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New York Times, Wednesday, September 11, 2019

One of three figures carved on Georgia's Stone Mountain

Author:
Ned White
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {BJQV} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. White.
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© 2019, The New York Times9/11/19 ( No. 25,509 )
Across
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Piquant garnishes : ZESTS
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Female friend, to Felipe : AMIGA
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Guffaw syllable : HAR
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Top dog : ALPHA
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Unseen title character in a classic play : GODOT
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Previously : AGO
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Bird in the hand? : HIREDPERSON
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Headstone letters : RIP
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R&B singer with the 2006 hit "So Sick" : NEYO
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___ vez (once: Sp.) : UNA
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Art often of marginal quality? : DOODLE
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Snake in the grass? : CATTLEFODDER
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Rarer than rare : RAW
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Bourbon and Beale: Abbr. : STS
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Time off, informally : RANDR
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English architect Jones : INIGO
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Grab a stool, say : SIT
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Head Stone? : MICK
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Come up in the world? : MARSFORINSTANCE
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Proofreader's "leave it in" : STET
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Omicrons' predecessors : XIS
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Signed : INKED
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"___ ever occurred to you ...?" : HASIT
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Inseparable : ONE
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1960s campus org. : SDS
50
Throw in the towel? : SPAACCESSORY
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Die-hard fan's cry : MYIDOL
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Question of introspection : AMI
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Provides pieces for : ARMS
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Fumble or stumble : ERR
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Ace in the hole? : PERFORATION
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One of three figures carved on Georgia's Stone Mountain : LEE
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Gone from the plate : EATEN
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Lewis who sang the theme for "Avatar" : LEONA
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Acid : LSD
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Mortimer ___, dummy voiced by Edgar Bergen : SNERD
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Shutterbug's setting : FSTOP
Down
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Former CNN anchor Paula : ZAHN
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"Night" memoirist Wiesel : ELIE
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Nimble, especially for one's age : SPRY
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2000s Fox drama set in Newport Beach : THEOC
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Elegiac : SAD
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Transportation safety workers, e.g. : AGENTS
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Fable's end : MORAL
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Cards at a club, say : IDS
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Olive oil and fish oil are high in them : GOODFATS
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When a nautical day begins : ATNOON
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Screwdrivers, e.g. : HARDDRINKS
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Like gymnasts : AGILE
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One handy with a lariat : ROPER
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When repeated, a club game? : PUTT
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One who's "out" : ODDMAN
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Starting on : ASOF
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Home of the Blarney Stone : ERIN
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What some eyeglasses lack : RIMS
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Basic subj. for a surgeon : ANAT
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Like some terriers : WIREHAIRED
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Upscale Swiss ski resort : GSTAAD
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Palindromic nickname : SIS
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Included in an email chain : CCED
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Converse competitor : KEDS
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Big name in stain removal : OXICLEAN
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Baptism, e.g. : RITE
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Stadium ticket specification : TIER
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Checks (out) : SCOPES
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Onetime pop star Donny : OSMOND
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Neo-___ (film genre) : NOIR
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Stink : SMELL
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Some funeral arrangements : PYRES
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Not so risky : SAFER
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Rowdy ___, lead role on TV's "Rawhide" : YATES
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Real scream : RIOT
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Part of MSG : MONO
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Cinch : SNAP
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Hwy. : RTE
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Visitor from the planet Melmac : ALF

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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