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New York Times, Monday, November 25, 2019

12-Down : Assented

Author:
Daniel Mauer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {FJQZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Mauer. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Daniel Mauer notes:
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© 2019, The New York Times11/25/19 ( No. 25,584 )
Across
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Very bottom : NADIR
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[OMG!] : GASP
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Super Mario Bros. console, for short : NES
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___ trump (bridge bid) : ONENO
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Killer whales : ORCAS
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Be ___ loss for words : ATA
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Reason to raid the fridge : SNACKATTACK
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Biol. or chem. : SCI
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What a pun rarely evokes : LAUGH
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Restrained, as a dog : LEASHED
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"Shucks!," only stronger : DAMN
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Iranian currency : RIAL
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Easy camera setting : AUTO
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Regret : RUE
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No longer astray : BACKONTRACK
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Tony winner Menzel : IDINA
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In pieces : APART
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Batter's grip-enhancing goo : PINETAR
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Encourages : SPURSON
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Romanced, in a way : WINED
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"Keen!" : NEATO
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1986 Keith Haring antidrug mural : CRACKISWACK
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Muscles used in pull-ups, informally : BIS
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Greeting in Granada : HOLA
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Bitter part of an orange : PITH
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"Oh, man!" : GOSH
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The "A" of D.J.I.A. : AVERAGE
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Tore into : HADAT
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T. ___ (fearsome dino) : REX
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3-D medical test : MRI
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John depicted in the biopic "Rocketman" : ELTON
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Tiny pond plants : ALGAE
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Conscription org. : SSS
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Garage sale caveat : ASIS
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Wanting others' attention and approval : NEEDY
Down
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1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc.: Abbr. : NOS
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___ Arbor, Mich. : ANN
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Poker player's request : DEALMEIN
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Like an ancient Andean civilization : INCAN
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Streaming media device : ROKU
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Like Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" : GOTHIC
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Guggenheim holdings : ART
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Distinctively shelled bivalves : SCALLOPS
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Walk nervously back and forth : PACE
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New Hampshire's second-largest city : NASHUA
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And so on, and so on, for short : ETCETC
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Assented : SAIDOK
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Reggae relative : SKA
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Taj Mahal city : AGRA
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French philosopher Jean-Paul : SARTRE
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Insipid one : DRIP
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Car with a four-ring logo : AUDI
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Letters before an alias : AKA
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Hand-dyeing technique : BATIK
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40 winks : NAP
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Prominent part of an elephant : TRUNK
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Part of many a showcase on "The Price Is Right" : NEWCAR
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Singer/songwriter DiFranco : ANI
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Abides by, as rules : RESPECTS
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Throw a monkey wrench into : SABOTAGE
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Singer Redding : OTIS
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Bite between meals : NOSH
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Hwy. infraction after a night at the bar, maybe : DWI
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Bracelet items : CHARMS
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NASA's Spirit and Opportunity : ROVERS
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De Tocqueville who wrote "Democracy in America" : ALEXIS
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City often considered the birthplace of democracy : ATHENS
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F.D.R.'s fireside event : CHAT
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___ King, morning TV personality : GAYLE
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"Yes, captain!" : AYE
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Big bash : GALA
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Actress Cannon : DYAN
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Japanese pond fish : KOI
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Two-timing sort : CAD
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Word after skeleton or answer : KEY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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