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New York Times, Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Poker variant in which the worst set of cards splits the pot

Author:
Benjamin Kramer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Kramer.
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© 2019, The New York Times1/29/19 ( No. 25,284 )

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Across
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Barred from competition, briefly : DQED
5
Prefix with economics : MACRO
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Sportsbook offering : ODDS
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Liqueur with a licoricelike flavor : OUZO
15
Psychologist Alfred : ADLER
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Stumble around in a daze : REEL
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Empty talk not backed by action : LIPSERVICE
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Screenwriter James of "The African Queen" : AGEE
20
Santa ___, Calif. : ANA
21
Slender : SLIM
22
Play loudly, as music : BLARE
23
Like all natural numbers: Abbr. : POS
24
Boost after appearing on a certain old Comedy Central show : COLBERTBUMP
27
Malia Obama's sister : SASHA
29
Use an oar : ROW
30
Lion in the heavens : LEO
31
In effect : OPERANT
35
Arkin of "Catch-22" : ALAN
36
Product from RCA or LG : TELEVISIONSET
39
Something traced to draw a turkey : HAND
40
Get, as from a will : INHERIT
41
"___ the least I can do" : ITS
42
Groceries holder : BAG
43
Sedan alternative : COUPE
47
Symbol of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad : GOLDENSPIKE
52
Upper extreme, informally : MAX
53
Stockpile : HOARD
54
Work without ___ : ANET
55
Gift for which you might reply "Mahalo" : LEI
56
Happening now, as a telecast : LIVE
57
Sport hinted at by the ends of 17-, 24-, 36- and 47-Across : VOLLEYBALL
60
Universal donor type, for short : ONEG
61
Paragon : IDEAL
62
Christmastime : YULE
63
Exchanges "I do's" : WEDS
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Sounds from a pet owner's lap : MEOWS
65
Column on a flight board, for short : ETAS
Down
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Practice swimming : DOLAPS
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Trendy food from the Andes : QUINOA
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Toll method on the New Jersey Turnpike : EZPASS
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Uno + uno : DOS
5
Kingpin on "The Wire" : MARLO
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Excedrin competitor : ADVIL
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Do some mountaineering : CLIMB
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DVR button : REC
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Molybdenite, for molybdenum : ORE
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Toothpaste brand : ORALB
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Airport named for a president : DEGAULLE
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Venison : DEERMEAT
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Take some time to consider : SLEEPON
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Break free : ESCAPE
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Texter's segue : BTW
25
Orange Muppet : ERNIE
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Whirler on a whirlybird : ROTOR
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"Please ___" (secretary's words) : HOLD
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Water with the Alps in its logo : EVIAN
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Men's gymnastics event : RINGS
34
Bit of volcanic fallout : ASH
35
Apropos of : ASTO
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Luke Skywalker's home planet : TATOOINE
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Forced into bondage : ENSLAVED
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Fine point : NICETY
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Poker variant in which the worst set of cards splits the pot : HIGHLOW
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The first "B" of B&B : BED
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German mark : UMLAUT
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Spanish rice dish : PAELLA
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Banishees : EXILES
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Bottom of the barrel : DREGS
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Primitive kind of diet : PALEO
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Holiday guest that a couple might fight over : INLAW
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Starting points in shipbuilding : KEELS
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Get-up-and-go : VIM
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Payment of tribute? : ODE
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"Ciao!" : BYE

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