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New York Times, Monday, September 5, 2016

Author:
Tracy Gray
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tracy Gray

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {VXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 18 for Ms. Gray. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Tracy Gray notes:
My first Monday puzzle! The inspiration came from a little retail therapy at the mall with one goal in mind: FIND THE PERFECT JEANS. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
"Words that can be preceded by" theme today, something we rarely see these days. (Most editors take very few of them now.) A few ... read more
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G
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A
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R
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B
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S
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O
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D
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D
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R
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U
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G
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O
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T
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D
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P
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B
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Y
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S
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M
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E
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A
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G
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L
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S
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P
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S
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A
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O
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P
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A
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Q
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M
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L
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D
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H
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W
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J
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C
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C
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F
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A
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L
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H
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P
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0905 ( 24,408 )
Across
1
Apparel : GARB
5
Installs, as a lawn : SODS
9
Prilosec and Prozac : DRUGS
14
Double-reed woodwind : OBOE
15
Drive-___ window : THRU
16
Bus station : DEPOT
17
Facial sign of sleep deprivation : BAGGYEYES
19
Roof material : SLATE
20
Decorate, as a cake : ICE
21
Actor Don of "Trading Places" : AMECHE
23
Pony up, in poker : ANTE
24
Like outfits with ruffles and lace : GIRLY
26
Bathe in the buff : SKINNYDIP
28
Symbol of royalty in ancient Egypt : ASP
30
Baseball's Slammin' Sammy : SOSA
31
Sparkling Italian wine : ASTI
34
Hard to see through : OPAQUE
38
Male turkey : TOM
41
It has only a few stories : LOWRISEBUILDING
44
Battle of ___ Jima : IWO
45
Springsteen's E ___ Band : STREET
46
Thing : ITEM
47
Luau dance : HULA
49
Lamb's mother : EWE
51
Distress signal producers : FLAREGUNS
56
Board for a séance : OUIJA
60
Telephoned : RANG
61
Romanian composer Georges : ENESCO
63
Number of lords a-leaping : TEN
64
Break off a relationship : ENDIT
66
Tool for severing a steel cable, maybe : CUTOFFSAW
68
"And ... ___!" (director's cry) : SCENE
69
Asia's diminishing ___ Sea : ARAL
70
Moth whose name is Latin for "moon" : LUNA
71
Not give a definitive answer : HEDGE
72
City with piers : PORT
73
America's Cold War foe, for short : USSR
Down
1
Shoot for the stars : GOBIG
2
Counting devices : ABACI
3
"I read you," in radio lingo : ROGER
4
Plead : BEG
5
Thorn's site on a rose : STEM
6
"I totally agree!" : OHYES
7
Worthless stuff : DRECK
8
Japanese food : SUSHI
9
Orthodontist's deg. : DDS
10
Pass-the-baton track events : RELAYS
11
Energetically starting one's day : UPANDATIT
12
Mobster John : GOTTI
13
Descriptive of some bills or hills : STEEP
18
Celebratory cheers : YAYS
22
Connected, as a bath to a bedroom : ENSUITE
25
Den : LAIR
27
Yule tune : NOEL
29
Mailing charge : POSTAGE
31
Late, great boxing champ : ALI
32
"You reap what you ___" : SOW
33
Like some tennis grips : TWOHANDED
35
The "p" of r.p.m. : PER
36
He's next to Teddy on Mount Rushmore : ABE
37
"___ pasa?" : QUE
39
Bill with Washington's face : ONE
40
"The Wizard of Oz" studio : MGM
42
Castaway's spot : ISLE
43
"Mon ___!" : DIEU
48
Insistence : URGING
50
Dog's bark : WOOF
51
Scoring high on Rotten Tomatoes : FRESH
52
Jouster's weapon : LANCE
53
Open, as a toothpaste tube : UNCAP
54
Prefix with transmitter : NEURO
55
Celestial cool red giant : SSTAR
57
Couple's answer to "Who's there?" : ITSUS
58
Article of apparel with styles found at the starts of 17- 26-, 41-, 51- and 66-Across : JEANS
59
Egypt's Sadat : ANWAR
62
Male foal : COLT
65
Jockey purchase, informally : TEE
67
It might give you the chills : FLU

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