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"UH, WHAT?"

New York Times, Sunday, September 16, 2018

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel Fagliano

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 132, Blocks: 66 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 60 for Mr. Fagliano. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Joel Fagliano notes:
Excited to be back in the Magazine pages! Given how many tiny crosswords I make these days, setting my mind to a Sunday puzzle was refreshing. Because this is a fairly established theme ... read more
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Jim Horne notes:
I've been waiting for PHABLETS to make it into an NYT puzzle. Like most portmanteau words, it's odd at first but easy to figure out. Smartphones are getting bigger, tablets shrink, and ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0916 ( 25,149 )
Across
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Like a bull in a china shop : CLUMSY
7
Blue : RACY
11
Band whose songs are featured in a hit 2001 musical and 2018 movie : ABBA
15
Tube tops : CAPS
19
Where Hemingway wrote "The Old Man and the Sea" : HAVANA
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Instrument whose name sounds like a rebuke of Obama's dog : OBOE
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Case load? : BEER
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River that formed an extension of the Mason-Dixon line : OHIO
23
One who's just moved from Portland? : OREGONTRANSPLANT
26
Bit of baseball gear : MITT
27
"Jeez, I heard you already!" : OKAYOKAY
28
Number : AMOUNT
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Game played with a dog : FETCH
30
Peak : APEX
31
Tennis great who wrote the 2009 tell-all "Open" : AGASSI
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Major science journal : NATURE
33
Satchel for a guy : MURSE
35
Convert a morgue worker into a spy? : TURNTHECORONER
37
Google ____ : MAPS
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Pre-euro currency : LIRA
39
Smooch : BUSS
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Leave gobsmacked : AWE
41
Common plural verb : ARE
42
Staple of many a "Real Housewives" episode : DRAMA
44
One of the Leewards : STMARTIN
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LeBron basketball sneaker, e.g.? : KINGJAMESBUYABLE
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Foe in "Wonder Woman" : ARES
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- - - : ENDASHES
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Ready for the recycling bin : EMPTY
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Field trip chaperone : PARENT
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Surrender : WAIVE
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Celebrity chef Oliver : JAMIE
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Hunger for : CRAVE
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Will of "Arrested Development" : ARNETT
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Determined to do : SETON
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Flower said to cover the plains of Hades : ASPHODEL
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Brand of 33-Down : RAGU
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Intense blowback against a signature Trump policy proposal? : RIOTINGONTHEWALL
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Large mobile devices, to use a modern portmanteau : PHABLETS
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Hair net : SNOOD
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Amazon threat : BOA
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Muppet eagle : SAM
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Highest draft category : ONEA
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Garbage barge : SCOW
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Tour de France setting : ALPS
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Bad person to get paired with for a class assignment? : PROJECTRUNAWAY
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Bender : SPREE
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"Present!" : IMHERE
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Like more : PREFER
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Gulf mogul : EMIR
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Rulers during the Time of Troubles : TSARS
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Jewish mysticism : CABALA
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Harmonized : INUNISON
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Triple-A requests : TOWS
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Nickname for a superserious congressman? : SENATOROFGRAVITY
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Trainer of Rey in "The Last Jedi" : LUKE
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Eager : KEEN
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Fixtures in every Vegas casino : ATMS
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Ontario city across the river from Buffalo, for short : FTERIE
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Craftsy online store : ETSY
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Cay : ISLE
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For takeout : TOGO
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Exemplar of cruelty : SADIST
Down
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Follower of "ah-ah-ah" : CHOO
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Fun adventure : LARK
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Colored layer : UVEA
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Hungarians, by another name : MAGYARS
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Noses around : SNOOPS
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Northerner : YANKEE
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One of the Gilmore Girls : RORY
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Old sports org. with the Kentucky Colonels : ABA
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U.S. food giant : CONAGRA
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Suck-up : YESMAN
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Red with embarrassment : ABLUSH
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Fad toy of the 1990s : BEANIEBABY
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Tendency : BENT
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What's better when it's fine? : ART
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Awaken : COMETO
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Yellowfin : AHITUNA
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Workers who are always retiring? : PITCREW
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"Take that!" : SOTHERE
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Strain : TAX
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Tweet, e.g. : POST
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Language of Omar Khayyam's "Rubáiyát" : FARSI
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Glows : AURAS
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Caution on an airplane wing : NOSTEP
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Dip for mozzarella sticks : MARINARA
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Affecting radically : UPENDING
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x : TIMES
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Biceps exercise : CURL
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Attack on a big scale : MAKEWAR
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Uncool : LAME
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Gig for an aspiring electronic musician : DJSET
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Root word? : RAH
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Citation : SUMMONS
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What "..." may represent : TYPING
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What "#" means in chess notation : MATE
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Slim : NARROW
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Surrendered : GAVEUP
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"Take a hike!" : BEATIT
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Like an uncorrupted file : READABLE
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Academy Awards prop : ENVELOPE
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Popular Belgian brews, informally : STELLAS
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Hurt : ACHED
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Ballet jump : JETE
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Music genre at a rave : TRANCE
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Provider of green juice? : SOLARPANEL
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Bother : ANNOY
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Put away : STOW
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Vietnamese broth-and-noodles soup : PHO
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"Yeah, right" : IBET
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Academy Awards prop : OSCAR
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Garden toilers : HOERS
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Saliva : SPITTLE
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Words from a T.S.A. agent before a pat-down : ARMSOUT
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Punk rock hairstyles : MOHAWKS
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Guarantee : SWEARTO
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U.S.P.S. package status : ARRIVED
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Purchase at a sports stadium : JERSEY
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Sophisticated : URBANE
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How whiskey is often served : NEAT
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Financially solvent : AFLOAT
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Blue man group? : SMURFS
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Something made to be destroyed : PINATA
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Where soccer was invented: Abbr. : ENG
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Hitchcock triple feature? : CEES
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Should that be the case : IFSO
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"Hey ____" (start of a phone voice command) : SIRI
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R&B great Redding : OTIS
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A bit of disputin' from Putin? : NYET
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Chairlift item : SKI
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Clickable tag on BuzzFeed beside "LOL" and "WTF" : OMG

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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