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New York Times, Saturday, March 10, 2018

Author:
Ryan McCarty
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ryan McCarty

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 32 Missing: {KQZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. McCarty. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Ryan McCarty notes:
By pure coincidence, this puzzle happens to run on my fiancé's birthday, so I'll take that as an opportunity to talk about him a bit. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I'm a sucker for innovative patterns in themelesses. I still greatly enjoy standard themeless layouts, as long as the fill is sparkly, ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0310 ( 24,959 )

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Across
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Pilot control? : GASTAP
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For all to see : RATEDG
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What "e" may signify : ONLINE
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Bonnie of "Parenthood" : BEDELIA
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Occasion for a piñata : FIESTA
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Couldn't say "say," say : HADALISP
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Gathering clouds and others : OMENS
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Poker site : FIREPLACE
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Glued to something : RAPT
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Sluggers : BIGBATS
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Ortiz of "Devious Maids" : ANA
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Yoga command : EXHALE
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Island dish : POI
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Opposite of downs : SIPS
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Arrangements of teeth? : GEARTRAINS
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Freak : PANIC
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Modern test subject : DNA
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Shade of gray : STEEL
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Bygone skating spectacle : ICECAPADES
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"Aunt" of a 1979 best seller : ERMA
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Org. concerned with cracking and leaking : NSA
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He wrote "It is always by way of pain one arrives at pleasure" : DESADE
40
Cooler : CAN
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Goes out in the rain : GETSWET
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Babysit : TEND
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Dr. Lester portrayer in "Being John Malkovich" : ORSONBEAN
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One of the 12 tribes of Israel : JUDAH
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Successful Olympic bidder : HOSTCITY
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Ravel work in which the melody is passed among the instruments : BOLERO
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Ones prepared to drop a few bucks? : HUNTERS
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Tanning salon fixture : UVLAMP
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"Weird ..." : ITSODD
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Noah and Wallace of old films : BEERYS
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Ride around the block, say : GOFORASPIN
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Warner Bros. cartoon series of the 1990s : ANIMANIACS
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Breath-taking experience : SLEEPAPNEA
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Quaint retort : TISNT
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Line at a food stand? : ANTS
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Snow ___ : PEA
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Provided new hands : REDEALT
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Common airport kiosk gadgets : ADAPTERS
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Giveaways : TELLS
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"Grace Before Meat" essayist : ELIA
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Virtually every coin : DISC
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Goggle : GAPE
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"Jeannie Out of the Bottle" memoirist : BARBARAEDEN
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Like some bad pitches, in baseball lingo : HIGHANDAWAY
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Office building, equipment, etc. : FIXEDASSETS
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Canine command : BEG
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Spot for a stud : PIERCEDEAR
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Rambo, e.g. : ONEMANARMY
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Changes keys? : ISLANDHOPS
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Canine command : SIC
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Took in : ATE
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In rhythm : CADENCED
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Iago vis-à-vis Jafar, in "Aladdin" : PETBIRD
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Decided : SET
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Bugged : GOTTO
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Common material in tutus : TULLE
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"What a surprise to see you here!" : OHHI
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Cream : ROUT
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Hacking targets, for short : SSNS
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"By ___!" : JOVE
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Mac alternative : BUB

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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