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New York Times, Saturday, March 24, 2018

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 24 Missing: {FJQWXZ} Average word length: 6.28 This is puzzle # 88 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0324 ( 24,973 )
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Text ___ : ALERT
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No bull market? : CHINASHOP
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Mr. or Mrs. Right? : GOPER
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Like some sodas : LEMONLIME
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"Another Suitcase in Another Hall" musical : EVITA
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Little Orphan Annie feature : EMPTYEYES
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Concern of "three strikes" laws : RECIDIVISM
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Hollow : DALE
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Home to Dyess Air Force base : ABILENE
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Avian epithet for Napoleon II, with "the" : EAGLET
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Certain flu vaccine medium : NOSESPRAY
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Echo preceder : DELTA
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Mob pieces : GATS
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Cleaves : ADHERES
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And many times in France? : ETS
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Has a fit, maybe? : TRIESON
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Queen ___ : MUM
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Class for an English major, familiarly : LITCRIT
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Home of Triple-A baseball's Aces : RENO
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Only poisonous snake in Britain : ADDER
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Coffee-growing region of Hawaii : KONACOAST
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Ones hanging around a haunted house? : NOOSES
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Street sweep? : DRAGNET
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Golden rice and others, in brief : GMOS
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Sitcom mother portrayer of 1987-97 and (on a different show) 2002-05 : KATEYSAGAL
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Hides who one is : LIVESALIE
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Ocho preceder : SIETE
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Achieved green efficiency? : ONEPUTTED
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Like some monologues : INNER
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FedEx Office competitor : SIRSPEEDY
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Places in brackets : SEEDS
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Toy package info : AGERANGE
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Old TV show set on the Pacific Princess, with "The" : LOVEBOAT
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Homer and others : EPICISTS
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Fixes, as a shower stall : RETILES
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Masonry and others : TRADES
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Know-it-all, in Britspeak : CLEVERDICK
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Powerful car engine : HEMI
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Sorts frequently given detention : IMPS
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Terse denial : NOTME
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"___ regrets?" : ANY
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Haulers on runners : SLEDGES
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Mobile greeting : HIYALL
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To fix this you need to get cracking! : OMELET
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Coin whose name means "small weight" : PESETA
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To some extent : INPART
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City where, according to legend, Cain and Abel are buried : ADEN
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"Don't be ___" (words of caution) : AHERO
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"Darn tootin'" : YESINDEEDY
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Pre-cell? : ROTARY
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Begin to give out : TIRE
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Rhyming nickname for wrestling Hall-of-Famer Okerlund : MEANGENE
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Booted out : UNSEATED
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Paintbrushes for applying spots and blotches : MOTTLERS
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Ferdinand de ___, developer of the Suez Canal : LESSEPS
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"Use it or lose it" sloganeer : ROGAINE
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Whites : ANGLOS
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D, on a cornerstone : DOMINI
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Mulligan : DOOVER
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Black currant liqueur : CASSIS
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Relative of a stingray : SKATE
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___ Oper (historic concert hall in Frankfurt, Germany) : ALTE
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Even : TIED
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"How's it hangin'?" : SUP

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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