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Sam Ezersky
Sam Ezersky

NY Times, Sun, Aug 14, 2016 DIAGRAMLESS

Author:
Sam Ezersky
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 17, Columns: 17, Words: 69, Blocks: 136, Across Lite
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© 2016, The New York Times
Across
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Electric car introduced in the 2000s : TESLA
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What a Medal of Honor recipient has shown : HEROISM
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Show indecision : HEMANDHAW
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___ Jordan (athletic shoe) : AIR
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Be sick : AIL
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Number that increases annually : AGE
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Pro-gun org. : NRA
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"I've figured it out!" : AHA
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Drops on the ground? : DEW
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Anderson Cooper's channel : CNN
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CD predecessors : LPS
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Kind of fishing or diving : DEEPSEA
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TV's "___: Cyber" : CSI
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10th-to-last word of the Pledge of Allegiance : NATION
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Boozehound's sound : HIC
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Not moving smoothly, as rush-hour traffic : STOPANDGO
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Sharp pull : YANK
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Distort, as polling results : SKEW
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Bread boxes? : ATMS
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Texter's "Holy cow!" : OMG
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___ tea : ICED
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Delayed : HELDUP
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FedEx competitor : DHL
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Journalist Logan : LARA
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Paris's ___ de la Cité : ILE
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Zodiac sign of the Olsen twins, fittingly : GEMINI
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On the town, say : OUTANDABOUT
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Present times, for short : BDAYS
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Classic radio/TV comedy duo : BOBANDRAY
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"Don't worry about me" : IMOK
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Go on a rampage : RUNAMOK
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Part of B.S.A. : BOY
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President pro ___ (Senate V.I.P.) : TEM
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Historical time span : ERA
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"___ of a gun!" : SON
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Jar cover : LID
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Smoking residue : ASH
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At present : HEREANDNOW
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Rural couple : MAANDPA
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Hard-to-hit pitch? : HIGHC
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Switchboard connectors : WIRES
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Small battery size : AAA
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Police, with "the" : LAW
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___ tide : NEAP
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Difference between a mini, midi and maxi : LENGTH
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H as in Helios : ETA
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Bank customer's secret : PIN
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Combo meal component : SODA
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Number one : CHAMP
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Perform on "American Idol," say : SING
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"Guh-ross!" : ICK
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Skull-headed enemy of He-Man : SKELETOR
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___ talks : TED
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Breakfast order : OMELET
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Pair that would be put together if the alphabet could be rearranged, in a classic pickup line : YOUANDI
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Boorish sort : SCHLUB
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Major dis : SLAM
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Prefix with -syncratic : IDIO
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Negligible amount : DRIB
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Dude : GUY
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One of five in the line "The lady doth protest too much, methinks" : IAMB
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___ Dhabi : ABU
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Indian bread : NAN
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Focus of the Human Genome Project : DNA
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Nav. officer : ADM
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Dude : BRO
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Bur ___ (tree) : OAK
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"___-hoo!" : YOO
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What's up? : SKY
Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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