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New York Times, Monday, September 16, 2019

Author:
Amanda Rafkin and Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Amanda Rafkin
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Ross Trudeau

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 38 Missing: {KQWXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Rafkin. This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Trudeau. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
AMANDA: What an absolute thrill to be making my NYT crossword debut! I'll let the entries of PRIDE MONTH, GAYER, AIDA, and MORENO serve as a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I love Ross's drive to help underrepresented demographics get into crossword construction. How apt to have UBERMENSCH in the grid! JUST FOR THE ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0916 ( 25,514 )
Across
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Design details, informally : SPECS
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Archaeologist's treasure : RELIC
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"Nova" airer : PBS
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Major manufacturer of soda can materials : ALCOA
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Justice Kagan : ELENA
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Fe, on the periodic table : IRON
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Adjudicator of an attempt at a physical feat, say : GUINNESSOFFICIAL
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Early birds? : EGGS
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Eldest of the von Trapp children : LIESL
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What polytheists believe in : GODS
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"Let's do it!" : IMIN
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Hole ___ (golf feat) : INONE
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Vocalist who doesn't tour : STUDIOSINGER
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Cosmopolitan or People, for short : MAG
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1960s vice president Humphrey : HUBERT
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L.A.'s ___ Arts District : NOHO
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Pepsi-___ : COLA
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Genre for Puccini and Ponchielli : OPERA
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Rear end : BUTT
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Macho : MANLY
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Rowboat propellers : OARS
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Fumbles : ERRS
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Nickname of King Edward VII : BERTIE
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Channel for lovers of old films : TCM
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One versed in shorthand : STENOGRAPHER
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Standing straight : ERECT
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Elton John musical based on a work by Verdi : AIDA
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Deep blue dye : ANIL
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Throw, as an anchor : HEAVE
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Mention as an example : CITE
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"To be totally clear" ... or why to bring in a 17-, 27- or 45-Across? : JUSTFORTHERECORD
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Whale found in every one of the world's oceans : ORCA
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Gold or platinum : METAL
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Like most notebook paper : LINED
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"___, humbug!" : BAH
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Impolitely overlooks : SNUBS
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Amble (along) : MOSEY
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Wise one : SAGE
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What goes into a socket : PLUG
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Juul, e.g., briefly : ECIG
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Takes under advisement : CONSIDERS
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The "S" of S.F. : SAN
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Pine secretions : RESINS
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"What ___ would you like?" : ELSE
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Births between Cancer and Virgo : LEOS
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Airborne : INFLIGHT
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Half-___ (coffee order) : CAF
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June observance commemorating the Stonewall Riots : PRIDEMONTH
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Drag neckwear : BOAS
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Sketch show with celebrity hosts, for short : SNL
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Green "X" for Microsoft Excel, e.g. : ICON
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T. S. ___, poet who wrote "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" : ELIOT
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Assistant to Dr. Frankenstein : IGOR
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Oscar winner Sorvino : MIRA
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Prefix with liberal : NEO
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Aim for the basket : SHOOT
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Rapper Shakur : TUPAC
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Nietzsche's ideal man : UBERMENSCH
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Put away, as ashes : INURN
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"Nuh-uh!" : NOTSO
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"Kate & ___" (1980s TV show) : ALLIE
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More gleeful : GAYER
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Dish of thinly sliced raw meat : CARPACCIO
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Fellow members of a church : BRETHREN
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Quaff made with honey : MEAD
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"Yadda, yadda, yadda ...": Abbr. : ETC
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Bramble : BRIER
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Who "I" refers to : SELF
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Auctioneers' mallets : GAVELS
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Moreno of "West Side Story" : RITA
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Atmosphere : AURA
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Question to a betrayer : ETTU
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Monomaniacal captain of literature : AHAB
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Charged particles : IONS
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Christmas purchase that's quickly thrown out : TREE
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Small whirlpool : EDDY
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Nine-to-five activity : JOB
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Yogi's sounds while meditating : OMS
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Dutch ___ disease : ELM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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