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New York Times, Saturday, August 31, 2019

Author:
Brian Thomas
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brian Thomas

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Thomas. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Brian Thomas notes:
Howdy! Excited to make my themeless debut and especially for a few debut entries — HOME REMEDY, BITE MARK, TANIKA, and MISSILE ENVY ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Solid 66-worder, I'd give it my STAMP OF APPROVAL. I enjoyed the twist on the typical stair stack, Brian working in two 15-letter ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0831 ( 25,498 )
Across
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Fancy-schmancy : POSH
5
Brownish pear : BOSC
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Tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon : LISP
13
Dos and dos and dos and dos : OCHO
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Locale of Drake University : IOWA
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Classic TV character whose name is Spanish for "fool" : TONTO
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Plus sign? : STAMPOFAPPROVAL
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"Here!" : TAKEIT
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Impression that's only skin-deep? : BITEMARK
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What many Americans do on Thanksgiving : OVEREAT
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Strain : TAX
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___ punk (music hybrid) : SKA
25
French author Georges : PEREC
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Cleanup grp. : EPA
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Some skin care products : OILS
29
1980s feminist coinage regarding nuclear proliferation : MISSILEENVY
33
French tennis player and fashion icon : RENELACOSTE
34
Give a little bit : BUDGEANINCH
35
Wee, informally : EENY
36
Bon ___ : MOT
37
Big name in insurance since 1853 : AETNA
41
ABC, e.g., in Variety-speak : NET
42
Leader of the Autumn Harvest Uprising, 1927 : MAO
44
Brand in the dairy aisle : YOPLAIT
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Winning an Oscar, Emmy and Tony, for an actor : TRIFECTA
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More sharp : KEENER
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"Help me with this problem" : INEEDSOMEADVICE
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Gets creaky, say : RUSTS
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Viscous : ROPY
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Squeezes (by) : EKES
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James in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame : ETTA
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What Denver's airport has a special carousel for : SKIS
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Like Leo XIII among all popes named Leo : LAST
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Recovery period : POSTOP
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Stretch between two pitches, say : OCTAVE
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One of a pair at a dinner table : SHAKER
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Putting duct tape on a wart, e.g. : HOMEREMEDY
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What a rain forest is rich in : BIOTA
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[Wow, that's bad] : OOF
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Clear the decks? : SWAB
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What a star may represent : CAPITALCITY
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Impend : LOOM
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Like some exotic plants and prying questions : INVASIVE
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With lots of contrast : STARKLY
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Many Weird Al Yankovic medleys : POLKAS
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Apex predator of old, informally : TREX
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___ together (figuring out) : PIECING
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Org. in which Marge becomes involved in a classic 1995 episode of "The Simpsons" : PTA
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Company founded in Palo Alto, Calif., in 2003 : TESLAMOTORS
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Softly : PIANO
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Honest : ONTHELEVEL
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Spot : SEE
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Time between ordering and food arriving, seemingly : EON
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Flew : ESCAPED
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Most undersized : RUNTIEST
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One of a handful at a bar : BEERNUT
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Complete : ENTIRE
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___ Ray, co-host of TV's "Extra" : TANIKA
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Relatives not in direct line for royal succession : NIECES
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Still : ATREST
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Cabinetful, informally : MEDS
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Coolers, for short : ACS
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Gives a 16-Across : OKAYS
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Ingredient in a spanakopita pastry : FETA
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Wildly : AMOK
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Prefix with dermis : EPI

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

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