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New York Times, Monday, February 27, 2017

Circus animals that balance beach balls on their noses

Author:
Zhouqin Burnikel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Zhouqin Burnikel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {HJQZ} This is puzzle # 39 for Ms. Burnikel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2017, The New York Times2/27/17 ( No. 24,583 )
Across
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"No problem for me!" : CANDO
6
Peru's capital : LIMA
10
Omar of Fox's "House" : EPPS
14
Dickens's "___ House" : BLEAK
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Per item : APOP
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Hand lotion ingredient : ALOE
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Intimidates, in a way : STARESDOWN
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Crime scene barrier : TAPE
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Goes to, as a meeting : ATTENDS
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Not as hard : EASIER
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Airport up the coast from LAX : SFO
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Flash mobs, once : FAD
25
"Science Guy" Bill : NYE
26
Jean ___, father of Dadaism : ARP
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"Oh, darn!" : FUDGE
32
Fired (up) : AMPED
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Period between wars : PEACETIME
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Goat's cry : MAA
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World's fair, for short : EXPO
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Circus animals that balance beach balls on their noses : SEALS
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"When You Wish ___ a Star" : UPON
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Manning who was twice Super Bowl M.V.P. : ELI
45
Watch or clock : TIMEPIECE
47
Showed in syndication, say : RERAN
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Justice Kagan : ELENA
50
Numbered hwy. : RTE
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Abbr. before a credit card date : EXP
52
Feeling blue : SAD
54
___ card (cellphone chip) : SIM
56
Exercise in a pool : DOLAPS
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Cross-reference for further information : SEENOTE
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Male deer : STAG
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On a lower floor : DOWNSTAIRS
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"___ kleine Nachtmusik" : EINE
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"Ars Amatoria" poet : OVID
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Foe : ENEMY
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Ones in suits? : ACES
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Big name in pet food : IAMS
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Aid in storm-tracking : RADAR
Down
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"2 Broke Girls" airer : CBS
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Ski area near Salt Lake City : ALTA
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"Cool!" : NEAT
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Pub game : DARTS
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Artist Georgia who is known for her flower canvases : OKEEFFE
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Cheryl of "Charlie's Angels" : LADD
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Wall St. debuts : IPOS
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Trim the lawn : MOW
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Sleeper's problem : APNEA
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Has supper : EATS
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Unlined sheets without any writing : PLAINPAPER
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Sailor who's smitten by Olive Oyl : POPEYE
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Get angry : SEERED
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Pig noses : SNOUTS
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Name first encountered in Genesis 2 : ADAM
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"Understand?," slangily : FEELME
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Big galoot : APE
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Tyrannosaurus ___ : REX
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Classroom missile : PAPERPLANE
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Followed a weight-loss plan : DIETED
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Alternative to AOL or Yahoo : GMAIL
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Island ESE of Oahu : MAUI
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Pepsi, for one : COLA
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Just knows : SENSES
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Month before Nov. : OCT
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Police dept. figure : INSP
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Van Gogh or Van Dyck : PAINTER
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Moses parted it : REDSEA
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Beautifully strange : EXOTIC
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"Me, too" : ASDOI
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2016 Disney film set in Polynesia : MOANA
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10 and 8 for Bart and Lisa Simpson, respectively : AGES
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Do the breaststroke, e.g. : SWIM
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Terminals : ENDS
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Like the score 7-7 : TIED
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Humorous Bombeck : ERMA
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Lab eggs : OVA
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Damascus's land: Abbr. : SYR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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