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New York Times, Tuesday, September 12, 2017

42-Down : Eroded

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Haight.
Bruce Haight notes:
My first try at this puzzle got sent back for poor fill. Will really liked the northwest area, so I only had to redo 75%! I don't ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
There have been many plays on Roman numerals in crosswords over the years, but I don't remember this exact implementation. Fun a-ha, ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times9/12/17 ( No. 24,780 )
Across
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"___ Don't Lie" (2006 Shakira hit) : HIPS
5
Fund : ENDOW
10
Ruler deposed in 1979 : SHAH
14
Father of Ahab in the Bible : OMRI
15
Composer whose name is Italian for "green" : VERDI
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Sharpen, as a skill : HONE
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1,001 causes of anxiety? : MISTRESSES
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"___ baby!" : ATTA
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Doc who might perform laryngologic surgery : ENT
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___ Enterprise : USS
22
Spotted : ESPIED
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Gives kudos to : LAUDS
26
101 rear ends? : CISTERNS
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"Darn it!" : AWNUTS
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"___ the next" : ONTO
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Inseparable : ONE
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___ noire (pet peeve) : BETE
33
Poke : PROD
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Charged toward : RANAT
37
51 cats? : LIFELINES
40
Twitch : SPASM
43
Makeup smearer : TEAR
44
Like a long shot's chances : SLIM
48
Singer Garfunkel : ART
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Frost : HOAR
51
Strangely repulsive sort : CREEPO
53
Six members of a "Dallas" family? : VIEWINGS
55
Provo resident : UTAHN
56
Fly : AVIATE
57
Poke : JAB
59
___-wop : DOO
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Ibsen's "Peer ___" : GYNT
61
501 renditions? : DIVERSIONS
65
Suffix with kitchen : ETTE
66
Clearing in the woods : GLADE
67
Hike along the Appalachian Trail, e.g. : TREK
68
Way in or way out : DOOR
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Designer Perry : ELLIS
70
He loved Lucy : DESI
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Many a meth production site : HOMELAB
2
"That was ... amazing!" : IMINAWE
3
Cheap way to get media attention : PRSTUNT
4
Convene, as a legislature : SIT
5
Two big nights in December : EVES
6
Loch ___ : NESS
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H.M.O. V.I.P.s : DRS
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Wordsworth work : ODE
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Most sensible : WISEST
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You might run to get in it : SHAPE
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Branding tool : HOTIRON
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Insect feeler : ANTENNA
13
Telemarketer's accessory : HEADSET
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Deteriorate with inactivity : RUST
23
Squirrel away : STORE
25
Pacers' engagements? : DUELS
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Picnic items : COOLERS
27
World's most populous democracy : INDIA
29
Beach bottle letters : SPF
34
Adjust the price on : RETAG
36
It's no liability : ASSET
38
Paintballer's cry : IMHIT
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Org. concerned with meltdowns : NRC
40
Criticized brutally : SAVAGED
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In on : PRIVYTO
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Eroded : ATEINTO
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Galena or cerussite : LEADORE
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Devices with Siri : IPHONES
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Relative of a snowboard : MONOSKI
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Tense : ONEDGE
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Summons a genie, perhaps : RUBS
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Word repeated before "everywhere" : WATER
57
Yoda, e.g. : JEDI
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Son of Zeus : ARES
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Kind of wind that blows no good : ILL
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Actor Kilmer of "Tombstone" : VAL
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"___ be my pleasure" : ITD

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

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