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PERSON / PLACE / THING

New York Times, Sunday, July 8, 2018

117-Across : RCA competitor

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Bruce Haight

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 40 for Mr. Haight. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Bruce Haight notes:
I remember thinking about nouns being persons, places, or things, and wondering if I could find strings that would contain two-word phrases for all three. My first try with this theme was ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I've seen many a "word chain" theme, i.e., linked phrases like (word game) + (game bird) + (bird food) + (food chain) = WORD CHAIN, usually presented all smashed together like WORD GAME ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times7/8/18 ( No. 25,079 )
Across
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Beguiled : LEDON
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Carnival performer : GEEK
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Heavy hit : WHUMP
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Popular self-help website : EHOW
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Make a good point? : SCORE
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"Three Sisters" sister : OLGA
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"The Gold-Bug" author, for short : EAPOE
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Princess with superpowers : XENA
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Singer / City / Home feature : ALGREENBAYWINDOW
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"Safe!," in baseball, or "Safety!," in football : CALL
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Beachgoer's souvenir : TAN
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Leg press target, informally : QUAD
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Third-most abundant gas in the atmosphere : ARGON
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Emerald or aquamarine : BERYL
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"Don't move!" : STAYPUT
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Dog tag? : FIDO
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Finished behind : LOSTTO
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Socialite / Resort / Store : PARISHILTONHEADSHOP
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"Keystone" character of old comedy : KOP
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Sacred symbol of ancient Egypt : IBIS
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Word after who, what, when, where, why or how : ELSE
44
Message in a bottle, maybe : SOS
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Roman orator : CATO
48
Gangster tracker : GMAN
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How a gangly person might be described : ALLLEGS
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Political commentator / Geographical area / Fitness routine : OLIVERNORTHPOLEDANCE
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World Cup cheer : OLE
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Lots : REAMS
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Show extreme instability : YOYO
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Alpo alternative : IAMS
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NPR's "Planet Money" or "How I Built This" : PODCAST
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Ceiling : CAP
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Related stuff : WHATNOT
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Texter's sign-off : TTYL
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"Shoo!" : SCAT
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Cheer with beer : SKOAL
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___-Magnon man : CRO
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Actor / Transportation hub / Part of a broadcast : SEANPENNSTATIONBREAK
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Holy terror : WILDONE
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Unwitting accomplice : TOOL
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Suisse peak : ALPE
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"Young Sheldon" airer : CBS
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Scott of "Charles in Charge" : BAIO
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"With ___ ring ..." : THIS
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Way cool : RAD
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Comedian / State capital / Record store section : RICHLITTLEROCKMUSIC
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"It's a deal!" : AGREED
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Some singles : EXES
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Big name in vodka : ABSOLUT
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Blockage reliever : STENT
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"Roger that" : CHECK
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Upscale hotel chain : OMNI
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Father of octuplets on "The Simpsons" : APU
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Haunted house sound : HOWL
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Actress / Mideast area / Crime : MAEWESTBANKHEIST
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1960s "It Girl" Sedgwick : EDIE
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Longtime "Inside the N.B.A." analyst : ONEAL
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Primary concern : VOTE
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"Speed-the-Plow" playwright : MAMET
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RCA competitor : SONY
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Some sports prizes : ESPYS
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Professor Trelawney in the Harry Potter books, e.g. : SEER
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"Is this really necessary?" : MUSTI
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What some Kaplan guides help prep for : LSATS
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Dash : ECLAT
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Take a few pointers? : DOGNAP
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Three-time N.H.L. M.V.P. : ORR
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Once named : NEE
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Get crazy : GONUTS
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English actor Idris : ELBA
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"Holy moly!" : EGAD
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___ Graham, Meryl Streep's role in 2017's "The Post" : KAY
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Crackpot : WEIRDO
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"Wait just a sec" : HANGON
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Many a pageant coif : UPDO
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Titan, Triton or Titania : MOON
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Seat at many a wedding : PEW
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"Nothing succeeds like ___": Oscar Wilde : EXCESS
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Warm, cozy spots : HEARTHS
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Quite, despite expectations : ONLYTOO
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Clobbers : WALLOPS
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Plenish : EQUIP
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Theme park annoyances : WAITS
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Barrio grocery : BODEGA
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___ Perelman, classic Russian science writer : YAKOV
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For : PRO
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Lighter igniter : FLINT
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Zapped, in a way : LASED
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Words mouthed on a Jumbotron : HIMOM
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Some girders : IBARS
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"That's pretty obvious!" : HELLO
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Fashion monthly : ELLE
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Take over : COOPT
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Divvies up : ALLOTS
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1960s Haight-Ashbury wear : TIEDYE
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Summer swarmer : GNAT
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Per unit : APOP
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Myrna of "Love Crazy" : LOY
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Lather : SNIT
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Obama ___ : ERA
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Hi or lo follower : RES
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Upscale hotel chain : HYATT
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Undo : CANCEL
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Hip-hop subgenre : EMORAP
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Add fuel to : STOKE
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Part of a crane : CLAW
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Try this! : CASE
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What's got ewe covered? : WOOL
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Flying Solo : HAN
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Clerical wear : ALB
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Condescending sort : SNOOT
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"The Situation Room" airer : CNN
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Unflappable : STOIC
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Stand-alone business? : KIOSK
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Kernel : NIBLET
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Like many a kilt : PLAID
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Computer menu option : EDIT
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Dumas dueler : ATHOS
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Contact, in a way : RADIO
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Hits the hay : CRASHES
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Major fuss : BIGTODO
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Like most light bulbs : SCREWIN
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Difficult journeys : TREKS
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Cubist of note? : RUBIK
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Twit : ASS
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Regatta site since 1839 : HENLEY
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Slack : LEEWAY
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Shines : EXCELS
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Fashion : MANNER
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Insurance filings : CLAIMS
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Ticked off : UPSET
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All together, in scores : TUTTI
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Food drive collection : CANS
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Uriah of "David Copperfield" : HEEP
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High wind : OBOE
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Half of a pair : MATE
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"The Godfather" mobster who was shot in the eye : MOE
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Staples of waiting rooms : TVS
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"I'm thinking ..." : HMM
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___ de vie : EAU

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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