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New York Times, Friday, August 5, 2016

42-Across : Average producer

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brendan Emmett Quigley

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 169 for Mr. Quigley.
Brendan Emmett Quigley notes:
This puzzle is almost running on the day that marks my 20th anniversary in the puzzle biz. How about that? August 7th, 1996 my first ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I haven't loved the middle of a puzzle so much in ages. You start with the awesome crossings of JUDO MAT / NUNCHAKUS (yes, everyone ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Brendan Emmett Quigley is one of a very few top constructors who have established a strong, unique voice. Congratulations on 20 outstanding years.

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© 2016, The New York Times8/5/16 ( No. 24,377 )
Across
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Conflicts with combat : HOTWARS
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TED talk, e.g. : LECTURE
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Going around the world? : INORBIT
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Where people live well beyond the city limits : EXURBIA
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Eponym of an annual Golden Globe award for lifetime achievement : DEMILLE
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Parts of abdomens : SPLEENS
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Event where kids ask lots of questions, informally : TEENJEOPARDY
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Hardly deliberate : RASH
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Female antelope : DOE
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Student monitors, for short : RAS
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Like the tops of many porticoes : ARCED
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Crib piece : SLAT
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Home of Charlie Chan : OAHU
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Mortal : PERSON
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Recited prayers : LITANIES
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Second City subway org. : CTA
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You might be thrown on it : JUDOMAT
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Narrow inlet : RIA
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Average producer : DOWJONES
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Paradise : XANADU
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Recital numbers : SOLI
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Sammy who wrote the lyrics to "Ain't That a Kick in the Head" : CAHN
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Italian dictators : DUCES
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Frustrated cry : GAH
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Impressed cry : OOH
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Dunham of "Girls" : LENA
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Real hack? : FLAGRANTFOUL
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Resembling a heavy curtain, say : RUGLIKE
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Christie's event : ARTSALE
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Temple of Artemis city : EPHESUS
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"Ah, got it" : ISEENOW
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Least hopping : DEADEST
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Chameleon, e.g. : REPTILE
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Put away : HID
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"Army of ___" (recruiting slogan) : ONE
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"Spotlight" director McCarthy : TOM
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Twists : WRITHES
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___-bodied : ABLE
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Sore : RILED
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Some women on "Mad Men" : STENOS
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Injured: Fr. : LESE
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Added cost of selling overseas : EXPORTTAX
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Confessional word : CULPA
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Charge that may be high : TREASON
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"Evolving the way the world moves" sloganeer : UBER
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Compost heap bit : RIND
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Undemanding : EASY
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Colorful swallow? : JELLOSHOT
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Some mixtapes : RAPCDS
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Playground comeback : ARETOO
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Opposite of fine print? : SCRAWL
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Locale for a 39-Across : DOJO
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Direct : AIM
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Shooting star? : AIRACE
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U.S. athlete who won more gold medals at the 1980 Winter Olympics than all but two non-U.S. countries : HEIDEN
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Patriotic chant : USAUSA
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Martial arts weapons that are two sticks connected by a chain : NUNCHAKUS
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Somewhat : ATAD
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Div. of the Justice Department : DEA
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Moved like a 20-Down : JIGGLED
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There's nothing to it : NULLSET
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"I was robbed!" : NOFAIR
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Come about : ARISE
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Mount : HORSE
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Armisen of "Portlandia" : FRED
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Hip-hop's ___ Fiasco : LUPE
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Ottoman honorific : AGHA
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Start and end of many a flight : NEST
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The Miners of the N.C.A.A. : UTEP
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What makes nose noise? : ANI
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:-D alternative : LOL
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Source of fleece : EWE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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