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THREE-PEAT

New York Times, Sunday, November 8, 2015

Vintner Paul who would "sell no wine before its time"

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Tracy Gray
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 64 Missing: {QV} This is puzzle # 15 for Ms. Gray.
Tracy Gray notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
Theme phrases with three letters repeated, thus THREE-PEATs. Hopefully the NYT won't get a legal notice from Pat Riley, who trademarked the "three-peat" term in anticipation of his Lakers ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times11/8/15 ( No. 24,106 )
Across
1
Pushovers : PATSIES
8
Horn of Africa native : SOMALI
14
Pushed forward, as a crowd : SURGED
20
Wellesley grads : ALUMNAE
21
"Same here!" : IDOTOO
22
Paternally related : AGNATE
23
1982 Arnold Schwarzenegger film : CONANTHEBARBARIAN
25
Vintner Paul who would "sell no wine before its time" : MASSON
26
Knot on a tree : KNAR
27
___ of the earth : ENDS
28
Like a chestnut : OLD
29
___ Joaquin, Calif. : SAN
30
Fell for an April fool, say : BIT
31
Verses with six stanzas : SESTINAS
33
Bringer of peace between nations : ENTENTECORDIALE
36
___ qué (why: Sp.) : POR
37
NPR host Shapiro : ARI
38
Worked to the bone : RANRAGGED
39
State bordering Texas : CHIHUAHUAMEXICO
45
Actress Pflug of "M*A*S*H" : JOANN
46
Dummy : DODO
47
Wishing sites : WELLS
48
Author who inspired the musical "Wicked" : BAUM
50
Chiwere-speaking tribe : OTOE
54
Bygone office worker : STENO
56
65 or so : DEE
57
Rose buds? : CINCINNATIREDS
60
Spruce up : NEATEN
62
Op-Ed columnist Maureen : DOWD
63
Spanish airline : IBERIA
64
Met, as a legislature : SAT
66
Jason Bourne and others : TRAINEDASSASSINS
70
Big name in outdoor and fitness gear : REI
71
2014 land-grab : CRIMEA
73
Draft picks? : OXEN
74
Tarzan's simian sidekick : CHEETA
76
Salad bar bowlful : ALFALFASPROUTS
79
Kung ___ chicken : PAO
80
Constellation next to Scorpius : NORMA
83
Stephen of "Ben-Hur" : BOYD
84
Alternative media magazine founder : UTNE
85
Pep : OOMPH
87
Some "Fast and the Furious" maneuvers, slangily : UIES
88
Opening of a Hawaiian volcano? : MAUNA
91
Some auto auctions' inventory : REPOSSESSEDCARS
94
Unhurriedly : ATLEISURE
98
One calling the shots, for short? : REF
99
"Well, ___-di-dah!" : LAH
100
Land in the Caucasus : CHECHENREPUBLIC
102
Deli sandwich filler : HAMSALAD
107
New ___ (official cap maker of Major League Baseball) : ERA
108
Wares: Abbr. : GDS
109
Wite-Out manufacturer : BIC
110
Caps : LIDS
111
___ me tangere (warning against meddling) : NOLI
112
Costner/Russo golf flick : TINCUP
114
Chocolaty Southern dessert : MISSISSIPPIMUDPIE
117
Climate-affecting current : ELNINO
118
How some people break out on Broadway : INSONG
119
Trig calculation : TANGENT
120
Div. for the Mets : NLEAST
121
It may be filled with bullets : AGENDA
122
Catches some Z's : SNOOZES
Down
1
Fills to capacity : PACKS
2
How you can't sing a duet : ALONE
3
Yellowfin and bluefin : TUNAS
4
Cell that has multiplied? : SMARTPHONE
5
Place to retire : INN
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Like sushi or ceviche : EATENRAW
7
___ knot, rug feature : SEHNA
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Some bunk bed sharers, for short : SIBS
9
Concubine's chamber : ODA
10
Half-baked : MORONIC
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Slanting : ATILT
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Caterpillar machine : LOADER
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It comes with a charge : ION
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Iraqi city on the Tigris : SAMARRA
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Like one side of Lake Victoria : UGANDAN
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Ones calling the shots, for short? : RNS
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Chatterbox : GASBAG
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Ballet headliner : ETOILE
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Slightly depressed : DENTED
24
Workers on Times tables, briefly? : EDS
29
California wine region : SONOMA
32
Bread substitute? : IOU
33
Second-largest dwarf planet : ERIS
34
Cuisine that includes cracklins and boudin : CAJUN
35
Turn a blind eye to : IGNORE
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One spinning its wheels? : AXLE
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Some I.R.A.s : CDS
40
All the rage : HOT
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Pinpoint : IDENTIFY
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Greek sorceress : MEDEA
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Nicholas Gage memoir : ELENI
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Anakin's master in "Star Wars" : OBIWAN
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Bridge words : ANDS
51
Amateur botanists' projects : TERRARIA
52
Yellow dog in the funnies : ODIE
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Morales of HBO's "The Brink" : ESAI
55
John in the Songwriters Hall of Fame : OATES
57
Writes in C++, say : CODES
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Utensil's end : TINE
59
"A Doll's House" playwright : IBSEN
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Lawyer's clever question, say : TRAP
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Showtime crime drama, 2006-13 : DEXTER
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One who has crossed the line? : SCAB
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Janis's husband in the funnies : ARLO
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Rock, paper or scissors : NOUN
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Phishing lures : SCAMS
69
Places for links? : IHOPS
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Hit AMC series that ended with a Coca-Cola ad : MADMEN
75
Iffy : TOUCHANDGO
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Immediately preceding periods : RUNUPS
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Hokkaido port : OTARU
79
Magician's word : POOF
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"La ___" (Debussy opus) : MER
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Dunderhead : ASS
85
Intl. group headquartered in Vienna : OPEC
86
One at the wheel : HELMSMAN
89
Pellet shooters : AIRGUNS
90
Got high, in a way : USEDPOT
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Vinland explorer circa A.D. 1000 : ERICSON
93
Opponents for Perry Mason, for short : DAS
94
Winning blackjack pair : ACETEN
95
Send : THRILL
96
Romance novelist Banks : LEANNE
97
Going out : EBBING
101
Dutch town known for tulip tourism : LISSE
102
Au courant : HIP
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Miners' entries : ADITS
104
Ruy ___ (chess opening) : LOPEZ
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Skirt style : ALINE
106
Nutritionists' prescriptions : DIETS
110
Grp. of teed-off women? : LPGA
113
Snoop group, in brief : CIA
114
POW/___ bracelet (popular 1970s wear) : MIA
115
Neither red nor blue?: Abbr. : IND
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Tres menos dos : UNO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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