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New York Times, Monday, August 19, 2019

*Clarinetist Shaw ... or, when said aloud, the only two consonants in the answers to the starred clues

Author:
Peter Gordon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Gordon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 83, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 116 for Mr. Gordon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter Gordon notes:

My suggested title for when it's collected in a book: S±1.

Jeff Chen notes:
At first, I thought Peter had given me notes for a different puzzle, one where theme answers either added or subtracted an S. It took some ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times8/19/19 ( No. 25,486 )
Across
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Greek philosopher who was a student of Socrates : PLATO
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Disparaging remark : SLUR
10
Some bake sale groups, for short : PTAS
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___ box (computer prompt) : DIALOG
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With 52-Down, home of the Leaning Tower : PISA
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French river to the English Channel : ORNE
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Parish leader : RECTOR
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"Yeah, sure" : IBET
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Fill to excess : SATE
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Took in takeout, say : ATE
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*Seesaw : TEETERTOTTER
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What a spin doctor might be called on to take care of : BADPR
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Hair stiffener : GEL
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Prepare to be published : EDIT
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Coin that's been legal tender since New Year's Day in 2002 : EURO
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*Bring forward for display : TROTOUT
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Island near Java : BORNEO
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Bandmate of McCartney, Lennon and Harrison : STARR
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Tech school on the Hudson, for short : RPI
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Harbinger : OMEN
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Falafel sauce : TAHINI
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Noun-forming suffix : TION
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Singer DiFranco : ANI
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Birds symbolizing peace : DOVES
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Component of natural gas : ETHANE
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*British hitmaker on Iggy Azalea's "Black Widow" : RITAORA
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"It's c-c-c-cold!" : BRRR
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"Cubist" Rubik : ERNO
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Science class, for short : BIO
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Mathematician once pictured on Swiss money : EULER
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*1970 war film about the attack on Pearl Harbor : TORATORATORA
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Genesis woman : EVE
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Genesis man : ADAM
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Forum garment : TOGA
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"The Handmaid's Tale" author Margaret : ATWOOD
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___ Field (home to the Mets) : CITI
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Stuntman Knievel : EVEL
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Freshens, as a stamp pad : REINKS
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White Monopoly bills : ONES
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Depend (on) : RELY
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*Clarinetist Shaw ... or, when said aloud, the only two consonants in the answers to the starred clues : ARTIE
Down
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Michelangelo masterpiece : PIETA
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Like sneakers but not slippers : LACED
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PC key : ALT
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*"Sadly, you're right" : TOOTRUE
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Fairy tale meanie : OGRE
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Desire to harm : SPITE
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Defame in print : LIBEL
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Computer operator : USER
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*Vermin-hunting dog : RATTERRIER
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Stickie : POSTIT
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*Pasta-serving cafe : TRATTORIA
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The "a" of a.m. : ANTE
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Palm reader, e.g. : SEER
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Lacking brightness : DRAB
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Part of the psyche : EGO
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Febreze target : ODOR
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Ivy League school in Philly : PENN
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*Plumbing company whose jingle says "away go troubles down the drain" : ROTOROOTER
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Suede shade : TAN
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Second word of fairy tales : UPON
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Fork prong : TINE
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Wild pig : BOAR
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Prefix with potent or present : OMNI
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*Say again : REITERATE
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Pronoun for a ship : SHE
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"___ the season to be jolly" : TIS
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Actress Gardner : AVA
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No ___ traffic : THRU
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Word of warning : DONT
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*Trick-or-___ (kid on Halloween) : TREATER
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One of the Three Musketeers : ARAMIS
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Halloween shout : BOO
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Doughnut-shaped roll : BAGEL
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See 15-Across : ITALY
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Téa of "Madam Secretary" : LEONI
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Bring to mind : EVOKE
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Only M.L.B. team that Johnny Bench played for (1967-83) : REDS
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Part of a Chipotle order : TACO
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Chief Norse god : ODIN
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Wander : ROVE
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___ avis : RARA
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Jokester : WIT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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