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New York Times, Saturday, January 27, 2018

Author:
Mark Diehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
Curling and rugby, but not boxing, in the Olympics
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Mark Diehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 69 for Mr. Diehl.
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© 2018, The New York Times1/27/18 ( No. 24,917 )
Across
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When St. Patrick's Day is celebrated : MIDMARCH
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Side with? : ABUT
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First two-time Nobelist : MARIECURIE
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Deep red pigment : HEME
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Slice, e.g. : ORANGESODA
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Place for a big wheel : HELM
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Company that launched the game FarmVille : ZYNGA
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Insignificant one : TWERP
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A lot of Top 40 music : RAP
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Space race? : ALIENS
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Word with mother or sharp : TONGUE
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Call of the wild? : ROAR
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One spewing obscenities : TRASHMOUTH
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Wine container : TUN
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Things with pods : BEANPLANTS
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Ingredient in a Caesar cocktail : CLAMJUICE
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Like the hepatitis B and C pathogens : BLOODBORNE
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LinkedIn listing : JOB
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Be open-minded, maybe : THINKYOUNG
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Trigger-to-cylinder connection : PAWL
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Kept close to one's chest? : HUGGED
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Twain of note : SHANIA
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Hellenic character : ETA
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Make no effort to stop something : SITBY
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Make right : EMEND
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Bad way to get to work : LATE
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Extra leaf in some books : ERRATAPAGE
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Freshly : ANEW
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Curling and rugby, but not boxing, in the Olympics : TEAMEVENTS
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Hard to get around, say : WIDE
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Radio option with improved sound quality : FMSTEREO
Down
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Title girl in a 1961 Ricky Nelson hit : MARYLOU
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Resident of Isfahan : IRANIAN
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Home run, in slang : DINGER
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Actress Boone of NBC's "The Blacklist" : MEGAN
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Nickname for a pal : ACE
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Feature of many a jalopy : RUST
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The bird in Hitchcock's "The Birds" : CROW
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Palm, in a way : HIDE
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"That's the spot!" : AHH
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Woe of a bar habitué : BEERGUT
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Some high points of Mötley Crüe? : UMLAUTS
12
Relative of tofu : TEMPEH
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___ Effect (supposed I.Q. boost from music) : MOZART
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Opposite of 22-Across : EARTHLINGS
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Pulpy refuse : POMACE
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Coconuts, to a maroon on an island, maybe : STEADYDIET
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Fourth little piggy's share : NONE
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Macho type : RAMBO
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Green-skinned fruit : ANJOU
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Reject : SPURN
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Chaps : BLOKES
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D.C. body : CONG
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Native of Thimphu : BHUTANI
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Tied up, in the operating room : LIGATED
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Witty Garofalo : JANEANE
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Because of : OWINGTO
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Barbershop assortment : BLADES
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Something you may lay down or break : THELAW
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Baby : PAMPER
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Not just fling : HEAVE
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Forbidden, in a way : TREF
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First name in horror : BRAM
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Vegetables high in vitamin C : YAMS
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Pecorino cheese source : EWE
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Holiday abroad : TET

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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