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New York Times, Saturday, September 9, 2017

Author:
John Guzzetta and Michael Hawkins
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
3010/9/20127/18/20207
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13624104
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1.62140
John Guzzetta
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191/23/20147/18/20207
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1215163
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.63100
Michael Hawkins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JKQX} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Guzzetta. This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Hawkins. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
Michael provided the bottom to get us going, I did the top, and we batted around the east and west until we both liked it. We finished ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A ton of strong entries today, most all of them hitting home so well for me. That bottom stack in particular — PEACE SUMMIT, PR ... read more
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© 2017, The New York TimesNo. 0909 ( 24,777 )
Across
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Like night and day : WORLDSAPART
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Take another direction : ZAG
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Alternative to Pandora or Spotify : IHEARTRADIO
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Words of praise : ODE
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Became excited : GOTTURNEDON
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Business concern : NET
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2016 campaign topic : EMAIL
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Difficulty picking up subtleties : TINEAR
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Comparative indicator : THAN
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Pool cover : FELT
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Dormant : IDLE
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"Ain't gonna happen!" : NODICE
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Pretension : ARTINESS
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Loyalty, old-style : TROTH
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Timorese, e.g. : ASIAN
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Richest part : FAT
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Is dormant : SLEEPS
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Faced with courage : BRAVED
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Oxford designation : EEE
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Son-in-law of Chief Powhatan : ROLFE
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Ebbs : WANES
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One getting depressed on the road : GASPEDAL
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Person with a mental bloc? : MENSAN
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It may prey on a ray : ORCA
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Team in Houston : NASA
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Inspiron maker : DELL
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Means of keeping musical time : TOETAP
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Date preceder : CIRCA
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With 10-Down, go wild : RUN
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President Clinton hosted one in 2000 : PEACESUMMIT
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Football stat: Abbr. : INT
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Big headache for a company rep : PRNIGHTMARE
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They have sgts. : PDS
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Intuition about something soon to happen : SPIDEYSENSE
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Drag accessory : WIG
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"Well, I'll be!" : OHO
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Like hall-of-fame inductees, typically : RET
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Time for many TV talk shows, informally : LATENITE
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Refinery container : DRUM
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Fire on from above : STRAFE
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"The Governator" : ARNIE
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Valencian dishes : PAELLAS
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Also say : ADD
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See 57-Across : RIOT
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Collette of "United States of Tara" : TONI
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2-3 or 1-2-2, in basketball : ZONEDEFENSE
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"We agreed to it, so you'd better deliver" : ADEALSADEAL
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Recharge, so to speak : GETREST
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"Little Birds" author : NIN
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P.G.A. Championship airer : TNT
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Goof off : HORSEAROUND
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Minority group : ADOLESCENTS
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Crow, for one : TRIBE
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Start of a billet-doux : CHERE
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Roadway finisher : TAR
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Knocked out : INAWE
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C. S. Lewis's symbol of Jesus : ASLAN
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Edible part of a mesquite tree : POD
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"Sudden Death" star, 1995 : VANDAMME
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A star might go on one : EGOTRIP
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Like a wet noodle : FLACCID
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Its artists do many sketches, for short : SNL
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Too slick : PAT
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Boggy : MARSHY
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Counterpart of a blitz : SIEGE
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Pandora and Spotify : APPS
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Kind of walk : PERP
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Deli case display : CUTS
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"___ ohev otach" (Hebrew for "I love you") : ANI
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Staff : MAN
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Government org. impersonated in many phishing scams : IRS
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Starting point for a hole : TEE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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