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New York Times, Thursday, August 25, 2016

French abbot thought to have originated the saying depicted symbolically in this puzzle

Author:
Andrew Zhou
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Zhou.
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© 2016, The New York Times8/25/16 ( No. 24,397 )
Across
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Grind : GNASH
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What the shaded squares in this puzzle symbolize : PAVEDROAD
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Brand with a trademark on the phrase "Set it and forget it" : RONCO
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Area to roam : OPENRANGE
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In a state of entanglement : AFOUL
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Goya or Del Monte product : GREENPEAS
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Sticks one's nose in : MEDDLES
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Soccer coverage? : SOD
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Actress Williams of "Game of Thrones" : MAISIE
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"Better Call Saul" airer : AMC
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Ones working at home? : UMPS
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Move like the sun in the sky : ARC
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"Focus!" : SNAPOUTOFIT
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"___ never work!" : ITLL
34
Japanese city known as "the nation's kitchen" : OSAKA
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Combat setting for an air cav, once : NAM
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Announcement after a deep breath : HEREIGO
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In a comfortable position : SET
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One of the ABC islands : ARUBA
43
Years in old Rome : ANNI
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Dish offering : SATELLITETV
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Where many drafts are produced : BAR
50
Collude with : ABET
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Choice word : ANY
52
Brunch beverage : MIMOSA
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Rural allergen : HAY
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Larger-than-life statues : COLOSSI
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Something pulled out before turning in : SLEEPSOFA
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Dialogue, e.g. : LINES
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"Misery" director : ROBREINER
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Turn up : ARISE
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French abbot thought to have originated the saying depicted symbolically in this puzzle : STBERNARD
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Beach souvenir : SEASHELL
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Nana : GRAMMA
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What the gutsy display : NOFEAR
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Like one end of a battery : ANODIC
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Cold War missiles on mobile launchers : SCUDS
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Queens neighborhood next to Jamaica : HOLLIS
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1990s fad : POGS
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Fig. in car ads : APR
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Village leader? : VEE
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Romanian composer George : ENESCU
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Villainous resident of Crab Key island : DRNO
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OutKast and Mobb Deep : RAPDUOS
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___ World Trade Center : ONE
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Ottoman official : AGA
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Some, in Somme : DES
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Choice word? : EENIE
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Galore : APLENTY
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Illinois city where John Deere is headquartered : MOLINE
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Juilliard degs. : MFAS
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Gymnastics position : PIKE
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FiveThirtyEight datum : STAT
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Way to Sugar Hill, in song : ATRAIN
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___ far gone : TOO
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"For the benefit of all" org. : NASA
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___ Spring : ARAB
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Remote control button : MUTE
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___ Steinbrenner, principal owner of the Yankees : HAL
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U.S. base in Cuba, for short : GITMO
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"Show up ... or else!" : BETHERE
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Stores for future use : LAYSIN
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Patrician estates : VILLAS
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1990s war locale : BOSNIA
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Charge : ASSESS
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Cause a commotion : RAISEHELL
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Rippled and lustrous : MOIRE
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Copier : APER
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Check the birth date of, say : CARD
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Medicare beneficiaries: Abbr. : SRS
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Park place? : LOT
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Retreat : EBB
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Keats's "___ Dream" : ONA
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Slangy suffix with two or three : FER

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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