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New York Times, Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Author:
Timothy Polin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Timothy Polin

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 47 for Mr. Polin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0911 ( 25,144 )

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Across
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Information about other information : METADATA
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Make harmless, as a snake : DEFANG
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"Original copy" or "open secret" : OXYMORON
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"Ma-a-aybe" : ILLSEE
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Shy sort : SHRINKINGVIOLET
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Broke ground? : HOED
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"You ___ busted!" : ARESO
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Ambulances' hosp. destinations : ERS
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Epithet for a British beauty with fair skin : ENGLISHROSE
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Magnificent : STELLAR
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Grp. meeting in a school gym, often : PTA
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Long in the tooth : OLD
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"Buffalo Bill," for William Cody : ALIAS
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Warm and cozy : SNUG
35
High-flown speech or writing ... or a description of 17-, 22-, 51- and 57-Across? : FLOWERYLANGUAGE
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Chops (off) : LOPS
42
Poseidon's realm : OCEAN
43
Letters on a wanted poster : AKA
44
$ource of ca$h : ATM
47
Places in one's cross hairs : TARGETS
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Try to improve what is already beautiful : GILDTHELILY
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Meadow : LEA
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Very heavy : OBESE
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Flying nuisance : GNAT
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Full of energy and enthusiasm : ASFRESHASADAISY
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1996 best-selling guide for "grammarphobes" : WOEISI
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One registering with the American Kennel Club : DOGOWNER
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Chooses for office : ELECTS
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Gumbo cookers : STEWPOTS
Down
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Dances violently : MOSHES
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Urge strongly : EXHORT
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Rapper/actor Gibson : TYRESE
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In the thick of : AMID
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High-ranking Mafioso : DON
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"Raiders of the Lost ___" : ARK
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You, to Yves : TOI
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Record of a year's events : ANNAL
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Dump, as stocks : DIVEST
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Elevator innovator Otis : ELISHA
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Stop on an elevator : FLOOR
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"Talking" system for the deaf, in brief : ASL
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Born, in high society : NEE
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Comprehend : GET
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Firm hold : GRIP
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Fashion magazine with a French name : ELLE
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Hair removal brand : NAIR
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Color of an overcast sky : GRAY
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Actress Chaplin of "Game of Thrones" : OONA
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Counterfeit token : SLUG
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Rim : EDGE
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Legislatures write them : LAWS
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___-mo replay : SLO
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Like arias and anthems : SUNG
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Something planted when claiming territory : FLAG
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Troublemaking Norse god : LOKI
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Milky white gem : OPAL
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Opening on Broadway? : ACTI
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Onetime radio host Boortz : NEAL
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Larson who created "The Far Side" : GARY
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If everything goes right : ATBEST
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Grad student's big paper : THESIS
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Blend well together : MESH
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Pacific current that causes odd weather : ELNINO
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Cups, saucers, sugar bowl, etc. : TEASET
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Lustful goat-men of myth : SATYRS
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Kind of column in ancient Greece : DORIC
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Things detectives pursue : LEADS
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Stare slack-jawed : GAWP
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Slack-jawed feeling : AWE
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Note after fa : SOL
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Broker's charge : FEE
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Boozehound : SOT
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Grow long in the tooth : AGE
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___ Jones industrial average : DOW

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

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