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New York Times, Saturday, January 26, 2019

"Without tradition, ___ is a flock of sheep without a shepherd": Winston Churchill

Author:
Grant Thackray
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Thackray. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2019, The New York Times1/26/19 ( No. 25,281 )
Across
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They're better than all the rest : WORLDBEATERS
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"One Thousand and One Nights" character : GENIEOFTHELAMP
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Cocktails with Southern Comfort : ALABAMASLAMMERS
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Pharmacy pickups, informally : SCRIPS
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Went bananas : LOSTIT
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Food that's eaten perpendicularly to how it's usually made : TOAST
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"How's it hangin'?" : SUP
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Dishonor : SHAME
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Lead-in to science : OMNI
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Much smaller relative of the rhinoceros : TAPIR
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"Get ___" (1967 hit for the Esquires) : ONUP
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Clear : NET
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#1 song at the end of October in 1962 : MONSTERMASH
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Confection with a hole in the middle : BUNDTCAKE
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Classic video game hero's catchphrase : ITSAMEMARIO
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Input on eBay : BID
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Lo ___ : MEIN
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Party that's off the hook : RAGER
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"Molto ___!" (positive reply in Italy) : BENE
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Grocery chain that closed in 2015 after 156 years in business : AANDP
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Kind of moon : NEW
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Underlying, as metabolism : BASAL
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Trims : PRUNES
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Big name in weaponry : BERTHA
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Short cut that bypasses a canal? : CESAREANSECTION
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By popular vote : DEMOCRATICALLY
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Gets ready for dinner : SETSTHETABLE
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Start of many a speech : WELCOME
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Going off : ONARANT
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Actor Giovanni of "Avatar" : RIBISI
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Performed a pas de chat, e.g. : LEAPT
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Whip wielders, for short : DOMS
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Undergrad deg. for a creative type : BFA
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Letters for potential college students : ETS
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Calder Cup org. : AHL
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Relative of aqua : TEAL
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"___ World" ("Sesame Street" segment) : ELMOS
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Emphasizes forcefully : RAMSHOME
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Composer of "The Bartered Bride" : SMETANA
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Who stabs the beast in "Beauty and the Beast" : GASTON
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First, in Latin : PRIMUS
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Curry of the N.B.A. : STEPH
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The guy of your dreams? : SANDMAN
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Overshadow : UPSTAGE
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Workers making preparations to retire? : PITCREW
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It comes in cyan, magenta, yellow or black : TONER
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Bring up, as an old grievance : REAIR
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Quiet : MUM
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"It's a Wonderful Life" studio : RKO
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U2, e.g. : BANDNAME
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Statement in an old Apple ad : IMAPC
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Got misty, with "up" : TEARED
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Sites of congestion : SINUSES
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"Hush, now!" : BESTILL
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Way behind on payments : INAHOLE
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Dana of "China Beach" : DELANY
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A sidecar may be added to it : BARTAB
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Founder of the Reform Party : PEROT
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___ Fitzpatrick, author of the 2009 best seller "Hush, Hush" : BECCA
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Ticks : SECS
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"So ___" : BEIT
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"Without tradition, ___ is a flock of sheep without a shepherd": Winston Churchill : ART
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"Pass" : NAH
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___ Genevieve (Missouri county or its seat) : STE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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