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New York Times, Sunday, August 20, 2017

Re: ___ (sales agent's subject line ... with an attachment)

Author:
Ruth Bloomfield Margolin
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 73 Missing: {J} This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Margolin.
Ruth B. Margolin notes:
Friends always ask me how long it takes to make a puzzle. There's no good answer to that question. Some ideas come together quite quickly, others involve lots of mulling, refining, and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What a fun idea, playing on the common "re:" start of memos. I loved REMOTE CONTROL transforming to "re: MOTE CONTROL" as a memo about cleaning. So amusing! "re: QUEST FOR PROPOSAL" also ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times8/20/17 ( No. 24,757 )
Across
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Matisse, e.g., stylistically : FAUVE
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H. H. Munro pseudonym : SAKI
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XXX : CHIS
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Back up on disk : SAVE
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Cons : ANTIS
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Juicy : LURID
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Seats by the orchestra pit, perhaps : ROWA
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Film excerpt : CLIP
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Re: ___ (suitor's subject line) : QUESTFORPROPOSAL
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25, 27, 29, etc. : ODDS
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The first pope, to French speakers : STPIERRE
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Words before fat and lean, in a nursery rhyme : EATNO
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The Gabor sisters, e.g. : TRIO
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Re: ___ (stingy date's subject line) : TREATISNOTANOPTION
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Hairstyle rarely seen in the military : AFRO
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Apply to : EXERTON
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Formally chooses : ANOINTS
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The crystal in some crystal balls : QUARTZ
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Carrier to Seoul, for short : KAL
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The lowest of the low : BASSES
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Catering staple : URN
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Re: ___ (song lyricist's subject line) : VERSECOURSE
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Part of a locust tree : THORN
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Place to say 9-Down : ALTAR
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Help : AID
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Quenched : SLAKED
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World leader who proclaimed "Women hold up half the sky" : MAO
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Bathday cakes? : SOAPS
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Kind of diagram : VENN
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Dwellers on the Arabian Peninsula : OMANIS
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Re: ___ (film director's subject line) : ACTIONTIME
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Re: ___ (sales agent's subject line ... with an attachment) : ADONLYFILE
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Peanut butter choice : CREAMY
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Municipal regs. : ORDS
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Prefix with liberal or conservative, but not moderate : ULTRA
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Slippery sort : EEL
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One is usually set by a chair : AGENDA
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Purpose : USE
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Talk smack about : TRASH
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Baseball exec Bud : SELIG
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Re: ___ (duster's subject line) : MOTECONTROL
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Tony winner Hagen : UTA
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$$$$, on Yelp : PRICEY
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"Selma" director DuVernay : AVA
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Greek gods' drink : NECTAR
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"Down," at a diner : ONTOAST
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Pithy observations : APERCUS
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Best-of-the-best : AONE
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Re: ___ (prison librarian's subject line) : WARDFORINFORMATION
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Hansen of a 2016 Broadway hit : EVAN
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Sidney who directed "12 Angry Men" : LUMET
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Actress Arquette : PATRICIA
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The Destroyer, in Hinduism : SIVA
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Re: ___ (celebrity physician's subject line) : ACHESFORTHESTARS
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Mark Zuckerberg when founding Facebook, e.g. : TEEN
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Eliminated by a ref's decision : TKOD
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Heavenly hunter : ORION
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Monastery figure : ABBOT
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European capital : OSLO
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Repair shop figs. : ESTS
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Stuff : GEAR
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Simple, as a question : YESNO
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Online help : FAQS
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"Are you some kind of ___?" : ANUT
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Lone Star State sch. : UTEP
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Guest : VISITOR
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Perfume compound : ESTER
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Inspector Clouseau's employer : SURETE
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"A Navel" artist, 1923 : ARP
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Wine-and-cassis drink : KIR
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See 53-Across : IDO
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Dalmatian, e.g. : CROAT
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Lilylike plant : HOSTA
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Tot's "Lemme up on your shoulders!" : IWANNASEE
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Old-fashioned gunfight locales : SALOONS
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Like the people who invented golf : SCOTTISH
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Astronaut after whom Buzz Lightyear was named : ALDRIN
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Couch potato : VIDIOT
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Some home printers : EPSONS
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Title Seuss creature : LORAX
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"Stop!," to a cop : FREEZE
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Lowly worker : PEON
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Bugged : IRKED
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Short and detached, in music: Abbr. : STAC
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Surefire : NOLOSE
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Expert on meters and feet : POET
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An official color of the Miami Dolphins : AQUA
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Roll up : FURL
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Tirade : RANT
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Den, often : TVROOM
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Gucci or Givenchy, e.g. : BRAND
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The first "A" in Reddit's A.M.A. : ASK
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Mesmerized : RAPT
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"You bet!," in Yucatán : SISI
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Radiuses' neighbors : ULNAS
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Marriott competitor : OMNI
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Third one's a harm? : RAIL
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Wine's aroma : NOSE
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China setting : ASIA
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Doofus : DOLT
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Novelist Seton : ANYA
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Mesa ___ National Park : VERDE
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Moaning Hogwarts ghost : MYRTLE
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Not even close : AFAR
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The Red Baron and others : ACES
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Northern Montana tribe : CREE
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Poker player's tic, perhaps : TELL
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___ Python : MONTY
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Depose : OUST
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Cubbie or Card : NLER
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From the top, to a musician : DACAPO
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Sierras, e.g. : GMCTRUCKS
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Want ad letters : EOE
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Take the heat from? : UNARM
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Motorcade unit : AUTO
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Lee of Marvel Comics : STAN
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Storied also-ran : HARE
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Apple product discontinued in 2017 : IPODNANO
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Tennis's Steffi : GRAF
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Through with : OVER
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Like some training : ONSITE
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Quarantine : ISOLATE
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"Is that even possible?" : CANITBE
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Must pay : OWESTO
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Main forces? : NAVIES
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See the world : TRAVEL
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Tea times: Abbr. : AFTS
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Ransom note writer : CAPTOR
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Deseret News reader, e.g. : UTAHN
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"Turn up the A/C!" : IMHOT
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Must have : NEEDS
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Paris's Musée d'___ : ORSAY
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Fleet on Fleet Street : CABS
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With 117-Down, Mesabi Range output : IRON
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Regarding : ASTO
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Thick coat on a cold day? : FOG
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See 112-Down : ORE
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Small inlet : RIA

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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