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New York Times, Monday, November 18, 2019

Author:
Alan Arbesfeld
Editor:
Will Shortz
Playwright Edward who wrote "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQVXZ} This is puzzle # 126 for Mr. Arbesfeld.
Jeff Chen notes:
I completely failed at "Name that Theme" today. DOGGIE BAG was my first entry, easy enough—probably an animal theme! Except that it ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times11/18/19 ( No. 25,577 )
Across
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Shape, as clay : MOLD
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Brother of Cain : ABEL
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Alpha's opposite : OMEGA
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Cookie that's often pulled apart : OREO
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___ someone to tears : BORE
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Song snippet : LYRIC
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Containers for leftovers : DOGGYBAGS
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Singer Shore or Washington : DINAH
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Charms : ENAMORS
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"I'm finished after this" : LASTONE
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Tooth in the back of the mouth : MOLAR
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Mexican moolah : PESOS
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Prominent position from which to pontificate : BULLYPULPIT
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Island state of Australia : TASMANIA
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Jerry's gal pal on "Seinfeld" : ELAINE
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James who wrote "A Death in the Family" : AGEE
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Old Renault : LECAR
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Slender shorebird : TERN
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Capital of Angola : LUANDA
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Got back to : ANSWERED
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In a diagonal position (to) : CATTYCORNER
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Upright, as a box : ONEND
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Annoy with endless talk : YAPAT
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Bit of acting-out in a parlor game : CHARADE
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Peter of the "Pink Panther" films : SELLERS
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Sponsorship : AEGIS
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Savings repository for a kid : PIGGYBANK
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Thin and bony : GAUNT
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Excited about : INTO
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One of the Great Lakes : ERIE
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Mournful poem : ELEGY
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"Untouchable" Eliot : NESS
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Gave the once-over : EYED
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Internet hookup device : MODEM
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University of Maine town : ORONO
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Permissible : LEGAL
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Accepted doctrine : DOGMA
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Mon., for Monday : ABBR
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Fancy items of neckwear : BOAS
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Unit of work : ERG
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Stahl of "60 Minutes" : LESLEY
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King Cole was a "merry" one : OLDSOUL
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Comment made when itching to leave a dull party : MYITSLATE
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Rubik with a famous cube : ERNO
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Composer ___ Carlo Menotti : GIAN
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Painful throb : ACHE
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___ Linda, California birthplace of Richard Nixon : YORBA
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Speak ill of : ASPERSE
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Protester's sign, e.g. : PLACARD
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Not tied, as sneakers : UNLACED
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Falsehood : LIE
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Santa Monica landmark : PIER
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Memo opener : INRE
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Watch, as a bar : TEND
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Powder in a medicine cabinet : TALC
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Spanish water : AGUA
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What an usher ushers you to : SEAT
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Helping a protégé : MENTORING
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___ Arbor, Mich. : ANN
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Ming or Qing, in Chinese history : DYNASTY
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With tongue in cheek : WRYLY
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Nearest target for a bowler : ONEPIN
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Playwright Edward who wrote "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" : ALBEE
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Arctic explorer Robert : PEARY
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Nickname for Schwarzenegger : ARNIE
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Clucked in disapproval : TSKED
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Home for a pet bird : CAGE
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Get better : HEAL
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Fever and chills : AGUE
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Ones ranked above cpls. : SGTS
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Things bigheaded people have : EGOS
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Suffix with nectar or serpent : INE

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