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New York Times, Tuesday, August 4, 2015

"21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity," e.g.

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel Fagliano

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Fagliano. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Fantastic puzzle. Simple theme — FIFTH, SIX-PACK, and CASE found at a LIQUOR STORE — but those three containers are disguised nicely ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times8/4/15 ( No. 24,010 )
Across
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Thpeak like thith : LISP
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Word before cow or crop : CASH
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Mental mistake : LAPSE
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Dog food brand : ALPO
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European capital on a fjord : OSLO
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Lady friend in Italy : AMICA
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Sound of a high-five : SLAP
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No longer worth discussing : MOOT
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Laughs heartily : ROARS
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Bracketed word in a quote : SIC
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Fashionable shopping area in New York City : FIFTHAVENUE
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"Just a moment" : ONESEC
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Big shot : NABOB
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Goal of one doing crunches : SIXPACKABS
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Lee with the 2011 #1 album "Mission Bell" : AMOS
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Symphony that premiered 4/7/1805 : EROICA
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Battery type : AAA
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Barbecue side dish : SLAW
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From 15-Across : NORSE
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Pitch-black : INKY
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Family : KIN
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Moist towelette : WETNAP
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Believers: Suffix : ISTS
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"End of discussion" : CASECLOSED
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New York county bordering Pennsylvania : TIOGA
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First-aid kit supply : IODINE
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Where to purchase the starts of 21-, 26- and 45-Across : LIQUORSTORE
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Dawson who played in Super Bowl I : LEN
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45-Down from Japan : ACURA
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___ Blair, George Orwell's real name : ERIC
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Work hard for : EARN
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Ugly weather : SLEET
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What indicates everything that's left? : WILL
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Like French toast : EGGY
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Does a sheepdog's job : HERDS
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Missing part of the Great Sphinx of Giza : NOSE
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Florida ___ : KEYS
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Gets in the loop? : LASSOS
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"Fighting" Big Ten team : ILLINI
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Private-sector rocket launcher : SPACEX
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Champagne opening sound : POP
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Yearly gathering for superhero fans : COMICCON
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Beginning on : ASOF
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Opening for a coin : SLOT
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Ice planet in "The Empire Strikes Back" : HOTH
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Grub vis-à-vis a beetle : LARVA
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Blob that divides : AMOEBA
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1974 hit that begins "It's nine o'clock on a Saturday" : PIANOMAN
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Low-growing tree often in dense thickets : SCRUBOAK
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Simplicity : EASE
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Phobia : FEAR
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Ques. counterpart : ANS
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Expel, as lava : SPEW
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Great Plains tribe : KIOWA
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There are about 14,500 in Manhattan : ACRES
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Moisten, as meat : BASTE
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Second word of "The Star-Spangled Banner" : SAY
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Go for a run? : SKI
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"21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity," e.g. : LISTICLE
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One shopping for old curios : ANTIQUER
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Surround : ENCIRCLE
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Device that can be linked to an auto stereo : IPOD
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Ingredient in some shaving creams : ALOE
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Went bad, as milk : SOURED
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See 57-Across : CAR
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Livestock feed : SILAGE
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Part of E = mc2 : ENERGY
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IHOP competitor : DENNYS
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Their hair makes cashmere : GOATS
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Respond angrily, with "out" : LASH
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Hanging on by a thread? : SEWN
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"Jeopardy!" contestants, e.g. : TRIO
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Lubricates : OILS
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Exclamation while jumping on a chair, say : EEK

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

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