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New York Times, Saturday, September 8, 2018

Author:
Andrew J. Ries
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrew Ries

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {W} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Ries. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Andrew Ries notes:
This puzzle started with 7-Down and 37-Across, and I like how the rest of the central stagger came together. I remember that episode ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Andrew is known for his "stair stack" themelesses. GEORGIA DOME / CARROT JUICE are pretty good, but SEAT FILLERS is the marquee entry ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0908 ( 25,141 )
Across
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Principal : MAJOR
6
High note? : CSPOT
11
Balkan land, on Olympic scoreboards : CRO
14
Island that's the first word of the Beach Boys' "Kokomo" : ARUBA
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Central principle of the Baha'i faith : UNITY
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Work containing more than 3.5 million citations, for short : OED
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Balm of Gilead, e.g. : RESIN
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Practice roster for an N.F.L. team : TAXISQUAD
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Half of a 1980s sitcom duo : KATE
21
Scratch on the table? : TIP
22
Horse's mouth, so to speak : SOURCE
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Follower of Kennedy or Clinton : ERA
24
Baker's unit : BATCH
26
Fits snugly : NESTS
27
Florentine, for example : TUSCAN
29
Cons : HAS
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One-up : BEST
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Only facility in the world to have hosted the Olympics, Super Bowl and Final Four : GEORGIADOME
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V8 ingredient : CARROTJUICE
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People at a theater who didn't pay for their tickets : SEATFILLERS
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Bananas : DAFT
42
Crack, say : MAR
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Name for a big wheel : FERRIS
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Dark : UNLIT
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Kind of pressure : SINUS
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Small square : ONE
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Superhuman, in a way : BIONIC
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Smoked delicacy : EEL
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Whole grain component : BRAN
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Periodical whose founder has appeared on every cover since its 2000 launch : OMAGAZINE
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Speaks with a pleasing rhythm : LILTS
57
___ score : SAT
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Lab dept. : RANDD
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Esteem highly : ADORE
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1994 U.S. Open champ : ELS
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Like many student films : ARTSY
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Excalibur's place : VEGAS
Down
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Sell : MARKET
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It provides only partial coverage : AREARUG
3
"Hold your horses!" : JUSTASEC
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Stage award : OBIE
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Went quickly : RAN
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Do the job : CUTIT
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Ones sharing some shots : SNAPCHATFRIENDS
8
Movies, informally : PIX
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Moving walkway maker : OTIS
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Boxer with a cameo in "The Hangover" : TYSON
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Links : COURSE
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Changes color, say : REACTS
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Farthest out there : ODDEST
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Celine Dion, by birth : QUEBECER
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Seven-piece puzzle : TANGRAM
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Dancer's support : BARRE
25
Certain pilgrim : HADJI
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Resting on one's laurels : COASTING
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Deeply felt : SOULFUL
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III, in Ithaca : IOTAS
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Quite a ways : MILES
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Useful list when troubleshooting a computer : ERRORLOG
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Member of the Hoboken Four : SINATRA
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"Porgy" novelist ___ Heyward : DUBOSE
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Many an Aesop character : ANIMAL
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Jerks' creations : FLOATS
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Wits : SENSES
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Accessory for a bride, maybe : TIARA
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Indigent : NEEDY
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Industry authority : CZAR
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Remain : BIDE
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1099-___ (bank-issued tax form) : INT
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Head, for short : LAV

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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