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MIXED FEELINGS

New York Times, Sunday, September 9, 2018

Author:
Hal Moore
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 80 Missing: {JKQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Moore. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Hal Moore notes:
I'm pleased to publish my first NYT Sunday — thanks to Sam and Will for their nice edit, especially their clues for 37- and 54-Across, and 59-Down. This puzzle is special to me for two ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
LOVE HATE RELATIONSHIP is exactly 21 letters? Apparently the crossword gods had no HATE, only LOVE! Great puzzle idea + solid execution = POW! Oh, you poor pen / pencil solvers out there, ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0909 ( 25,142 )
Across
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No-goodnik : BUM
4
"So long, dear boy" : TATA
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Soap scent : LILAC
13
Test for purity : ASSAY
18
Bullet ___ (1950s fashion fad) : BRA
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Hiding, with "up" : HOLED
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TD Garden, for one : ARENA
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Jordan who directed "Get Out" : PEELE
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Overwhelm : SNOWUNDER
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Result of a photographic memory : TOTALRECALL
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Neighbor of Hungary : SLOVENIA
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Harbinger : OMEN
29
Whopper inventor : LIAR
30
Tierra ___ Fuego : DEL
31
Minor's opposite : ADULT
33
Where the U.S. won its 1,000th Summer Olympic gold : RIO
34
Chooses : OPTS
35
Id restrainer : EGO
36
Sangfroid : POISE
37
Pair of diamonds? : BATTINGGLOVES
41
Swear : AVOW
42
Robin Williams role in a 1991 blockbuster : PETERPAN
44
Reasons to hold one's nose : ODORS
45
Fan sounds : WHIRS
46
Horror assistant : IGOR
47
Big name in water filters : BRITA
48
"I wish!" : IFONLY
50
Black brew : ASSAMTEA
53
Item at the end of a wizard's staff : ORB
54
Man just after kneeling? : SIR
55
Uncompromisingly direct : BLUNT
56
Classic Chevy : VETTE
58
Bunker : SANDTRAP
63
They involve mixed feelings ... or a hint to four squares in this completed puzzle : LOVEHATERELATIONSHIPS
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2008 campaign slogan : YESWECAN
68
Major fashion capital : MILAN
69
Actress Thompson of "Thor: Ragnarok" : TESSA
70
___ league (amateur sports group) : REC
71
Efficiency stat : MPG
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Payment to a building board : CONDOFEE
75
Dance in 3/4 time : BOLERO
78
Set of values : ETHOS
80
"___ bien" : ESTA
81
One smoothing the way? : PAVER
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Leaves in : STETS
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Option for moving an investment : ROLLOVERIRA
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Neighborhood : AREA
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Parts of many law firm names : AMPERSANDS
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Camera setting : FSTOP
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"___ out!" (ump's cry) : YER
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Hello or goodbye : CIAO
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___ long way : GOA
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Dukes : FISTS
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O'er and o'er : OFT
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Folkie Guthrie : ARLO
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Chocolate chip cookie starters? : CEES
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One of the Corleones in "The Godfather" : FREDO
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Symbol of luck : FOURLEAFCLOVER
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Public nudity or foul language : INDECENCY
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Place to chat : FORUM
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"Princess ___ Theme" (John Williams composition) : LEIAS
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Chocolatier since 1845 : LINDT
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Stooge with a bowl cut : MOE
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Checks : STEMS
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Certain break point : ADOUT
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Cries of approval : YAYS
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Division in geology : EON
Down
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Small balls : BBS
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Graveside container : URN
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Attire for the Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld : MAOSUIT
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Author Morrison : TONI
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Director of the "M*A*S*H" finale : ALDA
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Simple top : TEE
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Skillful : ADROIT
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Delayed : LATE
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Weights, informally : IRON
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Court do-over : LET
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Parallels : ANALOGS
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Islamic state : CALIPHATE
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Copycats : APERS
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Short time, for short : SEC
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Manta ray, by another name : SEADEVIL
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"The Crucible," for McCarthyism : ALLEGORY
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Mustard and saffron : YELLOWS
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One living off the land : HUNTERGATHERER
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"Why am I not surprised?" : WHATELSEISNEW
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"Darn!" : RATS
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Drive : MOTOR
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___ Store : APP
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Mate for Bambi : DOE
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Supervised : RAN
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Milhouse's toon friend : BART
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Dashboard warnings, informally : IDIOTLIGHTS
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Imaginary : NOTREAL
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Partner of smash : GRAB
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"Kung Fu" actor Philip : AHN
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Fruit juice brand : POM
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Basically what was said : WORDSTOTHATEFFECT
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Boxer upset in the biopic "Cinderella Man" : BAER
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Golfer Aoki : ISAO
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Nordic native : FINN
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Soothing succulent : ALOE
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Explorers and Expeditions : SUVS
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Fair : EVEN
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Journalist Nellie : BLY
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The Great ___ (Satan) : TEMPTER
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___-Soviet : SINO
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Cartoon in which one cow says to another "Hey, wait a minute! This is grass! We've been eating grass!" : THEFARSIDE
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Climb : RISE
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View from a pew : APSE
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Free TV spot, for short : PSA
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Taiwanese computer giant : ACER
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It might be topped with guacamole : TACO
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Tic ___ (mints) : TACS
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Give (out) : METE
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Modernists, for short : NEOS
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Internet connection inits. : DSL
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Sandal-less, say : BAREFOOT
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Score starter : OVERTURE
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Shepherd's scene : LEA
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Great Plains tribe : OSAGE
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Bribes : PAYOFFS
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Sent up : SPOOFED
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Nutrition fig. : RDA
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"I'll cover this" : ITSONME
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Nonsense : ROT
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H.S. courses for college credit : APS
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Suffix with large numbers : AIRE
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17-year-old Peace Nobelist Yousafzai : MALALA
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In too curious a manner : NOSILY
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Composes : CALMS
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Fancy French home : CHATEAU
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Once, once : ERST
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The Bravest in the Big Apple, for short : FDNY
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N.L. Central squad : REDS
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Ingredient in a Bali Hai cocktail : RUM
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Certain tech exec : CIO
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Actress Long : NIA
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Tender sound : COO
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Currency with denominations of 1,000, 5,000 and 10,000 : YEN

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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