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New York Times, Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Author:
Olivia Mitra Framke
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Olivia Mitra Framke

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Framke. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Olivia Mitra Framke notes:
So good to be back in the Times! This theme idea came to me a few years ago, and it went through quite a few iterations before landing ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Tuesday's job is tough — it has to be easy and welcoming enough for newish solvers, but also interesting for more experienced folks. ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 1126 ( 25,585 )

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Across
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Quad digs : DORM
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Compact storage units : PODS
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Concert hall staffer : USHER
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Lenovo competitor : ACER
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Individually : APOP
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Sign of fire : SMOKE
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It resulted in human language division, per Genesis : THETOWEROFBABEL
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"It must have been ___ news day" : ASLOW
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Tiny: Prefix : NANO
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Like some cheeks in winter air : ROSY
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All over again : ANEW
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Exam for future M.B.A.s : GMAT
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It's better than what's not familiar, in a saying : THEDEVILYOUKNOW
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Ingredient in a daiquiri : RUM
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Second attempt, informally : REDO
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Actress Davis of "A League of Their Own" : GEENA
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Slaughter : ENOS
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Long guitar parts : NECKS
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Duke of ___, title for Prince Andrew : YORK
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Wasn't naturally : ACTED
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"If it ___ broke ..." : AINT
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"Science Guy" Bill : NYE
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Classic American novel set in France and Spain : THESUNALSORISES
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Scorch : SEAR
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Do the butterfly, e.g. : SWIM
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Smoothie berry : ACAI
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Paella base : RICE
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Austrian painter Gustav : KLIMT
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One examining the starts of 17-, 27- and 48-Across : TAROTCARDREADER
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Cara of "Fame" : IRENE
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Mad Libs prompt : NOUN
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Reusable bag : TOTE
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Mock, in a way : TEASE
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Lyft and Snapchat : APPS
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Ultimatum word : ELSE
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What your phone uses up when you're not on Wi-Fi : DATA
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Adolph ___, creator of the slogan "All the News That's Fit to Print" : OCHS
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Walk lurchingly : REEL
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Squire in "The Wind in the Willows" : MRTOAD
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Fox's foot : PAW
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Dentist's order : OPENWIDE
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Nick Jr. explorer : DORA
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Like a bed of moss : SPONGY
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___ port : USB
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Device used to open a lock from a distance : SMARTKEY
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Bum : HOBO
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___ out a living (barely gets by) : EKES
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Depend (on) : RELY
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Person with a deed : OWNER
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Anxiety about exclusion, per a modern acronym : FOMO
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Squared up : EVEN
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Summer mo. : AUG
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Word that pricks a dog's ears : TREAT
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Gut feeling : HUNCH
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Ham it up : EMOTE
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Train that doesn't skip stops : LOCAL
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Highlighter hues : NEONS
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How Reubens are served, typically : ONRYE
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Some vigils : WAKES
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Therapy appointments : SESSIONS
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Was a brown-noser : KISSEDUP
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Frosted flakes? : SNOW
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Expected, as a baby : DUE
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Tot's three-wheeler, for short : TRIKE
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Pot watcher? : NARC
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Grammy-winning Grande : ARIANA
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Words from an impatient commuter, perhaps : IMLATE
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Feuding : ATIT
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Part of T.L.C. : CARE
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Zone : AREA
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Word before top or circle : CROP
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Pop star : IDOL
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Citi Field team : METS
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Leaves home? : TREE
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First of three? : TEE
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Hosp. V.I.P.s : RNS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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