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New York Times, Sunday, September 24, 2017

73-Across : Rice-A-___

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 66 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 117 for Mr. Arbesfeld.
Jeff Chen notes:
State abbreviations have been mined for crossword themes over and over, but I can't remember this exact implementation. I enjoyed a few, CATCH ME (Maine) IF YOU CAN a potential tourist ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times9/24/17 ( No. 24,792 )
Across
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Tennis world since 1968 : OPENERA
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St. Louis Arch, e.g. : GATEWAY
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Something put out before an arrest warrant? : ARSON
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Impersonated : POSEDAS
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Performing, perhaps : ONSTAGE
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Change of locks? : NEWDO
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"Try not to miss Bangor and Lewiston"? : CATCHMEIFYOUCAN
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"___ de Lune" : CLAIR
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Player of TV's Det. Tutuola : ICET
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Publication read by drs. : JAMA
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Kind of torch on "Survivor" : TIKI
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Private eye, slangily : SHAMUS
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Where Spartacus was from : THRACE
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Rite for a newborn Jewish boy : BRIS
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2:00 in New York vis-à-vis St. Louis? : ONEMOTIME
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Chopper topper : ROTOR
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"___ 'em, boy!" : SIC
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Fifth wheel : SPARE
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Part of a full house : PAIR
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Haunted house sound : MOAN
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Duds : ATTIRE
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Be sociable, say : MIX
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Whistler from two Eastern states? : MAANDPAKETTLE
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Financial institution whose parent company is Canadian : TDBANK
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Name in a Salinger title : ESME
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Cheers after a go-o-o-oal! : OLES
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Quaint store descriptor : OLDE
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Just beat : EDGE
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Put away : ATE
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___-equipped : ILL
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"I'm such a klutz!" : OOPS
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Sportscaster Al : MICHAELS
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"We shouldn't sell our Fort Wayne home"? : LETSKEEPTHISINHOUSE
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How a B.L.T. might come : WITHMAYO
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Rice-A-___ : RONI
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Public image, briefly : REP
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Farm female : EWE
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Reebok rival : AVIA
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Navy commando : SEAL
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It means "farmer" in Afrikaans : BOER
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Hydroxyl compound : ENOL
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Airbnb offering : RENTAL
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"Sooner this, Sooner that ... can't you talk about any other subject?"? : EVERYTHINGSOK
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Imparter of umami taste, in brief : MSG
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Exact look-alike : DOUBLE
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Resort near Snowbird : ALTA
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Middle-___ : AGED
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Big 2016 film set in Polynesia : MOANA
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Cab alternative : ZIN
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Follows : OBEYS
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Deal another blackjack card to a young Salem woman? : HITORMISS
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Take from the top : SKIM
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"Consider it done" : ISHALL
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Tomorrow : INADAY
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Architect Saarinen : EERO
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Some young 'uns : LADS
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Grammy-winning singer of "Shepherd Moons" : ENYA
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A-lister : CELEB
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Midwest state secedes and will join the United Kingdom? : OHTOBEINENGLAND
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Whale food : KRILL
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Place : SITUATE
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Direct route : BEELINE
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Overused : STALE
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Directed : STEERED
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Having braids : TRESSED
Down
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Footnote abbr. : OPCIT
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Take stock? : POACH
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Fragrant compound : ESTER
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Pitted fruit : NECTARINE
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Icelandic letter : EDH
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Powerful engine : RAMJET
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Cruising : ASEA
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Be successful : GOFAR
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The slightest amount of : ANY
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Oscar-winning foreign film of 2005 set in South Africa : TSOTSI
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Tiny-scissors holder : ETUI
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Nutsy : WACKO
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Competing with : AGAINST
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Thirst : YEN
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Firmly in place : ANCHORED
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Have a connection : RELATE
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Turbaned teacher : SWAMI
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Loathing : ODIUM
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Like some myths : NORSE
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"You'll have to pay for me" : IMBROKE
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Stylish : SMART
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Unit of firewood : CORD
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"Freedom ___ free" : ISNT
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Commercial lead-in to Pen : EPI
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Walter ___, Dodgers owner who moved the team from Brooklyn to L.A. : OMALLEY
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Submits, as a phone report : CALLSIN
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Previous incarnations : PASTLIVES
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Part of a recovery effort : AAMEETING
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Writer of "The Gnat and the Bull" : AESOP
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___ Conference : TED
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Added up : MADESENSE
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City just east of LAX : INGLEWOOD
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Vintage Jaguars : XKES
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Apology start : MEA
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Oktoberfest music : POLKA
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First-rate, in British slang : TOPHOLE
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Buyer of a dozen roses, maybe : BEAU
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Former parent co. of Gramophone and Parlophone records : EMI
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Ideology : ISM
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Again, in Mexico : OTRAVEZ
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Getting help getting clean : INREHAB
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Dijon darling : CHERI
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Avoid puddles, say : HOP
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Pointer's pronoun : THAT
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Sister of Helios : EOS
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Ancient fortuneteller : SIBYL
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In the 70s, say : WARM
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Yellowstone grazer : ELK
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Unadon fish : EEL
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Armchair accompanier : OTTOMAN
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Things painted in the spring : EGGSHELLS
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So darn cute : ADORABLE
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Like some fertile soil : LOAMY
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Status : RANK
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They may block passage : NAYS
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Start to form? : UNI
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Single, for one : BASEHIT
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Art ___, longtime Cleveland Browns owner : MODELL
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Pressure indicator on a map : ISOBAR
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Iger's predecessor at Disney : EISNER
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Hardly sophisticates : HICKS
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Sluggish : INERT
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Actress Shire : TALIA
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Quattro + tre : SETTE
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Fabulist's confession : ILIED
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Diarist Nin : ANAIS
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Jeff ___, leader of the Electric Light Orchestra : LYNNE
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Got on board : LADED
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Licentious sort : ROUE
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Word with ceiling or financing : DEBT
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C.I.A. forerunner : OSS
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Tour de France time : ETE
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"Who'da thunk it?!" : GEE

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