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New York Times, Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Contraction sung twice in the first verse of "The Star-Spangled Banner"

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Bruce Haight
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 50 for Mr. Haight.
Bruce Haight notes:
I remember considering a puzzle about redundant phrases a couple years ago and being disappointed when it turned out the theme had ... read more
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I get a lot of theme review requests, and I see a lot of the same ideas popping up over and over. Redundant phrases is in my top ten ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times7/9/19 ( No. 25,445 )

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Across
1
So far : ASYET
6
Jazz style : BEBOP
11
Not an exact amount: Abbr. : EST
14
Note from a 6-Down that might give you jitters : SEEME
15
Plains tribe : OTOES
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To the ___ degree : NTH
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Experience, redundantly : PASTHISTORY
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Opus ___ : DEI
20
Prefix with tourism : ECO
21
Come after : ENSUE
22
"Victory is mine!" : IWIN
23
Like some telephones and tires : CORDED
25
Snitch, redundantly : RATFINK
28
Novelist Morrison : TONI
29
Dark force, in Chinese philosophy : YIN
32
Hoi polloi, with "the" : MASSES
33
Smidgen : SKOSH
35
"The Highwayman" poet : NOYES
37
Angsty music genre : EMO
38
Moolah, redundantly : CASHMONEY
41
Automated producer of spam : BOT
44
5/8/1945 : VEDAY
45
Popeye's creator E. C. ___ : SEGAR
49
Spaced out mentally : INAFOG
51
Track relentlessly : DOG
53
Singer India.___ : ARIE
54
Hack, redundantly : TAXICAB
56
F equivalent : ESHARP
58
"Anybody ___?" : ELSE
59
Folgers alternative : YUBAN
62
A/C meas. : BTU
63
Word in brackets after a mistake : SIC
64
Cottontail, redundantly : BUNNYRABBIT
67
Get ___ on (ace) : ANA
68
Can't be found at the office : ISOUT
69
One of 10 in bowling : FRAME
70
Pro ___ : TEM
71
Self-description after a major lifestyle change : NEWME
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Exhorted : URGED
Down
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Different sides to observe : ASPECTS
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Ship's galley worker : SEACOOK
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"Give me a simple answer!" : YESORNO
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911 responder, for short : EMT
5
Giggle : TEHEE
6
Head honcho : BOSS
7
Question to a backstabber : ETTU
8
Rude person in the bleachers : BOOER
9
Contraction sung twice in the first verse of "The Star-Spangled Banner" : OER
10
College subj. that covers Freud : PSY
11
How train cars are linked : ENDWISE
12
Feminist Gloria : STEINEM
13
"Really?" : THINKSO
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___ 500 : INDY
22
Hypotheticals : IFS
24
The "D" of D.J. : DISC
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"You got that right!" : AMEN
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Shocks, in a way : TASES
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How many TV shows are viewed nowadays : INHD
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Wanderer : NOMAD
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Pandemonium : HAVOC
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Quickly change one's mind back and forth : YOYO
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Video game giant : SEGA
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"You got that right!" : YEAH
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Goes for, as when bobbing for apples : BITESAT
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Like laundry being dried outdoors : ONALINE
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Subject of an I.R.S. consumer warning : TAXSCAM
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Potpourri : GRABBAG
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Broadcast slot : AIRTIME
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Said (to be) : REPUTED
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Shakespearean cry before "What, are you mad?" : FIE
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One of 10 in a ten-speed : GEAR
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At this point : BYNOW
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Problem that has ballooned : SNAFU
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E pluribus ___ : UNUM
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Memory unit : BYTE
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Recycling container : BIN
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Not let go to waste : USE
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"I'm f-f-freezing!" : BRR

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