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New York Times, Thursday, July 9, 2015

Prompt ... or a hint to entering five answers in this puzzle

Author:
John Guzzetta
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Guzzetta

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Guzzetta.
John Guzzetta notes:
This puzzle started when I stumbled on the revealer phrase. I wanted the turned words to be words themselves, yet with a different ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Neat trick, RIGHT ON CUE interpreted as "themers turn at their Q." I love John's extra touch of selecting themers where the entry ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times7/9/15 ( No. 23,984 )
Across
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Connections : INS
4
Quick wit : ESPRIT
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Lump : GLOB
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French narrative poem : LAI
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Pet name? : PURINA
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Bit : IOTA
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School bully's demand : LUNCHMONEY
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Dance and drama : ARTS
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Figs. always expressed to two decimal places : ERAS
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Nasty campaign charges : MUD
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Borrower : LENDEE
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Produced laugh lines? : QUIPPED
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Sherpas, e.g. : PORTERS
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Anthem shortening : OER
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Affliction for Job, in the Bible : SORES
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Tosses : JETTISONS
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Pounds : QUID
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Columbus in N.Y.C. or S.F. : AVE
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Put down : QUASH
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Returning in the opposite direction : FRO
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Get tiresome : WEAR
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One making waves : SPEEDBOAT
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Transport : ELATE
49
Jersey delivery? : MOO
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Eight in a V8 : PISTONS
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Sickening : NOISOME
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Cabinet department : ENERGY
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Latin diphthongs : OES
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Russia's ___ Airlines : URAL
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Nabors title role of 1960s TV : PYLE
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Prompt ... or a hint to entering five answers in this puzzle : RIGHTONCUE
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"Brave New World" drug : SOMA
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Wind-borne : EOLIAN
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Director Lee : ANG
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Leg muscle, informally : QUAD
68
Challenges for knights : QUESTS
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For instance : SAY
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Not ready : ILLEQUIPPED
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South Pacific island nation that's only 8.1 square miles : NAURU
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Place for two tablets? : SINAI
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N.T. book after Galatians : EPH
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Crookneck, e.g. : SUMMERSQUASH
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Walking tall : PROUD
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Source of zest : RIND
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Having four sharps : INE
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Swift, in music : TAYLOR
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Army terror? : GIANTSQUID
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2013 Grammy winner for "Royals" : LORDE
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Web-footed mammal : OTTER
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Army locales : BASES
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Benjamin : CSPOT
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Poetic conjunction : ERE
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Smallest Can. province : PEI
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Group given stars, maybe : POSSE
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Hogwarts professor : SNAPE
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Jabber : JAW
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Oct. 31, e.g. : EVE
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Samovar contents : TEA
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Boots : OUSTS
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Cause of some 911 calls : UFO
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Vehicle that may roll over, for short : IRA
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Stipple : DOT
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Surgeon's clamp : HEMOSTAT
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Unoriginal work : RETREAD
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"Boy, ___!" : DOI
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Petty officer : BOSUN
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Do some forest work : LOG
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D.J.'s invitation : ANYREQUESTS
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School spirit raiser : PEPSQUAD
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Song title words after "The Woman" and "I Believe" : INYOU
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Southern city with a woman's name : SELMA
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Classic fruity sodas : NEHIS
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Certain cetaceans : ORCAS
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___ Loa : MAUNA
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Whitman's "O Captain! My Captain!," e.g. : ELEGY
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Check out : OGLE
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Payment option that's not always accepted : IOU
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Run-___ : ONS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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