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New York Times, Thursday, August 15, 2019

Take apart in order to reproduce ... or a hint to what's hidden in 17-, 23-, 34- and 46-Across

Author:
Andrew Zhou
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Zhou. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Andrew Zhou notes:
The original submission for this puzzle had BOO[KINSER]T for Judith Resnik in the place of LUCI[LLEB]ALL. In the back of my mind, I ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Simon LEBON was an ENGINEER? Cool! I'm AL SET. Wait. NO SIDE? What the … Jim and I debated whether we should highlight the hidden ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times8/15/19 ( No. 25,482 )

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Across
1
Skin pic : TAT
4
Apt hairstyle for a gunslinger? : BANGS
9
Travelocity mascot : GNOME
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Sound of wonder : OOH
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Speed skater Ohno : APOLO
16
Splits into bits : RICES
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Easy quiz to grade [5] : TRUEORFALSETEST
20
Craft-selling site : ETSY
21
Remove ID from, as a Facebook post : UNTAG
22
Civil rights legis. of 1990 : ADA
23
Bromantic activity [5] : MALEBONDING
26
Rebel Turner : NAT
27
Online admin : SYSOP
28
Like the sexual references in PG-13 movies : TAME
29
Tears : RENDS
33
Fixes, in a way : GLUES
34
Drugmaker's claim [6] : NOSIDEEFFECTS
38
Fits : BOUTS
39
Really desire, with "over" : DROOL
40
Suffix with novel : ETTE
41
Is clearly blue : WEEPS
45
What the first letter of 56-Down stands for : EAR
46
TV star with a museum in Jamestown, N.Y. [4] : LUCILLEBALL
52
Org. with a top 10 list : FBI
53
High-percentage crime? : USURY
54
Snack item once advertised as "WONDERfILLED" : OREO
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Take apart in order to reproduce ... or a hint to what's hidden in 17-, 23-, 34- and 46-Across : REVERSEENGINEER
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Asinine : INANE
60
___ Mongolia : INNER
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Producer of the "Code Switch" and "Planet Money" podcasts : NPR
62
Big swigs : BELTS
63
Topics in couples therapy : NEEDS
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Chain fastened to a ship's yard : TYE
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Sacred symbol : TOTEM
2
Some circulation channels : AORTAS
3
So, humorously : THUSLY
4
Filled and steamed bun, in Chinese cuisine : BAO
5
Mortgage fig. : APR
6
Dullsville : NOFUN
7
Prostate, e.g. : GLAND
8
Conductor Georg : SOLTI
9
Coach Popovich with five N.B.A. championships : GREGG
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Little carp : NIT
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Sub tenant? : OCEANAUT
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French ladies : MESDAMES
13
Jamaica ___, N.Y. (childhood home of Donald Trump) : ESTATES
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Some hieroglyphic symbols : EYES
19
Start of many Mexican city names : SAN
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First name of Russia's first president : BORIS
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Slanted column : OPED
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Sister network of Animal Planet and HGTV : TLC
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___ Stark, "Game of Thrones" patriarch : NED
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Aachen article : DER
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West Coast airport code : SFO
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Aspic-like dish : GELEE
34
Attention-getting phrase : NOTABENE
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Eclipse : OUTRIVAL
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Office address abbr. : STE
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Some game : FOWL
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Barbecue cut : BEEFRIB
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Dark hue : EBON
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Rear : PARENT
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About to go out : SLEEPY
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Angler's purchases : LURES
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___ Missouri : USS
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Signal when to begin : CUEIN
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Memorable 2011 hurricane : IRENE
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___ Cheney, former second lady : LYNNE
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Chuck nicknamed the "King of Sitcoms" : LORRE
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Treater of a deviated septum, for short : ENT
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Test whose scores range from 100 to 200, in brief : GED
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Government agcy. much impersonated in scam calls : IRS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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