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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION

New York Times, Sunday, August 27, 2017

That the sum of the numbers on a roulette wheel is 666, e.g.

Author:
Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 73 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 72 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
This puzzle started out when I noticed ECHO sitting in the middle of LIFESTYLE CHOICE. How neat to put a black square on top of the E, making that spot an ECHO LOCATION! (insert groan ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times8/27/17 ( No. 24,764 )
Across
1
Way around London, with "the" : TUBE
5
E.R. V.I.P.s : MDS
8
Haunted house sound : CREAK
13
Backflow preventer in a drain : PTRAP
18
Brief, as a visit : INANDOUT
20
Sub : HOAGIE
21
Oscar role for Vivien Leigh : OHARA
22
Astonishing March Madness success, e.g. : CINDERELLASTORY
24
He denied Christ three times : PETER
25
Device with a Retina display : IPAD
26
The opposition : ANTIS
27
"Madame X" painter John Singer ___ : SARGENT
29
23-Across, literally? : LASTPLACE
33
Cozy : SNUG
35
Actor ___ Buchholz of "The Magnificent Seven" : HORST
36
Epitome of simplicity : ABC
37
Sour : TART
39
Spicy fare? : EROTICA
41
"Where America's Day Begins" : GUAM
43
Made an impression? : DENTED
45
Iron: Fr. : FER
46
Get ready to be dubbed : KNEEL
50
Machine-gun while flying low : STRAFE
52
Stereotypical oil tycoon : TEXAN
54
Remains unused : SITSIDLE
56
Sweets : DEAR
58
Take both sides? : STRADDLE
60
Word on a jar : TIPS
61
Muskmelon variety : HONEYDEW
65
Bombs developed in the 1950s : EDSELS
66
Some airport figures, for short : ETAS
67
Eminently draft-worthy : ONEA
68
Pitch : SPIEL
71
Wiped out : ATEIT
72
Middling : SOSO
73
Plenty sore, with "off" : TEED
74
Heat : PRELIM
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Antiparticle first observed in 1929 : POSITRON
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Noon, in Nantes : MIDI
79
Disaster film? : OILSLICK
82
Singer Simone : NINA
83
Doomed : ILLFATED
85
N.B.A. Hall-of-Famer Thomas : ISIAH
87
Ladies' shoe fastener : TSTRAP
91
Staff openings? : CLEFS
92
By way of : VIA
94
Wine bar order : CARAFE
96
Elusive : EELY
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___ Lenoir, inventor of the internal-combustion engine : ETIENNE
100
Location of Waimea Valley : OAHU
101
What one will never be, in golf : PAR
102
Tended, with "for" : CARED
104
Comedian's stock in trade : GAGS
106
118-Across, literally? : CANALZONE
110
Africa's oldest republic : LIBERIA
112
Result of some plotting : GRAPH
114
Bingo square : FREE
115
Old Russian ruler known as "Moneybag" : IVANI
116
Detective in a lab : FORENSICANALYST
122
Frisbees and such : DISCS
123
Like spoiled kids : BRATTY
124
Metallic element that's #21 on the periodic table : SCANDIUM
125
Like many concept cars : SLEEK
126
Gregor ___, protagonist in Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" : SAMSA
127
Snack food brand : UTZ
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Latin years : ANNI
Down
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Sign of nervousness : TIC
2
Sea urchin, at a sushi bar : UNI
3
Declare verboten : BAN
4
Break off a romance : ENDIT
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Takeaway, of a sort : MORAL
6
When a baby is expected : DUEDATE
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1904 world's fair city: Abbr. : STL
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Utilities, insurance, advertising, etc. : COSTS
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Loosely woven fabric with a rough texture : RATINE
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Try to find oneself? : EGOSURF
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___ quotes : AIR
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What a designated driver takes : KEYS
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Candy that fizzes in the mouth : POPROCKS
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New Hampshire : THEGRANITESTATE
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Gives stars to : RATES
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Have no existence : ARENT
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Line usually on the left or right side : PART
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Tonto player of 2013 : DEPP
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___ characters (Chinese writing) : HAN
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Murderer of Hamlet : LAERTES
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Tuna, at a sushi bar : AHI
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Doesn't keep up : LAGS
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Go up against : ABUT
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Facial feature of the Bond villain Ernst Blofeld : SCAR
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Jargon : CANT
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Runs for a long pass, say : GOESDEEP
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One component of a data plan : TEXT
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What the prefix "tera-" means : TRILLION
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Contributed to the world : MADEADIFFERENCE
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56-Down, literally? : DEADSPOT
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"Don't you ___!" : DARE
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Line judge? : EDITOR
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Home to the National Border Patrol Museum : ELPASO
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Teacher's unit : LESSON
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Funny Tina : FEY
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Bubkes : NADA
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60-Down, literally? : TESTSITE
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Stay : REPRIEVE
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Setting eschewed by Hawaii: Abbr. : DST
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Capturer of some embarrassing gaffes : HOTMIC
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"The Iceman Cometh" playwright : ONEILL
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Hospital sticker : NEEDLE
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Handling well : WIELDING
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Winner of four 1990s-2000s golf majors : ELS
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1953 Leslie Caron film : LILI
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Other: Abbr. : MISC
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Networking assets : INS
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"Ta-ta!" : CIAO
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Former world capital called "City of Lights" : KARACHI
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Shift+8 : ASTERISK
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"Everybody's a comedian" : HAHA
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Certain cheap car, informally : REPO
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Mathematician Turing : ALAN
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Apt rhyme for "fire" : PYRE
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Asked for a desk, say : ANAGRAM
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That the sum of the numbers on a roulette wheel is 666, e.g. : FUNFACT
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Uganda's Amin : IDI
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Marsh birds : EGRETS
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Showing politesse : CIVIL
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Lower : ABASE
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International package deliverer : SANTA
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Desi of Desilu Productions : ARNAZ
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Show a bias : LEAN
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Nintendo game princess : ZELDA
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Lens caps? : LIDS
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Where fighter jets are found: Abbr. : AFBS
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"Gangnam Style" hitmaker : PSY
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___ pro nobis (pray for us) : ORA
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Sch. in Fort Collins : CSU
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The dark side : YIN
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Symbol on the flag of Argentina or Uruguay : SUN
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"Eww, stop!" : TMI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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