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New York Times, Friday, February 12, 2016

"I knew a man Bojangles and ___ dance for you ..." (1968 song lyric)

Author:
Brandon Hensley
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brandon Hensley

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Hensley. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Brandon Hensley notes:
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0212 ( 24,202 )
Across
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One inclined to patronize a farmer's market : LOCAVORE
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Cetacean's closest relative : HIPPO
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Ready for a road trip, say : LOADEDUP
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Old epic recounting wanderings : AENEID
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Ones who don't take a seat? : ALSORANS
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With precision : NEATLY
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Reply of feigned surprise : MOI
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It leads to early advancement : BYE
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Bombshell : GODDESS
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Longtime Princess Royal : ANNE
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Bega with the hit "Mambo No. 5" : LOU
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"Wrath of the Titans" antagonist : ARES
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Region around a star "just right" for habitable planets : GOLDILOCKSZONE
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Like some jet refuelings : MIDAIR
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"Sometimes a Great Notion" novelist, 1964 : KESEY
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Puerto Rico is on it year-round, for short : AST
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Little bit : DAB
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Subject of a museum in Louisville, Ky. : ALI
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24/7/365 facilities : ERS
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Alternative to chinos : CORDS
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Moving like 43-Down : OOZING
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Have a bawl : CRYYOUREYESOUT
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Words of confidence : ICAN
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"I knew a man Bojangles and ___ dance for you ..." (1968 song lyric) : HED
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They're not refined : ORES
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Naval hero with five U.S. counties named for him : DECATUR
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Asset in climbing the corp. ladder : MBA
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Big ___ : BEN
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Means of getting the word out? : ERASER
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When many fans come out : HEATWAVE
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Beverage brand with three leaves in its logo : NESTEA
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Used car selling point : ONEOWNER
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Long hoops shots : TREYS
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Presenter of many listicles : BUZZFEED
Down
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A baby one is called a cria : LLAMA
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Major Taiwanese export : OOLONG
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House of cards? : CASINO
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Bother : ADO
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Hop, skip or jump : VERB
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Jazz singer whose surname came from pig Latin : ODAY
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Tolkien character : RUNE
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They're longer than singles, briefly : EPS
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Give attention : HEED
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Flabbergasted : INADAZE
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Appropriately named Reds legend : PETEROSE
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Brew named for a Czech city : PILSENER
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Long, trying trips : ODYSSEYS
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Aimée of film : ANOUK
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"Knock yourself out" : GOCRAZY
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Cabinetry material : ELM
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Rule, in Rennes : LOI
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Possible response to "Huh-uh!" : DIDSO
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Mount with the Cave of Zeus : IDA
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September honoree : LABORER
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Potato ___ : SKINS
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The discovery of penicillin, e.g. : ACCIDENT
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Casting director? : SORCERER
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Act the judge : TRYACASE
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Cover for someone, say : LIE
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Bourbons, e.g. : DYNASTY
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Time magazine's "scholarly Everest," for short : OED
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Oil or honey : GOO
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2009 and '13 sci-fi role for Zoë Saldana : UHURA
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Refined : URBANE
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Boob tube : TEEVEE
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Bergen dummy : SNERD
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Butt end? : TEES
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Where to look for starters : MENU
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"Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word" singer : BAEZ
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Complete : ATOZ
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Play ___ (be disruptive) : HOB
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Conservation org. with a panda logo : WWF

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