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New York Times, Monday, September 11, 2017

Author:
Erik Agard and Paolo Pasco
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
6211/6/20126/1/202031
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1166895161
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.60280
Erik Agard
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
177/17/20155/2/20205
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1300067
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.61011
Paolo Pasco

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 14 Words: 75, Blocks: 42 Missing: {BJQVZ} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Agard. This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Pasco. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
ERIK: Earlier this year, Paolo mentioned he'd had an idea for a LA LA LAND puzzle; he had WALLA WALLA and LAKE PLACID but was ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Great start to the week, a solid offering from two of my favorite people in the crossworld. I've seen a couple of LA LA LAND ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0911 ( 24,779 )

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Across
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Pitchfork-shaped letter : PSI
4
Brillo alternative : SOSPAD
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The drug acid, by another name : LSD
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"!!!!," in a text : OMG
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Hairstyling substance : POMADE
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Animal whose name is a synonym of "parrot" : APE
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Kuala Lumpur's locale : MALAYPENINSULA
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College teacher, informally : PROF
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"Calvin and Hobbes" conveyance : SLED
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Getting little rainfall : ARID
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Titular California district in a Steinbeck novel : TORTILLAFLAT
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Have debts : OWE
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Setting for much of "Moana" : SEA
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Kind of diet regimen based on nonmodern eating habits : PALEO
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Dominique ___, 1996 Olympic gymnastics gold medalist : DAWES
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"Holy cow!" : EGAD
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Hayseed : HICK
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T. J. ___ (department store chain) : MAXX
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Arctic bird : AUK
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Counterparts of dots, in Morse code : DASHES
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Vinyl albums, for short : LPS
44
Issa who stars on HBO's "Insecure" : RAE
45
"Fighting" N.C.A.A. team : ILLINI
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"When they go ___, we go high" : LOW
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4.0, in school : PERFECTGPA
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Happy accident : FLUKE
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Shoulder garment : SHAWL
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Pb, to chemists : LEAD
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Not worth discussing : MOOT
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Postal delivery : MAIL
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California-based gas company : ARCO
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Dad : PAPA
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"Not guilty," e.g. : PLEA
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Hideout : LAIR
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"I don't wanna be ___ guy, but ..." : THAT
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Musk of Tesla : ELON
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Actor Alan : ALDA
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Christmas season : YULE
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___ McNally (mapmaker) : RAND
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"___ and Circumstance" : POMP
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Intelligent : SMART
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Ice pad? : IGLOO
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Person wearing a trench coat and sunglasses, stereotypically : SPY
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Mistake, cutely : OOPSIE
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Odor : SMELL
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Group of experts : PANEL
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Nike rival : ADIDAS
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Hideout : DEN
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Mrs. George W. Bush : LAURA
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Divorced : SPLIT
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At 0% battery : DEAD
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Sporting a natural : AFROED
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Deep bow : SALAAM
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A pair : TWO
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Served dinner : FED
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Fruit in a fruit basket : PEAR
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Contents of el océano : AGUA
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1980 Winter Olympics host : LAKEPLACID
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Washington city with a repetitive name : WALLAWALLA
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Business fair : EXPO
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Annual Austin festival, for short : SXSW
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At 50%, to a pessimist : HALFEMPTY
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___ of Wight : ISLE
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Fashionable : CHIC
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University in northeast Ohio : KENTSTATE
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N.B.A. star Nowitzki : DIRK
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[Alas] : SIGH
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Writer Welty : EUDORA
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Treat really nicely : PAMPER
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Wild : FERAL
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Rest atop : LIEON
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With 58-Down, head-in-the-clouds place ... or a hint to each answer that has four circles : LALA
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Hawaiian island : OAHU
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October birthstone : OPAL
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See 53-Down : LAND

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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