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New York Times, Thursday, October 16, 2014

What three-letter words do in five answers in this puzzle

Author:
John Farmer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 32 for Mr. Farmer. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
John Farmer notes:
My soccer-playing, Landon Donovan-jersey-wearing son, Donovan, will be happy when he sees his name in the paper. That said, 57-Across ... read more
Will Shortz notes:
John's manuscript had the overlapping three-letter parts indicated by circles. I thought that made the puzzle too easy. Anyway, I'm ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Tricksy stuff today, REPEAT hinting at the fact that certain three-letter words do double-duty. Took me a while to cotton to the ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times10/16/14 ( No. 23,718 )
Across
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City with a view of the White Cliffs of Dover : CALAIS
7
"David," e.g. : NUDE
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"L'Amore dei ___ Re" (Montemezzi opera) : TRE
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Certain homecoming attendee : ALUMNA
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Some Michelin Guide readers : EPICURES
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Bonkers : MENTAL
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Cream-filled chocolate treats : WHOOPIEPIES
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Mark of dishonor : SCARLETLETTER
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Place for a saint's image, maybe : APSE
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___ Reville, Hitchcock's wife and collaborator : ALMA
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"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" drug : LSD
25
Villainous Luthor : LEX
26
Defeat : LICK
29
Iraq war issue, for short : WMD
31
Fall guy's partner? : EVE
33
Bustle : ADO
34
Walker alternative : CANE
36
Chilled coffee drink : FRAPPE
39
"If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?" poet : PERCYBYSSHESHELLEY
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Inspiration for Johann Strauss II : DANUBE
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Deer John? : STAG
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Great ___ : APE
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"Land of the sun" native : UTE
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Science advocate with a bow tie : NYE
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Tournament passes : BYES
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Efron of "Neighbors" : ZAC
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What you get for bringing someone home : RBI
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Edomite patriarch : ESAU
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One taking an unscheduled flight? : AWOL
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All-time scoring leader for the U.S. men's soccer team : LANDONDONOVAN
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Official residence at the Vatican : PAPALPALACE
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The Ramblers of the N.C.A.A. : LOYOLA
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Dish often served au jus : PRIMERIB
66
R-rated movie attendees : ADULTS
67
Computer language named for Lord Byron's daughter : ADA
68
Studies : DENS
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What three-letter words do in five answers in this puzzle : REPEAT
Down
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Home security devices, for short : CAMS
2
___ Trevelyan, Agent 006 in "GoldenEye" : ALEC
3
"Two-horned queen of the stars," per Horace : LUNA
4
Pacific Surfliner operator : AMTRAK
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Collectively : INALL
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"Days of Our Lives" town : SALEM
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Pond dweller : NEWT
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Maintained : UPHELD
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Some haute couture designs : DIORS
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"The Island of the Day Before" novelist : ECO
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Ultimate rally-killer : TRIPLEPLAY
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He wears #1 in "42" : REESE
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Earl of ___ a.k.a. Robert Devereux : ESSEX
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Put ___ fight : UPA
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Golden brown : TAWNY
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Goal of some industry lobbyists, for short : DEREG
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Hollywood force, in brief : LAPD
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"Whose ___ was this?" : IDEA
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Abundant supply : CORNUCOPIA
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Convoluted : MESSY
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___ d'Orcia (Tuscan region) : VAL
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Relative of e- : CYBER
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Fiver : ABE
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Govt. mortgage insurer : FHA
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Penelope's pursuer in Looney Tunes toons : PEPE
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Sightseers? : EYES
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Share : CUT
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Cavalry mount : STEED
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Vitamin B3 : NIACIN
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Bolster : BUOYUP
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"Don't Eat the Yellow Snow" rocker : ZAPPA
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Hope for a nominee : AWARD
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Trumpet : BLARE
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Renewable option : SOLAR
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Point of contact in the automotive industry? : ANODE
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Getaway : LAM
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Bird bills : NEBS
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Burrowing rodent : VOLE
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Opposite of baja : ALTA
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Father of the American Cartoon : NAST
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Had followers : LED

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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