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New York Times, Saturday, August 27, 2016

16-Across : Yasmina ___, two-time Tony-winning playwright

Author:
Jim Page
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FJY} This is puzzle # 154 for Mr. Page. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2016, The New York Times8/27/16 ( No. 24,399 )
Across
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Where to belt one down and belt one out : KARAOKEBAR
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Latch (onto) : GLOM
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Not-so-firm affirmative : IBELIEVESO
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Yasmina ___, two-time Tony-winning playwright : REZA
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Ones hitting snares : DRUMSTICKS
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Fabric finish? : ATOR
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Political pundit Perino : DANA
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"Qué ___?" ("How are you?": Sp.) : TAL
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Demanding occupations? : SITINS
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Means of forecasting : OMENS
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It may be spiked in winter : NOG
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Hamper : DETER
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Sushi order : AHI
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___ Minor : URSA
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Owner of Flix, in brief : SHO
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Airhead : SPACECADET
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Mo. with All Saints' Day : NOV
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Cleans up : WINSBIG
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Way down in Wayne Manor : BATPOLE
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Relative of -ish or -ory : EAN
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Deliverer of the U.N. General Assembly speech "Atoms for Peace" : EISENHOWER
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Musician with the 2016 album "The Ship" : ENO
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View from the Ponte alla Carraia : ARNO
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On, in Orléans : SUR
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Lugs : TOTES
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Terrain maker : GMC
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Belt : STRAP
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Bandage : SWATHE
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Monogram for Christ : IHS
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Postcard printing process, for short : ROTO
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Essential element : PITH
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Essential element : SINEQUANON
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Treat since 1912 : OREO
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Popular ice pop : CREAMSICLE
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Danny Ocean's wife : TESS
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Group that rejected its 2006 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction : SEXPISTOLS
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Little buddy : KIDDO
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Biblical name meaning "exalted father" : ABRAM
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Get together after school? : REUNE
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Often-replaced reference works : ALMANACS
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Suffix with Québéc : OIS
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Last name of a comic strip title teen : KETT
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Alternative to Dasani or Deer Park : EVIAN
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Obscure : BECLOUD
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Put it to : ASK
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___ Sea (Bay of Whales locale) : ROSS
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Hibachi feature : GRATE
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Song lyric following "But as long as you love me so" : LETITSNOW
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Opening for an E.P.A. worker? : OZONEHOLE
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Opportunity, e.g. : MARSROVER
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Title princess of a comic opera : IDA
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Wooley of "Rawhide" : SHEB
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Helldiver, e.g. : GREBE
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Like the Arctic Ocean vis-à-vis the Atlantic : ICIER
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Set of seven countries, informally : STANS
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Great point : SWEETSPOT
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Something hammers hit : PIANOWIRE
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Gives a gloss : ANNOTATES
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Gerontologist's subject : AGING
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Accordingly : THUS
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Landscape alternative : PORTRAIT
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Alternative to Nytol : SOMINEX
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11-Down buildup : ASH
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Community spirit : ETHOS
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Like talk, it's said : CHEAP
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Maker of the Pocket Fisherman and Electric Food Dehydrator : RONCO
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Midway, e.g. : ATOLL
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Dixie cakes : PONES
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Some PC keys : ESCS
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One of about 1,000 in Lux. : SQMI
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Severe soreness : IRE
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___ Midway : USS

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