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New York Times, Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Rigby who "waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door"

Author:
Kathy Wienberg
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Wienberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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ATHLETIC CUP, amusingly interpreted as "major sporting events in the form of ___ CUP." I've followed sports less and less (as I've had ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times10/23/18 ( No. 25,186 )

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Across
1
Bob Marley, e.g. : RASTA
6
J. ___ Hoover : EDGAR
11
Rainbow, for one : ARC
14
Choir voices : ALTOS
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Band at a royal wedding : TIARA
16
Elevator unit : CAR
17
Kid-lit character who travels via envelope : FLATSTANLEY
19
Ref's decision : TKO
20
___ pad : STENO
21
Communists and capitalists, e.g. : ENEMIES
23
Hot couple : ITEM
24
Thelma's portrayer in "Thelma & Louise" : GEENADAVIS
27
Trumped-up : FALSE
29
Lobster ___ Newburg : ALA
30
Aloha State bird : NENE
31
Mexican Mrs. : SRA
32
Catastrophic : DIRE
34
U.S.O. audience : GIS
36
Co-star of "Stranger Things" : WINONARYDER
40
Dapper fellow : DAN
41
U.S. city connected to the outside only by airplane, boat and sled : NOME
42
What debtors do : OWE
45
"Piece of cake" : EASY
48
Japanese garden fish : KOI
49
Tops : ACMES
51
"I can't believe we both know him" : SMALLWORLD
55
Charlie Brown expletive : RATS
56
Western ravines : COULEES
57
Ideal places : EDENS
59
What might bring you to a screeching halt : RED
60
Protective sportswear ... or a hint to the ends of 17-, 24-, 36- and 51-Across : ATHLETICCUP
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Kimono tie : OBI
65
Choice for a prom : DRESS
66
His and her : THEIR
67
"Now where ___ I?" : WAS
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French toast topper : SYRUP
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Having some kick : ZESTY
Down
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U.K. flying grp. : RAF
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Standout player : ALLSTAR
3
What a governor enforces : STATELAW
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Figures on poles : TOTEMS
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Org. : ASSN
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GPS display : ETA
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Racket : DIN
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Lead-bearing ore : GALENA
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Big concert venue : ARENA
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Like Lady Liberty's crown : RAYED
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Like the ingredient acetaminophen in Tylenol : ACTIVE
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Make hand over fist : RAKEIN
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Stick in a field game : CROSSE
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Dude (up) : TOG
22
Cleric's house : MANSE
23
Provisos : IFS
25
Become worthy of : EARN
26
Rigby who "waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door" : ELEANOR
28
Poet ___ St. Vincent Millay : EDNA
33
It's not free of charge : ION
34
Trainer's workplace : GYM
35
Brainstorm : IDEA
37
Short narrative poem : IDYLL
38
Stir up : ROIL
39
Woos : ROMANCES
43
Kayaker's attire : WETSUIT
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Double curve : ESS
45
Money held by a third party : ESCROW
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Slide presentation? : AMOEBA
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Gulf War allies : SAUDIS
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On the up and up : KOSHER
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Nativity scene : CRECHE
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Performers who get top billing : LEADS
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Humble reply to "Great job, folks!" : WETRY
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The Pistons, on scoreboards : DET
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Airhead : DITZ
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The Fighting Tigers of the N.C.A.A. : LSU
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Subj. of a test that might involve identifying playing cards : ESP
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Get too personal : PRY

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