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New York Times, Monday, July 29, 2019

46-Down : Event that's an "Oops!"

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 51 for Mr. Haight. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Bruce Haight notes:
This puzzle was accepted about a year ago. Will and the team said they liked the theme and theme entries pretty well, but what sold ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
The paper version of this crossword … you might say it's published on a "BENCH press"? Someone bench me. The best "seemingly ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times7/29/19 ( No. 25,465 )
Across
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Major uncertainty : BIGIF
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Canvas for a tattoo : SKIN
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Mae who said "I used to be Snow White, but I drifted" : WEST
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"You ___ Beautiful" (Joe Cocker hit) : ARESO
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Mexican entree in a shell : TACO
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Large fair, informally : EXPO
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Athlete with a mitt : BALLPLAYER
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Bridle strap : REIN
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Poker stake : ANTE
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Bill Clinton's was in the 1990s : ERA
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___ Haute, Ind. : TERRE
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One going for a stroll among urban greenery : PARKVISITOR
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"Quit wasting time!" : GETBUSY
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Abba of Israel : EBAN
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Even a little : ATALL
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___-haw : HEE
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Plumbing woe : LEAK
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Official hearing a case : TRIALCOURTJUDGE
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Fish that wriggle : EELS
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What's dropped off a cigarette : ASH
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Words of empathy : ICARE
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Weights that may be "short" or "long" : TONS
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Tevye's occupation in "Fiddler on the Roof" : MILKMAN
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Herbie Hancock or Chick Corea : JAZZPIANIST
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"Later, amigo!" : ADIOS
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Employ : USE
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Bleats : BAAS
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William with a state named after him : PENN
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Place where 17-, 23-, 37- and 48-Across might be found : ONTHEBENCH
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Sheltered from the wind : ALEE
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Parks in civil rights history : ROSA
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Language family of Africa : BANTU
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Loch ___ monster : NESS
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"That's enough!" : STOP
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Adventurous journey : QUEST
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"Ali ___ and the 40 Thieves" : BABA
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Land with an ayatollah : IRAN
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Hanukkah "moolah" : GELT
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___ of Capri : ISLE
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Dandyish dresser : FOP
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Van Gogh's "The ___ Night" : STARRY
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Boat you might shoot rapids in : KAYAK
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What a "neat" drink doesn't come with : ICE
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Word paired with "neither" : NOR
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"How fortunate for us!" : WEREINLUCK
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Apply, as force : EXERT
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Former vice president Agnew : SPIRO
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Printer cartridge contents : TONER
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Meadows : LEAS
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Airport screening org. : TSA
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Tug on : PULL
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Turn sharply : VEER
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Skeptic's sarcastic comment : IBET
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Racehorse's starting point : GATE
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Raison d'___ : ETRE
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Pin the ___ on the donkey : TAIL
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Bomb testing areas : BLASTZONES
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"Come again?" : HUH
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Semihard Dutch cheese : EDAM
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City that's home to the Taj Mahal : AGRA
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Sharp-witted : KEEN
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"Is it O.K., mom?" : CANI
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Peak near Olympus : OSSA
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Leave at the altar : JILT
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Special ___ (military missions) : OPS
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Event that's an "Oops!" : MISHAP
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"Ah, makes sense" : ISEE
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Where Honda and Mazda are headquartered : JAPAN
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Grammy-winning singer of "Hello" : ADELE
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Fan publications, informally : ZINES
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Bonkers : NUTSO
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Lover boy : BEAU
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Youngest of the Brontë sisters : ANNE
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Things passed in Congress : ACTS
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"___ your piehole!" : SHUT
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Surgery sites, for short : ORS
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Word after waste and want : NOT
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Cookout, briefly : BBQ

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle.

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