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New York Times, Friday, August 18, 2017

8-Across : "So effective you can skip a day" sloganeer, once

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 174 for Mr. Quigley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2017, The New York Times8/18/17 ( No. 24,755 )
Across
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Island known for its coffee : SUMATRA
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"So effective you can skip a day" sloganeer, once : MITCHUM
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Weight of a U.S. banknote : ONEGRAM
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Be successful : ACHIEVE
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1942 Abbott and Costello musical comedy : RIORITA
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Thought fit : DEIGNED
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Frequent designation for Elizabeth Taylor : EXWIFE
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Theologian called "The Father of English History" : BEDE
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Carrier in the Star Alliance : SAS
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Jazz/samba fusion popularized in the 1960s : BOSSANOVA
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Computer programmer's need : LOGIC
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Especially : ABOVEALL
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Spouse of Alexander Hamilton : ELIZA
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Home of "the bell," briefly : NYSE
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Bucket of bolts : HEAP
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Shaping device : ADZ
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Level connectors in Donkey Kong : LADDERS
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Stink : ADO
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Damage control org. : FEMA
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Exultant cry : IWON
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Word ending many farm names : ACRES
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They're just above a handlebar : NOSTRILS
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Clotheshorse : DANDY
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They write many opinions : LAWCLERKS
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Platform for Siri : IOS
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___ scale : MOHS
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Very passionate : HEATED
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Epithet for Jesus : THELAMB
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Toy consisting of a spool on a string : DIABOLO
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What you're in if you're nearby : THEAREA
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Anonymous : UNNAMED
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Joined forces? : YINYANG
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Bit of media self-promotion : HOUSEAD
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Miffed : SORE
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System used by servers : UNIX
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Cry around mealtime : MEOW
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Growing industry, informally? : AGRIBIZ
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Like some multiuse eyeglass lenses : TRIFOCAL
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$40/hour and others : RATES
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Health org. : AMA
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Defied 25-Across : MADENOSENSE
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Became slippery, in a way : ICEDOVER
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Take things the wrong way : THIEVE
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One of a pack of 20, for short : CIG
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Farmyard females : HENS
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Layer below the sclera : UVEA
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Doc's orders : MEDS
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Toys that may open and close their eyes : BABYDOLLS
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Sometimes-zippered container : SANDWICHBAG
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"That's the spot!" : AAH
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Prominent part of Nestea's logo : LEAF
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Antique : OLDEN
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Whatchamacallit : GIZMO
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Gather : LEARN
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Put in a hold : LADED
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Fragrant prom present : POSY
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Amelia Earhart and others : AIRWOMEN
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Internet meme of the star of "The Matrix" looking sullen : SADKEANU
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Gallaudet Univ. system : ASL
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Cousins of honeydews : CASABAS
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Actress Taylor of "Bones" : TAMARA
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Safari sighting, informally : RHINO
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Minute, to a tot : ITTY
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"Surprising to run into you here" : OHHI
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Taken in : SEEN
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One might require an oversize jacket : TOME
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Birthplace of the philosopher Parmenides : ELEA
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___-Frank Act : DODD
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Often-misused irregular verb : LAY
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"Everybody knows that!" : DUH

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

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