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New York Times, Tuesday, August 23, 2016

"Aaron Burr, ___" ("Hamilton" song with a rhyming title)

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 52 for Mr. Fagliano. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Notepad: In the print version of this puzzle, the circled squares are instead outlined in heavy black bars to form a spiral shape.
Jeff Chen notes:
Ice cream swirls today, CHOCOLATE, RUM RAISIN, BUBBLE GUM, and PISTACHO swirling within the puzzle. And what an impressive ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times8/23/16 ( No. 24,395 )
Across
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Classic TV show with a celebrity panel : MATCHGAME
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Verbally attack : BASH
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Taverns : ALEHOUSES
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Yo-Yo Ma's instrument : CELLO
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Plea that accepts conviction without admitting guilt : NOCONTEST
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Picture puzzle : REBUS
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Soda brand introduced in 1924 : NEHI
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Feudal status : VASSALAGE
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Philosopher Descartes : RENE
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Musical set in Oz, with "The" : WIZ
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"Aaron Burr, ___" ("Hamilton" song with a rhyming title) : SIR
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Like Monopoly deeds that are flipped upside down : MORTGAGED
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Starchy substance found in some plant roots : INULIN
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Direction : WAY
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Software issues : BUGS
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Strong suit? : ARMOR
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Gift in a relationship that's getting serious, maybe : KEY
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"Network" director Sidney : LUMET
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Cat call : MEOW
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Saldana of "Star Trek Beyond" : ZOE
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Unsteady : WOBBLY
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4, for 19 divided by 5 : REMAINDER
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Windows : Microsoft :: ___ : Apple : OSX
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Snooze : NAP
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Some airport postings, for short : ETDS
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Flawed : IMPERFECT
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Counselor employer : CAMP
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Ice cream feature represented four times in this puzzle : SWIRL
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"False!" : THATSALIE
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Chutney fruit : MANGO
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Springing back in disgust : RECOILING
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Rural carriage : SHAY
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Many flower children, these days : EXHIPPIES
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Thomas who wrote "Death in Venice" : MANN
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___ vera : ALOE
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Silicon Valley specialty : TECH
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"Hallelujah!" singers : CHOIR
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Sweetie : HON
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Belly : GUT
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Unfailingly : ASEVER
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Formation with steep cliffs : MESA
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Best guesses: Abbr. : ESTS
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The Devil : BEELZEBUB
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Duchess of ___ (Goya subject) : ALBA
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Creature leaving a slime trail : SLUG
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Garden watering aid : HOSE
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Bond player after Brosnan : CRAIG
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Influence : SWAY
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Sheik's peer : EMIR
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Prefix with issue : NON
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Thailand, before 1939 : SIAM
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About, on a memo : INRE
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One might start "I heard ..." : RUMOR
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11-year old, e.g. : TWEEN
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Part of L.G.B.T. : GAY
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Toon that flies with his ears : DUMBO
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Lethargic : LOWENERGY
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Hair stiffeners : GELS
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One hell of a river? : STYX
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Garden pond fish : KOI
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Feudal figure : LORD
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___ Dingbats (font) : ZAPF
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Soaked : WET
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Drug kingpin on "The Wire" : MARLO
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Separate : DETACH
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Skullcap? : SCALP
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Schools of thought : ISMS
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Sound of an air kiss : MWAH
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___ colada : PINA
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French "to be" : ETRE
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Party mix cereal : CHEX
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Et ___ (and others) : ALII
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Seven Dwarfs' workplace : MINE
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Mastermind game pieces : PEGS
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French "you" : TOI
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Small taste : SIP

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

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