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New York Times, Saturday, August 13, 2016

"People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ___": Abigail Van Buren

Author:
Patrick Berry
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick Berry

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 214 for Mr. Berry.
Jeff Chen notes:
Classic Patrick Berry, a smooth 68-worder filled with a ton of solid entries. I appreciate the "classic" feel of PB themelesses, ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times8/13/16 ( No. 24,385 )
Across
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Player's fee : ANTE
5
Plant used in tanneries : SUMAC
10
Topps tidbit : STAT
14
Bandleader whose band was the New Orleans Gang : LOUISPRIMA
16
River into which the Big Sandy and the Little Sandy flow : OHIO
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It goes station to station : FUELTANKER
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Private jet, maybe : PERK
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Flummoxed : ATSEA
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Delights : SENDS
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What many do at tax season : OWE
23
Cough drop brand : LUDENS
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Nerves-of-steel type : ICEMAN
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Human member of an old TV trio : FRAN
28
Sixth graders, typically : TWEENAGERS
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Whatever : ANY
33
Filing centers : NAILSALONS
34
Jailer, sailor and tailor : JOBTITLES
35
Book collection? : CHARACTERS
37
Charlton's "The Ten Commandments" co-star : YUL
40
1979 film that ends with Peter Sellers walking on water : BEINGTHERE
41
Big do : FETE
42
Long-distance call? : SCREAM
43
Albert Einstein and others : DEISTS
45
Rush : HIE
46
Address loudly and at length : YAPAT
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"People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ___": Abigail Van Buren : ASHES
51
Oscar nominee for "The Aviator" : ALDA
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Actress sister of Francis Ford Coppola : TALIASHIRE
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Disorderly conduct : RIOT
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Balanced : EVENSTEVEN
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Door plate, maybe : PANE
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Aid for the forgetful, maybe : RECAP
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CAT scan units : RADS
Down
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Fodder for dairy cattle : ALFALFA
2
Junction injunction : NOUTURN
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Super ___ : TUESDAY
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With 41-Down, women's fashion brand : EILEEN
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Luxury hotel facility : SPA
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Some garden ornaments : URNS
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Lapel attachment : MIKE
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Religious agreement? : AMEN
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Deep scarlet shade : CARDINALRED
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Pacifier : SOP
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Horror film remake released on 6/6/06 : THEOMEN
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They feature dogfights : AIRWARS
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Game pieces : TOKENS
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Eminem song about an obsessed fan : STAN
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Device used by Anubis to determine a soul's fate : SCALES
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Hymn set to music by Vivaldi and Haydn : STABATMATER
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Psychic mediators : EGOS
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Casting lady : WITCH
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Olympic-level : ELITE
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Ethyl acetate, for one : ESTER
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Hillary's mate : NORGAY
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Eldest Bennet sister in "Pride and Prejudice" : JANE
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1970 Simon & Garfunkel hit : CECILIA
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Joined the force : HIREDON
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"Yentl" setting : YESHIVA
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Came out with : UTTERED
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Dials down : LESSENS
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Note that sounds like a direction to think : BSHARP
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See 4-Down : FISHER
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Far ___ : EAST
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Flatten, in a way : PAVE
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___ Ramsay, hero of "The Black Stallion" : ALEC
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Brown of publishing : TINA
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Put away : ATE
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Symbol of Tut's power : ASP

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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