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New York Times, Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Author:
Greg Johnson
Editor:
Will Shortz
European capital whose name most people incorrectly accent on the second syllable
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QVZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Johnson.
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© 2018, The New York Times9/18/18 ( No. 25,151 )
Across
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Shout to a pest : SHOO
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European capital whose name most people incorrectly accent on the second syllable : SOFIA
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Actress ___ Pinkett Smith : JADA
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N.B.A. coach Steve : KERR
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Drenched : AWASH
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Road sign with an arrow : EXIT
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Chromebook competitor : IMAC
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How a hamburger may be ordered : WITHCHEESE
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Flammable gas represented in 18-Across and 9-Down : METHANE
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Dance in the days of doo-wop : HOP
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Unwelcome acknowledgment : SNEER
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Wearers of kilts : SCOTSMEN
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What "*" may mean in a reference book : SEEBELOW
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"!!!" : OMG
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Ambulance driver, for short : EMT
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"Bye for now!" : TATA
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1990s BP acquisition : AMOCO
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Respiratory gas represented in 36-Across : CARBONDIOXIDE
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Back tooth : MOLAR
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Part of da-DUM, da-DUM, da-DUM : IAMB
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___ soap : LYE
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Santa ___ winds : ANA
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Where the lowest-numbered avenues in Manhattan are : EASTSIDE
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Clothing brand with a horse head logo : JORDACHE
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Devices that may serve as cash registers : IPADS
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Like non-Rx meds : OTC
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Pungent-smelling gas represented in 57-Across and 49-Down : AMMONIA
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"Sixteen Candles" director, 1984 : JOHNHUGHES
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"It's urgent" in the E.R. : STAT
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"No way, José" : UHUH
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Bandmate of Harrison, Lennon and McCartney : STARR
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"S.N.L." alum Fey : TINA
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Kind of dancer : GOGO
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Bar, in legalese : ESTOP
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Do a price check on, e.g. : SCAN
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Removes, as cream : SKIMS
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Charles Atlas and others : HEMEN
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Speak to a crowd : ORATE
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Group in a pit : ORCHESTRA
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Cut, as logs : SAWN
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Day care knee scrape, e.g. : OWIE
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Beef marbling : FAT
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"Sorta" suffix : ISH
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Sneeze sound : AHCHOO
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Vehicles made for rough terrain : JEEPS
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Word after fire ... or a synonym of fire : AXE
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Put down, in slang : DIS
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"No thanks, I already ___" : ATE
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Means of hair removal : HOTWAX
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"Come as you ___" : ARE
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Fixed time : SETDATE
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Insurance filings : CLAIMS
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Easily changing emotions : MOODY
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One leading the festivities : EMCEE
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CARE, e.g., in brief : NGO
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W.W. II arena : ETO
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Send into exile : BANISH
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Low-cost prefix : ECONO
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Of the cheek : MALAR
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Distance markers along a highway : MILEPOSTS
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___ mints : BREATH
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Kimono sash : OBI
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Rank under Lt. Col. : MAJ
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Blame, as for a crime : ACCUSE
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Like 10-watt light bulbs : DIM
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"Tiny Bubbles" singer : DONHO
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Very silly : ANTIC
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1981 royal bride : DIANA
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The Devil : SATAN
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Flying start? : AERO
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Letters on an auto sticker : MSRP
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Earthenware container : JUG
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"Well, what have we here?!" : OHO
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Clasp : HUG
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Sporty autos : GTS
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Protection against sunburn : HAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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