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New York Times, Saturday, September 16, 2017

Author:
Natan Last, Finn Vigeland and the J.A.S.A. Crossword Class
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Natan Last
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Finn Vigeland

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FQXZ} This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Last. This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Vigeland. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
FINN AND NATAN: We're having a lot of fun at the JASA class by making types of puzzles as yet untried by the group, and someone in the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0916 ( 24,784 )
Across
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Plucky words? : SHELOVESME
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Flags : SAGS
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"That's some boyfriend you have" : HESAKEEPER
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"Star Trek: T.N.G." role : TROI
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Low-stress address? : EASYSTREET
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Like the middle of Australia : ARID
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It holds the world record for most passengers on a commercial airliner [1,088] : ELAL
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Fizzy vitamin supplement : EMERGENC
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They try to get into your head : PSYOPS
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Recipe amount : DASH
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Attraction in Bath, England : SPA
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Roll around : WALLOW
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Alternative to Chanel No. 5 : ESTEE
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Prefix with gender : CIS
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Some signals from pitchers : NODS
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Flaps : HOOHAS
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Fireplace receptacles : ASHPITS
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Shylock's daughter in "The Merchant of Venice" : JESSICA
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Pressing need : STARCH
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Young stud? : COLT
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Sea as in Cannes? : MER
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Beat : THROB
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Something to watch : THEGAP
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Neighbor of Iran: Abbr. : PAK
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Area worth the most bonus troops in the game Risk : ASIA
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Underground activity in the '50s : ATESTS
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Guarantee of the Sixth Amendment : ATTORNEY
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Hill of ___, site of Ireland's Lia Fáil : TARA
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"The O.C." protagonist : RYAN
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"Run that by me again" : IDONTGETIT
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A parent may tell a child to watch it : TONE
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Fair competition : POTATORACE
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Belly laughs : YUKS
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Dangerous thing to cross : ENEMYLINES
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Blind followers : SHEEP
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Gets better : HEALS
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Application requirement, maybe : ESSAY
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Hunkered down : LAYLOW
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Checks off on : OKS
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Check out : VET
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"The noblest hateful love that ___ I heard of": "Troilus and Cressida" : EER
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Small suits : SPEEDOS
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Grandmother, in dialect : MEEMAW
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Many 1920s Harper's Bazaar covers : ERTES
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Animal form of Harry Potter's Patronus : STAG
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"Officer, that's the thief!" : ARRESTHIM
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Gentle farewell : GOINPEACE
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1950s TV personality who appeared in "Grease" : SIDCAESAR
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Current regulator : RHEOSTAT
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Door part often fitted with an alarm : PANICBAR
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Poor work habit : SLOTH
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Relig. affiliation of more than six million Americans : LDS
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Request for an island getaway? : SOS
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Celebration after a run? : CASTPARTY
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"Do my eyes deceive me?" : ISTHATYOU
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Popular ABC reality show starting in 2009 : SHARKTANK
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Andrew Wyeth's "The ___ Pictures" : HELGA
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One for the money? : PRO
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"Morning ___" : JOE
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Gourd also known as a vegetable pear : CHAYOTE
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Attached, in a way : TIEDON
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Who's depicted in Russia's "Bronze Horseman" statue : PETERI
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Dig : SNIPE
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He "wept with all six eyes," per Dante : SATAN
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Flash : TRICE
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Slakes : SATES
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Kind of place for the summer? : ONES
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Subject of Noam Chomsky's "American Power and the New Mandarins," briefly : NAM
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Communication device for the deaf: Abbr. : TTY
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Cry at a Real Madrid game : GOL

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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