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New York Times, Saturday, August 12, 2017

___ New York (upscale department store chain)

Author:
Kameron Austin Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kameron Austin Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 39 Missing: {FJQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2017, The New York Times8/12/17 ( No. 24,749 )
Across
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Cambridge student, informally : CANTAB
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Militant sort : RAMBO
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Scrubbed : ABORTED
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Mystery writer ___ Jackson Braun : LILIAN
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Start of a big fight? : THRILLA
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Champagne is one : TOPONYM
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One difficult to tie down : COMMITMENTPHOBE
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Billing units: Abbr. : HRS
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Dreamer of myth : LOTUSEATER
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Brand of change-counting machines : COINSTAR
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TV Gold? : ARI
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___ New York (upscale department store chain) : BARNEYS
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Short but not necessarily sweet : CURT
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Applesauce-topped nosh : LATKE
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Prestigious research university : EMORY
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Split : WENT
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Colorful summer treats : ICEPOPS
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Turkish pooh-bah : AGA
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Placated, with "to" : MADENICE
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Founder of two automobile companies : RANSOMOLDS
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Some postgraduate study : LAW
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Ability to learn and adapt neurologically : BRAINPLASTICITY
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Says without saying : IMPLIES
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Bad sign : ILLOMEN
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Muddied : ROILED
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Antinuke pact topic : TESTBAN
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Habiliments : DRESS
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Bully's reply : SAYSME
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Dateable one : CATCH
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Not fancy at all : ABHOR
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Typical results : NORMS
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Fit : TRIM
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Gudrun's victim, in Norse myth : ATLI
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Weight-watchers watch it : BELTLINE
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Jack's sobriquet, with "the" : RIPPER
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"___ From Hawaii" (1973 Elvis concert) : ALOHA
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Some ancient Cretan statues : MINOTAURS
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Candle scent popular at Christmas : BAYBERRY
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Deservingly : ONMERIT
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Big band singer Vic : DAMONE
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Mucho : LOTSA
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Fasteners with flat tops : TNUTS
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Crafts site : ETSY
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Suffragist Carrie Chapman ___ : CATT
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Sitcom world : ORK
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Fruity dessert : BANANAPIE
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Get along : COPE
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Greaves, e.g. : LEGARMOR
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Mass readings : EPISTLES
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Cozy footwear, for short : MOC
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Vintage military plane : WARBIRD
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Reality winners beginning in 2002 : IDOLS
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That, in France : CELA
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Breaks things off : ENDSIT
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Media of exchange : MONIES
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Superexcited : AMPED
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Places to cool it? : SILLS
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Major storm detritus : LIMBS
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Elite group : ATEAM
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Arthur ___, inventor of the crossword puzzle : WYNNE
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"Casablanca" lover : ILSA
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Chanel rival : COTY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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