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New York Times, Monday, March 21, 2016

Author:
Michael Hawkins
Editor:
Will Shortz
8-Across : Messy
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Michael Hawkins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Hawkins. Monday freshness: 94%
Michael Hawkins notes:
Despite my employment as a librarian, this puzzle's theme did not originate from my day-to-day work. As it was not my intention to ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I nearly emailed Mike to ask how HUSH HUSH related to the other themers. How could [Top secret] be ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times3/21/16 ( No. 24,240 )
Across
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Psychedelic drug : LSD
4
Davenport : SOFA
8
Messy : UNTIDY
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Not their : OUR
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Billiards game : POOL
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Knuckle rub : NOOGIE
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#1 success : SMASHHIT
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Two of them don't make a right : WRONGS
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Author Zola : EMILE
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Jean ___, old-time French pirate with a base in New Orleans : LAFITTE
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Lady of Lima : SENORA
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Likeliest time for a traffic jam : RUSHHOUR
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Fury : IRE
29
Santa's little helper : ELF
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Hi-___ graphics : RES
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G.I. entertainers : USO
33
Banks of "America's Next Top Model" : TYRA
35
Baseball hit that doesn't go far : BUNT
37
English class assignment : ESSAY
39
Rubbish pile : TRASHHEAP
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"Goodbye, mon ami!" : ADIEU
45
Luge, e.g. : SLED
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"Be on the lookout" messages, for short : APBS
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Score in baseball : RUN
51
Baking meas. : TSP
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No longer in the game: Abbr. : RET
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Deserter of a sinking ship : RAT
56
It's at the end of the line : FISHHOOK
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Dawning period : NEWERA
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Beer can opener : PULLTAB
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"That's enough out of you!" : CANIT
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Criticized angrily, with "out" : REAMED
66
Top-secret ... or a hint to 17-, 25-, 39- and 56-Across (AND 66-Across!) : HUSHHUSH
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Not filled, as a part : UNCAST
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Not fat : LEAN
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Grp. that meets after school : PTA
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Nevertheless : EVENSO
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Not fooled by : ONTO
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Oscar- and Grammy-winning singer Smith : SAM
Down
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Goes bonkers : LOSESIT
2
Suitable for warm weather : SUMMERY
3
Sink-side rack : DRAINER
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Ball, geometrically : SPHERE
5
"That's amazing!" : OOH
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Wrap for leftover food : FOIL
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Place for a bride and groom : ALTAR
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Foolhardy : UNWISE
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Body of water between Denmark and Scotland : NORTHSEA
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A candy lover has a sweet one : TOOTH
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Like granite and basalt : IGNEOUS
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Like, in slang : DIG
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"I agree" : YES
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___-mo : SLO
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Advance, as a cause : FURTHER
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Jessica of "Sin City" : ALBA
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___ Today : USA
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Cowboy Rogers : ROY
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Hard-to-please sort : FUSSPOT
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Consumed : ATE
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Org. in which Ducks play with pucks : NHL
38
Relaxing getaway : SPA
40
Cold-blooded : RUTHLESS
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Garden with forbidden fruit : EDEN
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Relative of "Bowwow!" : ARF
43
Busted boozer's offense, for short : DUI
44
Where "no one can hear you scream," per "Alien" : INSPACE
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Union agreements, informally? : PRENUPS
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Coffee shop employee : BARISTA
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Action star Jason : STATHAM
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Did some business with : SOLDTO
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Electronic music genre : TECHNO
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What "to err is" : HUMAN
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Artist Frida : KAHLO
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"Do ___ Diddy Diddy" (1964 #1 hit) : WAH
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Good, in Guatemala : BUEN
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Regret : RUE
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Part of S.A.S.E.: Abbr. : ENV
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Used a davenport : SAT

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