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New York Times, Tuesday, August 6, 2019

22-Across : Had people over for dinner, say

Author:
Jon Olsen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Olsen.
Jon Olsen notes:
The idea for this puzzle came after I saw mention of Britain's Royal Navy, and found it interesting that both ROYAL and NAVY were ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Oof, second day in a row that a constructor has been scooped. Different revealer, but essentially the same idea. This instance is ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times8/6/19 ( No. 25,473 )
Across
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Means of surveillance, for short : CCTV
5
Co-conspirator with Brutus and Cassius : CASCA
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Banter jokingly : JOSH
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"I got it! I got it!" : OHOH
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What's standard, with "the" : USUAL
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___ breve : ALLA
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Litter noises : MEWS
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Bottom coat? : BABYPOWDER
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Slammer : PEN
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Word before and after "à" : VIS
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Had people over for dinner, say : HOSTED
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Habitat for a walrus : ARCTICOCEAN
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"___ seen worse" : IVE
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Actor Dennis or Randy : QUAID
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Sports org. that plays in the winter : NHL
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Co-workers of TV's Don Draper : ADMEN
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Spending jags : SPREES
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Locale of the anvil and stirrup : EAR
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Cincinnati sluggers : REDS
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Its motto, translated from Latin, is "If you wish for peace, prepare for war" : ROYALNAVY
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Fill with cargo : LADE
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A.M.A. members : DRS
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Messed with, with "around" : JERKED
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Avoid the clutches of : EVADE
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Early nuclear org. : AEC
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Esther of "Good Times" : ROLLE
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TV show set in Westeros, for short : GOT
54
Drill bit alloy : COBALTSTEEL
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Untouched, as an artifact : INSITU
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Slack-jawed emotion : AWE
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Good name for a girl born on December 24? : EVE
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1963 Bobby Vinton hit ... or a hint to both halves of 18-, 23-, 37- and 54-Across : BLUEONBLUE
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Surgeons' subj. : ANAT
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Focusing aid : LENS
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Something to believe in : CAUSE
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Ballet leap : JETE
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Whence the Three Wise Men, with "the" : EAST
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Defeated by a hair : EDGED
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Fired : AXED
Down
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Pioneering personal computers : COMPAQS
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"Come on, things aren't so bad" : CHEERUP
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Limousine : TOWNCAR
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Bygone kind of tape : VHS
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Like the numbers 8, 27 and 64 : CUBIC
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How one's much-loved nephew might be treated : ASASON
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Periscope site : SUB
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Low island : CAY
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Leader of Athens? : ALPHA
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Thriller set around Amity Island : JAWS
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Quaint : OLDTIME
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Like LPs and some dresses : SLEEVED
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Coagulates : HARDENS
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Actress Chaplin of 53-Across : OONA
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YouTube upload : VIDEO
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Like wedding cakes, typically : TIERED
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Posh neighborhood of London or New York : CHELSEA
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Spirit : ELAN
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Problem in an old wooden building : DRYROT
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Guitarist Barrett : SYD
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British rule over India, once : RAJ
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Spirited steed : ARAB
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Part of a biblical citation : VERSE
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Unlike most physicians' handwriting, stereotypically : LEGIBLE
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Home of Anne of Green Gables : AVONLEA
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Old Nissan autos : DATSUNS
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Something that may be used before a blessing : KLEENEX
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Put on a pedestal : ELEVATE
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Struck out : DELETED
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Outside: Prefix : ECTO
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A dependent one might start with "that" : CLAUSE
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Unit of measure with the same Latin origin as "inch" : OUNCE
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Jacket material : TWEED
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Superlative ending with grass or glass : IEST
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Reprimand to a dog : BAD
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Big galoot : LUG
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Best-selling Steely Dan album : AJA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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