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New York Times, Thursday, March 28, 2019

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Author:
Damon Gulczynski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Damon J. Gulczynski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Gulczynski.
Damon J. Gulczynski notes:
The phrase GOON STRIKE ("Result of a labor dispute between a mob boss and their enforcers?") came to me one day, and I thought it was ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I'll have a goat parsing wordplay any day! Er, a go at. Damon so innocently takes out four spaces in his clues, Often -> Of ten a ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times3/28/19 ( No. 25,342 )
Across
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Volunteer's offer : ICAN
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Fivers : ABES
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Nickname for Cleveland Browns fans : DAWGS
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Talking in a movie theater, e.g. : NONO
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Withered : SERE
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World Golf Hall-of-Famer Lorena : OCHOA
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Like Guinness : IRISH
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Dandies : FOPS
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Editorial override : STET
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Down Under predator : DINGO
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Unsavory sort : CREEP
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Court org. - or a former court org. : ABA
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D.C. summer setting : EDT
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Palindromic girl's name : ADA
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Often : DECIMAL
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Bonny miss : LASS
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Barely manage, with "out" : EKE
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It's generally not played so much : BSIDE
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Notable : POWERLESS
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Give a raw deal : SHAFT
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Have a bug : AIL
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Nashville landmark, familiarly : OPRY
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Goon : PERSIST
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Goose egg : ZIP
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Issa of "Insecure" : RAE
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Boston Garden legend Bobby : ORR
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See 51-Down : SKOAL
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They can carry a tune : IPODS
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Crime film genre : NOIR
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Noah Webster's alma mater : YALE
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Star ___ : PUPIL
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Request needed to understand four clues in this puzzle : GIVEMESOMESPACE
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Pass : ENACT
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One of Thanos's foes in the Avengers movies : THOR
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Vet school subj. : ANAT
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It may have a big mouth : DELTA
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___ souci (carefree) : SANS
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Popular bait for catching striped bass : EELS
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One who doesn't believe : INFIDEL
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Subject of Hemingway's "Death in the Afternoon" : CORRIDA
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Rubs oil on : ANOINTS
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Label on some packages of jerky : NOMSG
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Pale wood : ASH
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Sexy, muscular man : BEEFCAKE
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Gaffe : ERROR
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Oozed : SEEPED
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Bobs and bouffants : DOS
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Doesn't sit idly by : ACTS
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Common riddle ending : WHATAMI
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Spoiled : GONEBAD
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Tear-jerker : SADTALE
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Cry of surprise : WHOA
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"Got it" : ISEE
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Banned pollutants : PCBS
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Frost relative : DEW
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Childish retort : ISSO
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Nos. at the beach : SPFS
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Watergate-___ : ERA
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___ and Carla (1960s R&B duo) : OTIS
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Tina Fey's role on "30 Rock" : LIZLEMON
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"The Book of ___" (2010 film) : ELI
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Cadged : SPONGED
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Wonder Woman, for one : HEROINE
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Big news regarding extraterrestrials : ARRIVAL
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Barbecue griller's purchase : PROPANE
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Moderate's opposite : RADICAL
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"We totally should!" : YESLETS
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Terrier type : SKYE
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Says "56-Across!," for example : TOASTS
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Card count : PIPS
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Kind of shirt : ALOHA
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Cocoon dwellers : PUPAE
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Geom. figure : RECT
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N.Y.C. subway letters : MTA
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Hems and haws : ERS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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