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New York Times, Wednesday, December 4, 2019

"Expanding the bleachers isn't enough. We need to relocate the whole stadium"

Author:
Evan Mahnken
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 41 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Mahnken.
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© 2019, The New York Times12/4/19 ( No. 25,593 )
Across
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Henson who created the Muppets : JIM
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Tibetan monks : LAMAS
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Actress Winger : DEBRA
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Ambient musician Brian : ENO
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University of Maine's home : ORONO
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___ wrench : ALLEN
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"Scarecrow thinks the only thing one needs is a brain. Not so!" : STRAWMANFALLACY
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Big displays at natural history museums, informally : TREXES
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Mah-jongg pieces : TILES
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Step on it! : SOLE
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Where the Marx Brothers famously spent a night : OPERA
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Defeat : TOP
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"If we let our kids go sledding, what's next? Extreme skiing?" : SLIPPERYSLOPE
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Ooze : SEEP
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How Odysseus traveled : AFAR
34
View from behind the Lincoln Memorial : POTOMAC
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H5N1, by another name : BIRDFLU
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Eponym of a U.S. Open stadium : ASHE
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Choice in orange juice : PULP
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"As you can tell from these few examples, Bings are better than maraschinos" : CHERRYPICKING
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Cigarette ingredient : TAR
50
Goods for sale : WARES
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Elvis's middle name : ARON
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Appliance company acquired by Raytheon in 1965 : AMANA
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Head in a classic Hasbro toy : POTATO
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"Expanding the bleachers isn't enough. We need to relocate the whole stadium" : MOVINGGOALPOSTS
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Nonstop : ONEND
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Milk source : UDDER
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"What'd I tell you?" : SEE
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Boss of the Oompa-Loompas : WONKA
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College app attachment : ESSAY
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Jr. and sr. : YRS
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Joking remarks : JESTS
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Part of a show that may say "Previously on ..." : INTRO
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Edible fungi : MORELS
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Major home-improvement chain founder : LOWE
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Gives weapons to : ARMS
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Extinct relative of an ostrich : MOA
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"Ask ___ Landers" : ANN
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Like Brie vis-à-vis Gruyère cheese : SOFTER
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Show that asked "Who shot J.R.?" : DALLAS
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Long-running fashion magazine : ELLE
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Leave the launchpad : BLASTOFF
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College app attachment, informally : REC
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Even a little bit : ANY
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Skating feat : AXEL
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Breezy : AIRY
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Equatorial Guinea is its least populous member, for short : OPEC
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___ rally : PEP
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Birthstone that shares a first letter with its month : OPAL
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Home of Machu Picchu : PERU
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Ideology : ISM
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Sleep disrupter, in a fairy tale : PEA
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Young fellow : LAD
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Solemn agreement : PACT
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Group concerned with things that are NSFW? : OSHA
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Poem that begins "Once upon a midnight dreary" : THERAVEN
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Anthem contraction : OER
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Tampa Bay players, familiarly : BUCS
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Type : ILK
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Campus in Troy, N.Y. : RPI
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Metaphor for a segmented market : PIE
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Land between Uganda and Burundi : RWANDA
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Light side : YANG
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Czech capital : PRAGUE
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Grp. whose alphabet starts Alfa, Bravo, Charlie ... : NATO
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Like meadows : GRASSY
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Animal known to crack shells with rocks : OTTER
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Snoops (around) : NOSES
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Fancy fur : MINK
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"Nolo contendere," e.g. : PLEA
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Grand Ole ___ : OPRY
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Cut the lawn : MOW
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Middle name of Sean Lennon : ONO
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Has too much, for short : ODS
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Things you can pay YouTube to avoid : ADS

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