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New York Times, Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Extra-care items for movers ... or a hint to the starts of 17-, 24-, 28-, 44- and 49-Across

Author:
Freddie Cheng
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Cheng. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Freddie Cheng notes:
As these are my first comments for XWord Info, I'd like to take the opportunity to thank Will for his guidance for this and previous ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I like this type of theme, going one step past "word that can follow." Here, we have BREAKABLES revealing that one can break a FEVER, ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times9/30/15 ( No. 24,067 )
Across
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"___ goes it?" : HOW
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Pow! : WHAMMO
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Rubber-stamp : OKAY
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2013 Twitter event, briefly : IPO
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Café specification : AULAIT
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Mad stepson in "I, Claudius" : NERO
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High excitement : FEVERPITCH
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Took a gander at : EYED
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Memorable hurricane of 2011 : IRENE
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Performance with torches : FIREDANCE
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Cement mixer input : SAND
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Desire of one submitting a demo CD : RECORDDEAL
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Fertility clinic eggs : OVA
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Profs' paper graders, often : TAS
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Workout attire that became a 1980s fad : LEGWARMERS
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"Holy cow!" : YIPE
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Taking after : ALA
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Driver's ed enrollee, e.g. : LEARNER
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Deadeye's asset : AIM
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Great Sphinx locale : GIZA
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Bottom of a gym? : SWEATPANTS
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Mineral suffix : ITE
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Suffix with planet : OID
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Debut time for many TV shows : FALLSEASON
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After the bell : LATE
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Flying nocturnal insect : OWLETMOTH
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Puts the kibosh on : NIXES
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Greek goddess of the earth: Var. : GAIA
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Extra-care items for movers ... or a hint to the starts of 17-, 24-, 28-, 44- and 49-Across : BREAKABLES
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Libidinous god : EROS
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Classic game consoles : ATARIS
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Greek H : ETA
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Mardi Gras follower : LENT
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Part of the Wyndham hotel group : RAMADA
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Like a shrinking violet : SHY
Down
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Players of 45s : HIFIS
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"Cavalleria Rusticana," for one : OPERA
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Like wickerwork : WOVEN
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Ending with metal or mal- : WARE
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Start of a drill sergeant's count : HUP
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Phrase in some biography titles : ALIFE
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Ronco Veg-o-___ : MATIC
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Smaller than small : MICRO
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None of the above : OTHER
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Vitamin frequency, often : ONEADAY
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Like many mainstream economic theorists : KEYNESIAN
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Betel nut-yielding tree : ARECA
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Alpine call : YODEL
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Fund, as a foundation : ENDOW
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E.P.A.-banned pesticide : DDT
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Hardest-to-find items for a collector : RARES
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Kilmer who played Batman : VAL
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Online gaming annoyance : LAG
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"The Book of ___" (Denzel Washington movie) : ELI
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Huge amount, slangily : GAZILLION
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Backwoods parent : MAW
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Bard's preposition : ERE
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Genetic messenger : RNA
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Determined to achieve : SETON
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Word before boss or bull : PIT
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Ambulance letters : EMS
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N.Y. sch. whose team is the Engineers : RPI
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"Maybe even more" : ATLEAST
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Ditch the script : ADLIB
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Guinness suffix : EST
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1993 Economics co-Nobelist Robert : FOGEL
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In the know : AWARE
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Confine to jail : EMBAR
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Line from the heart : AORTA
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Early car powerer : STEAM
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U.S. women's soccer star Kelley : OHARA
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Trucker's toll factor : AXLES
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Elephants' tusks, essentially : TEETH
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Op-ed piece : ESSAY
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Probe-launching org. : NASA
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Not be serious : KID

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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