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GHOSTED

New York Times, Sunday, August 5, 2018

Author:
Alison Ohringer and Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
28/5/20184/17/20192
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ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.63010
Alison Ohringer
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
6211/6/20126/1/202031
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1166895161
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.60280
Erik Agard

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 22 Words: 145, Blocks: 72 Missing: {KQ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Ohringer. This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Agard. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
ALISON: I am a grad student at UC Berkeley in global health and infectious disease. I went to Emory University as an undergraduate and then got my Master of Public Health degree from Berkeley in ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Congrats to Alison on the debut! Working with one of the best in the business, reigning ACPT champ Erik. Can't go wrong there. LOST IN THE SHUFFLE … how to explain this? Theme answers are made of ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0805 ( 25,107 )
Across
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Word repeated in "Mi ___ es su ___" : CASA
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Skipped town : WENT
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Good name for a botanist? : FLORA
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Certain vacuum tube : TRIODE
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Taiwan-based electronics giant : ACER
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Per item : EACH
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Shred : RIPUP
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Make airtight : SEALUP
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Caterer's platter : PARTYTRAY
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Off : AMISS
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Director of "Eat Drink Man Woman," 1994 : ANGLEE
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Morticia, to Fester, in 1960s TV : NIECE
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Expecting help? : LAMAZE
31
Beat generation figure? : HEARTRATE
33
Tidy : NEAT
35
___ Muhammad, mentor to Malcolm X : ELIJAH
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"Mm-hmm" : ISEE
38
Reagan-era scandal : IRANGATE
42
Old Germanic tribe : TEUTONS
44
Passes out : DEALS
48
Oral examination? : TASTETEST
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Initiations have them : RITUALS
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Dish made from a fermented root : POI
53
Grace's surname on "Will & Grace" : ADLER
54
Neutron's home : ATOM
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Jazz singer who acted in the "Roots" miniseries : CARMENMCRAE
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Whopper maker : LIAR
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Hematite, e.g. : IRONORE
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Like 100% inflation : SOARING
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___ Kippur : YOM
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Sorbet-like dessert originally from Sicily : GRANITA
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___ port : USB
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Wrist watch? : PULSE
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Like this puzzle's circled letters vis-à-vis their Across answers : LOSTINTHESHUFFLE
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Brewer's need : YEAST
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Long ___ : AGO
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"Nuh-uh!" : NOTTRUE
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"Horrible!" : BAH
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Reaches : ATTAINS
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Nearest country to Cape Verde : SENEGAL
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Grammy winner Erykah ___ : BADU
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Talkative sort : CHATTYCATHY
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Competitor of Rugby : ETON
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"Li'l" fellow : ABNER
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"I'm with ___" : HER
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Hell, informally : SAMHILL
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It might take only seven digits : LOCALCALL
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Sampled : TRIED
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Be rumple-free : LIEFLAT
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Leaves for baggage claim, say : DEPLANES
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Star followers : MAGI
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Vitamin B3 : NIACIN
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Prefix with normal : PARA
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Cause of a tossed joystick, maybe : GAMERRAGE
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Block from getting close to the basket : BOXOUT
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Gridiron gains : YARDS
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Comic ___ Nancherla : APARNA
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Stage in getting a Ph.D. : ORALS
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Some rustproof rails : BRASSBARS
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Chasms : GORGES
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Newsroom fixture : TVSET
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Frozen breakfast brand : EGGO
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"Let's do it!" : IMIN
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Risks a ticket : SPEEDS
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"Siddhartha" novelist : HESSE
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In case : LEST
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Washington team, familiarly : CAPS
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___ Crunch : CAPN
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Smoothie flavor : ACAI
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Tennis star's feat : SERENASLAM
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Place for exhibitions : ARTCENTER
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Word with noodle or nurse : WET
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Viscount's superior : EARL
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Big scholarship awarder, for short : NCAA
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Mint family herb : THYME
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"Down goes ___!" (1973 sports line) : FRAZIER
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Mojito ingredient : LIMEJUICE
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Nail polish brand : OPI
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When jams are produced : RUSHHOUR
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Place for an altar : APSE
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Long line in Russia : TSARS
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Let : RENTED
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"Amen to that" : IAGREE
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Earthen pot : OLLA
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What it takes two to do : DUET
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One-on-one Olympics event : EPEE
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Chuck in the air : YEAGER
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Not mainstream, briefly : ALT
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Separations at weddings? : AISLES
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Body work, in brief : TAT
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Lead-in to boy or girl : ATTA
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Birthplace of the Renaissance : ITALY
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RCA component : RADIO
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Put claw marks in : TEARAT
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Sharer of Russia's western border : ESTONIA
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Setting for many G.I. stories : NAM
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Much of Aries' span : APRIL
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Postgraduation stressors, for some : LOANS
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Lengthy attack : SIEGE
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Refining, as muscles : TONING
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Lead-in to cone : SNO
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"You only live once," for one : MOTTO
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Baked beans flavor : MAPLE
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Mötley ___ : CRUE
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Schedule-keeping org. : IRS
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Team scream : RAH
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"10-4" : GOTIT
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Longest American north-south rte. : USONE
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"Fiddler on the Roof" setting : SHTETL
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In spades : BUTGOOD
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Future attorney's hurdle, for short : LSAT
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Memphis-to-Nashville dir. : ENE
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2018 World Cup champs : FRANCE
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Prayer ending? : FUL
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Workplace for a cabin boy : YACHT
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Antiquated anesthetic : ETHER
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Pong creator : ATARI
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All-female group with the 1986 #1 hit "Venus" : BANANARAMA
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One-named singer whose last name is Adkins : ADELE
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Pitches : HURLS
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Albany is its capital: Abbr. : NYS
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Gorsuch's predecessor on the bench : SCALIA
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Two of diamonds? : SYLLABLES
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Trusted news source in the Mideast : BBCARABIC
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Friend of Descartes ... or, in English, question pondered by Descartes? : AMI
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"What chutzpah!" : THENERVE
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Early record holder : HIFI
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Puts to rest : ALLAYS
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Pricey-sounding apparel brand? : LACOSTE
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Tinder, e.g. : APP
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Surface : EMERGE
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"Well, I'll be" follower : DARNED
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B'way buys : TIX
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It covers a lot of ground : GRASS
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Recognition for a scientist : NOBEL
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Comic's offerings : GAGS
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Per item : APOP
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Stud finder? : MARE
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One wearing black eyeliner and ripped jeans, say : GOTH
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Desire : URGE
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Makes out? : TAGS
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Cause of some insomnia : DRIP
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Application figs. : SSNS
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Dummkopf : ASS
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Boozehound : SOT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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