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New York Times, Saturday, September 28, 2019

Author:
Alex Eaton-Salners
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex Eaton-Salners

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 44 Missing: {JKQXZ} Grid is asymmetric. This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Eaton-Salners. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0928 ( 25,526 )
Across
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Hit FX police drama of 2002-08 : THESHIELD
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Songs sailors sing : SEASHANTIES
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Children's classic with the line "It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer" : CHARLOTTESWEB
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Brilliance : GLARE
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Big exports of Sri Lanka : SPICES
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Pet sounds : MEWS
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Exploits : USES
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Toss about : STREW
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Sound made while sinking into a hot tub : AAAH
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Niña accompanier : PINTA
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Hatcher of plots? : TERI
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On the topic of : INRE
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"Nothing's broken" : IMFINE
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Final Four airer in even years : TBS
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Unit of light : LUMEN
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Attractive, colloquially : PURTY
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Word seen 11 times in the opening line of "A Tale of Two Cities" : WAS
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Place to buy a 16-Down : PATISSERIE
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Goof : ERR
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Ones in funny shorts : STOOGES
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Crop grown in paddies : TARO
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Chap : LAD
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In which you might see an exchange of bishops : SYNOD
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Something a Mao suit lacks : LAPEL
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Big nights : EVES
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Get a second opinion from : REPOLL
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Winner of the 1955 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry : WALLACESTEVENS
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Union busters? : DIVORCEPAPERS
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Ones on a diet : LEGISLATORS
Down
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Printing samples : TEARSHEETS
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Title creature in an Aesop fable : HARE
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Subj. of many an after-school class : ESL
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Japanese instrument with 17 bamboo pipes : SHO
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It may be measured in gallons : HAT
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Defensive football stat: Abbr. : INT
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Verb after vous : ETES
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Jobs for speech coaches : LISPS
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Clinton of politics : DEWITT
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Street food prepared on a rotisserie : SHAWARMA
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Aces up one's sleeve, so to speak : SECRETWEAPONS
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Tidy : CLEANUP
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Stock in a brewery : BEERBARRELS
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Service launched on April Fool's Day in 2004 : GMAIL
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Sweet treat depicted in this puzzle's grid : SWISSROLL
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Reuters competitor : UPI
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Wallis ___, Time magazine's first Woman of the Year (1936) : SIMPSON
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Really hot, in slang : ENFUEGO
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Didn't lie completely still, say : STIRRED
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Non-pros : ANTIS
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Center of the symbol of the Illuminati : EYE
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Minor annoying issues : NITS
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"Yo" follower : SOY
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Gets to the point? : TAPERS
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NSFW : LEWD
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Benefit : AVAIL
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Look (into) : DELVE
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Jimmy, for one : LEVER
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Painful proceeding : SLOG
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It might be taken to the pound : REPO
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Comedian Shaffir : ARI
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Includes, in a way : CCS
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Base of kabayaki : EEL
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Pool facility : SPA
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Part of an exchange : TAT

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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