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New York Times, Thursday, August 1, 2019

TV character who said "Computers make excellent and efficient servants, but I have no wish to serve under them"

Author:
Patrick Merrell
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Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 36 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Spans: 1 Scrabble average: 1.88 This is puzzle # 89 for Mr. Merrell. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
A shame that this one came so close behind another alphabetic string puzzle, one executed more elegantly. Patrick's concept works, but ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times8/1/19 ( No. 25,468 )

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Card holder at a casino : SHOE
5
Leave in a hurry : BOLT
9
Sensation : SMASH
14
Artist's collection : PORTFOLIO
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"Got it, I'm on it," in radio lingo : WILCO
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ABCDE : ABSCONDED
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Warmly lit : AGLOW
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Pasture sound : MOO
20
Stomach problem : GAS
21
FGHI : AFGHANI
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Gross amount : SUM
24
Change clothes? : DYE
25
Pronoun in Proverbs : THEE
26
JKL : JUNKPILE
30
Under Prohibition : DRY
32
Tolerable : OKAY
33
Who sings "America" in "West Side Story" : ANITA
35
Prized athlete, for short : MVP
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42
Bank stamp abbr. : NSF
43
Powerhouse in cricket : INDIA
44
Doesn't delay : ACTS
45
World champion athlete under two different names : ALI
46
QRST : SQUAREST
49
Zipped : SPED
52
Winter Wyoming hrs. : MST
54
Temperature test, of a sort : SIP
55
UVW : PURVIEW
57
Fooled : HAD
58
Long life: Abbr. : CEN
61
When the Lyrid meteor shower occurs : APRIL
62
XYZ : OXYGENIZE
65
TV character who said "Computers make excellent and efficient servants, but I have no wish to serve under them" : SPOCK
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Commute communally : RIDESHARE
67
Standish on the Mayflower : MYLES
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Passes : DIES
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Boatful : LOAD
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Food invention of 1937 : SPAM
2
So-called "king of the road" : HOBO
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Qualifying phrase : ORSO
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+, briefly : ETC
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B(r)est friend? : BONAMI
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Geezers, with "the" : OLDS
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Concoction : LIE
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Rush order deadline : TODAY
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Sponsors' giveaways : SWAG
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Herculean : MIGHTY
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Figure also called "the Creator," "the King" and "the All-Seer" : ALLAH
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Afternoon tea offering : SCONE
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TV host Mandel : HOWIE
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What bathroom mirrors may do : FOGUP
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Gave, as a meal : FEDTO
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"The ___ the limit" : SKYS
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One who knows the drill : DENTIST
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Doe; a Deere? : JOHN
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Some of them come in "pineapple" and "soprano" varieties, informally : UKES
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Green one : NAIF
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Developer's purchase : LAND
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Specialty of Bad Boy Records : RAP
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Modern home of the ancient king Gilgamesh : IRAQ
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They might squeak by : MICE
36
May marchers : VETS
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Covert come-on : PSST
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Nice chunk of money : MIL
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Cartoon genre : ANIME
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Image on an Irish euro : HARP
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Counsel : ADVICE
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Accepted applications : USAGES
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Staffers : AIDES
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Uncontrolled jerk : SPASM
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Small part of a pound? : PUPPY
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Flynn of "Captain Blood" : ERROL
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Symbol of power : SWORD
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Sorts : ILKS
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Douglas ___, first president of Ireland : HYDE
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"So long" : CIAO
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Poet Pound : EZRA
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Kitchen, for a chef : NEED
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Common clock topper : XII
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Calgary is in it: Abbr. : NHL

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