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New York Times, Thursday, September 12, 2019

Author:
Grant Thackray
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Grant Thackray

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Thackray. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0912 ( 25,510 )
Across
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Extremity : LIMB
5
Snags : NABS
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2001 title role for Audrey Tautou : AMELIE
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What Elvis Aaron Presley's middle name is spelled with on his birth certificate : ONEA
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Spinal Tap vis-à-vis 1980s rock bands : PARODY
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Thataway, from a crow's-nest : THAR
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Fury at a husband leaving his entire estate to his mistress? : WIDOWSPIQUE
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Mitch who wrote "Tuesdays With Morrie" : ALBOM
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Escape : FLEE
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Sturm ___ Drang : UND
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What an in-group uses for fishing? : CLIQUEBAIT
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Actor Reeves : KEANU
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Look at, biblically : SEEST
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Flight board abbr. : ETD
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Pull a cork from : UNSTOP
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Org. that might pocket your checks : IRS
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Org. that might check your pockets : TSA
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Top of a schedule, maybe : LINEA
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"Oh, I'm supposed to be in the line over there"? : THATSMYQUEUE
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Dog with an upturned tail : AKITA
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One using foul language? : UMP
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World of Warcraft, e.g., for short : RPG
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Image on the back of a Canadian nickel : BEAVER
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What "team" has, it's said : NOI
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Ed of "Up" : ASNER
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Short staff? : ELVES
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Some alcohol smuggled into a rodeo, say? : BOOTLIQUOR
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Silverback, e.g. : APE
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Author of the best-selling children's book "Matilda" : DAHL
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Place in canopic jars, say : INURN
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Smudge on a theater sign? : MARQUEEMARK
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Secondhand sale stipulation : ASIS
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Quick : ASTUTE
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Sunburn aid : ALOE
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Many a scuba destination : REEF
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"Fuhgeddaboudit!" : NOSOAP
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Those against : NAYS
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"Happy Motoring" sloganeer, once : ESSO
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Alitalia : Italy :: ___ : Poland : LOT
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Asthmatic's aid : INHALER
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Least crisp, as an apple : MEALIEST
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Some Labor Day events, informally : BARBQS
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"It's a ___" ("I've changed") : NEWME
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NPR host Shapiro : ARI
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Butter, in a dieter's eyes : BADFAT
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Without betraying emotion : STOLIDLY
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Stained-glass window locale : APSE
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Posting at many a park entrance : MAP
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Verdi's "___ tu" : ERI
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Japanese plum : LOQUAT
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"You got me" : IDUNNO
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Assessed lasciviously : EYEDUP
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Word with suit or blanket : WET
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Bonus features on some DVDs : OUTTAKES
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Longtime staple of Thurs. night TV : CSI
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Grendel, e.g. : BEAST
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Reason to wear a brace : KNEEPAIN
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Grandson of Abraham : ESAU
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One, on a one : UNUM
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Flutter one's eyelids, say : STIR
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Words after "You can't fire me!" : IQUIT
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Eat : HAVE
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"Hoo boy!" : MANOHMAN
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Some triage pros : ERNURSES
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Flowers named after the Greek physician of the gods : PEONIES
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Trespasser's warning : GRR
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Refrain from "Mulan" before "With all the force of a great typhoon" : BEAMAN
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City once represented in Congress by Beto O'Rourke : ELPASO
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Prevents : AVERTS
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"Well, isn't that fancy!" : OOLALA
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Cat's opposite : SQUARE
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Modern sweetie : BAE
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Count for a Facebook post : LIKES
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Very thought-provoking : DEEP
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Status ___ : QUO
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Tony winner Hagen : UTA
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Walt Disney's older brother : ROY
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Air hub between LAX and Sea-Tac : SFO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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