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New York Times, Tuesday, March 13, 2018

What you might do to a turtle that's withdrawn into its shell

Author:
Carl Worth
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Worth. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2018, The New York Times3/13/18 ( No. 24,962 )
Across
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Slightly open : AJAR
5
Overhead : ALOFT
10
Approximately : ORSO
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What you might do to a turtle that's withdrawn into its shell : POKE
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Theater, for a Broadway show : VENUE
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Rod's mate : REEL
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Change one's approach : SHIFTGEARS
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Things that bottles and snow-covered mountains have : CAPS
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Boredom : ENNUI
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Societal problems : ILLS
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Some do it through their teeth : LIE
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Metallica hit with the lyric "Sleep with one eye open" : ENTERSANDMAN
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Relatives of rhododendrons : AZALEAS
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Young friend, to a good ol' boy : SON
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Spanish gentlemen : DONS
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Unwanted inbox filler : SPAM
36
Devotee of Haile Selassie, informally : RASTA
40
Lead-in to rock or right : ALT
41
Florida island ... or a hint to 17-, 24-, 52- and 65-Across : KEYWEST
43
Soda brand, or its opener : TAB
44
See 53-Down : MAINE
46
Org. seeking life in space : SETI
47
De ___ (legally) : JURE
48
Look through the cross hairs : AIM
50
Gasoline additive : ETHANOL
52
Micromanager : CONTROLFREAK
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Mine cartload : ORE
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Soprano's solo : ARIA
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Frank who performed "Watermelon in Easter Hay" : ZAPPA
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Product of Yale or Medeco : LOCK
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Series of puzzles for group solving : ESCAPEROOM
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Ancient Andean : INCA
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First name of two of the three Apple co-founders : STEVE
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Olive or peach : TREE
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Codger : COOT
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Big name in kitchen appliances : OSTER
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Abbr. before a memo recipient's name : ATTN
Down
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Church recess : APSE
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Loo : JOHN
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Similar (to) : AKIN
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Makes a pit stop, say : REFUELS
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Part of G.P.A.: Abbr. : AVG
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Harper who wrote "Go Set a Watchman" : LEE
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TV studio sign : ONAIR
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Rolls up, as a flag : FURLS
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Model S, Model X and Model 3 : TESLAS
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Tolkien monster : ORC
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Ruler's domain : REALM
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Digital photo filter : SEPIA
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Jimmy of the Daily Planet : OLSEN
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One of four on a fork, often : TINE
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Derisive sound : SNORT
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Zap, in a way : TASE
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Awards show for top athletes : ESPYS
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Double-helix molecule : DNA
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First among men : ADAM
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Émile who wrote "J'accuse" : ZOLA
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Opposed to : ANTI
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Feeling upon meeting an idol : AWE
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Poetic rhythm : METER
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Zap, in a way : STUN
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___ chips (trendy snack food) : TARO
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Victim of the first fratricide : ABEL
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Actress Knightley : KEIRA
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Something pinned on a map : SITE
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Singer ___ King Cole : NAT
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Capital of the world's largest island country : JAKARTA
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Beyond that : MORESO
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Mental blur : HAZE
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Source of a baby's (and parent's) discomfort : COLIC
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With 44-Across, home of a major Northeast university : ORONO
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Wafer brand : NECCO
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Grocery shopping aids : LISTS
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Side of a gem : FACET
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Cruise ship stop : PORT
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Keats or Yeats : POET
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"You said it!" : AMEN
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Kit ___ bar : KAT
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"___ Maria" : AVE
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Each : PER

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