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New York Times, Sunday, September 18, 2016

Common newspaper feature not seen in The New York Times

Author:
Jeremy Newton
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeremy Newton

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 82 This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Newton. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeremy Newton notes:
As it happens, the seed answer that inspired this theme hit the cutting room floor. I remember feeling pretty giddy about finding THE S-WORD IN THE STONE, which made me think of someone ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
It's been seven years of constructing, and I've only now started to realize how difficult it is to create a captivating Sunday 140-word puzzle. Part of it is the sheer difficulty of ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Very clever theme.

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© 2016, The New York Times9/18/16 ( No. 24,421 )
Across
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Pranks with a roll, briefly : TPS
4
Casualties of streaming services : CDS
7
Updated one's blog : POSTED
13
Swap (out) : SUB
16
Navajo hogan, e.g. : HUT
17
Part of NATO : TREATY
20
Forgo : ESCHEW
21
Question from an owl? : WHO
22
Austin-to-Houston dir. : ESE
23
Chief : HONCHO
24
Actor Joaquin's complete bio? : PHOENIXA-Z
26
Start of a legalese paragraph : WHEREAS
28
Figs. in an author's acknowledgments section : EDS
30
"___ Wiedersehen!" : AUF
31
Hughes poem that mentions "the darker brother" : ITOO
32
Troupe of lesser-known actors? : B-LISTERPACK
35
Reef-dwelling snapper : REDFISH
38
Unattractive fruit : UGLI
39
2016 Olympics site : RIO
40
What swish shots miss : RIM
42
Word repeated in the postal creed : NOR
43
W.W. I battle locale : YPRES
44
Schmaltz in kids' films? : G-RATEDCHEESE
50
"The meaning of life" once sold on it for $3.26 : EBAY
51
Throw together : WHIPUP
53
Certainly not wish to repeat : RUE
54
Get by : EVADE
56
"I don't mean to ___ ..." : PRY
57
Like bibs and aprons : TIEDON
58
Sermon topics : SINS
59
Muhammad had 13 : WIVES
60
Birthplace of multiple saints : ASSISI
62
Slowly disengages (from) : WEANS
64
Department store department : LINENS
65
An airline now serves a Minute Maid beverage? : AMERICANGOTHI-C
69
Whined like a baby : MEWLED
72
End of many a toast : TOYOU
73
Touch : AFFECT
76
Popular sans-serif font : ARIAL
77
Schools of thought : ISMS
78
"Onward!," in Italy : AVANTI
81
Unfiltered : RAW
83
U.S. detainment site in Cuba, informally : GITMO
84
Question posed with feigned shock : MOI
85
Ushers in : BRINGS
86
Joint action : TOKE
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Some apartments for scaredy-cats? : CHICKENCO-OPS
90
Drank to excess : TOPED
91
R.V. camper's org. : KOA
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[I'm devastated!] : SOB
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Deli supply : LOX
95
Marauding group in Tolkien's "The Two Towers" : ORCS
96
Game of tag, basically : CHASING
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Record half that stirs emotions? : MOVINGA-SIDE
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Exerciser's target : FLAB
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"Shame on you!" : TUT
107
Dark force : YIN
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European country slightly larger than Malta : ANDORRA
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Sandwich for a dieter? : LO-CALHERO
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Appear that way : SEEMTO
115
Share : CUT
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Volcano output : ASH
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Slippery sort : WEASEL
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Size up : ASSESS
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Letters on some baggage to N.Y.C. : LGA
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Word with sweet or sugar : PEA
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Made damp : WETTED
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"Gangnam Style" singer : PSY
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Winter D.C. hrs. : EST
Down
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Channel that aired "Felicity" and "Smallville" : THEWB
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Curve-enhancing undergarment : PUSH-UPBRA
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Metallic shades : STEELGRAYS
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Certain Balkanite : CROAT
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Not as bright : DENSER
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___ fly : SAC
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Oomph : PEP
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Factory watchdog grp. : OSHA
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Search far and wide : SCOUR
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Home run territory, in lingo : THEFENCES
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Dark time, in poetry : EEN
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Something that gets MADD mad : DWI
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Smacks hard : SWATS
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"That is ... not looking good" : UH-OH
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Numbskull : BOZO
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Argument you may start in school : THESIS
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Cops, in slang : THEPO-PO
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Sage swamp-dweller of film : YODA
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The witching hour : XII
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Pat ___, three-time N.B.A. Coach of the Year : RILEY
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Discard : SCRAP
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Inflexible : RIGID
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Handy take-along : KIT
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Play-___ : DOH
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Modern airport amenity : FREEWI-FI
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Soft wool source : MERINO
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"Sure thing" : YEP
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Parts of airports and fashion shows : RUNWAYS
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Actress Kirsten : DUNST
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Display clearly : EVINCE
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Goalie's goal : SAVE
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Locale painted on the Sistine Chapel ceiling : EDEN
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Caught on, with "up" : WISED
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Junior, often : HEIR
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Something starting something? : ESS
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Devices preventing off-hour openings of vaults : TIMELOCKS
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Image on the Arizona license plate : SAGUARO
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Deli supply : SALAMI
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Brian of ambient music : ENO
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Offerings to hitchhikers : LIFTS
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"Challenge accepted!" : ITSON
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Common newspaper feature not seen in The New York Times : COMICS
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Chill, with "out" : HANG
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E.W. or S.I. : MAG
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One of the Trumps : ERIC
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"I'm ___ Her," 2016 political slogan : WITH
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Work of extraterrestrials? - not! : CROPCIRCLE
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Pops some pills, say : TAKESDRUGS
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"No joke!" : IMEANTHAT
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Shortcuts into clubs : VIPLINES
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Actor Williams of "Happy Days" : ANSON
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Put together : WED
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Guy into hip-hop : B-BOY
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Where the heart is : TORSO
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Colorful pond swimmer : KOI
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___-pah : OOM
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Kerfuffles : TO-DOS
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Event for snocrossers : XGAMES
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"You're almost there" : CLOSE
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"So funny!" : HA-HA
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"World News Tonight" airer : ABC
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Talk show interviewee : GUEST
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Aid for one going places? : VISA
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On edge : ANTSY
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Worry : EATAT
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Kerfuffle : FLAP
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Olive or avocado : TREE
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"How precious is that!" : AWW
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Actor ___ J. Cobb of "12 Angry Men" : LEE
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So last month : OLD
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You thinking what I'm thinking? : ESP

Answer summary: 21 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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