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New York Times, Monday, September 12, 2016

Author:
Victor Fleming and Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
You might be stuck with these when traveling in the Southwest
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQWXYZ} This is puzzle # 45 for Mr. Fleming. This is puzzle # 55 for Ms. Michaels.
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© 2016, The New York Times9/12/16 ( No. 24,415 )
Across
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Dislike intensely : ABHOR
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Londoner or Glaswegian, informally : BRIT
10
Mariner in a whale of a novel? : AHAB
14
Sergeant's superior, slangily : LOOIE
15
Particular points : LOCI
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___ Strauss & Co. : LEVI
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Asks Warsaw residents their opinions? : POLLSPOLES
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Bushy part of a squirrel : TAIL
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Modest swimming garment : ONEPIECE
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Under ___ pretenses : FALSE
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Plus : AND
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Mideast chiefs : EMIRS
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P.G.A. part: Abbr. : ASSN
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1965 Yardbirds hit : IMAMAN
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Wheel's center : HUB
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Describe in greater detail, with "out" : FLESH
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Deserves : ISDUE
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Music producer Brian : ENO
38
Up to, informally : TIL
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Increases the number of commercials? : ADDSADS
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Ecologically oriented org. : EPA
42
Symbol of slipperiness : EEL
43
Hands (out), as money : DOLES
44
"Tall" stories : TALES
46
Monopoly game's B&O and Reading: Abbr. : RRS
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"R-E-S-P-E-C-T" diva Franklin : ARETHA
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Two steps above cpl. : SSGT
50
"Close but no ___" : CIGAR
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___-jongg : MAH
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Take care of : SEETO
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Body of water between Dublin and Liverpool : IRISHSEA
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Cuba or Aruba : ISLE
62
Peels some fruit? : PARESPEARS
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What comes before the storm : CALM
65
Sacred image : ICON
66
You might be stuck with these when traveling in the Southwest : CACTI
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What a lipstick print signifies : KISS
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Man who might tip his cap : GENT
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Church recesses : APSES
Down
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Brand for Fido : ALPO
2
Benefit : BOON
3
Ozone problem : HOLE
4
Crankcase attachments : OILPANS
5
Tree secretion : RESIN
6
Group of like-minded voters : BLOC
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Offering from a casting director : ROLE
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Diamonds, slangily : ICE
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"My Country, ___ of Thee" : TIS
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Place to say "With this ring, I thee wed" : ALTAR
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Cures the backs of feet? : HEALSHEELS
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"We try harder" company : AVIS
13
Ill humor : BILE
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Mani-___ (salon offering) : PEDI
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Of the highest quality : FINEST
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Punctuation mark akin to a semicolon : EMDASH
24
Bond girl Adams : MAUD
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Photo caption following a major weight loss : AFTER
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More like a fox : SLIER
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Finds buyers for smartphones? : SELLSCELLS
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Bette who won a Golden Globe Award for "Gypsy" : MIDLER
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Plus quality : ASSET
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Remove, as a currency from a fixed rate : UNPEG
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"I am the greatest," e.g. : BOAST
35
Tried : HADAGO
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___ the Explorer : DORA
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Waste pile : ASHHEAP
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French friends : AMIS
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Agenda units : ITEMS
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Abbreviation on a pound sign? : ASPCA
54
___ as a dog : SICK
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Actor Morales : ESAI
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Clothes unwrinkler : IRON
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Apartment dweller's payment : RENT
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Anatomical pouches : SACS
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Art Deco artist : ERTE
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Garage sale disclaimer : ASIS
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Baby back ribs source : PIG
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Top of a royal flush : ACE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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