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New York Times, Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Author:
David Alfred Bywaters
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David Alfred Bywaters

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQZ} Grid has repeated answers This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Bywaters. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David Alfred Bywaters notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
Embarrassing how long I stared at COLD SOBBER, trying to figure out what the base phrase was. (Before I hit the revealer, mind you.) I ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0219 ( 25,305 )
Across
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Attired like a movie vampire : CAPED
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Summon : CALL
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Unruly kid : BRAT
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Equine : horses :: ___ : sheep : OVINE
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Leave out : OMIT
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Second chance : REDO
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One who's taking a polar vortex pretty hard? : COLDSOBBER
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"Ah, now I see" : OHOK
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Wonder : AWE
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"Whatever you say" : SURE
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Conscious : AWARE
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One who cheats on a weight-reduction plan? : DIETARYFIBBER
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Marital abbr. that's rarely spelled out : MRS
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Like a shoppe, perhaps : OLDE
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Turn from a book into a movie, say : ADAPT
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Painter of a maja both "desnuda" and "vestida" : GOYA
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"There will come ___ ..." : ADAY
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With 39- and 40-Across, classic Shakespearean question phonetically suggested by 17-, 23-, 47- and 59-Across : TOBE
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See 38-Across : ORNOT
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See 38-Across : TOBE
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Catchall abbr. : MISC
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Cats' catches : RATS
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Prometheus or Epimetheus : TITAN
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Not new : USED
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"All ___ are created equal" : MEN
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Heyday of taxis in Beijing? : CHINESECABAGE
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D.J.'s version of a song : REMIX
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He loves, she loves, or it loves: Lat. : AMAT
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Place for a baby : LAP
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Too : ALSO
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Defense against a charge of public nudity? : WEWASROBED
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Cordon ___ : BLEU
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Is indebted to : OWES
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Socially disengaged : ALOOF
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Drunkards : SOTS
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Joins : WEDS
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They might precede "Well, we must be going" : YAWNS
Down
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Lucrative South American crop : COCA
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Own up to : AVOW
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Heaped : PILED
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Player close to a linebacker : END
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"Life is short -- eat ___ first" : DESSERT
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Deadly snake : COBRA
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Insect-preserving resin : AMBER
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Recline : LIE
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Paper size: Abbr. : LTR
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Blustery bullying : BROWBEATING
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Fix up, as a building : REHAB
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Idolize : ADORE
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Joint enjoyer : TOKER
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Possibilities for escape : OUTS
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Word after first or foreign : AID
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Lacking money : IMPECUNIOUS
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Goes back and forth quickly : YOYOS
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Down a half step, say : FLAT
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Producer of the Jacksons? : ATM
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"Is that true about me?" : DOI
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Midriff muscles, for short : ABS
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A+ or B- : GRADE
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Province between Man. and Que. : ONT
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Part of a web address : DOT
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Lawyers' org. : ABA
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Hankering : YEN
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Valuable rocks : ORES
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Carrier of a steaming pot and cups : TEATRAY
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Subtext of many an innuendo : SEX
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Many corp. hirees have them : MBAS
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Grouches : CRABS
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Stereotypical cry into a canyon : HELLO
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"No more for me" : IMSET
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Sounded like a crow : CAWED
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Collect : AMASS
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Something a rude person uses in a crowd : ELBOW
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Long, long time : AEON
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Some email attachments, for short : PDFS
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"Holy smokes!" : WOW
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Lamb's mother : EWE
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Rock-___ (classic jukebox brand) : OLA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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