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New York Times, Saturday, August 26, 2017

Woman's name that becomes a man's name when its first letter is added to the end

Author:
Peter Wentz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 27 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Wentz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2017, The New York Times8/26/17 ( No. 24,763 )
Across
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As thick as thieves : INCAHOOTS
10
Butt heads : CLASH
15
PV = k, to a physicist : BOYLESLAW
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"Um ... I'm standing right here!" : HELLO
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Nursing is a key component of it : ORALPHASE
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Literary hero who gets resurrected : ASLAN
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Introduction to science? : OMNI
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It hurts when you rub it in : AFTERSHAVE
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Longtime radio D.J. : KASEM
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Pentathlon event : EPEE
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Puckish : FEY
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Secretly : SUBROSA
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Chip, e.g. : FLAW
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___ fair : JOB
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One might be embedded : LINK
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"The Warm Heart of Africa" : MALAWI
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Forum icons : AVATARS
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President's personal aide : BODYMAN
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Phrase used as a basic tenet of improv comedy : YESAND
40
Thundering : LOUD
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Worm's-___ view : EYE
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Daniels who adapted "The Office" for NBC : GREG
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Advice for a wannabe loser : DIETTIP
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PIN point : ATM
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"Oven" : WOMB
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Like some exclusive contracts : NOBID
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Explosive theory? : THEBIGBANG
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Birthday visitors? : MAGI
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Resolved to do : SETON
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Medical marijuana is one : ANALGESIC
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Interlace : BRAID
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Start hopping : COMEALIVE
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Whoops : YELLS
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Some office openings : KNEEHOLES
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Former laptop line : IBOOK
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Woman's name that becomes a man's name when its first letter is added to the end : NORMA
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Blue shades : CYANS
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Germany and Japan, once : ALLIES
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It was cool in the '40s : HEP
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Grp. that doesn't cover the self-employed : OSHA
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N.C.A.A.'s St. ___ Oles : OLAF
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"How's the food?" : TASTEOK
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Crucial time for network execs : SWEEPS
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Bank of America competitor : CHASE
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Grateful Dead bassist Phil : LESH
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Filled with desire : ALLAFLAME
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Work one's fingers to the bone : SLAVEAWAY
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Mead : HONEYWINE
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Scold and then some : REAMOUT
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1998 Disney princess : MULAN
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English setter, e.g. : BIRDDOG
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Careful workers, briefly? : RNS
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Be successful, as a proposal : FLY
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Storied party host : JAYGATSBY
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Yonder : OVERTHERE
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Alchemist's starting point : BASEMETAL
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Contribute : ADDIN
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Identify online : TAG
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Many an online nuisance : BOT
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Cedar Revolution locale : LEBANON
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Cry after a vacation : IMBACK
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Exotic salad ingredient : POMELO
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Orchestra section : WINDS
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Lime cooler garnish : BASIL
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"Fine, you win!" : IGIVE
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Does some kitchen prep : DICES
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Be super-angry : BOIL
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Big shot : NAME
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___ club : GLEE
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Cry of frustration : GAH

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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