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New York Times, Monday, August 6, 2018

9-Down : English rocker Hitchcock

Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels and Mark Diehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrea Carla Michaels
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1.573038
Mark Diehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 This is puzzle # 61 for Ms. Michaels. This is puzzle # 72 for Mr. Diehl.
Constructor notes:
MARK: Andrea floated the idea of MAKE LOVE NOT WAR as a possible four-word phrase to form a puzzle roughly a year ago. We brainstormed ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times8/6/18 ( No. 25,108 )
Across
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"Let's take it from the ___" : TOP
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Kind of exam that's not written : ORAL
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Seafood often served on a toothpick : PRAWN
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Clean Air Act org. : EPA
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Anaconda, e.g. : SNAKE
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Lopsided wins : ROMPS
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Mess up : ERR
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Open the door for : LETIN
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President elected with the slogan "Yes we can" : OBAMA
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"Hurry up!" : MAKEITSNAPPY
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It can get you into a lather : SHAMPOO
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___ Shriver, sister of J.F.K. and founder of the Special Olympics : EUNICE
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Computer glitch : BUG
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"Watch your ___!" : STEP
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Electrical unit : OHM
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Magical drink that gets someone smitten : LOVEPOTION
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Use shears : SNIP
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Impersonators : APERS
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Frequently, to Frost : OFT
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Actor/director Eastwood : CLINT
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Hamilton's bills : TENS
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Less fortunate : NOTSOLUCKY
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Word on a wine label : CRU
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Calligrapher's collection : PENS
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Bill's "excellent adventure" partner : TED
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Give a hard time : HASSLE
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Walk drunkenly : STAGGER
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L.B.J. campaign to help the poor : WARONPOVERTY
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Midrange golf club : 6IRON
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Velvet-voiced Mel : TORME
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"So that's your game!" : AHA
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Like a diet that allows only fats and protein : 0CARB
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Creative thoughts : IDEAS
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Bear's home : DEN
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Posts, as a letter : SENDS
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What children should be, and not heard, they say : SEEN
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High trains in Chicago : ELS
Down
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Overflows (with) : TEEMS
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The "O" of O magazine : OPRAH
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Ski jacket : PARKA
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"Almost finished!" : ONETOGO
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Dustin Hoffman's role in "Midnight Cowboy" : RATSO
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Comparable (to) : AKIN
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"Game of Thrones" actress Headey : LENA
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Prevent from falling, perhaps : PROPUP
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English rocker Hitchcock : ROBYN
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Simon & Garfunkel's "I ___ Rock" : AMA
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Typist's stat, in brief : WPM
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Hush-hush grp. : NSA
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Boo-boos : SLIPUPS
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Smoldering remains : EMBERS
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Hammer's end : PEEN
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Like some Greek columns : IONIC
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Armor flaw : CHINK
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Like some promises and gas tanks : EMPTY
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Painstakingly sorts (through) : SIFTS
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Tykes : TOTS
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Door fastener : LATCH
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"The Magic Flute," for one : OPERA
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Planet between Mercury and Earth : VENUS
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Bugs Bunny or Wile E. Coyote : TOON
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Muddy deposit : SLUDGE
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Splits in two : CLEAVES
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"... ___ the twain shall meet" : NEER
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Cushioned footstool : OTTOMAN
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Alternatives in case things don't work out : PLANBS
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Swashbuckler's weapon : SWORD
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Wild shopping expedition : SPREE
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A+ or C- : GRADE
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Fred Mertz's wife in 1950s TV : ETHEL
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"___ Hope" (soap opera) : RYANS
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Redding who sang "(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay" : OTIS
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Bump on a log, literally : NODE
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Decade that spawned the slogan found at the starts of 19-, 31-, 40- and 51-Across : 60S
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Cubes in a freezer : ICE
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Competed in a marathon : RAN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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