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New York Times, Saturday, August 18, 2018

Author:
Mark Diehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Diehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 73 for Mr. Diehl. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Mark Diehl notes:
Constructing a themeless puzzle is hardly like navigating a major river — the fill rarely flows smoothly and obviously to completion. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A surprise to see Mark build a 70-worder! He usually stays in low word-count territory, and does so often using no cheater squares, ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0818 ( 25,120 )
Across
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Certain fish ... or sailboats : SKIPJACKS
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Jon of 2010's "The Town" : HAMM
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Cover for a cowboy : STETSONHAT
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Here, in Honduras : AQUI
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Beset, as a castle : LAYSIEGETO
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Garb : DUDS
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Ones frequently called on to give, for short : ALUMS
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Makeshift fly swatter : SHOE
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Toward the poop deck : AFT
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___ the King Prawn (Muppet in "Muppets Tonight") : PEPE
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Urban open space : CITYPLAZA
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Hit with a charge : TASE
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Charm : SEDUCE
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Tea party member : MARCHHARE
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Ones in charge, for short : ADMIN
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Primitive wind instrument : OCARINA
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Turned : GONEBAD
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Story of past glories, maybe? : ATTIC
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Private leaders : CORPORALS
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City along the old Oregon Trail : TOPEKA
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IV, to III : HEIR
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Hint of things to come : FORETASTE
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Up to snuff : ABLE
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Priest in the Books of Samuel : ELI
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"___ problem" : NOTA
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Suffer in the sun : BROIL
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Picked rock against paper, say : LOST
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Open investigation? : DENTALEXAM
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State as a matter of fact : AVOW
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Computer statisticians : DATAMINERS
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TV host who won a Mark Twain Prize for American Humor : LENO
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Ink holders : STAMPPADS
Down
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Like twice-told tales : STALE
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Make psyched : KEYUP
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"You know who I am" : ITSME
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Symbols of wave functions : PSIS
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Regular guy : JOE
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Lee with three Oscar-garnering films : ANG
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President between James and Grover : CHESTER
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Lead female role in "Singin' in the Rain" : KATHY
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Gets down, in a way : STOOPS
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Made a meal of : HAD
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In-pool fitness program : AQUAZUMBA
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Rejuvenating treatment at a spa : MUDFACIAL
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Vegetable aisle freshener : MIST
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Give an unexpected hand : SLAP
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Rigby of songdom : ELEANOR
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"My Kind of Town" lyricist : CAHN
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Almost-sacrificed son in the Bible : ISAAC
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Summer : ADDER
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Add cornstarch to : THICKEN
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___ of the earth : ENDS
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Defensive ring : MOAT
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Selfless gesture : ACTOFLOVE
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One use for arsenic : RATPOISON
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Former news agent : CRIER
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Gulf Coast flier : EGRET
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Concern for TV's Aunt Bee : OPIE
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Mariah Carey holiday song that was a #1 Adult Contemporary hit : OHSANTA
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Out of sync : ATODDS
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Irked constantly : ATEAT
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Curling venue : ARENA
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Exchanged some crosses : BOXED
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Figures in a classic logic problem : LIARS
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National Mall liners : ELMS
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Airline in the early 1950s' Operation Ali Baba : ELAL
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Minor deviation : BLIP
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Derek Jeter's retired number : TWO
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Top of Scotland : TAM
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Bit of dance club equipment : AMP

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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