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New York Times, Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Author:
Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ross Trudeau

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {FJQ} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Trudeau. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Ross Trudeau notes:
Maybe this "protest puzz" is a little late to the game. I take the T to work here in Boston, and these days it seems the boorish ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Will's got a tough job, adhering to the NYT's tone and brand. Other editors get to debut all sorts of interesting terms at their ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0925 ( 25,158 )
Across
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Secondhand : USED
5
Native of Muscat : OMANI
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Drama units : ACTS
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Like photos that violate one of Instagram's community guidelines : NUDE
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Betray by selling out : RATON
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Unadorned : BARE
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Legendary N.Y.C. punk rock club : CBGB
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Really vex : EATAT
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Common picnic side dish : SLAW
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Leave gobsmacked : AWE
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W.W.E. head Vince ___ : MCMAHON
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By way of : VIA
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Verbally consented : SAIDOK
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Coming to : WAKING
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Tenor Ronan ___ : TYNAN
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Early hrs. : AMS
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Something "common" that's not really so common : SENSE
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Like bats, cats and rats : MAMMALIAN
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With 40-Across, comment to someone who 30-Down : MOVE
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Amanda of Nickelodeon's "The Amanda Show" : BYNES
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See 36-Across : OVER
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"Great" primate : APE
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Church recesses : APSES
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"Selma" director DuVernay : AVA
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Courage : NERVE
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Antonym: Abbr. : OPP
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Hit a four-bagger : HOMER
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To the point that : UNTIL
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___ of Good Feelings : ERA
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Absolutely love : ADORE
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Network on the telly, with "the" : BEEB
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Cool, to a jive talker : HEP
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Go a mile a minute : ZOOM
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Pulitzer-winning playwright for "Both Your Houses" : MAXWELLANDERSON
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"___ you serious?" : ARE
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Eurasian animals with antlers : ROEDEER
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Before, to poets : ERE
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Donkey : ASS
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Foot bones : TARSALS
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Wet blanket? : DEW
Down
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Still to be filled, as a role : UNCAST
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With 12-Down, places where a thoughtless person 30-Down : SUBWAY
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Enter by sidling : EDGEIN
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Ball belle, briefly : DEB
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Hoover competitor : ORECK
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"Just the facts, ___" : MAAM
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Lead-in to girl or boy : ATTA
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Biblical patriarch-turned-sailor : NOAH
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Being pulled : INTOW
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Muscles in sit-ups, informally : ABS
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Comics boy who says "Reality continues to ruin my life" : CALVIN
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See 2-Down : TRAINS
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Underground waste : SEWAGE
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"___ Lisa" : MONA
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Org. prominent at Cape Canaveral : NASA
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Title for Judi Dench : DAME
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Casino game : KENO
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"Parks and Recreation" star : AMYPOEHLER
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Crowds one's seatmates, in a way ... or a hint to the circled letters : MANSPREADS
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Nighttime breathing disorder : SLEEPAPNEA
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Deg. for a C.E.O. : MBA
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Magazine no. : ISS
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Four-time N.B.A. champ Ginobili : MANU
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Free drink locales : OPENBARS
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Corners in geometry : VERTEXES
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Skedaddled : VAMOOSED
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Always, quaintly : EVERMORE
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Like a steak that's "still mooing" : RARE
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Panorama, e.g. : VIEW
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Mount ___, highest peak in the Rockies : ELBERT
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Abusive sorts in a fraternity : HAZERS
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Scent : ODOR
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Goat's call : MAA
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Hawaii's Mauna ___ : LOA
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Joe Biden's state: Abbr. : DEL
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Never-before-seen : NEW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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