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New York Times, Monday, August 22, 2016

Influential sorts ... or a hint to the starts of 17-, 23-, 39- and 50-Across

Author:
Emily Carroll
Editor:
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Carroll.
Emily Carroll notes:
So excited to be making my New York Times debut! I got into constructing last year as a fourth year medical student eager to ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! Emily uses the four main tastes — BITTER, SALTY, SWEET, SOUR with TASTEMAKERS as a revealer. I hadn't been familiar with that ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times8/22/16 ( No. 24,394 )
Across
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___ above (better than) : ACUT
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Run one's mouth : POPOFF
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Bit of acne, informally : ZIT
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Unhurried run : LOPE
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Protective tooth layer : ENAMEL
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Blunder : ERR
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Archfoe : BITTERENEMY
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Bikini top : BRA
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Previous to, in poetry : AFORE
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Say "Please, please, please," say : BEG
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Rep on the street : CRED
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Profanity : SALTYLANGUAGE
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Official sometimes said to be blind : UMP
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"___-hoo!" ("Hello!") : YOO
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Nostradamus, for one : SEER
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"The Witches" director Nicolas : ROEG
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NBC weekend show since '75 : SNL
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Completely wrong : ALLWET
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Golden parachutes, e.g. : SWEETHEARTDEALS
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Peace Nobelist Sakharov : ANDREI
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Title like "The Santa Clause" or "Knight and Day" : PUN
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Faucet problem : DRIP
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Prefix with dexterity : AMBI
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Galahad or Lancelot : SIR
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Pas' partners : MAS
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Popular movie theater candy : SOURPATCHKIDS
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Kite flier's need : WIND
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Plant, as seeds : SOW
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Like the stage after larval : PUPAL
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QB Manning : ELI
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Influential sorts ... or a hint to the starts of 17-, 23-, 39- and 50-Across : TASTEMAKERS
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Teacher's ___ : PET
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Sudden runs : SPATES
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"___ Enchanted" (2004 rom-com) : ELLA
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Attempt : TRY
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Classic cameras : KODAKS
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Where to drop a coin : SLOT
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Jessica of "Dark Angel" : ALBA
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Hairdo : COIF
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Fully informed, informally : UPTOSPEED
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Four: Prefix : TETRA
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The "p" of m.p.h. : PER
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In single file : ONEBYONE
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Group of experts : PANEL
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Last Greek letters : OMEGAS
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Opposite of masc. : FEM
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Travel like Superman : FLY
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Alphabetically last animal in a zoo, usually : ZEBRA
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Clearance rack abbr. : IRREG
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Swap : TRADE
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Slippery : EELY
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Like pigs' tails and permed hair : CURLED
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Samsung competitor : TOSHIBA
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Fastidious sort : NEATNIK
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Neuter, as a stud : GELD
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___ Major : URSA
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Like a well-kept lawn : MOWN
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Depardieu of film : GERARD
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Pool unit : LAP
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Period of higher-than-average temperatures : WARMSPELL
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Charles Lamb's "Essays of ___" : ELIA
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Kitchen amts. : TSPS
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Office sub : TEMP
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Important time at a fraternity or sorority : RUSHWEEK
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"How tragic" : ITSSAD
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Kelly of morning TV : RIPA
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Won the World Series in four games, say : SWEPT
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Edmonton hockey player : OILER
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Togetherness : UNITY
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Terra ___ : COTTA
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"Put up your ___!" : DUKES
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Guthrie who performed at Woodstock : ARLO
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Future atty.'s hurdle : LSAT
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"Naughty!" : TSK
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Abbr. in a military address : APO
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Things eds. edit : MSS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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