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New York Times, Wednesday, August 21, 2019

54-Down : Forensic IDs

Author:
Samuel A. Donaldson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Samuel A. Donaldson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Donaldson.
Samuel A. Donaldson notes:
With this puzzle, I intended to have a bit of fun with that convention that says you can stick an E in front of something and suddenly ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Great concept, e-words playfully hinting at descriptive phrases containing no vowels except E. E-sign usually means to complete an ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

That 1994 crossword by Cathy Allis that Jeff mentions has one of the all-time great puzzle titles: ELAND.

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© 2019, The New York Times8/21/19 ( No. 25,488 )
Across
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___ talk : CHALK
6
Greek counterpart of Aurora : EOS
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Black-and-white swimmers : ORCAS
14
Took for booking : RANIN
15
Brown, for one: Abbr. : SCH
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Comic Poundstone : PAULA
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Muse of lyric poetry : ERATO
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E-book? : THESECRET
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E-waste? : DELETEDSCENE
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Do Not Call Registry org. : FTC
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Justice Dept. division : ATF
24
Catch : BAG
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E-filing? : TERMSHEET
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Busy : INUSE
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Time for preparations : EVE
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It's for naught in noughts-and-crosses : OOX
36
City south of Yosemite : FRESNO
37
E-mail? : REFERENCELETTER
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Accustoms : ENURES
42
Dedicated work : ODE
43
Closed-captioning problem : LAG
44
Tuscan home of St. Catherine : SIENA
45
E-sign? : ENTERHERE
48
Org. in a 1955 merger : AFL
49
Farm mate for a 59-Down : RAM
51
Pigeon's sound : COO
52
E-business? : MERCEDESBENZ
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E-mag? : SEVENTEEN
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Certain navel : INNIE
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Gold or silver medal : AWARD
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Chapter in history : ERA
64
Layered dessert : TORTE
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Trait transmitters : GENES
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Beehives and buns : DOS
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It's no miniature gulf : ABYSS
Down
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Reputation on the street : CRED
2
Wonderland tea party attendee : HARE
3
Fastidious to a fault : ANAL
4
Phrase used by many easy-listening radio stations : LITEFM
5
___ Berry Farm (California attraction) : KNOTTS
6
Cornerstone abbr. : ESTD
7
Protest singer Phil : OCHS
8
Female feline : SHECAT
9
Start shooting : OPENFIRE
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Tear : RACE
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Ill-tempered dog : CUR
12
Adam's ___ (water) : ALE
13
Stayed on the shelf : SAT
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Finalized : SET
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Bounces off the wall, say : ECHOES
24
Flurry of activity : BUSTLE
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Equally close : ASNEAR
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One of the Beatles : GEORGE
27
Sainted "Mother" : TERESA
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Regardless of whether : EVENIF
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Make a pit stop, say : REFUEL
30
Gazillion years : EON
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Parolee, e.g. : EXCON
33
Rim attachment : NET
36
Swindle : FLEECE
38
Southwest terminal? : ERN
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Hits back? : REARENDS
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N.Y.C. summer hrs. : EDT
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Made some introductions : EMCEED
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Bilingual Muppet on "Sesame Street" : ROSITA
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Pal around (with) : HOBNOB
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Prints, e.g. : ART
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Piddling : MERE
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Gateway Arch designer Saarinen : EERO
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Forensic IDs : DNAS
55
Professor 'iggins : ENRY
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Trivial objections : NITS
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A lot of pizazz? : ZEES
58
Slump : SAG
59
Farm mate for a 49-Across : EWE
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Ryder rental : VAN

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

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