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New York Times, Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Only U.N. member whose name comes alphabetically between P and R

Author:
Timothy Polin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Timothy Polin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Polin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Timothy Polin notes:
My hope is that the punch line lands with solvers. The progression I was going for is a person with a stiff upper lip stoically ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A collection of phrases meaning [sigh]. Kind of a downer to focus so heavily on resignation, but Tim found some wonderfully colorful ... read more
1
L
2
A
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D
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L
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E
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B
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A
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T
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H
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P
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I
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P
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E
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I
C
E
A
X
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I
S
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Y
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I
D
E
A
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T
H
E
M
S
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T
H
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B
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R
E
A
K
S
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H
E
R
E
T
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O
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E
B
R
O
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H
O
E
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O
D
S
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A
N
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D
S
O
I
T
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G
O
E
S
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K
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O
R
E
A
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D
A
H
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G
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L
I
B
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P
L
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O
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W
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T
O
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B
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E
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Y
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W
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N
S
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O
M
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L
O
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S
E
S
O
M
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B
E
S
E
T
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Y
E
L
P
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T
R
O
T
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S
T
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P
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F
A
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L
S
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Q
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U
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E
S
E
R
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A
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R
A
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F
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E
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D
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A
H
L
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R
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N
O
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S
T
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A
R
V
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T
H
A
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T
S
L
I
F
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E
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I
Q
U
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T
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A
U
T
O
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I
T
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Y
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S
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R
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M
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© 2016, The New York Times9/6/16 ( No. 24,409 )
Across
1
Punch bowl dipper : LADLE
6
Room with a tub, informally : BATH
10
Tobacco holder : PIPE
14
Tool for climbing the Alps : ICEAX
15
Words before "old chap" : ISAY
16
"What's the big ___?" : IDEA
17
With 18-Across, phrase of resignation : THEMS
18
See 17-Across : THEBREAKS
20
Regarding this matter : HERETO
22
Second-longest river in Iberia : EBRO
23
Weeding tool : HOE
24
Some E.R. cases : ODS
25
Phrase of resignation : ANDSOITGOES
28
Land divided by the 38th parallel : KOREA
30
"Well, lah-di-___!" : DAH
31
Smooth-talking : GLIB
33
Post-blizzard vehicle : PLOW
36
Maguire who played Spider-Man : TOBEY
40
Phrase of resignation : WINSOMELOSESOME
43
Attacked on all sides : BESET
44
Squeal in pain : YELP
45
Gait between a walk and a canter : TROT
46
Brand at the Daytona 500 : STP
48
The "F" of T/F : FALSE
50
Phrase of resignation : QUESERASERA
55
Nurtured : FED
58
Developmental rink org. : AHL
59
Former attorney general Janet : RENO
60
Go hungry : STARVE
62
Phrase of resignation : THATSLIFE
65
Literal phrase of resignation : IQUIT
66
VW or BMW : AUTO
67
Minuscule, informally : ITTY
68
Adjoining hotel accommodations : SUITE
69
Flightless South American bird : RHEA
70
Wizard : MAGE
71
Envious critic, in modern lingo : HATER
Down
1
Collectible art print, in brief : LITHO
2
Was heartsick : ACHED
3
Hides in the forest? : DEERSKINS
4
Totally uncool : LAME
5
Former celebrity : EXSTAR
6
Comedy routine : BIT
7
What a phoenix rises from, with "the" : ASHES
8
Cardio workout regimen : TAEBO
9
Toyota Prius, e.g. : HYBRID
10
Thanksgiving dessert : PIE
11
Washington/Montana separator : IDAHO
12
Type of black tea : PEKOE
13
Lightens, as one's load : EASES
19
Go in circles : ROTATE
21
Early afternoon hour : ONEPM
26
Big name in Chicago politics : DALEY
27
Haunted house inhabitants : GHOSTS
29
Constantly worry : OBSESS
31
Early 2000s White House inits. : GWB
32
It's not the truth : LIE
34
"Bravo!" : OLE
35
Tom who wrote "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" : WOLFE
37
Achieved results : BOREFRUIT
38
Offshoot of punk : EMO
39
"Still ..." : YET
41
Frolicking mammals : OTTERS
42
Practices boxing : SPARS
47
Qualifying match, informally : PRELIM
49
Somewhat tardy : LATISH
50
Only U.N. member whose name comes alphabetically between P and R : QATAR
51
"Sure thing" : UHHUH
52
Send over the moon : ELATE
53
Santa ___ racetrack : ANITA
54
The sixth letter of "garbage," but not the first : SOFTG
56
Paperless party summons : EVITE
57
Scare off : DETER
61
Beautiful water hue : AQUA
63
Have down ___ science : TOA
64
CBS logo : EYE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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