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New York Times, Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Author:
David J. Kahn
Editor:
Will Shortz
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David J. Kahn

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {KQW} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 185 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David J. Kahn notes:
This note fittingly comes to you from San Diego, where I'm visiting my daughter Lesley. And where I thought of the idea for this ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Complete fail at "Name that Theme" today. Should I be embarrassed, since I couldn't figure out the theme while solving, even though I ... read more
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0310 ( 25,690 )
Across
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Little squeakers : MICE
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Good thing to keep above water : HEAD
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Hip : COOL
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Said aloud : ORAL
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Enter abruptly and obtrusively, with "in" : BARGE
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Soothing ingredient : ALOE
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Actor who won an Oscar for 1950's "Cyrano de Bergerac" : JOSEFERRER
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Challenge sometimes built outdoors with hedges : MAZE
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Reporting from a remote location, say : ONSCENE
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"Yours truly" alternative : ASEVER
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What a baseball rundown usually ends in : TAG
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Pipe type : BRIAR
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Sugar suffix : OSE
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Longtime rival of Roger Federer : RAFAELNADAL
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Gambling card game : FARO
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Oodles : LOTS
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Actress Blunt : EMILY
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Dictator following the Spanish Civil War : FRANCISCOFRANCO
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Famous Ford failure : EDSEL
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Hacienda room : SALA
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Very bright, as colors : NEON
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A founder of Mexican muralism : DIEGORIVERA
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Wagner's "___ Rheingold" : DAS
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See 38-Down : ASALE
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Permit to : LET
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Big scoopers : LADLES
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Words from a new arrival : HEREIAM
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Milky white mineraloid : OPAL
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Its "saintly" cities include the starts to 16-, 28-, 37- and 43-Across : CALIFORNIA
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Attend : GOTO
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In pieces : APART
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Skirt style : MIDI
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Agreeable (to) : OPEN
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Splendor : LUXE
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Baseball's Musial : STAN
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Confidence, slangily : MOJO
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With 7-Down, early historical time : IRON
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Mama ___ Elliot : CASS
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Vote into office : ELECT
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___ Krishna (religious movement) : HARE
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Muff something : ERR
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See 2-Down : AGE
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Go off the tracks : DERAIL
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Professional on a film set : CAMERAMAN
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Norway's patron saint : OLAV
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Move like molasses : OOZE
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Creepy stare : LEER
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Widely spoken language in India : BENGALI
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One cause of goose bumps : FEAR
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More balanced mentally : SANER
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Lower part of Wayne Manor : BATCAVE
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Fix a clog? : RESOLE
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Killed, in mobspeak : OFFED
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Famed theater district restaurateur : SARDI
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Rub out : ERASE
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What's left of a dinosaur : FOSSIL
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Enjoyed a fine meal : DINED
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Company with a can-do attitude? : ALCOA
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French city with a history of silk-making : LYONS
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Eight pints : ONEGALLON
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With 47-Across, get the buyer to buy : CLOSE
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Liberal and then some : FARLEFT
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Little troublemaker : RASCAL
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Prefix with dynamic : AERO
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Partner of conditions : TERMS
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Shell's shell, e.g. : LOGO
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Each : APOP
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One may be blind or hot : DATE
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Employ : HIRE
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Participating : INIT
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Radames's love, in opera : AIDA
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Principal : MAIN
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"The Simpsons" character whose last name has 18 letters : APU
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Loosey-goosey : LAX

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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