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New York Times, Saturday, July 9, 2016

"The perfect idiot's profession," per Katharine Hepburn

Author:
Josh Knapp
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Knapp. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2016, The New York Times7/9/16 ( No. 24,350 )

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Across
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One might have black-and-white standards : PIRATESHIP
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Treasure hunter's loot, maybe : IDOL
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Stay off the water? : SHORELEAVE
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Unconventional and hippielike, informally : BOHO
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Some juvenile records : HOMEMOVIES
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Way: Abbr. : SYST
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Developers work on them : APPS
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Wrong : ERRONEOUS
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Jazz great Montgomery : WES
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More than a fraction of a cent : ZINC
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Responsibility : ONUS
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Outfits for big parts? : FATSUITS
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Station display : MAP
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"The perfect idiot's profession," per Katharine Hepburn : ACTING
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Certain upper-growth limit : TREELINE
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Orange snack in a red box : CHEEZIT
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Where the Lost Battalion got lost : ARGONNE
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Doesn't go off as expected : MISFIRES
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Flip-flop, e.g. : SANDAL
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Crooked joint : ELL
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Boxing ring? : BLACKEYE
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Religious figure from on high? : LAMA
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Set at sea? : OARS
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Small vault : HOP
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One of 20-30 "genius grants" awarded annually : MACARTHUR
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___ soup : MISO
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Impulse transmitter : AXON
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North Carolina vacation area : OUTERBANKS
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Gaiman who wrote "American Gods" and "Coraline" : NEIL
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Film about rock groups? : GREENALGAE
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Without much effort : IDLY
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Bellini and Botticelli : OLDMASTERS
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"Yeah, right!" : PSHAW
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[Fingers crossed] : IHOPE
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Wins easily : ROMPS
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War force : ARES
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Pro ___ : TEM
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"Out of the Blue" group, for short : ELO
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"Hockey sticks," in cards : SEVENS
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Buzz, e.g. : HAIRCUT
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2011 Best New Artist Grammy winner Bon ___ : IVER
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Philippine money : PESO
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His last play was "When We Dead Awaken" : IBSEN
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"Excuse me?" : DOYOUMIND
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Classic folk number : OHSUSANNA
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Heaps : LOTS
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Bouquets, quaintly : NOSEGAYS
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Island known for its spices : ZANZIBAR
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This year's starlet : ITGIRL
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Sphere of control : FIEF
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Org. in "Patriot Games" : IRA
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Like Hemingway vis-à-vis most other writers : TERSER
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Exfoliation : PEEL
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Tiptop : ACME
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Hung around casually? : CHILLAXED
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It may cause sparks to fly : TESLACOIL
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Isolated : LONE
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It may be in the bag : TEA
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Went looking for places to shoot : SCOUTED
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First name on the 1970s-'80s Lakers : KAREEM
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Rugged : MANLY
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Swinging joint : HINGE
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"The Tin Drum" boy : OSKAR
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Duck faces, e.g. : POSES
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Salon job, informally : MANI
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Land on the Gulf of Guinea : TOGO
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Project with a lot of momentum : HURL
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Like Colt 45 and Mickey's : MALT
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Kind of virus : RNA
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Not haut : BAS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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