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New York Times, Friday, August 28, 2015

Locale of the American Red Cross headquarters in Washington

Author:
Samuel A. Donaldson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Samuel A. Donaldson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 28 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Donaldson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Samuel A. Donaldson notes:
My first Friday! Friday is my favorite day for NYT crosswords as a solver, so I'm happy finally to publish a Friday puzzle. The seed ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What a perfect start to the puzzle; a clever doubling up of the phrase "court battle" in cluing two adjacent entries. LAWYER UP is a ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

With this, his first Friday, Mr. Donaldson has now hit for the cycle.

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© 2015, The New York TimesNo. 0828 ( 24,034 )

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Across
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Prepare for a court battle : LAWYERUP
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1987 B'way smash : LESMIZ
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Common court battle : ONEONONE
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Wild : UNTAME
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Tell the world : GOPUBLIC
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On-deck approval : AYESIR
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Locale of the American Red Cross headquarters in Washington : ESTREET
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Shapes up quickly : SNAPSTO
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Places for life-and-death decisions, for short : ERS
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Season ticket holder, presumably : FAN
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Fried rice bit : PEA
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Obfuscate : BEFOG
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Cousin of a pollock : COD
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Barely communicates on a smartphone? : SEXTS
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Prankster's activity : LARK
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Prankster's claim : IDIDNTDOIT
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Rush target : ORE
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Chimichurri ingredient : PARSLEY
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___ good job : DOA
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Group on a yearbook page : CLASSMATES
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Many a bachelorette party hiree : HUNK
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Star of the sitcom "Wanda at Large" : SYKES
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___ talk : TED
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Having no currency : PASSE
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Result of labor half the time? : SON
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Leo's advisee on "The West Wing" : JED
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Anatomical tube : VAS
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Writing rooms : STUDIES
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Single or double : GETAHIT
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Breaking news : LATEST
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It sets occupancy limits : FIRECODE
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Classical squares : AGORAE
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Academic references : ENDNOTES
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Stretching muscle : TENSOR
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"Hold on ... did I hear that correctly?" : WAITWHAT
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Area between an upper and lower deck : LOGE
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A long time in Barcelona : ANOS
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Experienced lacrimation : WEPT
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Reassuring words for a fallen tot : YOUREOK
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Sportscaster Dick : ENBERG
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They're filled for a production : ROLES
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Fermi, for one : UNIT
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Muscle mag subject : PEC
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Comic strip character surnamed DeGroot : LUANN
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"Trains and Winter Rains" singer, 2008 : ENYA
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Like ziggurats and some mesas : STEPPED
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Lots of outgoing people : MASSEXODUS
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Results of knocking things off : IMITATIONS
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Nonentity : ZERO
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Imposed : SADDLED
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Imposed (on) : FOISTED
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Groups sharing views : BLOCS
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Embryonic : EARLYSTAGE
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Subject to a hissy fit : FREAKOUTON
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Bank postings : CDRATES
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Real mess : STY
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Sum at risk : STAKE
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Sum in English : IAM
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Maniac Mansion console, for short : NES
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Brief afterthoughts, in brief : PSS
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Info on cover sheets : SENDERS
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Wigs out : HASACOW
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Item authorized by Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution : PATENT
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Captain Clutch of baseball : JETER
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One who made many Shakespeare characters sing? : VERDI
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Blind part : SLAT
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Aoki of the Champions Tour : ISAO
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Actress Carano of "Fast & Furious 6," 2013 : GINA
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Ice planet in "The Empire Strikes Back" : HOTH
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Bean sprout? : IDEA
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Follower of alpha and beta : TEST
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Couple or so : FEW

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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