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New York Times, Thursday, September 21, 2017

Author:
Matt Ginsberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Matt Ginsberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 46 for Mr. Ginsberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Matt Ginsberg notes:
I made this puzzle shortly after this year's ACPT, when all of the things I had done to explain "geometry" themes to Dr.Fill were ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Neat idea here, Adlai Stevenson not a TWO TIM but a TWO TIM(ELOSER). Interesting find, that the second half backward forms a real word ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0921 ( 24,789 )
Across
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*Adlai Stevenson as a presidential candidate, e.g. : TWOTIMELOSER
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Sleazeball : CAD
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Fricassee, for example : STEW
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Fix, as a boot : RESOLE
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Singly : ONEBYONE
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Remark from Don Rickles : INSULT
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It's "knowing all the facts," according to Woody Allen : PARANOIA
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Points along a bus route : STOPS
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Connection provider, for short : DSL
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*Limits on team payrolls : SALARYCAPS
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Ragtime legend Blake : EUBIE
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Airheaded : SPACY
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Listen (to) : GIVEEAR
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How cigars should be kept, say aficionados : MOIST
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They praise in non-prose : ODES
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**Doesn't go to either extreme : STRIKESABALANCE
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Head lines, briefly? : EEGS
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Social gathering : BEE
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Shame : ABASE
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"Perhaps ___" : NOT
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Tomorrow's jr. : SOPH
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Knight's need : LANCE
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___ Helmer of "A Doll's House" : NORA
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George I or V? : SOFTG
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Blooming : AFLOWER
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*Snitch : TATTLETALE
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Boxer's concern, maybe : FLEAS
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Tickle : ELATE
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Squid predator : EEL
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Abductee of myth : HELEN
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Guarantee : MAKESURE
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1927 automotive debut : MODELA
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Dessert component often bought premade : PIESHELL
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*Individual telephone connections : PRIVATELINES
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Research org. : INST
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"Got that right!" : YES
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Mentally infirm : SENILE
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Speaker in major-league baseball history : TRIS
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Came's partner : WENT
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Bone: It. : OSSO
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"Rugs" : TOUPEES
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Injured party's warning : ILLSUE
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Crossed paths : MET
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Stand : COPSE
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Hypermeticulous : ANAL
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German article : DER
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Something involved in a firing : SYNAPSE
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"You missed your chance" : TOOLATENOW
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Vacuum tube innovation of 1946 : ENIAC
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Beat : WEARY
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Operatic villains, often : BASSI
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Sleazeball : DIRTBAG
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Makeup of many moon rocks : BASALT
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A whole bunch : GOBS
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Prefix with -logical : IDEO
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Quadrennial U.S. occurrence : VEEPSTAKES
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Poker blunder : MISCALL
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Michael of "The Great Santini" : OKEEFE
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Managed : RAN
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"Saw" stuff : GORE
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Castor or Pollux : STAR
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Topping the Scoville scale : HOTTEST
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Was prying : NOSEDIN
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Elaborate, with "out" : FLESH
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Punjab's capital : LAHORE
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Beats : TEMPI
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Formula One racer Prost : ALAIN
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Thinks but doesn't know for a fact : FEELS
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First name in mysteries : ERLE
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___ Strauss : LEVI
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Airline with a flag in its logo : ELAL
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Statistician Silver : NATE
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Often-illegal maneuver that is key to answering the asterisked clues : UEY
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British V.I.P.s : MPS

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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