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New York Times, Wednesday, January 16, 2019

"___, would you like to purchase some religious music?"

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQVX} This is puzzle # 46 for Mr. Haight.
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© 2019, The New York Times1/16/19 ( No. 25,271 )
Across
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Lid attachment : LASH
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Mixes in : ADDS
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Make art on glass or metal : ETCH
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Billy the Kid vis-à-vis Henry McCarty : ALIAS
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Lecherous person : ROUE
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Boutique-filled N.Y.C. neighborhood : SOHO
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"___, do these jeans make me look fat?" : BUTTWEIGHT
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Perfectly : TOAT
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"You're oversharing!" : TMI
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Levine of Maroon 5 : ADAM
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Big swigs : BELTS
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Part of a movie that can be spoiled : ENDING
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"___! The flight attendant just swatted a bug!" : AISLEBEE
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Smooth sailing site : CALMSEA
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Place with treatments : SPA
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Club with travel advice, for short : AAA
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Pay attention to : HEED
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Mark that's just above average : CPLUS
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Place where you can get stuck : RUT
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"___, would you like to purchase some religious music?" : BUYCHANTS
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Not just any : THE
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Peer through a window, maybe : SEEIN
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Myriad : HOST
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Mr. Rogers : ROY
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The Na'vi in "Avatar," e.g. : ETS
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Meet (with) at midday, say : DOLUNCH
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"___ and those crazy sheep costumes!" : EWEGUISE
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Bakery-cafe chain : PANERA
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Bikini part : STRAP
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Actor Neeson : LIAM
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"On the other hand ..." : YET
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Where Paris took Helen : TROY
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"___! Petr, I'm begging you again to let me get this!" : CZECHPLEAS
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Break in the action : LULL
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Really cool, in slang : SICK
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"Me, too!" : SOAMI
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Slippery : EELY
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Teensy : ITTY
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Harness racing gait : TROT
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Research assistant, informally : LABTECH
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Female graduates : ALUMNAE
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Not get used : SITIDLE
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Makeshift receptacle for ballots : HAT
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"O mio babbino caro," e.g. : ARIA
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Foundational teachings : DOGMA
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"Obviously, Sherlock!" : DUH
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Wimbledon unit : SET
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First name in perfumes : ESTEE
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Windows strip : TOOLBAR
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The Louvre, originally : CHATEAU
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Spot where one might get grilled : HOTSEAT
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Some origami birds : SWANS
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Advantage : EDGE
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Quarry noise : BLAST
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Website for film buffs : IMDB
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Upscale kitchen feature : ISLAND
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Told, as tales : SPUN
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Hacker's goal : ACCESS
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Fraternity letter : PHI
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Exhaust : USEUP
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Dubious Tibetan sighting : YETI
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Ostracize : SHUN
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Part of a bridge : TRESTLE
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"Amen!" : HOWTRUE
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"Puh-leeze!," in facial form : EYEROLL
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Lease term, often : ONEYEAR
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Loud subgenre of punk : SCREAMO
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"Bingo!" : THATSIT
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Colorful fish : OPAH
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Genie holders : LAMPS
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In a jovial way : GAYLY
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Choose : ELECT
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Ugh-worthy : ICKY
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TV drama of 2000-15 : CSI
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Benzoyl peroxide target, informally : ZIT
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Fate : LOT

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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