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New York Times, Friday, September 14, 2018

Author:
John Guzzetta
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Guzzetta

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 26 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Guzzetta. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
John Guzzetta notes:
I mailed this puzzle late 2016, back when I was using this type of grid layout for themeless submissions. It's a good way to get nice ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Sometimes I feel like I have to HUNT AND PECK when a grid is filled with tough names. I'm personally familiar with NEMEA and Boba ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
In 2010, I wrote an article for the Science section of the New York Times called The Rush of the ‘Crossword Puzzle Moment.' I ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0914 ( 25,147 )

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Across
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Differences between colors : WAVELENGTHS
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Duchamp contemporary : ARP
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"Well, what do you know?!" : IMAGINETHAT
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Accessory for Miss Piggy : BOA
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Six-time Grammy winner who is half of the group Gnarls Barkley : DANGERMOUSE
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Some buzzer followers, for short : OTS
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End of a count? : ESS
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Toil and trouble : WOES
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MTV toon teen : BEAVIS
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Reebok rival : FILA
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Most clipped : TERSEST
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"Fiddler on the Roof" setting : SHTETL
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Embarrassed : SHEEPISH
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Net ___ : WORTH
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Establish : FOUND
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Shorts go-with : TEE
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Still vying : INIT
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Bits of sweat : BEADS
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Offensive line : BARB
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Natl. Library Card Sign-Up Month : SEP
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Desktop accessories : LAMPS
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Novelist Ephron : DELIA
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Course outline : SYLLABUS
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Helen who helped establish the 46-Down : KELLER
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School copier, maybe : CHEATER
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Minute Rice instruction : BOIL
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Like Mercury vis-à-vis Mars : HOTTER
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Future reporter : SEER
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Shepard of "Parenthood" : DAX
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Darth Vader's boyhood nickname : ANI
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Type unprofessionally : HUNTANDPECK
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Sleep study acronym : REM
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"Hallelujah!" : ITSAMIRACLE
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Change the locks? : DYE
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"Brilliant!" : THATSGENIUS
Down
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Extensive : WIDE
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Reddit Q&A sessions, briefly : AMAS
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Circlers at airports : VANS
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Oocyte, e.g. : EGG
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Rest on, as chances : LIEWITH
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Register : ENROLL
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Where Hercules slew the lion : NEMEA
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Some Pontiacs : GTOS
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Night that "Friends" aired: Abbr. : THU
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Distant stars? : HASBEENS
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Led : STEERED
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Supercilious : ABOVEITALL
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Spit spot : ROTISSERIE
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Become legally certified : PASSTHEBAR
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"My baby at my breast," to Shakespeare's Cleopatra : ASP
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Boba ___, "Star Wars" bounty hunter : FETT
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Sounds of failure : THUDS
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Leafy vegetable related to a beet : SWISSCHARD
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1974 Abba hit : HONEYHONEY
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Mazurka meter : TRIPLETIME
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Individually wrapped hotel amenities : SOAPS
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Pelvis-patella connector : FEMUR
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Member of the 1920s Murderers' Row : BABERUTH
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Bout ender : BELL
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Grounds for a 15-yard penalty : LATEHIT
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Tragic heroine of Irish legend : DEIRDRE
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Muscle used in pull-ups, briefly : LAT
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Sarah who hosted the podcast "Serial" : KOENIG
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Support pieces : BEAMS
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Saves or assists : STAT
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Liter lead-in : DECI
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See 40-Across : ACLU
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Classic Jaguars : XKES
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D.O.D. division : NSA
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It might receive zero stars : PAN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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