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New York Times, Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Fish said to be named for a Mediterranean island

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

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 39 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 165 for Mr. Kahn. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
David J. Kahn notes:
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Jim Horne notes:
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© 2016, The New York Times3/16/16 ( No. 24,235 )
Across
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Upstate New York city where Mark Twain was born : ELMIRA
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Laughing matter : JOKE
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Fraternity letter : PHI
14
Tap : FAUCET
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Skating feat : AXEL
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Chicago's ___ Center : AON
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Serving with liver : FRIEDONIONS
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One-third of tres : UNO
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Fish said to be named for a Mediterranean island : SARDINE
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Pan coating : TEFLON
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Kind of blockade : NAVAL
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Hockey speedster Bobby : ORR
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Food in a tongue-twister : PICKLEDPEPPERS
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Buds : PALS
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Martini's partner in winemaking : ROSSI
35
Tennessee athlete, informally : VOL
36
More hideous : UGLIER
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Actress Bassett of "Olympus Has Fallen" : ANGELA
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Bird's beak : NEB
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Cancels : VOIDS
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Paris's ___ Airport : ORLY
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Chili ingredient : STEWEDTOMATOES
51
The Jazz, on scoreboards : UTA
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SeaWorld whale : SHAMU
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Wild side of a split personality : MRHYDE
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Be made up (of) : CONSIST
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With 48-Down, kind of street : ONE
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Preparer of 17-, 27- and 47-Across? : DRUNKENCOOK
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For each : PER
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Gillette brand : ATRA
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"Get outta here!" : BEATIT
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Before, old-style : ERE
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Online site for business reviews : YELP
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Where sacrifices may be made : ALTARS
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Bad grades : EFFS
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___ Croft, "Tomb Raider" role : LARA
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News anchor David : MUIR
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Bumped off : ICED
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Business losses, informally : REDINK
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Hard-to-hum, in a way : ATONAL
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___ alai : JAI
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Brand of kitchenware : OXO
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___ State : KENT
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"Who ___?" : ELSE
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Title hero of a Longfellow poem : PAULREVERE
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Dean's lists, e.g. : HONORROLLS
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Close ___ (approach) : INON
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"Not in a million years!" : NEVER
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Sharp dresser : FOP
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Ruckus : ADO
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Hi-fi supply : LPS
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Book you can't put down : PAGETURNER
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1970 #1 Jackson 5 song : ILLBETHERE
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TV's "___: Cyber" : CSI
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That, in Spanish : ESA
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Bowler's target : PIN
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Leave in stitches : SLAY
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Some crossword clues : PUNS
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Thanksgiving ___ : EVE
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Reel holder : ROD
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Icky stuff : GOO
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Word often wrongly apostrophized : ITS
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Cry made with a head slap : DOH
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Big kiss : SMACK
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See 61-Across : WAY
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Certain protozoan : AMOEBA
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Subway, basically : TUNNEL
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Sulk : MOPE
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Critical time : DDAY
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Art Deco illustrator : ERTE
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"Get outta here!" : SCAT
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Tiny bit : IOTA
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"Bon" time in France : SOIR
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Speeders' comeuppances: Abbr. : TKTS
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Dot-com's address : URL
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Take a time out? : NAP

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