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New York Times, Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Author:
Dan Flanagan
Editor:
Will Shortz
Olympic event won by Bruce Jenner in 1976 and Ashton Eaton in 2012 and 2016
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {BJWXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Flanagan.
Dan Flanagan notes:
I got started writing crossword puzzles through of a friend who publishes a small newspaper in northern Michigan. I was visiting a few ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
4/4, 11/11, 20/20, 50/50 progression today. For the non-musicians out there, 4/4 is the most common time signature in music, meaning ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times8/8/17 ( No. 24,745 )
Across
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Row : SPAT
5
Worn out : SPENT
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The Kleenex of cotton swabs : QTIP
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Predator of dolphins : ORCA
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Press secretary ___ Huckabee Sanders : SARAH
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___ Major (Big Dipper's constellation) : URSA
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Smidgen : IOTA
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Prepare to be knighted : KNEEL
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Indianapolis-to-Cleveland dir. : ENE
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To whom "break a leg" is said : ACTOR
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Period in Congress : SESSION
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Basketball highlight : DUNK
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11/11 : VETERANSDAY
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Hay and such for farm animals : FODDER
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"The Raven" poet : POE
37
Prefix with space : AERO
38
Girlfriends in Paris : AMIES
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"Great Expectations" protagonist : PIP
40
Tiptoe, perhaps : SNEAK
41
Drug informant, informally : NARC
42
"The Lord of the Rings" baddie : ORC
43
Walk like a two-year-old, say : TODDLE
44
20/20 : GREATVISION
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Trolley : TRAM
48
Division of baseball's N.L. or A.L. : CENTRAL
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Always trying to get one's way : PUSHY
56
Green: Prefix : ECO
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Wear away : ERODE
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European automaker : OPEL
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50/50 : EVENSTEVEN
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"The Simpsons" character with a palindromic name : OTTO
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"Sexy" woman in a Beatles song : SADIE
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Start running : MELT
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Butcher's cut : LOIN
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Put in office : ELECT
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You are, south of the border : ERES
Down
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Argyle pair : SOCKS
2
Lying on one's stomach : PRONE
3
Zeniths : ACMES
4
Takes the wildness out of : TAMES
5
I.R.S. digits: Abbr. : SSN
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It lasts 20 years : PATENT
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The Emerald Isle : ERIN
8
Say "When I was with my good friend Barack last week ...," e.g. : NAMEDROP
9
Word ignored when alphabetizing : THE
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Something that gives you a sinking feeling : QUICKSAND
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Home-run run : TROT
12
Analogy words : ISTO
13
Jack of the old "Tonight Show" : PAAR
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Mount of ___ (Jerusalem landmark) : OLIVES
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Advice-giving Landers : ANN
24
"___ the land of the free ..." : OER
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Dubai's home: Abbr. : UAE
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Some long novels : EPICS
29
Monopoly card : DEED
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Asia's disappearing ___ Sea : ARAL
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Oxen connector : YOKE
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Dracula's biter : FANG
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Vizquel with 11 Gold Gloves : OMAR
34
Like some straits : DIRE
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Olympic event won by Bruce Jenner in 1976 and Ashton Eaton in 2012 and 2016 : DECATHLON
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Really, really old : PRIMEVAL
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One of 154 by Shakespeare : SONNET
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Eggs : OVA
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Lowest digit : TOE
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Word repeated before "again" : TRY
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Like Warhol's Marilyn Monroe painting : ICONIC
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Onetime HBO series set in New Orleans : TREME
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Standard dog name : ROVER
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"Skyfall" singer : ADELE
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Periods after Mardi Gras : LENTS
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Summer hangout : POOL
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"I've had it ___ here!" : UPTO
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Org. in Carl Sagan's "Contact" : SETI
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Surrender : CEDE
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Suffix in many language names : ESE
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Ready : SET

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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