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New York Times, Monday, September 10, 2018

Author:
Jacob Stulberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jacob Stulberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Stulberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0910 ( 25,143 )

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Across
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Sticker that says who you are : IDTAG
6
Part of the body that crunches work : ABS
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Dreadlocks wearer, informally : RASTA
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The "F" of R.A.F. : FORCE
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Kitten's sound : MEW
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Use as a dinner table : EATON
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Zero-tariff policy : FREETRADE
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Back's opposite : FRONT
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Shaggy grazer : YAK
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Orders (around) : BOSSES
23
Swanky : POSH
24
Beginning blossoms : BUDS
25
With 39-Down, last words in many an old movie : THE
27
Six-sided game piece : DIE
28
With 45-Across, savory topping found in tubs ... and the circled squares? : CHEESE
31
Complete lack of wind, as at sea : DEADCALM
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Feeling good to wear, say : COMFY
34
Languages : TONGUES
35
Iced tea brand in a bottle : SOBE
36
When repeated, gets specific, as an informer : NAMES
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"Where there's ___, there's hope" : LIFE
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Guinness world record holder for longest live weather report : ALROKER
42
Alternative to an S.U.V. : SEDAN
43
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" actor : BURLIVES
45
See 28-Across : SPREAD
46
Pen filler : INK
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ExxonMobil product : GAS
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Work's opposite : PLAY
49
Bowled over : AWED
51
Messiah : SAVIOR
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Only three-letter zodiac sign : LEO
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"Well, obviously!" : NODUH
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Device to remove water from a ship : BILGEPUMP
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Aged fairy tale character : CRONE
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"We're number ___!" : ONE
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Worth : MERIT
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Secondary building : ANNEX
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Marry : WED
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Wide-mouthed jugs : EWERS
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Far from certain : IFFY
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___ the Explorer : DORA
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Journey : TREK
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Crackerjack : ACE
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"Start working!" : GETBUSY
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Accumulate : AMASS
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Where flowers and oysters grow : BEDS
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Sugar, e.g. : SWEETENER
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Wearer of stripes on a court, informally : REF
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Grp. making after-work plans? : AARP
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Moved out of the way : STOODASIDE
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Throat part : TONSIL
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"O Canada," for Canada : ANTHEM
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Was a passenger : RODE
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Retrieves, as baseballs : SHAGS
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Happened to : BEFELL
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Last part of U.R.I.'s URL : EDU
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Includes in an email : CCS
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Slangy ending for "any" : HOO
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Began, as a voyage : EMBARKEDON
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Mosque toppers : DOMES
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Waldorf salad ingredient : CELERY
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Acknowledges applause, maybe : TAKESABOW
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Bursting stars : NOVAS
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Org. overseeing airports : FAA
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See 25-Across : END
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Oil ___ (gulf sight) : RIG
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"Oh, puh-leeze!" : SPAREME
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Human rights advocate Jagger : BIANCA
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Like brand-new clothing : UNWORN
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Trudge : SLOG
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Stacked : PILED
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Sand ridge : DUNE
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Grape or watermelon plant : VINE
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Item in a tackle box : LURE
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Mideast bigwig : EMIR
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Chooses, with "for" : OPTS
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Bit of voodoo : HEX
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Where parishioners sit : PEW

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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