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New York Times, Monday, March 15, 2021

Author:
Philip K. Chow
Editor:
Will Shortz
European region that lent its name to a nonconforming lifestyle
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Chow. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. Monday freshness: 27%
Philip K. Chow notes:
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© 2021, The New York Times3/15/21 ( No. 26,060 )
Across
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Vehicles on snow-covered hills : SLEDS
6
Watering place for a camel : OASIS
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Indoor animal : PET
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"The Fox and the Grapes" storyteller : AESOP
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Trick-taking card game : WHIST
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Messenger ___ : RNA
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Large bird of prey with a brownish-yellow neck : GOLDENEAGLE
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Suffix with cynic or skeptic : ISM
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Pleased : GLAD
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Hombre : MAN
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Pool stick : CUE
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Make excited, as a crowd : FIREUP
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Smooshed into compact layers : PANCAKED
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___ carte (ordered separately) : ALA
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Blue race in "Avatar" : NAVI
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Kind of pickle : DILL
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___ for tat : TIT
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Actor Kevin whose last name shares four letters with his first : KLINE
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Eric Clapton hit that's over seven minutes long : LAYLA
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Light bulb unit : WATT
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Butchers' offerings : MEATS
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Like tops and tales : SPUN
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Speak extemporaneously : ADLIB
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Boringly proper : STAID
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Conclude : END
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Greek god of love : EROS
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Away from the wind, nautically : ALEE
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It's just a number, they say : AGE
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Single, double and triple, on the diamond : BASEHITS
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Shows mercy to : SPARES
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Plant bristle : AWN
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Poet's "before" : ERE
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Olla podrida, for one : STEW
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Sheep's cry : BAA
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Where you can find a 17-Across perched on an 11-Down devouring a 25-Down : MEXICANFLAG
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Noah's construction : ARK
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Opening remarks : INTRO
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One of the Allman Brothers : DUANE
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Envision : SEE
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Valuable item : ASSET
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New York's Memorial ___ Kettering Cancer Center : SLOAN
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Droop : SAG
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Zodiac sign before Virgo : LEO
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Course for some immigrants, in brief : ESL
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Historic Kansas fort name : DODGE
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Explore caves : SPELUNK
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Like debts : OWED
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"Bingo!" : AHA
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Letter after rho : SIGMA
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Cuba or Aruba : ISLAND
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Sign maker's pattern : STENCIL
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Cactus with an edible fruit : PRICKLYPEAR
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Follow as a consequence : ENSUE
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No longer feral : TAMED
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Incendiary bomb material : NAPALM
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Formal ruling on a point of Islamic law : FATWA
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Trojan War epic poem : ILIAD
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Venomous predator with a vibrating tail : RATTLESNAKE
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They get smashed at parties : PINATAS
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"Sadly ..." : ALAS
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Strives for victory : VIES
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And others: Abbr. : ETAL
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Sudden forward thrust : LUNGE
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World's longest continental mountain range : ANDES
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Lose stamina : TIRE
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Afternoon nap : SIESTA
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European region that lent its name to a nonconforming lifestyle : BOHEMIA
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"Could be ..." : DEPENDS
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Ambulance sounds : SIRENS
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Rum-soaked desserts : BABAS
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In the loop : AWARE
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Messages that sometimes contain emojis : TEXTS
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Really, really bad : AWFUL
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Get off ___-free : SCOT
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Fury : IRE
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Philosopher ___-tzu : LAO
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Get ___ on (ace) : ANA
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Four-star officer: Abbr. : GEN

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