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New York Times, Monday, August 21, 2017

Something to mind ... in 18-, 24-, 47- and 58-Across

Author:
Tom McCoy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 81, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. McCoy. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Tom McCoy notes:
The phrase "KIND RED SPIRIT" had been sitting in my brainstorming notebook for a while when I also thought of "GO OGLE IMAGES". To round out ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Tom minds THE GAP today, splitting up common words to form two new words for kooky effect. Some amusing ones, KIND RED SPIRIT and QUICK THIN ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times8/21/17 ( No. 24,758 )
Across
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Won every game : SWEPT
6
Fast-food chain with a red-haired girl in its logo : WENDYS
12
Unhappy : SAD
15
2008 Pixar film about a robot : WALLE
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Dolts : IDIOTS
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Comedian Philips : EMO
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Feet in the city? (3 wds.) : URBANLEGENDS
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PC part, for short : CPU
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Signify : MEAN
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Baldwin famous for his Donald Trump impersonation : ALEC
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Something screwed into a lamp : BULB
24
Friendly Communist ghost? (3 wds.) : KINDREDSPIRIT
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Singer Midler : BETTE
31
"Sure thing!" : YOUBET
32
Angels' headwear : HALOS
33
Close tightly : SEALUP
36
Adore, cutesily : LUV
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"Can you give an example ...?" : ASIN
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Something to mind ... in 18-, 24-, 47- and 58-Across : THEGAP
40
___ one's time : BIDE
41
Tree whose name sounds like a letter of the alphabet : YEW
42
City in southern France : TOULON
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Principal principle : TENET
44
___ monkey : RHESUS
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Mopes : SULKS
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Slim monarch who gets around fast? (3 wds.) : QUICKTHINKING
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"Do ___ others ..." : UNTO
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Containers for cookies or sewing supplies : TINS
53
Equipment for a motorcycle jump : RAMP
57
Word after Holiday or Comfort : INN
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Head off to stare at some pictures? (3 wds.) : GOOGLEIMAGES
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General who's 34-Down spelled backward : LEE
63
With nothing omitted : INFULL
64
Scents : ODORS
65
Sample : TRY
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Patronize, as a hotel : STAYAT
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Engender : BEGET
Down
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Done the backstroke, e.g. : SWUM
2
Ending with silver or soft : WARE
3
"Able was I ere I saw ___" : ELBA
4
Food for whales : PLANKTON
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Hamilton's bill : TEN
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Brandish, as a weapon : WIELD
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Lawn tool : EDGER
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Sister's daughter : NIECE
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___ Juan (lover) : DON
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Financial spreadsheet column: Abbr. : YTD
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Air-escaping-from-a-tire sound : SSS
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It's safe to click on a computer : SECURELINK
13
Wave measurements : AMPLITUDES
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"But what if I'm wrong?" feeling : DOUBT
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Narrow street : LANE
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It guards a dribbler : BIB
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"___ a long story" : ITS
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2016 Nobel laureate Bob : DYLAN
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Vichyssoise or borscht : SOUP
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Young pooch : PUP
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Player on first, second or third : BASERUNNER
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Inventor of the cotton gin : ELIWHITNEY
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Bales in a loft : HAY
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"Oh, be quiet!" : SHUSH
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Fish that's 62-Across spelled backward : EEL
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"A long time ___ in a galaxy far, far away ..." : AGO
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Dog doc : VET
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Praise highly : TOUT
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Serbia's capital : BELGRADE
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Disapproving syllable : TSK
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Wine cask : TUN
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___-friendly : ECO
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Mexican's emphatic assent : SISI
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Bedcover made of patches : QUILT
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Computer-savvy office fellow : ITGUY
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Wafer brand : NILLA
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Prepared to pop the question, perhaps : KNELT
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Wide-eyed : AGOG
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___ mortal : MERE
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"Hey you!" : PSST
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Audience members for a U.S.O. show : GIS
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Toronto's province: Abbr. : ONT
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"Son ___ gun!" : OFA
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Group carrying torches and pitchforks : MOB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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