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New York Times, Friday, August 9, 2019

Author:
John Guzzetta
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Guzzetta

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Guzzetta. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
John Guzzetta notes:
I submitted this puzzle in early 2018, and I hazily recall it was one of my early efforts to try working with open corners. On the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A standard 70-word themeless has to be near-flawless for me to perk up. Nearly all 12 entries in the four triple-stacks have to ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0809 ( 25,476 )
Across
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Wall light : SCONCE
7
"Well, excu-u-use me!" : HOWRUDE
14
Frisk : CAVORT
15
What short sleeves leave : BAREARMS
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Feebleness : ANEMIA
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Wholly : EVERYBIT
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The religiously unaffiliated : NONES
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Wipe out : ERASE
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Carrier to Tokyo : ANA
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Monk's title : DOM
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Single-___ : PAYER
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Twerp : SNOT
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Terse response accepting responsibility : IDID
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Unnerving look : DEATHSTARE
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4K : ULTRAHD
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Midwest tribe : IOWA
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Private R&R : METIME
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Frustrating place to be stranded : TARMAC
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Gambling card game that up to 10 may comfortably play at once : FARO
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Involve, as in controversy : EMBROIL
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Some social media celebrities : TWITTERATI
45
Days of old : YORE
46
Decays : ROTS
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Pair : BRACE
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Org. that penalizes carrying : NBA
50
Places where people wear masks, for short : ORS
51
Actress Katherine of "27 Dresses" : HEIGL
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Fool : MORON
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Like well-connected investigative reporters, say : LEAKEDTO
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Detests : ABHORS
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"If ... then" sort of thinker : LOGICIAN
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Faux brother of a popular rock group : RAMONE
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Do a school visit, in a way? : SNORKEL
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Play favorites with : PREFER
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Rare-earth element named after where it was discovered : SCANDIUM
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Engage in some P.D.A. : CANOODLE
3
Handy item in the kitchen? : OVENMITT
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The ___ Nugget (alliteratively named newspaper since 1897) : NOME
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English potato chip : CRISP
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Subj. of a "Delayed" sign : ETA
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Cheese sometimes flavored with dill : HAVARTI
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Subjects of tests for purity : ORES
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"___ sorry ..." : WERE
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Beam : RAY
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Illinois college town : URBANA
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Key of Mozart's "Requiem" : DMINOR
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Demesne : ESTATE
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Greek city visited by Paul before Athens : BEREA
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Sized up : EYED
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Stick : ADHERE
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Like a cloudless night : STARRY
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Gets carried away : DRIFTS
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Capturer of an unguarded remark : HOTMIC
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Stick in a cabinet, say : SWAB
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Latin 101 word : AMAT
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Clear choice for auto buyers : MOONROOF
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Like the 101st Division : AIRBORNE
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Skin care product : CLEANSER
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Kind of velocity in planetary physics : ORBITAL
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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Some social media commenters : TROLLS
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Kept going and going : WOREON
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"We've got the green light" : ITSAGO
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Most common noble gas : ARGON
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Hinder : EMBAR
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"Shoot!" : HECK
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Emmy winner Falco : EDIE
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"Heavens to Betsy!" : OHME
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Wine aperitif : KIR
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One of the first artists to incorporate random chance : ARP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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