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New York Times, Friday, September 20, 2019

___ Chandler, four-term U.S. senator who helped found the Republican Party

Author:
Luke Vaughn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Luke Vaughn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Vaughn.
Luke Vaughn notes:
I'm pretty happy with how my first themeless came out. It looks to my eye to be quite clean, and there's a lot of weird stuff ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I had an eye-opening discussion with Jim about this themeless. In our regular jibber-jabber about the week's worth of puzzles, he ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times9/20/19 ( No. 25,518 )

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Plays with matches? : SPEEDDATES
11
Rip-off? : STUB
15
Providential : HEAVENSENT
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Not right : AWRY
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Just a phone call away, say : ONRETAINER
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With 19-Across, Cotton-Eyed Joe, e.g. : LINE
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See 18-Across : DANCE
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Batteries : ASSAULTS
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Grp. organizing trips abroad : USO
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Balm with an oxymoronic name : ICYHOT
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Comment like "And now here's Pam with sports. Pam?" : OVERTOYOU
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Ocean motion : SWELL
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Cinephile : MOVIEFAN
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Ingredient in an old-fashioned : RYE
34
"That may not have been entirely accurate ..." : ILIED
35
Master's follower : PHD
37
"Cum on Feel the Noize" band, 1973 : SLADE
39
Features of some taxis : TVS
40
Firm : EMPHATIC
42
Home of the Big Bear ski resort, informally : SOCAL
45
___ Chandler, four-term U.S. senator who helped found the Republican Party : ZACHARIAH
46
Over the moon : ELATED
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End of a nonprofit, maybe : ORG
49
Court : TRIBUNAL
51
Acmes : PEAKS
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It's not fair : BIAS
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Like a novel with a roguish, adventuring hero : PICARESQUE
58
Cloud name prefix : ALTO
59
Fashion portmanteau exemplified by wearing yoga pants all day : ATHLEISURE
60
Hidden valley : GLEN
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Nosebleed section, e.g. : CHEAPSEATS
Down
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Like show horses : SHOD
2
Enrique ___ Nieto, former president of Mexico : PENA
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Not luck into : EARN
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Journalist whose mother, father, sister and husband all won Nobel Prizes : EVECURIE
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Infamous : DETESTED
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Passed-down code : DNA
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Home of yaks and zebus : ASIA
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It's caused by, and contributes to, stress : TENSIONHEADACHE
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"Romanian Rhapsodies" composer : ENESCU
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Potential rescue : STRAY
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Not looking well : SALLOW
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Influential social media users : TWITTERATI
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Some catering equipment : URNS
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"Later" : BYE
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Verbal stumbles : UHS
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"Wow, that's bad!" : OOF
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Cuts : OMITS
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Parent company of Mack Trucks : VOLVO
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Remove the contents of : EVISCERATE
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Talk too much : YAP
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___ Ko, youngest player to be ranked #1 in professional golf : LYDIA
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Sponge : LEECH
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Rap's Run-___ : DMC
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They're known for their wrinkles : SHARPEIS
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Generosity : LARGESSE
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Soup whose name rhymes with "duh," not "dough" : PHO
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Pulitzer-winning novelist ___ Lurie : ALISON
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"Frankenstein" setting : LAB
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Acme : ZENITH
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First name in 1990s rap : TUPAC
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Break ground : TILL
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___ land : LALA
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Shade at the beach : AQUA
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Former U.N. secretary general Waldheim : KURT
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Goes with : SEES
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Capture : BAG
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Cred : REP

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

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