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New York Times, Friday, September 21, 2018

Retired justice who wrote "Out of Order: Stories From the History of the Supreme Court"

Author:
Zhouqin Burnikel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Zhouqin Burnikel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 33 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 56 for Ms. Burnikel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2018, The New York Times9/21/18 ( No. 25,154 )
Across
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Dress down : CHIDE
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El Chapo, notably : CRIMEBOSS
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Caravan destinations : OASES
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Western vacation spot : DUDERANCH
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Split tickets? : STUBS
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1924 to 1953 : STALINERA
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Instagram filter shade : SEPIA
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Trailer, e.g. : TEASER
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Roadside danger, for short : IED
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___ Ski Valley, one of the highest municipalities in the U.S. (9,207 feet) : TAOS
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Effect of surplus oil : ACNE
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They're indispensable : NEEDS
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Household nickname : SIS
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Fruits that ripen after being picked : AVOCADOS
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Raise : LEAVEN
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Follower of "sweet" or "in your" : DREAMS
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Polenta base : CORNMEAL
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Clear : RID
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The mathematician Fibonacci, for one : PISAN
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Pen noise : OINK
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F.S.U. player, to fans : NOLE
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"So that's ___?" : ANO
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Many commercial slogans : TRADEMARKS
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Alternative to stone : STUCCO
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Console pioneer : ATARI
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Sight in many a Japanese restaurant : TATAMIMAT
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Downton Abbey, e.g. : MANOR
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Skating site : ICEPALACE
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Growth on buoys : ALGAE
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Took courses under pressure : STRESSATE
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Core group? : SEEDS
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Mollycoddles : COSSETS
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Unwanted messages : HATEMAIL
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"Yeah, maybe" : ISUPPOSE
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Entries in red : DEBITS
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Think piece : ESSAY
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Streaming alternatives : CDS
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Groove : RUT
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Tarbell who took on Standard Oil : IDA
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Goes soft : MELTS
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Eastern city whose name sounds weird? : ERIE
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Actor Eric : BANA
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Tot's attire : ONESIE
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Unabomber's writing, e.g. : SCREED
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Glass pieces : SHARDS
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Not be steadfast : WAVER
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Retired justice who wrote "Out of Order: Stories From the History of the Supreme Court" : OCONNOR
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G.O.P. org. ... or letters after Senator Richard Burr's name : RNC
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It's not going anywhere : DEADEND
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"Do You Hear What I Hear?," e.g. : NOEL
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That: Sp. : ESA
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Door-to-door giant : AVON
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Rapper with the double-platinum album "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" : DRAKE
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Pres. Obama's signature achievement : ACA
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Tim Roth's character in "Reservoir Dogs" : MRORANGE
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Marco Polo was on it for 24 years : SILKROAD
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Brand of facial brush : MIA
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Fancies : DESIRES
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French aperitif : PASTIS
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Whole : INTACT
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Colleague of 23-Down for 15 years : SOUTER
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Christmas, in Italy : NATALE
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Plugs away : TOILS
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Baby carriers : MAMAS
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Rhinestone-covered appurtenance for Elvis : CAPE
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Nashville-based awards show, familiarly : CMAS
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Goat's cry : MAA
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Make believe : ACT
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One of 18 on a golf course : TEE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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