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New York Times, Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QWXZ} This is puzzle # 95 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter A. Collins notes:
There are some things about this puzzle that I really like. I like that the sets of circles are symmetrically placed. I like that ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
DOGLEGS today, four types of dogs "bent" into the shape of golf course doglegs (when a fairway takes a bend). Pretty, those sets of ... read more
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© 2016, The New York TimesNo. 0329 ( 24,248 )

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Across
1
Volleyball actions between bumps and spikes : SETS
5
Name on an orange-and-white truck : UHAUL
10
"Hey, buddy!" : PSST
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"What ___" (1996 Sublime hit) : IGOT
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Some chip dip : SALSA
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Ceremony : RITE
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What red markers may indicate on 59-Acrosses : LADIESTEES
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Altar exchange : IDOS
20
Even (with) : ONAPAR
21
Cat in a record store : STEVENS
23
To date : YET
24
Musician Reed or Rawls : LOU
26
Tripoli's land : LIBYA
27
Musical name after Tori or before Lee : AMOS
29
Ancestor of the harmonica : PANPIPE
31
Supporter : FAN
32
Top-shelf : AONE
33
1960s Egyptian president : NASSER
37
"___ My Children" : ALL
38
Some links holes ... with a hint to the circled letters : DOGLEGS
40
___-Magnon : CRO
41
Capital of Saudi Arabia : RIYADH
43
Capital of Norway : OSLO
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Big export of Saudi Arabia and Norway : OIL
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Lithe : LISSOME
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When summer officially starts : JUNE
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Like a disciplinarian's talk : STERN
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Luau instrument, informally : UKE
52
Symbol of power, with "the" : MAN
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Like some lights : HALOGEN
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Scored, as on a 59-Across : CARDED
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"Out of Africa" author Dinesen : ISAK
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18 holes, often : GOLFCOURSE
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Suffix with disk : ETTE
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Indian ___ : OCEAN
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Pipeline problem : LEAK
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Animal that's sometimes frozen in the headlights : DEER
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Like a chimney sweep : SOOTY
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Nobel winner Wiesel : ELIE
Down
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Missile ___ : SILO
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Op-ed columnist Timothy : EGAN
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"Act quickly! This offer will end very soon!" : TODAYONLY
4
Supporting stalks : STIPES
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Country in a classic Beatles title : USSR
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Overhead expense? : HAT
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Pub order : ALE
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Exhausts : USESUP
9
Z's position : LAST
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Outhouses : PRIVIES
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Obsolescent designation in the music business : SIDEB
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Expressionless : STONY
13
Girl's name that's a benefit in reverse? : TESSA
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Sup : EAT
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Texas home of the Sun Bowl : ELPASO
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Early filmmaker Fritz : LANG
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It just took this before "I fell so hard in love with you," in a 1960s hit : ONELOOK
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Way off : AFAR
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Burkina Faso neighbor : MALI
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Some stuffed bears : POOHS
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Hearth : INGLE
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Doing sums : ADDING
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Rascal : SCOUNDREL
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"___ go bragh!" : ERIN
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Something cast : ROLE
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Salinger title girl : ESME
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Morning TV weatherman : ALROKER
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Gas brand with an arrow in its logo : SUNOCO
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"Always on Time" rapper : JARULE
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Recoiled (from) : SHIED
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Flavor : TASTE
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Thrill : ELATE
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World leader with a distinctive jacket : MAO
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Divas have big ones : EGOS
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Sch. overlooking Harlem : CCNY
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Morales of "La Bamba" : ESAI
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Hockey feint : DEKE
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Many an August birth : LEO
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What beef marbling is : FAT

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