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New York Times, Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Offer for consideration ... or remove from consideration

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Haight.
Bruce Haight notes:
A contronym is defined as a word or phrase which has two nearly opposite meanings. There are actually quite a few of these in our ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Listing of "contronyms" today. I've seen SANCTION described in this context many times — it can mean to give the thumbs-up, or to bar ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times8/2/17 ( No. 24,739 )
Across
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Support ... or impede : HOLDUP
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Go on with ... or postpone : CONTINUE
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Pique, as curiosity : AROUSE
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Like nosebleed-section seats, usually : REARMOST
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"No hard feelings, man, right?" : WECOOL
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Introduced, as a new product : UNVEILED
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Backyard pond dweller : KOI
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Part of a slalom path : ESS
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Ice cream thickeners : AGARS
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Go to battle alongside ... or struggle against : FIGHTWITH
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One way to read or think : ALOUD
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Sneaky little snickers : HEHS
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Subdue with a stun gun : TASE
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Chuck of "Walker, Texas Ranger" : NORRIS
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Competitor of Acer and HP : DELL
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Big ___, Calif. : SUR
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Offer for consideration ... or remove from consideration : TOSSOUT
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Withstand ... or deteriorate : WEATHER
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Bay Area airport code : SFO
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Work well together : MESH
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"And how!" : SUREDO
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Bright side, in Chinese philosophy : YANG
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Word from a hat tipper, perhaps : MAAM
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Dead duck : GONER
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Watchful care ... or careless mistake : OVERSIGHT
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Muscular Japanese dog : AKITA
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"Push-up" garment : BRA
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"Spy vs. Spy" magazine : MAD
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Place to apply eye makeup : LASHLINE
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Request to be excused : MAYIGO
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Factor in a restaurant review : AMBIENCE
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Before, to a bard : ERENOW
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Give approval to ... or express disapproval of : SANCTION
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Quit ... or agree to keep going : RESIGN
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Neocon, e.g. : HAWK
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Nabisco's answer to Hydrox : OREO
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Sets of points, in math : LOCI
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Simon & Garfunkel, e.g. : DUO
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"For the Boys" support grp. : USO
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Co-owner of the Pequod : PELEG
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Like Parmesan on baked chicken, typically : CRUSTED
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Wine: Prefix : OEN
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___ system (car option that may speak to you) : NAV
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Give medication to : TREAT
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"Count me as a maybe" : IMIGHT
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The Big Easy, by another nickname : NOLA
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Manual reader : USER
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Some postings at 44-Across, for short : ETDS
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"Zip it!" : SHH
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Garments in summer storage, perhaps : FURS
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"Double talk" is one : IDIOM
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"That was close!" : WHEW
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Many Club Med locales : ISLES
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Fidgeting in one's seat, say : ANTSY
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Natural bath sponge : LOOFA
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Welles who narrated an "invasion" : ORSON
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Pale with fright : ASHEN
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Like Elvis's blue shoes : SUEDE
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Pickoff throw into the outfield, e.g. : ERROR
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"Well, sor-r-ry!" : SUEME
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Sitcom track sound : LAUGH
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Pre-1917 despot : TSAR
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Bring forward, with "out" : TROT
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Fading star : HASBEEN
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Like the novels "Frankenstein" and "Dracula" : GOTHIC
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Orbiter until 2001 : MIR
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Employee at a fine restaurant : VALET
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Wii user, e.g. : GAMER
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"Regrettably ..." : ALAS
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___ Sutra : KAMA
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Card catalog ID : ISBN
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Skirt once often worn with go-go boots : MINI
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Bug-eyed : AGOG
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In a blue funk : DOWN
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Suffix in many pasta names : INI
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Cpl. or sgt. : NCO
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"___ you nuts?" : ARE
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"Most decidedly so!" : YES

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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