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New York Times, Tuesday, November 14, 2017

With 39-Across, impressive basketball feat ... or a feature shared by the answers to the six starred clues

Author:
Jerry Miccolis and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 41 Missing: {JQXY} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Miccolis. This is puzzle # 76 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
You can thank Eddie, my grand-nephew, for this puzzle. As a precocious 5-year-old, he would ask Uncle Jerry for periodic "challenges." ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Jerry got in touch with me after several submissions and resubmission to Will and Joel on this idea. I was lukewarm on the ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times11/14/17 ( No. 24,843 )
Across
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No longer a minor : GROWN
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Teenager's woe : ACNE
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"___ and the Real Girl" (Ryan Gosling film) : LARS
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Video game lover of Princess Peach : MARIO
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"Darn it!" : DRAT
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Affirm : AVOW
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*Sugar craving : SWEETTOOTH
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Whom Dory and Marlin found, in film : NEMO
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Niihau neckwear : LEI
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*Carved figurine popular around Christmas : WOODDEER
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*What never goes unpunished, it's said : GOODDEED
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Enroll : SIGNON
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Iraq War concerns, for short : WMDS
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O. J.'s alma mater : USC
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Son of Aphrodite : EROS
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Bit that might have the heading "About Me" : BIO
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Knight's title : SIR
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Boat in "Jaws" : ORCA
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With 39-Across, impressive basketball feat ... or a feature shared by the answers to the six starred clues : TRIPLE
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See 37-Across : DOUBLE
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Kindle competitor : NOOK
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Half of a colon : DOT
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First word of the Lord's Prayer : OUR
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Website subscriber's creation: Abbr. : ACCT
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Common place for a sports injury, for short : ACL
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Fantasy beast : OGRE
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___ fibrillation (abnormal heart rhythm) : ATRIAL
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*Wheelchair foot strap : HEELLOOP
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*Pet cage feature : FEEDDOOR
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Emceed, e.g. : LED
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Running behind : LATE
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*Figurehead? : BOOKKEEPER
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P ___ psychology (unhelpful spelling clarification) : ASIN
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Princess created by L. Frank Baum : OZMA
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Garlic unit : CLOVE
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Small change : CENT
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Witnessed : SEEN
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Far from fuzzy, for short : HIDEF
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Baseball execs : GMS
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Kind of food or footage : RAW
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Mined find : ORE
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Brandishes : WIELDS
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"O.K., understood" : NOTED
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Kerfuffle : ADO
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Sights at malls on Black Friday : CROWDS
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Post-W.W. II alliance : NATO
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Cultural value system : ETHOS
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Russia's seizure of Crimea, e.g. : LANDGRAB
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Big name in skin care : AVEENO
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Ladies' men : ROMEOS
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Like some enemies or testimonies : SWORN
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Scenario before extra innings : TIE
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Like a jigsaw puzzle : DIECUT
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Prez with the same initials as an N.Y.C. landmark : GWB
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Leave out : OMIT
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Stench : ODOR
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"I've found it!" : EUREKA
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Baby : CODDLE
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Expense item for a political campaign : SPOTAD
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U.N. agcy. headquartered in Geneva : ILO
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Aussie hopper : ROO
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Episode : INCIDENT
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Snapchat's ghost, e.g. : LOGO
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Coin of many countries : EURO
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What people know about you, informally : REP
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Order to relax : ATEASE
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Dimwit : CRETIN
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Google's web browser : CHROME
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Yale, affectionately : OLDELI
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"Ask about it at work" sloganeer, once : AFLAC
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University of New Mexico team : LOBOS
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Big game : ELK
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Little sucker : LEECH
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Seep : OOZE
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Manhattan's home: Abbr. : KAN
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Seed case : POD
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Anticipatory time : EVE
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One crying foul? : REF

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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