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New York Times, Tuesday, July 4, 2017

What the beginnings of 17-, 25-, 40- and 52-Across are each a fourth of, phonetically

Author:
Mangesh Ghogre and Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Ghogre. This is puzzle # 173 for Mr. Quigley.
Constructor notes:
MANGESH: I am from India and stay in Mumbai with my wife Rupali, kids Advait and Eva (named after my favorite crossword answer), and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
JAY, YOU, ELLE, WHY are each one-fourth of JULY. Get it? (Happy 4th!) Funny how Jill and I had the same idea for last year's 4th of ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times7/4/17 ( No. 24,710 )
Across
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Covering for leftovers : FOIL
5
Popular sneakers : VANS
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Pet welfare org. : ASPCA
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Hairstyle that might have a lot of spray : UPDO
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Its first flight went from Geneva to Tel Aviv : ELAL
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"Calm down!" : RELAX
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Title bootlegger in an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel : JAYGATSBY
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Fry in a small amount of fat : SAUTE
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Sick : ILL
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Ones jumping up Down Under, for short : ROOS
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Appears to be : SEEMS
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Gardening tool : HOE
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Édouard who painted "Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe" : MANET
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"I'm here, too" : YOUARENOTALONE
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Printing cartridge : TONER
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Tennis star nicknamed "The King of Clay" : NADAL
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Russian for "peace" : MIR
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Green-light : OKAY
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Tough job for a dry cleaner : STAIN
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Skirt that stops at the ankles : MAXI
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Country singer Tillis : MEL
38
The Hindu "Ramayana" and others : EPICS
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Stage, as a play : PUTON
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Model with the most Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition covers (5) : ELLEMACPHERSON
43
Amusement park water ride : FLUME
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Thumbs-down responses : NOS
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Works hard : TOILS
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Ore stratum : SEAM
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Big bang letters : TNT
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Cheese from cow's milk : GOUDA
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"What's the use?" : WHYBOTHER
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White-plumed marsh dweller : EGRET
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___ Grey tea : EARL
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Song for a coloratura : ARIA
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Curving billiards shot : MASSE
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Quaker pronoun : THEE
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What the beginnings of 17-, 25-, 40- and 52-Across are each a fourth of, phonetically : JULY
Down
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Big name in camera film : FUJI
2
Fancy stone : OPAL
3
Pastoral verse : IDYL
4
Captain's record : LOG
5
President, at times : VETOER
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In addition : ALSO
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Snatches : NABS
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Cunning : SLY
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London football club nicknamed "The Gunners" : ARSENAL
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Anago, at a sushi restaurant : SEAEEL
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Common ingredient in pasta sauce : PLUMTOMATO
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Purrers : CATS
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Firefighter's tool : AXE
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Very loud : AROAR
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The Great Tempter : SATAN
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Chopper in the Vietnam War : HUEY
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Fashionable : MODISH
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Backwoods sort : YOKEL
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Crawling, say : ONALLFOURS
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Lure : ENTICE
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Org. that gives out Image Awards and Spingarn Medals : NAACP
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President who launched the war on drugs : NIXON
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Land celebrated on March 17 : ERIN
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São ___ and Príncipe : TOME
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Sends unwanted email : SPAMS
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Dishevel : MUSS
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Attempt to copy : EMULATE
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___ code (discount provider) : PROMO
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Drops a few G's, say? : ELIDES
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Allow : ENABLE
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"Julius Caesar" costume : TOGA
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Persian leader : SHAH
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Jane who falls for Edward Rochester : EYRE
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Directional word, for short : THRU
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Justice Gorsuch : NEIL
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Highchair surface : TRAY
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Real beauty : GEM
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Rainy : WET
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___ Mahal : TAJ

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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