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New York Times, Monday, March 13, 2017

44-Across : Cause for being refused a drink at a bar

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QVX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. DeLoriea. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2017, The New York Times3/13/17 ( No. 24,597 )
Across
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Lawyer: Abbr. : ATTY
5
British sports car, briefly : JAG
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What ignorance is, they say : BLISS
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One might end "Q.E.D." : PROOF
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A pitcher wants a low one, for short : ERA
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"___ One: A Star Wars Story" : ROGUE
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Atlantic site of strange disappearances : BERMUDATRIANGLE
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Michael who played both Batman and Birdman : KEATON
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Aid for a lost driver, for short : GPS
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Big laugh : YUK
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Russian jet : MIG
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Former British P.M. Tony : BLAIR
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"As is" transaction : FINALSALE
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Frank of the Mothers of Invention : ZAPPA
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WSW's opposite : ENE
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Jazzy Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Colorful aquarium swimmers : TETRAS
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"___ my words" : MARK
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You are here : EARTH
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Didn't float : SANK
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Like zombies : UNDEAD
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Cause for being refused a drink at a bar : NOID
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Opposite of bright : DIM
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Four-time M.L.B. All-Star José : REYES
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Excellent service : TENNISACE
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Terse : PITHY
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"That feels so-o-o-o nice!" : AAH
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Halloween's mo. : OCT
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Amazement : AWE
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Water down : DILUTE
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Punny description for 17-, 26- or 48-Across : POINTOFNORETURN
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Boredom : ENNUI
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Sup : EAT
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Florida senator Marco : RUBIO
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Band with the 2000 hit "Bye Bye Bye" : NSYNC
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Just for Men offering : DYE
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Treaty : PACT
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Alert to squad cars, for short : APB
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Arduous walk : TREK
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Ripped : TORE
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Start of a playground joke : YOMAMA
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Denim fabric : JEAN
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Trump's "The ___ of the Deal" : ART
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Use Listerine, say : GARGLE
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Victoria's Secret measurement : BRASIZE
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Chaney of horror : LON
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Azalea of rap : IGGY
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Lieutenant on the original U.S.S. Enterprise : SULU
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"___ and ye shall find" : SEEK
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Hopeless : FUTILE
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Iditarod vehicle : DOGSLED
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Hoppy brew, for short : IPA
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Nonsense, as the Irish might say : BLARNEY
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"Darn!" : RATS
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Leg bone connected to the knee bone : FEMUR
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Stupid : INANE
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Passionately brainy, say : NERDY
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Chicken ___ king : ALA
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Fashion house founded in Milan : PRADA
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Emotion causing hyperventilation : PANIC
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"___ Another" (NPR game show) : ASKME
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It's in the stratosphere : THINAIR
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Hold on to : KEEP
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Weight unit on a bridge sign : TON
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From east of the Urals : ASIATIC
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One placing a telephone call : DIALER
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Organization for Janet Yellen, informally : THEFED
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"Button your lip!" : SHUTUP
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Tango requirement : TWO
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Store sign that might be flipped at 9 a.m. : OPEN
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Inmates : CONS
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Wee : TINY
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Lavish care (on) : DOTE
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Instrument that makes the cheeks puff out : TUBA
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Clapton who sang "Layla" : ERIC
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Habit wearer : NUN
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"No" vote : NAY
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"Just kidding!" : NOT

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