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New York Times, Thursday, September 13, 2018

Author:
Alex Eaton-Salners
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex Eaton-Salners

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 45 Missing: none. Spans: 2 Scrabble average: 1.99 This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Eaton-Salners. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Alex Eaton-Salners notes:
I suspect Will and crew have a backlog of rebus puzzles in their Thursday inventory. This one took nearly as long to go from ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
Jim and Jeff at the Puzzles continues through to Sunday. We expect to get fooled on Thursdays. When we get a Thursday without ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I liked the visual of INBOX stacked atop the OUTBOX, too. But HEES and especially LXX gave me major pause. I wonder if shifting those ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0913 ( 25,146 )
Across
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Interrogate : QUIZ
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Leave flabbergasted : AMAZE
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IV units : CCS
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French 101 verb : ETRE
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Fermented milk drink : KEFIR
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Pre-snap signal : HUT
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Made a false move? : DEKED
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Finding fault with : CARPINGABOUT
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Word with sauce or milk : SOY
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Some R.S.V.P.s : NOS
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Bears: Lat. : URSI
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"Fire away!" : ASK
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Trader ___ : JOES
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They can be taxed like partnerships, for short : LLCS
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Goal for Ponce de León : THEFOUNTAINOFYOUTH
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Give the silent treatment? : MIME
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Stops partway through : ABORTS
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Bon ___ : VOYAGE
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Costumes : GETUPS
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Actor Mark : HARMON
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Tatooine has two of them : SUNS
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Incensed : FROTHINGATTHEMOUTH
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Successor of Carson : LENO
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"___ of Dogs" (2018 animated movie) : ISLE
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Univ. department : PSY
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"Um, don't look now, but ..." : AHEM
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Vietnamese new year : TET
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Still : YET
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Colorful food fish : RAINBOWTROUT
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Beach house? : SHELL
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Key for exiting full-screen mode : ESC
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Carafe size : LITER
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Where work piles up ... with a hint to this puzzle's theme : INBOX
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"Please keep it down" : SHH
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Radiate : EXUDE
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Where finished work goes ... with a hint to this puzzle's theme : OUTBOX
Down
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The end of mathematics? : QED
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Western native : UTE
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Tick off : IRK
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Middle of a puzzle? : ZEES
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Org. concerned with good breeding : AKC
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Will, if one can : MEANSTO
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Start of some hybrid music styles : AFRO
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Speeds (along) : ZIPS
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"Dancing With the Stars" co-host Andrews : ERIN
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Oscar-winning Cliff Robertson title role : CHARLY
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One in a blue-and-yellow uniform : CUBSCOUT
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Somewhat stocky : STOUTISH
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Place to get one's kicks? : DOJO
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Wide divide : GULF
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Question to a returning pest : YOUAGAIN
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Cash cache, for short : ATM
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Gang weapon : SHIV
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___ sabe : KEMO
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Sportscaster Dick : ENBERG
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Fairylike : FEY
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Jargons : ARGOTS
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One way to stare : INTENTLY
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German direction : OST
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"That feels so-o-o good!" : AHH
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Put into service : USE
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What you might do with gas or a fist : PUMP
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Features of tapirs : SNOUTS
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Headwaiter : MAITRED
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Prone to blushing, say : SHY
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Skirt features : FLARES
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Go over anew : REHASH
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Three barleycorns, as defined by Edward II : ONEINCH
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Sepulcher : TOMB
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Partners of haws : HEES
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Mars candy : TWIX
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Roman rebuke : ETTU
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Become less crowded : THINOUT
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"Hurrah!" : OLE
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Weird : OUTRE
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Go back : EBB
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John of Cambridge : LOO
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70, in old Rome : LXX

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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