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New York Times, Saturday, September 17, 2016

Author:
Andrew J. Ries
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrew Ries

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Ries. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Andrew Ries notes:
Not gonna lie, all I can say is I ain't Patrick Berry, and I'm almost embarrassed to follow him on a themeless weekend. But whatevs. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
NOT GONNA LIE, this was an entertaining solve. I really enjoy that sort of colloquial phrase in a themeless, giving it a snappy feel, ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0917 ( 24,420 )

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Across
1
First name in fantasy fiction : BILBO
6
Payola payoff : PLUG
10
Branch extension : TWIG
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Subject for une chanteuse : AMOUR
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When repeated, singer of the 1987 #1 hit "Head to Toe" : LISA
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Exclamation sometimes said with a hand over the mouth : OHMY
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One in la-la land : SPACECADET
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Clichéd gift for a prisoner : RASP
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Christ's end? : IAN
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For instance : SAY
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Snack brand first produced at Disneyland in the 1960s : DORITOS
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Street ___ : CRED
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Alternative to a snap : VELCRO
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Asia's ___ Darya River : AMU
29
Structural support : STRUT
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Stephen who was nominated for a 1992 Best Actor Oscar : REA
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Title sometimes shortened by removing its middle letter : MADAM
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Dish that often includes anchovies : CAESARSALAD
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Website for people interested in "cultivating" a relationship? : FARMERSONLY
38
"Lemme be straight with you ..." : NOTGONNALIE
39
Good-for-nothing : LOUSE
40
Letterhead abbr. : TEL
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5 1/2-point type : AGATE
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Falcons, on scoreboards : ATL
46
Staple of Victorian architecture : TURRET
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Square : EVEN
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McCarthy in Hollywood : MELISSA
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Break down, maybe : SOB
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Terse admission : IAM
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For the ages : EPIC
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Some kitchen utensils : ENAMELWARE
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Court psychologist's ruling : SANE
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Where Arthur Ashe played college tennis : UCLA
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Book before Philemon : TITUS
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Summer coolers : ADES
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Round end, of a sort : PEEN
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Curry of the N.B.A. : STEPH
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Educational foundations : BASICS
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Lend : IMPART
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One day's drive, maybe : LOANER
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N.F.C. South pro : BUC
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They're graded in geology class : ORES
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Spot for autograph seekers : PLAYERSENTRANCE
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Top : LID
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One who works a lot? : USEDCARSALESMAN
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Bulldog rival : GATOR
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Spelling with lines : TORI
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"Whew!," upon arriving home : WHATADAY
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Cry before rage-quitting : IMSOMAD
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Plaster of paris, essentially : GYPSUM
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King James, e.g. : CAV
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Country that's home to Dracula's Castle : ROMANIA
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Tickets, in slang : DUCATS
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Pupil : LEARNER
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They're often said to be sitting or moving : TARGETS
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Claim : ALLEGE
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Angst-ridden and moody : EMO
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Currency of Peru : SOL
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Place to do some shots? : FOULLINE
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It has rules for writing : NOTEPAD
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San Diego suburb known as the "Jewel of the Hills" : LAMESA
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Wing it? : AVIATE
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Get misty : TEARUP
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Catch in a net : ENMESH
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Deplete : USEUP
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One exposed by a flip-flop : TOE
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Summer coolers : ICES
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Counter orders? : BLTS
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Bitter ___ : ALE
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Card : WIT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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