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New York Times, Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Carnival projectiles that might be directed at parts of this puzzle?

Author:
Ed Sessa
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Sessa. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Edward Sessa notes:
I knew that combining circles with rebuses, as I had to do, would push this puzzle out of a rebus's usual Thursday slot to an earlier ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
It takes a lot to overcome my rebus fatigue, but the notion of circles representing balloons, popping into POPs? Delightful! Add in ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times11/13/19 ( No. 25,572 )
Across
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Low poker holding : PAIR
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Graffiti signatures : TAGS
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Creator of Creative Cloud software : ADOBE
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"Don't Let the Sun Go Down ___" (Elton John hit) : ONME
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Like sardines in a can : OILY
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In : POPULAR
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Nose decoration : STUD
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Cause of nose-wrinkling : ODOR
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Perilous perch : LEDGE
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Ones that like to wallow in mud : HIPPOPOTAMUSES
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Foot, in medical dictionaries : PES
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Eyewear, informally : SPEX
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U.S.S.R.'s Tu-144, e.g. : SST
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Eschews the night life : STAYSIN
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Repeat : SAYOVER
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Bears : HAS
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Sign of sadness : TEAR
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Part of Caesar's boast : VENI
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"Obviously! (Duh!)" : ISTHEPOPECATHOLIC
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Peut-___ (maybe: Fr.) : ETRE
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It's a little under a football field in area : ACRE
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You, in a billet-doux : TOI
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Eagerly embraces, as an opportunity : LEAPSAT
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Continuing story about life : SOAPOPERA
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Used up, as a well : DRY
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Linguist Chomsky : NOAM
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City, informally : URB
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Carnival projectiles that might be directed at parts of this puzzle? : BALLOONDARTS
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So-called "Godfather of Punk" : IGGYPOP
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Former attorney general Holder : ERIC
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Corner recess : NOOK
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Way to go : ROUTE
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Fit to be tried, say : SANE
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Young explorer of TV : DORA
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Some jingle writers : ADMEN
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Order since 1868 : ELKS
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Right away : STAT
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Inducing an "Ooh-la-la," say : POSH
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Naysaying : ANTI
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"My turn to go" : IMUP
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Symbolic flower of Flanders Fields : REDPOPPY
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Candy with a chewy center : TOOTSIEPOP
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Verdi work that may include camels : AIDA
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Latches (onto) : GLOMS
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Some cough remedies : SYRUPS
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Blind rage : APOPLEXY
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Club requirement : DUES
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In disuse : OLD
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Abandon, in slang : BAG
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Before, in verse : ERE
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Spanish direction : OESTE
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Word with cow, dog or horse : SEA
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Gracefully thin : SVELTE
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High-ranking : SENIOR
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Nixon daughter : TRICIA
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One of three in the Buick logo : SHIELD
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One eating before a king : TASTER
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Off the mark : ASTRAY
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Dundee denial : NAE
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Lacto-___ vegetarian : OVO
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Maker of Colortrak TVs, once : RCA
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Wise (to), in dated slang : HEP
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Products made by Friedrich, for short : ACS
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Shellacs : TROUNCES
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Got word (of) : HEARD
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Unclasp, as a coin purse : SNAPOPEN
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2015 Verizon acquisition : AOL
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Writer Gay : TALESE
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One Direction and OneRepublic : POPBANDS
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Parable message : MORAL
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Computer data unit : BYTE
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Trough call : OINK
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The Gaelic "uisge beatha," meaning "water of life," for "whiskey" : ROOT
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Said three times, a war film about Pearl Harbor : TORA
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32-card card game : SKAT
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401(k) alternative : IRA
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Role for John Huston in 1966's "The Bible" : GOD
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Iconic Russian department store facing Red Square : GUM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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