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New York Times, Thursday, August 17, 2017

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 100 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter A. Collins notes:
Once I had the idea for this puzzle, I had a harder time than I thought I would to come up with expressions of the form FOUR ___, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
This is Pete's 100th NYT puzzle! Congrats, sir. He sent me a post Jim did about him from almost a decade ago, which was funny to read. ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0817 ( 24,754 )
Across
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Somewhat : ABIT
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Scottish delicacy : HAGGIS
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Arabian stimulant : QAT
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___ list : TODO
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Still : ATREST
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Colorful card game : UNO
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One side of St. George's Channel : ERIN
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First set of circled letters : GOODRATING
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Like some synthetic colorants : AZO
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Stand-in, maybe : TEMP
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Instrument anyone can play : KAZOO
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Second set of circled letters : MOTOWNSINGERS
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Game often played on car rides : ISPY
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Vardalos of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" : NIA
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Like a racehorse : SHOD
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Bonds, e.g. : SLUGGER
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Its motto is "Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain" : IOWA
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Like Tylenol PM, for short : OTC
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"___ you not entertained?" : ARE
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About 1,400 of them is the record for a human: Abbr. : LBS
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Attic construction : WEB
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Barrymore and Liu's "Charlie's Angels" co-star : DIAZ
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Yadda yadda yadda : ANDSOON
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Impetus for a bungee jump, maybe : DARE
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ESPN broadcaster Bob : LEY
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Parlays : BETS
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Third set of circled letters : GLASSESWEARER
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Verb for a dieter : AVOID
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Home in the woods : LAIR
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Crack : ACE
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Faction in China's Cultural Revolution ... or a hint to each set of circled letters : GANGOFFOUR
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River through Bath, England : AVON
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"Rogue ___" : ONE
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River paralleled by I-80 through a long stretch of the Plains : PLATTE
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Mannerly man : GENT
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Pick up : GET
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In the trash : TOSSED
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Delta 88, e.g., informally : OLDS
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Starters : ATEAM
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Russian wolfhound : BORZOI
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"The Complete ___ Guide to ..." (popular book series) : IDIOTS
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Shipping unit : TON
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Golfer Walter with 11 major championships : HAGEN
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Smithereens : ATOMS
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Searching blindly : GROPING
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Subj. of a Kaplan prep course : GED
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Eastern Med. land : ISR
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Commercial interest : STAKE
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Quest for knowledge? : QUIZSHOW
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A.D. part : ANNO
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Like some orders : TOGO
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Tibia connectors : TARSI
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Tharp of dance : TWYLA
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Black ___ : OPS
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Nobelist Bohr : NIELS
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"Grand Hotel" actress : GARBO
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Be in the red : OWE
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Dollop : DAB
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Range located along the 60th meridian : URALS
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Things in pools : GENES
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Like the number of games in a "best of" series : ODD
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One in la familia : TIA
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Mesh for securing items in a truck bed : CARGONET
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Lacking sauce? : SOBER
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1983 Woody Allen film : ZELIG
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What knitters need to match, often : DYELOTS
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Govt. org. whose funding is perennially debated : NEA
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Commit a court violation : TRAVEL
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Baseball position, informally : SECOND
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Take in : ADOPT
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Pan-fry : SAUTE
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Hyper : WIRED
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Lets : RENTS
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All atwitter : AGOG
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Pointer for a meteorologist? : VANE
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Rapper ___ Rida : FLO
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Scale notes : FAS
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Past : AGO

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

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