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New York Times, Tuesday, August 15, 2017

32-Across : Significant

Author:
Zhouqin Burnikel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVWZ} This is puzzle # 46 for Ms. Burnikel.
Zhouqin Burnikel notes:
I started with two 12s in Row 4 and Row 13, but the grid was quite crowded. So I changed direction. Initially 6-Down and 27-Down were ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Plays on various "collectors," a PASSPORT collecting stamps, the GUINNESS BOOK collecting records, a CASH REGISTER collecting bills, ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times8/15/17 ( No. 24,752 )
Across
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Line of clothing : INSEAM
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Random guess : STAB
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Deg. that requires a defense : PHD
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Japanese floor mat : TATAMI
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"Didn't see ya there!" : OHHI
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Garden row maker : HOE
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Old video game consoles : ATARIS
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Stamp collector? : PASSPORT
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"Total Recall" director Wiseman : LEN
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Enthusiastic Spanish assent : SISI
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Like sports crowds during a close game : TENSE
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Because of : DUETO
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"Hail Mary, full of grace ...," e.g. : PRAYER
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Record collector? : GUINNESSBOOK
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Significant : OFNOTE
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Showy purple bloom : IRIS
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Energy measurement, for short : BTU
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Cranberry picking sites : BOGS
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Who famously said "I'm not a crook" : NIXON
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Media slant : BIAS
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Prefix with -metric : ISO
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Calliope or Euterpe : MUSE
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Play a fife : TOOTLE
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Bill collector? : CASHREGISTER
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Tiered Eastern temple : PAGODA
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Something measured by holding fingers on the wrist : PULSE
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Trojan War epic : ILIAD
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Galileo's hometown : PISA
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A detour offers a different one: Abbr. : RTE
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Shell collector? : PASTABAR
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Undoing of legislation : REPEAL
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Mobile CPR provider : EMT
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Hit the ___ (go to bed) : SACK
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Intimidates : DAUNTS
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Morse code plea : SOS
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Multiple jobs, metaphorically : HATS
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It might come with a cherry on top : SUNDAE
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Slanted in print: Abbr. : ITAL
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FiveThirtyEight creator Silver : NATE
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Rousing audience response, informally : STANDINGO
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Something popped on a plane : EAR
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Parisian pal : AMI
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Pageant title since 1983 : MISSTEENUSA
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Soaks (up) : SOPS
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Cuisine with tom kha gai soup : THAI
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Sighed sounds : AHS
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Places serving salades et sandwiches : BISTROS
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Hypocrite, say : PHONY
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Derby entrant : HORSE
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Hold off : DETER
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Word after mountain or before season : PEAK
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Platform for Siri : IOS
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Some chain pizzerias : UNOS
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Sinus doc : ENT
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Players bringing the ball up the court : POINTGUARDS
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Desert along the Silk Road : GOBI
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Subjects of some fuzzy photos, for short : UFOS
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Philly pro : SIXER
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___ hug : BRO
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Final and unhappy outcome : BITTEREND
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Fish story : TALE
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___ interface : USER
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Kinda sorta : ISH
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Big enchilada : BOSS
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Frenzied race : MADDASH
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Coconut product : OIL
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Wool, for a sheep : COAT
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Short albums, for short : EPS
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Puff pieces? : PIPES
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San Antonio mission : ALAMO
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Main points : GISTS
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Treaty : PACT
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Ticks off : IRKS
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"Toodles!" : TATA
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"What ___ is new?" : ELSE
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Cry of shear terror? : BAA
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It's in la Seine : EAU
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The clue for 58-Down, e.g. [sorry!] : PUN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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