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New York Times, Thursday, September 27, 2018

Author:
Daniel Kantor
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Daniel Kantor

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Kantor. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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At 17-Across, each square in the answer has a thick underscore at the bottom.
At 33-Across, the squares in the answer have all been darkened to various degrees.
At 42-Across, the entire answer is surrounded by a thick bar on all four sides.
At 62-Across, there are thick bars running across the entire top and bottom of the answer.
Daniel Kantor notes:
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0927 ( 25,160 )
Across
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___ bar : TIKI
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Substance : MEAT
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Zombie's domain : SCIFI
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Kind of rinse : ORAL
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Nose (along) : INCH
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Coverage of the Senate? : TOGAS
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SEE NOTEPAD : FILLINTHEBLANKS
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Draw upon : USE
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Word that sounds like a state when accented on the second syllable rather than the first : MISERY
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Place : LIEU
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Noted Warhol subject : MAO
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Spotted : SEEN
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Cause for a shootout : TIE
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Gives, as roles : ASSIGNS
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Packing : ARMED
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SEE NOTEPAD : SHADESOFGRAY
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Brand name derived from the phrase "Service Games" : SEGA
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Sign of summer : LEO
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Iraq's ___ City : SADR
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SEE NOTEPAD : INSIDETHEBOX
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Crowd, they say : THREE
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Good standing in the Navy? : SEALEGS
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Break up a plot? : HOE
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In times past : ONCE
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Munchkin : ELF
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"'Tis sad" : ALAS
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Hyundai model : SONATA
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Rejuvenation station : SPA
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SEE NOTEPAD : BETWEENTHELINES
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Bean sprouts? : IDEAS
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Lambchop : DEAR
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Bellyache : CARP
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Stuff from which some suits are made? : TORTS
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Some overhead light covers : ORBS
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Dr. Foreman player on "House" : EPPS
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Vegetarian choice : TOFU
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Early-blooming ornamental : IRIS
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Moolah : KALE
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"___ see you" : ILL
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Highest-grossing animated film of 2015 : MINIONS
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Tolkien tree creatures : ENTS
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Pays for a workout, say : ACHES
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"Hah! Done!" : THERE
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Card letters : STL
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Kind of black : COAL
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Light : IGNITE
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Help in getting past a bouncer : FAKEID
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Immigration or health care : ISSUE
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Brand concern : IMAGE
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One way to play something : BYEAR
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During flight : MIDAIR
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Org. whose first-ever presidential endorsement was Ronald Reagan : NRA
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Hoofed animal : ASS
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___-bear : SHE
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Dip : SAG
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Songs for one : SOLI
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Walt Whitman's "Song of ___" : MYSELF
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Added fuel to : FED
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Leaves : GOES
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Fiver : ABE
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Follow relentlessly : DOG
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Scripts, informally : RXS
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Lead-in to Latin : NEO
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Awareness : SENSE
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Rocks on the edge : TEETERS
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Permissible to be eaten, in a way : HALAL
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Spanish city where El Greco lived : TOLEDO
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Fastball, in baseball : HEATER
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Something you might kick after you pick it up : HABIT
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Complex purchase, in brief : CONDO
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Word next to an arrow : ENTER
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Thwack : SWAT
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Starbuck's order giver : AHAB
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[Just like ... that!] : SNAP
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One in custody, informally : PERP
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African menaces : ASPS
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Part of a dollar sign : ESS
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Chill : ICE

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