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New York Times, Wednesday, July 5, 2017

2-Down : Very whale-known performer?

Author:
Jake Halperin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQWXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Halperin.
Jake Halperin notes:
FLIGHT RISK was the seed for this here theme of travel, From which the other entries did finally unravel. Among the better candidates ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I appreciate seeing ideas I doubt I'd ever think of. How fun, to take normal phrases and interpret them as travel editions of classic ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times7/5/17 ( No. 24,711 )
Across
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Songwriters' org. : ASCAP
6
Honorific that becomes another honorific if you reverse its last two letters : SRI
9
Subjects of a Roswell museum : UFOS
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Twinkled : SHONE
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Hydrophobic substances : OILS
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Attire for a Druid : ROBE
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Travel edition of a classic board game? : CARTROUBLE
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Gift from heaven : BOON
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Prefix with directional : OMNI
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Channel 2? : ENS
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Superrich : LOADED
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Wax sculptor Marie : TUSSAUD
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Beside : ALONG
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Travel edition of a classic board game? : LIFEONTHERUN
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Consciously join : OPTIN
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Opposite of caliente : FRIO
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Peace activist Yoko : ONO
36
Sprang : LEAPT
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One's nearest and dearest, informally : FAM
38
Get by : ELUDE
40
Window-closing key : ESC
41
Part of the Dept. of Homeland Security : FEMA
42
Some cosmetic surgeries, for short : LIPOS
43
Travel edition of a classic board game? : GOONVACATION
47
Found : START
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Puzzlements : ENIGMAS
52
Nongay, typically : HETERO
54
Atlanta-based health org. : CDC
55
"I'm ___" ("Whatever you suggest") : EASY
56
"Sad is my lot!" : ALAS
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Travel edition of a classic board game? : FLIGHTRISK
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Fails to be : ISNT
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Done, in Verdun : FINI
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Singer Mann : AIMEE
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Young fellows : LADS
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It might appear after an etym. : DEF
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Rats' places : NESTS
Down
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Neckwear with dress whites : ASCOT
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Very whale-known performer? : SHAMU
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Woes on toes : CORNS
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Providing a better grip : ANTISLIP
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Part of b.p.m. : PER
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Boing, for a spring : SOUNDEFFECT
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Barbecue serving : RIBS
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One way to fall : ILL
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Worldly : URBANE
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Cooking class? : FOODGROUP
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Instrument that an orchestra tunes to : OBOE
12
Thrill : SEND
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Have as a customer : SELLTO
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One of a dozen in un frigidaire : OEUF
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"___, I'm so scared! (not really)" : OOH
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Slangy form of 60-Across : AINT
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Many an internet meme : ANIMATEDGIF
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Quaint commercial suffix : ORAMA
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Countermand : UNDO
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Refusals : NOES
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___ Burov, K.G.B. officer on "The Americans" : OLEG
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Mexican money : PESO
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Place to grab a bite in Mexico : TACOSTAND
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People in an H. G. Wells novella : ELOI
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Boudoir wear : LINGERIE
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At a distance : FAROFF
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Nonproliferation treaty subjects, informally : NTESTS
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Not the usual spelling: Abbr. : VAR
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Crawl (along) : INCH
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Badly injures : MAIMS
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Factory, to its owner, e.g. : ASSET
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Wanda of "Snatched" : SYKES
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Greet with acclaim : HAIL
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Mrs. Albert Einstein : ELSA
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French filmdom : CINE
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Jar top : LID
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Onetime M&M's color : TAN

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle.

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