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New York Times, Saturday, September 2, 2017

Author:
Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Erik Agard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 30 Missing: {FJYZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Agard. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
64-worder, yikes! I've developed a knack for sniffing out low word-count themeless grids — that huge SW alone is a good indicator that ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0902 ( 24,770 )
Across
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Movie lot? : CAST
5
Dungeons & Dragons or Final Fantasy, for short : RPG
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It has tiny tines : SPORK
13
Relative of sake : RICEBEER
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Actress London of TV's "The Game" : LAUREN
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Sparkle : IRIDESCE
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Wired : ONEDGE
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Focal point: Abbr. : CTR
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Stomach : TAKE
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Room with a Vue, perhaps : GARAGE
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Enemy of CONTROL on "Get Smart" : KAOS
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Barely relevant : TANGENTIAL
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Person who came out of the blue? : EXCOP
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Band that really rocks, appropriately? : THESTONES
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Onomatopoeic mint name : TICTAC
30
Option for a roll : OLEO
31
Neighbor of an Ethiopian : SOUTHSUDANESE
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Their heads and feet are usually the same distance from the ground : BEDS
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Comic's concern : TIMING
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Points of contact? : ADDRESSES
44
Closing bit of music : OUTRO
45
Oprah Winfrey Network show about a family farm : QUEENSUGAR
47
Like derby entrants : SHOD
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Winning QB in the first N.F.L. playoff game to go into sudden-death overtime : UNITAS
49
Profess : AVOW
51
Deg. for a jurist : LLD
52
Spark : INCITE
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Creek language : SEMINOLE
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Check out rudely : LEERAT
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Pieces of furniture with many shelves : ETAGERES
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Viperidae family member : ADDER
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This is an issue : SON
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Uplifting literature : ODES
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Fair play : CRICKET
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They might be used in making hops : AIRTAXIS
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Volkswagen coupe : SCIROCCO
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Big name in talks : TED
5
Convened anew : RESAT
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Eat with no enthusiasm : PECKAT
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They leave carbon footprints : GREENHOUSEGASES
8
Home to shooting Stars : SANANTONIO
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P.R. piece? : PUERTO
10
Decree : ORDAIN
11
Wailers' sound : REGGAE
12
Prepares to weed, perhaps : KNEELS
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Word after safe or side : BET
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Superior stadium spot : LOGESEAT
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President's annual delivery to Cong. : SOTU
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Fix, in a way : GELD
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Female singer with the second video ever shown on MTV : PATBENATAR
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32 men are found in it : CHESSSET
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Calif. school near the Mexican border : SDSU
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Targets of a 1932 "war" in Australia : EMUS
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Jedi knight's rival : SITHLORD
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Course participant : ENROLLEE
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See 46-Down : GODDESS
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Eagle constellation : AQUILA
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Bugged for money : DUNNED
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Cleared for landing? : DEICED
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Quit using : RETIRE
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Put a backup copy on : SAVETO
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With 38-Down, Diana, e.g. : ROMAN
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Removable locks : WIG
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Lead-in to folk or soul : NEO

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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