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New York Times, Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Author:
John E. Bennett
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FKQXZ} Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Bennett. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
John E. Bennett notes:
The initial spark was the thought of doing a puzzle with a large circle graphic — I tend to like puzzles that have something of visual ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
THIS ROUNDS ON ME! Er, THE ROUNDS ON ME. Hmm. I've never actually heard anyone get up and declare either one, but the former is the ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Mr. Bennett is branching out. His first two puzzles had similar grids, including shades/circles. This one, with mirror symmetry no less, is different.

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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 1025 ( 24,458 )
Across
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Common name for a cowboy : DUSTY
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Winner's cry in a card game : GIN
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Leaky parts of an old tent, often : SEAMS
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___ nous : ENTRE
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A, in Asunción : UNA
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Dustup : SCRAP
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Hidden symbol between the "E" and "x" in the FedEx logo : ARROW
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Drug for Timothy Leary : LSD
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End of a lasso : NOOSE
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Nipple : TEAT
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Cloudless : CLEAR
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Elizabethan stringed instrument : LUTE
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Fedora or fez : HAT
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Final part of a relay : LASTLEG
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[their error, not mine] : SIC
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Actor Christian of "Mr. Robot" : SLATER
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State-of-the-art electronically : HITECH
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Cradled : HELD
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Mata ___ (spy) : HARI
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Offer at a pub ... as suggested by this puzzle's shaded squares : THEROUNDSONME
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Cock-a-doodle-doo : CROW
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Dentist's focus : TEETH
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Coal-rich German region : SAAR
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Like Cheerios cereal : OATEN
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"Facilities," informally : LAV
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Suit material : SERGE
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Device that keeps a ship's compass level : GIMBAL
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"O Romeo, Romeo!" crier : JULIET
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SSW's opposite : NNE
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With 54-Across, tavern total : BAR
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See 52-Across : TAB
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Lead-in to fix, appropriately : PRE
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Put ___ on (limit) : ACAP
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___ Picchu, site of ancient Inca ruins : MACHU
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Shouts of dissent : NOES
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Bathroom powder : TALC
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Trimmed area around a green : APRON
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"Hey ... over here!" : PSST
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Once, in olden days : ERST
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Burly : STOUT
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Snitches (on) : RATS
Down
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Opposites of births : DEATHS
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"That is SO incredible!" : UNREAL
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Geological layers : STRATA
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Gait faster than a walk : TROT
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Tree with medicinal uses : YEW
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Birds near the shore : GULLS
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Detailed blowup on a map : INSET
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Longtime Federer adversary : NADAL
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Personal identifier, for short : SSN
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Subj. of interest for the Green Party : ECOL
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Move to action : AROUSE
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Tile adhesive : MASTIC
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When repeated, cry to an honoree : SPEECH
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Place for wheeling and dealing? : CARLOT
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Go over and over again : REHASH
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Unwelcome look : LEER
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Big name in bicycle helmets : GIRO
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What Wi-Fi can connect you to : THEWEB
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Yule glitter : TINSEL
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Highlight in a Zorro movie : DUEL
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Modern home entertainment option : HDTV
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Sleeper or caboose : TRAINCAR
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Soup kitchen offerings : HOTMEALS
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Teachers' org. : NEA
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Tuliplike flower whose name means "butterfly" in Spanish : MARIPOSA
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Most ready to get started : EAGEREST
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Related linguistically : COGNATE
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Examination do-overs : RETESTS
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Arrest : NAB
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Teacher who may get no respect, informally : SUB
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Tibetan holy men : LAMAS
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Brief excursion : JAUNT
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Completely focused : RAPT
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Biblical pronoun : THOU
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Polling fig. : PCT
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___-Magnon : CRO
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"Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" airer : NPR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle.

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