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New York Times, Wednesday, September 5, 2018

"Whatever You Like" rapper + Gets some color at the beach

Author:
Amanda Chung, Karl Ni and Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Amanda Chung
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1.61030
Karl Ni
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1.60280
Erik Agard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXYZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Chung. This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Ni. This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Agard.
Constructor notes:
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TEAM BUILDING today, explaining how six NFL franchises were formed. Apparently the rapper TI was a founding member of the TITANS. And who knew ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times9/5/18 ( No. 25,138 )
Across
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Projects, with "out" : JUTS
5
Hans Christian Andersen, by nationality : DANE
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"Whatever You Like" rapper + Gets some color at the beach : TITANS
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Queens stadium name : ASHE
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Comic book legend Lee : STAN
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Wild cat : OCELOT
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Root on : CHEERLEAD
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Beliefs : TENETS
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Massive lang. reference : OED
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Arabian land near the Strait of Hormuz : OMAN
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Like a tightrope, more so than a slackline : TAUT
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Frat dude + Cpls. and sgts. : BRONCOS
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Actor Lundgren + Elected officials : DOLPHINS
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Something often inflated and rarely appreciated : EGO
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Inner things that may be suppressed : DEMONS
33
"Terrible" czar : IVAN
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Willem of "Spider-Man" : DAFOE
36
"... man ___ machine?" : ORA
37
Take a stand by not standing : KNEEL
38
Goal for six answers in this puzzle? : TEAMBUILDING
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Expels, as lava : SPEWS
43
Tolkien tree being : ENT
44
Particle with a negative charge : ANION
46
Garfield's frenemy : ODIE
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Jordan Peele's directorial debut : GETOUT
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Final, in a math series : NTH
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Butter square + Hilarious people : PATRIOTS
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London's Big ___ + Ladies : BENGALS
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Pairs : TWOS
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Reign : RULE
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Course overseer, for short : PGA
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Sentimentality : BATHOS
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Concerning both the moon and sun's motions : LUNISOLAR
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Cosmopolitan : URBANE
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Abbr. on an envelope : ATTN
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Malek of "Mr. Robot" : RAMI
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U.S. soldier + Little scurriers : GIANTS
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"CSI" actress Elisabeth : SHUE
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Snake eyes : ONES
Down
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"Twilight" werewolf : JACOB
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Led down the aisle : USHERED
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Classic schoolkid's alibi : THEDOGATEIT
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"Understand?" : SEE
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Internet link? : DSLMODEM
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Drill sergeant's command : ATEASE
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Bread often served with curry : NAAN
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Finish : END
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Bottom rows on spreadsheets : TOTALS
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Freeze over, as a windshield : ICEUP
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Bonus in baseball : TENTHINNING
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Bottle marked "XXX," maybe : ALE
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Do ___ Call Registry : NOT
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Ave. crossers : STS
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Mythical bird in the "Arabian Nights" : ROC
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Like Mandarin : TONAL
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At least : NOFEWERTHAN
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Popular corn chip : DORITO
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"Hmm, leave this to me" : IVEGOTAPLAN
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Scot's refusal : NAE
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Show filmed weekly in N.Y.C. : SNL
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Steeds : MOUNTS
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Western Hemisphere grp. : OAS
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Kith's partner : KIN
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Sugar sources from a farm : BEETS
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It runs down the middle of the Pacific : DATELINE
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Soak : SOP
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"Get a room" elicitor, for short : PDA
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Stanley Cup matchup, e.g. : NHLGAME
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Gives a boost : GOOSES
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Operating system in the Linux family : UBUNTU
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Possible reply to "Don't forget!" : IWONT
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"Super" gaming console : NES
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Hindu dresses : SARIS
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Book after Judges : RUTH
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Snug rug inhabitant : BUG
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"Exodus" hero : ARI
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Course list abbr. : TBA
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___ Vegas : LAS
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Obsession of el rey Midas : ORO

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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