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New York Times, Monday, November 14, 2016

Game with an annual World Series held in Las Vegas

Author:
Zhouqin Burnikel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Zhouqin Burnikel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 36 for Ms. Burnikel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Nice and consistent "animal + ING + preposition" pattern today. MONKEYING AROUND and SQUIRRELING AWAY are particularly fun. C.C. ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times11/14/16 ( No. 24,478 )
Across
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Group of tents in the woods : CAMP
5
San Antonio hoopsters : SPURS
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Goofing off : IDLE
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Onetime Chevy subcompact : AVEO
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Bat mitzvah reading : TORAH
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Rodenticide brand with glue traps : DCON
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Goofing off : MONKEYINGAROUND
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S&P 500, e.g. : INDEX
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Rig on the road : SEMI
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"Super" game console : NES
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Jockey's strap : REIN
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Voting against : ANTI
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Hack (off) : LOP
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Getting ready to click on, as a link : MOUSINGOVER
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Impress greatly : AWE
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Foreign president with a black belt in judo : PUTIN
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Heredity transmitter : GENE
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Most's opposite : LEAST
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He said "I pity the fool" : MRT
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Mini racing vehicles : KARTS
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Gillette razor brand : ATRA
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Spooky : EERIE
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"Ready, ___, go!" : SET
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Eating quickly : WOLFINGDOWN
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Spots for getting stitches, in brief : ERS
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___ lily (Utah's state flower) : SEGO
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Mamas' boys : SONS
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Browser sub-window : TAB
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Chooses (to) : OPTS
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Arab Spring country : YEMEN
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Storing for future use : SQUIRRELINGAWAY
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Trickster in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" : PUCK
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Make a grand speech : ORATE
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Speak hoarsely : RASP
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Literally, "liquor," in Japanese : SAKE
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Archie Bunker, notably : BIGOT
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Place to store mowers and rakes : SHED
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Ladies' undergarment, casually : CAMI
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Stratford-upon-___ : AVON
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Patch up : MEND
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Game with an annual World Series held in Las Vegas : POKER
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Digs for pigs : STY
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Luau dish : POI
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Containers for serving coffee : URNS
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Explosive anger : RAGE
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Tribal healer : SHAMAN
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"Don't mind if ___" : IDO
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Where Batman and Superman live : DCUNIVERSE
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___ Star State (Texas) : LONE
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Pulls the plug on : ENDS
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Like many nonprofits, vis-à-vis taxes : EXEMPT
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What the best man holds for the groom : RING
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Debtor's note : IOU
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Eggnog spice : NUTMEG
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Attire in old Rome : TOGA
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1980s-'90s legal drama that won 15 Emmys : LALAW
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Have because of : OWETO
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"The Good Earth" author : PEARLSBUCK
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Fathered, as a racehorse : SIRED
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Opening remarks : INTROS
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Another name for the return key on a Mac : ENTER
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Takes a breather : RESTS
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___ and sound : SAFE
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Saxophonist with the #1 album "Miracles" : KENNYG
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___ Jima : IWO
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Dr. Frankenstein's assistant : IGOR
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"Sure thing" : NOPROB
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Target competitor : SEARS
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Sugar and spice amts. : TSPS
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Light blue hue : AQUA
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Hatcher of "Tomorrow Never Dies" : TERI
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Smelting waste : SLAG
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"Love ya!" : MWAH
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Freedom from anxiety : EASE
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Manhattan law enforcement grp. : NYPD
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"I Like ___" (1950s campaign slogan) : IKE
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"Who am ___ judge?" : ITO
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Tennis court divider : NET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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