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New York Times, Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Author:
Michael Hawkins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Hawkins. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Michael Hawkins notes:
ZOMBIE BANKS and PATENT TROLL have been gathering dust together in my notebook for a long time now. I was ready to give up on ever ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
The finance wonk in me loved this one. It's paradoxical that an industry so boring — many friends have nodded off or run screaming as ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0327 ( 25,341 )
Across
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Walk in big boots, say : CLOMP
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Practically : NIGH
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Alternative to Venmo : CASH
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A3s, A4s and A8s, in the automotive world : AUDIS
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Black-and-white item you can consume whole : OREO
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Adjoin : ABUT
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Like galoshes weather : RAINY
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Ground beef sandwich with Swiss cheese and caramelized onions : PATTYMELT
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Success story like Uber or Airbnb : UNICORNSTARTUP
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"True Detective" and "True Blood" airer : HBO
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Poehler of "Parks and Recreation" : AMY
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Institutions propped up with government support : ZOMBIEBANKS
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When repeated, start of a cheer : HIP
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Newton who lent his name to three laws of motion : ISAAC
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"That's my ___!" : CUE
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Da Vinci's "___ Lisa" : MONA
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Catherine who married Henry VIII : PARR
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Gives the cold shoulder : SHUNS
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McGregor of the "Star Wars" prequels : EWAN
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"Just joshin'!" : IKID
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Verb whose past tense is formed by moving the first letter to the end : EAT
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Matrimonial path : AISLE
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Chinese path : TAO
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One profiting through litigation, not innovation : PATENTTROLL
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Granola ___ : BAR
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Granola bit : OAT
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Misconceptions about money ... or a loose hint to 20-, 24- and 44-Across? : FINANCIALMYTHS
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Discuss one's toilet habits, for example : OVERSHARE
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West African republic : GHANA
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Something a complainer might raise : CAIN
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Easter basketful : EGGS
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404 Not Found, e.g. : ERROR
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Lodgings : INNS
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Aussies with deep pockets? : ROOS
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Poke : NUDGE
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"Wheels" : CAR
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Beach bash : LUAU
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Ruler of Valhalla : ODIN
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1" version of a 15-Across : MINI
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Mind reader : PSYCHIC
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"Didn't bother me at all" : NOPROB
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1978-79 revolution site : IRAN
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Trips up : GETS
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Provocative comments on current events : HOTTAKES
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Toyota debut of 1982 : CAMRY
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Help the offense? : ABET
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Classic George Takei role : SULU
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Beginning of a link : HTTP
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Orange dish : YAMS
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Queen's honour, for short : OBE
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"That's enough out of you!" : ZIPIT
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Universal Studios Japan site : OSAKA
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Brother of video games : MARIO
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Balladeer : BARD
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Less than right : ACUTE
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Sister : NUN
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"Why do you think that?" : HOWSO
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Totally : INALL
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Group of talking heads : PANEL
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Israel's Golda : MEIR
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Role in hide-and-seek : SEARCHER
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It's over your head : HAT
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Chief law officer: Abbr. : ATTYGEN
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"Ugh" reviews : PANS
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To boot : NOLESS
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Scot's headwear : TAM
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Homes for owls : BARNS
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Hubs : FOCI
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Turgenev who wrote "Fathers and Sons" : IVAN
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Deutschland turndown : NEIN
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"Othello" schemer : IAGO
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Ship of myth : ARGO
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Drive-___ window : THRU
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Like walnut shells : HARD
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Smooch, in Britspeak : SNOG
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"___ we finished now?" : ARE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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