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Brendan Emmett Quigley
Brendan Emmett Quigley

NY Times, Sun, Jan 27, 2019 GOING TOO FAR

Author:
Brendan Emmett Quigley
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Across Lite
Notepad: Many of the answers in this crossword are one letter too long and won't fit in the spaces provided. Each of these answers will either begin or end in the gray square immediately before or after it. When the puzzle is done, all the gray squares will have been used exactly once, and the letters in them (reading left to right, line by line) will spell a quote by Colin Powell.

You can print out the grid with gray squares instead of black squares, under Edit/Options, Printing tab, and choose "Select grid blackness" to the gray box. If that menu isn't available, try Across Lite/Preferences, Printing tab and select a light option.
Jim Horne notes:

The quote: "Bad news isn't wine. It doesn't improve with age."

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H
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E
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R
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B
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A
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G
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W
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A
L
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M
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P
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P
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H
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R
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O
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N
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S
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E
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N
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Y
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O
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H
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L
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R
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T
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V
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O
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A
T
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O
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V
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S
H
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C
R
O
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C
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H
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B
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N
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S
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T
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M
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E
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T
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A
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N
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C
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M
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L
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V
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S
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S
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D
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A
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© 2019, The New York Times
Across
1
Basil or catnip : HERB
5
"Let's call the whole thing off" : BAGIT
9
Spinning : ASWIRL
14
Audibly : ALOUD
15
Mental slowpoke : MORON
16
Southeast Asian capital : HANOI
17
Supermodel from Somalia : IMAN
18
Diploma feature : SEAL
19
Poe's middle name : ALLAN
20
Alley prowlers : TOMCATS
22
It can land on two different surfaces : SEAPLANE
24
What a person without regret feels : NOREMORSE
26
The Eagles, on scoreboards : PHI
29
Animals with wool : LLAMAS
30
Shackles : IRONS
34
Tiny, informally : EENSY
36
Like a tiny town, in an expression : ONEHORSE
38
Rent collectors : LESSORS
41
Hardship : TRAVAIL
42
Continually repeated musical phrase : OSTINATO
44
Gracefully slim : SVELTE
45
Luster : SHEEN
46
Make bootees, say : CROCHET
49
Bread on the barbecue : BUN
50
Boards, as a train : STEPSONTO
52
Tool powerful enough to cut pipes : METALSAW
56
Say distinctly : ENOUNCE
60
God, to Hebrews : ADONAI
61
Christmas trio : MAGI
63
"The Wizard of Oz" actor : LAHR
64
"Rigoletto" composer : VERDI
65
Musclebound dude : HEMAN
66
Moving about : ASTIR
67
Stuffing : SATING
68
Mournful piece : DIRGE
69
Egyptian ophidians : ASPS
Down
1
Island nation where Creole is spoken : HAITI
2
Pollster Roper : ELMO
3
Go here and there : ROAM
4
Swindling game : BUNCO
5
Dutch beer : AMSTEL
6
Loses one's sanity : GOESMAD
7
Kitty for the golden years, in brief : IRA
8
Open-minded : TOLERANT
9
Physical fitness : SHAPE
10
Mural's location : WALL
11
Something usually acquired at a wedding : INLAW
12
Horse color : ROAN
13
Fourth-anniversary gift : LINEN
21
Near the beginning : EARLYON
23
Agua : Spanish :: ____ : German : WASSER
25
1847 adventure novel whose name means "rover" : OMOO
26
Speaker Nancy : PELOSI
27
"Ya kidding me?!" : SHEESH
28
Shoe arch's site : INSTEP
30
Treasure collection : TROVE
31
Dental care brand : ORALB
32
As originally placed : INSITU
33
Lunar goddess : SELENE
35
Girl's nickname that sounds like two letters : ESSIE
37
Poor person : HAVENOT
39
Political or religious publications : TRACTS
40
Watched on Netflix, say : STREAMED
43
Alley-____ : OOP
47
Popeye's creator : ECSEGAR
48
Perfecting : HONING
50
Assassinated : SLAIN
51
City on the Arkansas River : TULSA
52
Rival of the Spurs, informally : MAVS
53
Jason's wife, in myth : MEDEA
54
Legal wrong : TORT
55
The Amazing ____ : RANDI
57
D.C. squad : NATS
58
Program-blocking device : VCHIP
59
Does wrong : ERRS
62
French friend : AMI
Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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