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New York Times, Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Author:
Bruce Venzke and Gail Grabowski
Editor:
Will Shortz
Signs of cell service ... or a word that can follow both parts of 18-, 23-, 36-, 52- and 58-Across
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1.57
Gail Grabowski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QWX} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Venzke. This is puzzle # 13 for Ms. Grabowski.
Jeff Chen notes:
Two more CrosSynergy members on the byline today! Yesterday Lynn Lempel, today, Gail and Bruce. Nice. There are fifteen of us. By my ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times7/8/14 ( No. 23,618 )
Across
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Safe havens : ARKS
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Start of some French street names : RUEDE
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1974 C.I.A. spoof : SPYS
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Israel's Golda : MEIR
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Spanish rice : ARROZ
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Warning on a highway : TOOT
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Calligraphers' supplies : INKS
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Like much snack food for hikers : HIGHENERGY
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"___ have to?" : DOI
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Is for more than one? : ARE
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Bit of gaucho gear : REATA
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Small order of greens : SIDESALAD
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Reads rapidly : SKIMS
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Detective's coat, informally : TRENCH
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Some savings plans, for short : IRAS
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Lion or tiger : CAT
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Shot contents : SERA
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Nerve-racking test, for some : ORAL
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Goes to pot : ROTS
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Clearing : OPENSPACE
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Flowerless plant : FERN
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Pine (for) : ACHE
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Corn covering : HUSK
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End of a school email address : EDU
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Fashion designer Gernreich : RUDI
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Rubberneckers : GAPERS
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Japanese assassin : NINJA
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Season ticket holder for baseball, basketball and football, say : SPORTSNUT
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Hoity-___ : TOITY
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Ones "over there" : GIS
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The "H" of H.M.S. : HER
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Glazed dessert : COFFEEROLL
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Special seating section : LOGE
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Back talk : GUFF
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___-gazing : NAVEL
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Metal containers? : ORES
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Tiny, to a tot : ITSY
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Club alternative : SPADE
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Signs of cell service ... or a word that can follow both parts of 18-, 23-, 36-, 52- and 58-Across : BARS
Down
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Surrounded by : AMIDST
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Some Impressionist paintings : RENOIRS
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Duettist with Elton John on 1976's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" : KIKIDEE
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Sophs., two years later : SRS
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Openly enthusiastic : RAHRAH
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One of the archangels : URIEL
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Fraction of a joule : ERG
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Outburst from Homer : DOH
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Former Israeli president Weizman : EZER
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Meat sometimes served au poivre : STEAK
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Colonnaded entrance : PORTICO
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You might sit cross-legged on one : YOGAMAT
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Squalid digs : STY
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Loch ___ : NESS
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Music-licensing org. : ASCAP
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Bankrupted company led by Kenneth Lay : ENRON
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Blimp : AIRSHIP
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Curtain : DRAPE
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N.Y.C.'s Bleecker and Canal : STS
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In the style of : ALA
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Obsolescent way to store music : ONCDS
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Does another stint : REUPS
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___ de toilette : EAU
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F.D.R.'s fireside addresses : CHATS
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Swampland : FEN
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Delete : EDITOUT
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Postelection elections : RUNOFFS
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Lady of Brazil : SENHORA
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Freddy of Elm Street : KRUEGER
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Miles per gallon, e.g. : RATE
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Car part that may have a decorative design : GRILLE
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Accentuate : STRESS
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Second : JIFFY
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Eyed : OGLED
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Longings : YENS
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Special effects graphics, briefly : CGI
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Grammy category : RAP
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Egg cells : OVA
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Smashable shot : LOB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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