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New York Times, Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Author:
Laura Braunstein
Editor:
Will Shortz
The "she" in the lyric "She's a good old worker and a good old pal"
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Laura Braunstein

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Braunstein. Wednesday freshness: 38%
Laura Braunstein notes:
This puzzle's theme was inspired by a text. I was chatting with a friend, and he texted, in response to something I said, "Bears ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Fun animal plays today, reinterpreting phrases involving animals that can commonly double as a verb. DUCKS OUT OF VIEW = birds hiding ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times3/21/18 ( No. 24,970 )
Across
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In front : AHEAD
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Where a person in charge is making the rounds? : BAR
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Shouts, as an order : BARKS
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Lawn game : BOCCE
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Suffix with project : ILE
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___-garde : AVANT
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Units of firewood : CORDS
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___ Gatos, Calif. : LOS
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"Hawaii ___" : FIVEO
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Why the hunter couldn't shoot the mallards? : DUCKSOUTOFVIEW
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"Wailing" instrument : SAX
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The "she" in the lyric "She's a good old worker and a good old pal" : SAL
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Reason a cow swatted herself? : FLIESINTHEFACE
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AT&T Park team : GIANTS
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Who's doing this crossword : YOU
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Appropriate rhyme for "cram" : EXAM
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Leaves : EXITS
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Prankster : IMP
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Rome's ___ Fountain : TREVI
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Marathon marking : MILE
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Words of tribute : ODE
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His last words were "The rest is silence" : HAMLET
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Circus animals enjoying some chocolate? : SEALSWITHAKISS
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Fig. in annual reports : CEO
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Lead-in to long : ERE
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Whose conversation might be about shaggy hair and Himalayan peaks? : YAKSONTHEPHONE
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Novelist George : ELIOT
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Spoiled : BAD
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The end : OMEGA
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Big Swiss chocolatier : LINDT
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Stadium cheer : OLE
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Become one : MERGE
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Annual math celebration : PIDAY
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Checked off : XED
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Forest moon of the Ewoks : ENDOR
Down
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"Black-ish" network : ABC
2
Home turf : HOOD
3
Wedding dress shade : ECRU
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"Highway to Hell" band : ACDC
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Combo office accessories : DESKSETS
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"___ Blues" (Neil Simon play) : BILOXI
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Baseball family name : ALOU
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Traveler's convenience : RESTSTOP
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Confound : BAFFLE
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Tel ___ : AVIV
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Sitarist Shankar : RAVI
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Word with high or hole : KNEE
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Put away : STOW
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Reason for a parental reprimand : SASS
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Setting for 19-Across : OAHU
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Many a single-gear bicycle : FIXIE
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"The Greatest" daughter? : LAILA
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"Experience what's inside" sloganeer : INTEL
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N.L.'er wearing blue and orange : NYMET
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Physicist Enrico : FERMI
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Skating leaps : AXELS
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Places for Neanderthals : CAVES
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Give off : EMIT
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Crown inlays : GEMS
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Boob tube : IDIOTBOX
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Not-so-intimidating sort of test : TAKEHOME
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Wilson of "The Royal Tenenbaums" : OWEN
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Relative of a zither : HARP
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Who was instructed to "Beam me up" on old TV : SCOTTY
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Obeyed : HEEDED
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Crowdsourced review site : YELP
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Et ___ (and others) : ALII
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Tenderhearted : KIND
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Common mixer : SODA
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In good shape : HALE
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Unsettling dream, maybe : OMEN
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Put-down that nowadays may be worn as a badge of honor : NERD
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Frozen waffle brand : EGGO
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___ Lingus : AER

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