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New York Times, Friday, August 31, 2018

Playwright who wrote "Walk! Not bloody likely. I am going in a taxi"

Author:
Peter Wentz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter Wentz

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Wentz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter Wentz notes:
I'm no stranger to appropriating a grid I find particularly interesting, so it should be no surprise that I lifted Natan Last's ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I had much internal debate over this one. I loved it, and it was initially my POW! choice. There were so many great colorful entries ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times8/31/18 ( No. 25,133 )
Across
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Garage installation : SHOCKS
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Bud : AMIGO
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He works with kids : STAYATHOMEDAD
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Go all out, whatever the cost : SPARENOEXPENSE
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Florid drapery fabrics : CHINTZES
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Early stage of development : FETUS
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Can opener? : HARDC
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Burden : LOAD
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Downtown Julie Brown's former employer : MTV
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Dolly, e.g. : EWE
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Subject of Marie Curie's isolation : RADIUM
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___ d'amore : OBOE
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Not yet apparent : LATENT
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"Family Feud" host Harvey : STEVE
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Epitomizes : DEFINES
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Makes new connections to, perhaps : REWIRES
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Stem (from) : ARISE
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Pop singer's second album before "Jagged Little Pill" : ALANIS
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Currency replaced by the euro : LIRA
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They might be drawn at night : BLINDS
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Org. with a top 10 list : FBI
42
Old-fashioned cooler? : ICE
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Scandal suffix : GATE
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Self-satisfied smile : SMIRK
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Naïve sorts : BABES
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Source of many box office bombs? : WARMOVIE
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MacArthur Fellowship-winning author of "Between the World and Me" : TANEHISICOATES
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Pandora's domain : INTERNETRADIO
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Cornish meat pie : PASTY
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1994 Denis Leary comedy : THEREF
Down
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Remain valid : STAND
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"White Buildings" was his first collection of poetry : HARTCRANE
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Court order? : OYEZ
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Support staff : CANE
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Country singer who uses her first two initials : KTOSLIN
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Tongue twister pronoun : SHE
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Jazzed : AMPED
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Satisfy : MEET
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Security figure, in brief : IDNUMBER
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Many a range : GASSTOVE
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Lionizing lines : ODE
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Architectural high point : SPIRE
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British-based relief organization : OXFAM
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Playwright who wrote "Walk! Not bloody likely. I am going in a taxi" : SHAW
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Revolutionary figure : CHE
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Surpassed : OUTRAN
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Some hand signals : VEES
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Took in : ATE
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Make potable, in a way : DESALT
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Manufacturer of indoor cars : OTIS
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Toon named after one of Matt Groening's sisters : LISA
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Watch words? : SWISSMADE
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Subject of a museum in St. Petersburg, Fla. : DALI
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Portrayer of Hulk in 2003 : ERICBANA
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Colonial stingers : FIREANTS
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Downfall : END
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Sleep next to : LIEWITH
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Washtub : BASIN
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Fuzz : FIVEO
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Eighth-day rite : BRIS
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Half of a candy duo : IKE
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Frank who designed Walt Disney Concert Hall : GEHRY
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Recurring symbol : MOTIF
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___ salad : BEET
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Plot element? : ACRE
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Bellow : ROAR
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Bit of advice : TIP
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Predetermined : SET

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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