : ANISETTE
54
Place for a browser : STORE
55
First character in Genesis : SOFTG
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T. rex, e.g. : DINO
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Metro ___ : DESK
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Bridle strap utilized only on sidewalk surfaces? : REINFORCEMENT
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When Macbeth delivers the "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow" soliloquy : ACTV
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Potential dinner : PREY
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Hitching spot : ALTAR
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Rating that's on the cusp of NC-17 : HARDR
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Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, with "the" : PRAIRIES
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Stuck-up person : SNOOT
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Aplenty : GALORE
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Ohio University team : BOBCATS
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Informal expression of gratitude : THANX
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Namesakes of Muhammad's daughter : FATIMAS
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Brilliant debut : SPLASH
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Ruffian : BRUTE
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Miss : LASS
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"Who ___?" : AMI
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What a dog groomer might charge? : PERPETRATE
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Result of wearing a fedora at the beach? : MANHATTAN
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Pulled off : DID
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Make an effort : STRIVE
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T.S.A. agent's tool : WAND
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Item smashed by the original Luddites : LOOM
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Having a crisp picture, say : INHD
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Leave gratified : SATE
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Must, informally : GOTTA
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"Death of a Salesman" salesman : LOMAN
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Lead-in to phobia : AGORA
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Result of accidentally throwing a Frisbee into a campground? : DISCONTENT
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___ California : BAJA
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Plucked instruments : LUTES
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Compound imparting a fruity smell : ESTER
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Hence : ERGO
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Oodles : ATON
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Shoots out : SPEWS
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Without much confidence : SHYLY
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It falls quietly : SNOW
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"Swiper, no swiping!" speaker of children's TV : DORA
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Sound from a banshee : WAIL
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Italian designer menswear since the 1970s : ARMANISUIT
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Running start? : READYSETGO
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Like kiddie rides among all amusement park rides : TAMEST
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School opening? : PRE
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Amorous play, in modern lingo : SEXYTIME
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___ Lavoisier a.k.a. the Father of Modern Chemistry : ANTOINE
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Romantically involved with : SEEING
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Light tennis shot : DINK
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Reminiscent of : ALA
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Iowa's state flower : WILDROSE
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Move clumsily : GALUMPH
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Charybdis's counterpart, in Greek myth : SCYLLA
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Pharma watchdog : FDA
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Part : ROLE
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"This isn't very pleasant, but ..." : ONASADNOTE
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Some calls to the police : COMPLAINTS
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Norwegian money : KRONE
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Genetics initials : RNA
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Serving during Prohibition : NEARBEER
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Diplomatic office below an embassy : LEGATION
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Nose : AROMA
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Gathering around a campfire? : TALES
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One target of a childhood vaccine : MUMPS
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Oven : KILN
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Apple devoured by an elderly relative? : POMEGRANATE
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Called : NAMED
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United with : WEDTO
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Look for : SEEK
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Car ad no. : APR
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Carol Ann ___, U.K. poet laureate starting in 2009 : DUFFY
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Not superficial : INNER
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Crave, with "for" : JONES
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Try to hit : AIMAT
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Stable parents : SIRES
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Thoro cleansing : DETOX
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"The Great" and "The Terrible" : EPITHETS
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Lookalike : CLONE
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"There's nothing else" : THATSALL
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Blue alerts, in brief : APBS
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Arising : CROPPINGUP
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Meal with a set menu : TABLEDHOTE
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Certain cleric : VICAR
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Foe of Frazier : ALI
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Egg-shaped item from a garden : ROMATOMATO
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Performer in a campus production, often : DRAMAMAJOR
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Sticky stuff : RESIN
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Talks hoarsely : RASPS
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"On the Beach" novelist Nevil : SHUTE
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Nasty wound : GASH
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Crime against good taste : TRAVESTY
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Dance mentioned in Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" : FANDANGO
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Like people who take lifts : BRITISH
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Camper's light : LANTERN
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Some winds for seafarers : TRADES
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Non-shiny finishes : MATTES
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"Sucks to be you" : TOOBAD
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Speedometers, typically : DIALS
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Korean money : WON
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Tied : DREW
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Like a lot of zombie movies : GORY
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Mom's mom : NANA
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Intensifying word add-on : ASS
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Disney collectible : CEL
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Request to Triple A : TOW

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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