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New York Times, Saturday, September 22, 2018

54-Down : Wine shop offering, informally

Author:
Sam Trabucco
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sam Trabucco

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Trabucco.
Sam Trabucco notes:
I made this grid a long time ago, before any of the allegations about CHARLIE ROSE had surfaced (to my knowledge), and forgot about ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Interesting dilemma faced by Will: today's puzzle features CHARLIE ROSE dead center. After being fired due to allegations of sexual ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times9/22/18 ( No. 25,155 )

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Eats before dinner? : APPETIZER
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Gamble : RISK
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Dangerous toy : PEASHOOTER
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Dramatic opening : ACTI
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No light amount of work : HERCULEANEFFORT
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Photo ___ : IDS
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Gets hitched : SAYSIDO
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Overseas dissent : NAE
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Exploit : DEED
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Go down or come up : OCCUR
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Shot contents : SERUM
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Garment originally fashionable in the late 1950s : SACKDRESS
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Childhood home of Grant Wood and Elijah Wood : CEDARRAPIDS
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Talk show host named in the #MeToo movement : CHARLIEROSE
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Dance in which "you bring your knees in tight" : THETIMEWARP
36
Way to get around writer's block? : PRESSPASS
37
Makes tingly, in a way : NUMBS
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Dinner from the oven : ROAST
42
Home of the 11,000-foot-deep Cotahuasi Canyon : PERU
43
External: Prefix : ECT
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Fully accept : EMBRACE
51
Wine aperitif : KIR
52
TV series whose first episode was titled "Where Is Everybody?" : THETWILIGHTZONE
55
Polo on the small screen : TERI
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They typically revolve around steps : AAMEETINGS
57
Polite reply to Aunt Polly : YESM
58
Subject of many emo songs : TEENANGST
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Orchard pests : APHIDS
2
River from the Appalachians : PEEDEE
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Program that analyzes the structure of input : PARSER
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Emergency key : ESC
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So : THUS
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City SW of Kansas City : IOLA
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"___ 101" (former Nickelodeon sitcom) : ZOEY
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Connection concerns, in brief : ETAS
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Renaissance painter Guido : RENI
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Org. in 2017's "Dunkirk" : RAF
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What laying a king on its side in chess means : ICONCEDE
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"Elektra" composer : STRAUSS
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Their checks don't check out : KITERS
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Like half a deck : RED
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Pics that might make you hungry : FOODPORN
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Owner of the Cheshire Cat, with "the" : DUCHESS
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Harden the outside of through cooking : CRISPUP
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Hearty entree : MEATSTEW
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Actress Hayek : SALMA
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Spring arrival : ARIES
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Certain racing teams : CREWS
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___ Zor-El, Supergirl's birth name : KARA
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Problem for a plumber : DRIP
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Crib users : CHEATERS
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Counterpart of an iamb : TROCHEE
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Fairly : PRETTY
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River to the South China Sea : MEKONG
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Comes with : BRINGS
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Least in question : SUREST
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Unaccounted for, briefly : MIA
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Unappealing trumpet sound : BLAT
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Frosty film : RIME
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Jon who wrote and illustrated "Smart Feller, Fart Smeller and Other Spoonerisms" : AGEE
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Julie ___, host of TV's "Big Brother" : CHEN
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Italian diminutive suffix : ETTA
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___ O'Hara, Martian's host on old TV's "My Favorite Martian" : TIM
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Wine shop offering, informally : ZIN

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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