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New York Times, Saturday, September 14, 2019

Word found three times in the unofficial U.S. Postal Service motto

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JKQX} Spans: 5 This is puzzle # 109 for Mr. Collins.
Peter A. Collins notes:
I like finding 15-letter entries that haven't been used before. This puzzle has five grid-spanners, all making their Shortz-era NYT ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Figuring out the starts of the two marquee across entries was such a treat. I blanked on ___ HOME RUN for the longest time, scouring ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times9/14/19 ( No. 25,512 )
Across
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Picked up a split, e.g. : SPARED
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Fop's accessory : CRAVAT
13
Word appearing twice in a Shakespeare title : MEASURE
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Break from the rat race : METIME
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One of 23 for Matt Stairs (an M.L.B. record) : PINCHHITHOMERUN
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Finishing a sentence, say : INSTIR
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What the Ponte Vecchio spans : ARNO
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Frisky grp.? : TSA
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See 12-Down : LEASE
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Golfer's concern : LIE
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Where Joan of Arc was held captive : ROUEN
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Prints and such : ART
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Cambodian bread : RIEL
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Like G-rated vis-à-vis PG-13 and R-rated language : TAMEST
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Shadow : TAIL
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Abhors : DESPISES
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"My God!," to Jesus : ELOI
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In base eight : OCTAL
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Sharp remark : GIBE
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Evidence of a past hanging : NAILHOLE
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Breathless : AGOG
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Puts away quickly, in a way : SNARFS
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"Beware the ___ of a patient man": Dryden : FURY
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Word found three times in the unofficial U.S. Postal Service motto : NOR
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Home to the Woody Guthrie Center : TULSA
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Citation provider : COP
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Excel spreadsheet function : EDATE
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___ supra (Latin phrase in a scholarly paper) : UBI
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Work the soil : TILL
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Biggie in the rap business : SMALLS
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They help drivers get rid of their slices : PIZZADELIVERIES
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Repeated chant in "Hot Hot Hot" : OLEOLE
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Employment opportunity : OPENING
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Fix a flat? : RESOLE
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On the decline : WANING
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Things that are sometimes brokered : PACTS
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More gray-tinted : ASHIER
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European coal center : RUHR
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Form of the Italian "to be" : ERI
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"More info will be coming" : DETAILSTOFOLLOW
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"What are you waiting for?!" : CMON
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Fish with a symbiotic relationship with sharks : REMORAS
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Enjoyed, in a way : ATE
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Sharing of a moral viewpoint to gain social approval : VIRTUESIGNALING
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Keeps distracted : AMUSES
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One with a 20-Across : TENANT
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What an anemic person might lack : MINERAL
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"Ecce homo" speaker : PILATE
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Old Eur. domain : HRE
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Little sucker : LEECH
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Symbol of angular velocity : OMEGA
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Loved ones : IDOLS
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One laying down on the job? : TILER
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Ones needing a good memory, it's said : LIARS
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Get cozy (with) : PALUP
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Pirate : BOOTLEG
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Way out : EGRESS
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"... or possibly not even that" : IFATALL
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Narcotized condition : STUPOR
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Marriageable, quaintly : NUBILE
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Certain Middle Easterner : YEMENI
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A.L. Central team : CLE
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Bobby in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame : DARIN
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___ fixe : IDEE
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"Frozen" reindeer : SVEN
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Chaotic situation : ZOO
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Hoppy medium, for short? : IPA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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