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New York Times, Monday, July 8, 2019

Author:
Ned White
Editor:
Will Shortz
Consumer products giant, for short ... or a hint to the answers to the eight starred clues
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Ned White

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQWXZ} This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. White. Monday freshness: 100%
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© 2019, The New York Times7/8/19 ( No. 25,444 )
Across
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Al who created Li'l Abner : CAPP
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Chatting online, in brief : IMING
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Almost any offer that's too good to be true : SCAM
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Doozy : LULU
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"I swear!" : NOLIE
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Robe in old Rome : TOGA
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The "A" of U.A.E. : ARAB
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*Basketball position for Magic Johnson or Steph Curry : POINTGUARD
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*Level on the military wage scale : PAYGRADE
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Player in front of a net : GOALIE
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What sailors and beachgoers breathe : SEAAIR
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Uncouth person : BOOR
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Colorado summer hrs. : MDT
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*Alternative to a brush when coating the side of a house : PAINTGUN
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Things coiled on the sides of houses : HOSES
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With 44-Across, onetime British slapstick comic : BENNY
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Single-stranded genetic molecule : RNA
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___ and crafts : ARTS
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Consumer products giant, for short ... or a hint to the answers to the eight starred clues : PANDG
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Tylenol target : PAIN
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"You got it now?" : SEE
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Toyota hybrid : PRIUS
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North Pole resident : SANTA
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*The Beach Boys or Backstreet Boys : POPGROUP
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Amusement : FUN
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See 33-Across : HILL
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Marx's collaborator on "The Communist Manifesto" : ENGELS
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___ Field, former home of the Seattle Mariners : SAFECO
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*Shade akin to olive : PEAGREEN
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*Sorority types who go out a lot : PARTYGIRLS
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Eugene O'Neill's "___ Christie" : ANNA
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Help with a crime : ABET
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Letter-shaped fastener : UBOLT
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"Veni, ___, vici" : VIDI
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Hellmann's product, informally : MAYO
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Daytime or Primetime awards : EMMYS
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Holler : YELL
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Applauds : CLAPS
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Enveloping glows, old-style : AURAE
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___ del Rey, Calif. : PLAYA
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*Darts and snooker : PUBGAMES
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Somewhat : INPART
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An emoji may suggest it : MOOD
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1970s tennis champ Nastase : ILIE
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Writer Anaïs : NIN
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Dig into work : GETGOING
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E. B. White's "___ Little" : STUART
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Unwanted stocking stuffer : COAL
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Prefix with cultural : AGRI
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Prepared, as dinner or a bed : MADE
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Foolish, informally : GOONY
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Frees (of) : RIDS
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Marching halftime crews : BANDS
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Fence in : PENUP
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Mom's mom, for short : GRAN
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The "U" of I.C.U. : UNIT
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Mom's mom : NANA
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Lock securer : HASP
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___ O's (breakfast cereal) : OREO
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One of 12 in Alcoholics Anonymous : STEP
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Oksana ___, 1994 Olympic skating wonder : BAIUL
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What may precede Chapter 1 in a novel : PROLOGUE
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*Roast accompaniment prepared with drippings : PANGRAVY
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$$$$, on Yelp : PRICY
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Like choir music : SUNG
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Run-down area : GHETTO
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Lavish meals : FEASTS
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Counting-off word : EENIE
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1980s tennis champ Ivan : LENDL
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Creature that leaves a slimy trail : SNAIL
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What an email filter filters : SPAM
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Rhyme scheme for Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" : AABA
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Glenn of the Eagles : FREY
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School event with a king and a queen : PROM
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"For Better or for Worse" mom : ELLY
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Company that pioneered the U.P.C. bar code : IBM

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