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New York Times, Friday, July 7, 2017

Posts an intentionally mysterious status update on social media

Author:
Andy Kravis
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andy Kravis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Kravis.
Andy Kravis notes:
I wrote this puzzle the day after I saw MOONLIGHT, which instantly became one of my favorite movies. I submitted the puzzle to Will ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Second indie constructor in a row! Andy and Erik both wrote puzzles for the Indie 500 this year, a crossword tournament I desperately ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times7/7/17 ( No. 24,713 )
Across
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Filing station? : NAILSALON
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Bookbag part : STRAP
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Kept sacred : INVIOLATE
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Public speaker's asset : POISE
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2016 film that won Best Picture : MOONLIGHT
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Photo app, slangily : INSTA
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It's a little less than a pound : EURO
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Where to stick a needle : SEWINGKIT
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NASA project launched in 1973 : SKYLAB
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Shifted, in a way, as a skirt : RODEUP
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CNN host Burnett : ERIN
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Fairy tale sister : ROSERED
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Posts an intentionally mysterious status update on social media : VAGUEBOOKS
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Estadio cheer : OLE
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Swelling : EDEMA
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"In case it's of interest ..." : FYI
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"Mosses From an Old ___" (Hawthorne short story collection) : MANSE
40
Grind : RUT
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Kobe Bryant made it 15 times : ALLNBATEAM
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Geek Squad company : BESTBUY
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Court painter of Charles IV of Spain : GOYA
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Title Roman tribune of an early Wagner opera : RIENZI
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Hanna-Barbera feline : TOPCAT
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Elvises in Las Vegas, e.g. : IMITATORS
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Chocolate/caramel candy : ROLO
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Show on which Key and Peele got their start : MADTV
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"Promises, Promises" writer : NEILSIMON
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Member of the working class : PROLE
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Putting teeth into : ENFORCING
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More sheltered : SAFER
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Furniture and such onstage : SETPIECES
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European textile city that gave us the word "denim" : NIMES
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Actress Aimée : ANOUK
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Common wedding dress color : IVORY
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Flooring option : LINOLEUM
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G, in the key of C : SOL
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Mahershala ___, Best Supporting Actor for 17-Across : ALI
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Internet annoyances : LAGS
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Lead-in to -wise : OTHER
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Business meeting? : NETWORKING
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Things seen on a bookshelf : SPINES
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Mandarin or Mandingo : TONGUE
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Like someone who invests in volatile stocks : RISKPRONE
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Piedmont city famous for its sparkling wine : ASTI
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Three follower, in sports : PEAT
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A couple words? : IDOS
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Bailiwick : AREA
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Lobster catcher? : BIB
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Dimensions without planes : NOFLYZONES
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Lohengrin's love : ELSA
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Regard : DEEM
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Win, lose or draw : VERB
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Together, in music : ADUE
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Deep-sixes : GETSRIDOF
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"Thimble Theatre" surname : OYL
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Part of a club : MAYO
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Not without consequences : ATAPRICE
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Not-so-distant relative : AUNT
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What may have a strong net effect? : BOT
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"i" dot : TITTLE
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Oregon State mascot : BEAVER
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Woman's name meaning "peace" : IRENE
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Funny : COMIC
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And no one else : ALONE
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Blacksmith's tool : TONGS
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Little rascals : IMPS
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Actress Kate of "House of Cards" : MARA
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Search : SIFT
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Cut (off) : LOP
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___ Lankan : SRI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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