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New York Times, Saturday, January 27, 2018

Curling and rugby, but not boxing, in the Olympics

Author:
Mark Diehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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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. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2018, The New York Times1/27/18 ( No. 24,917 )

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Across
1
When St. Patrick's Day is celebrated : MIDMARCH
9
Side with? : ABUT
13
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
22
Space race? : ALIENS
24
Word with mother or sharp : TONGUE
26
Call of the wild? : ROAR
27
One spewing obscenities : TRASHMOUTH
31
Wine container : TUN
32
Things with pods : BEANPLANTS
33
Ingredient in a Caesar cocktail : CLAMJUICE
34
Like the hepatitis B and C pathogens : BLOODBORNE
36
LinkedIn listing : JOB
39
Be open-minded, maybe : THINKYOUNG
40
Trigger-to-cylinder connection : PAWL
41
Kept close to one's chest? : HUGGED
42
Twain of note : SHANIA
44
Hellenic character : ETA
45
Make no effort to stop something : SITBY
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Make right : EMEND
50
Bad way to get to work : LATE
52
Extra leaf in some books : ERRATAPAGE
54
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
2
Resident of Isfahan : IRANIAN
3
Home run, in slang : DINGER
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Actress Boone of NBC's "The Blacklist" : MEGAN
5
Nickname for a pal : ACE
6
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: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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