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New York Times, Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Nickname for the 12-Down in Chicago's Field Museum

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 91 for Ms. Lempel.
Lynn Lempel notes:
This puzzle sprang from a totally different idea, which had sat around forever and ever. I'd jotted down SHOOTING STAR as an answer ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Star search! I've heard the pun on ANNIE OAKLEY = "shooting star" — a few times in crossword clues, even — but the others felt fresh. ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
Today, most people's knowledge of Ms. Oakley comes from Irving Berlin's musical Annie Get Your Gun. Rob Kapilow's recent book ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times3/3/20 ( No. 25,683 )
Across
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Many lab procedures : TESTS
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Environmentalist's subj. : ECOL
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Low-ranking G.I.: Abbr. : PVT
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Rouse : STIRUP
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Volcanic flow : LAVA
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Televise : AIR
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Shooting star? : ANNIEOAKLEY
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"It's no ___!" : USE
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Scratchy voice : RASP
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Juniors, next year: Abbr. : SRS
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Involuntary response : REFLEX
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Leave out : OMIT
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Bit of landscaping greenery : SHRUB
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Like neon signs and some lanterns : GASLIT
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Flips out : GOESNUTS
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Alternative to a phone call : EMAIL
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Big pig : BOAR
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On bended ___ : KNEE
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Multitude : TON
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Morning star? : ALROKER
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Veer off course, as a ship : YAW
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Focus on the road, e.g.? : AUTO
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Dunderheads : OAFS
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Demean : ABASE
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Grossly distorted imitation : TRAVESTY
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On pot : STONED
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Is concerned : CARES
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Grammy-winning Stefani : GWEN
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Loudly berate : YELLAT
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Stage prompt : CUE
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Crumbly Greek cheese : FETA
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DuVernay who directed "A Wrinkle in Time" : AVA
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Gold star? : SIMONEBILES
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Lucy of "Kill Bill: Volume 1" : LIU
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Give off : EMIT
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Social outcast : PARIAH
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City railways not at street level : ELS
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Hot : SEXY
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Tech-obsessed, say : GEEKY
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Ruler in the Romanov line : TSAR
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Active Sicilian peak : ETNA
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Things confessed in confessionals : SINS
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Libya's capital : TRIPOLI
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Nickname for the 12-Down in Chicago's Field Museum : SUE
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Fraternal order with an animal emblem : ELKS
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Record-setting Ripken : CAL
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"Psst!" : OVERHERE
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Onions have lots of them : LAYERS
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Giant star? : PAULBUNYAN
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Woodworker's clamp : VISE
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See 5-Down : TREX
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Propose as an explanation : POSIT
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Works in a gallery : ART
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Blue state? : FUNK
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Actress Kunis : MILA
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Takes a nice long bath : SOAKS
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Suggest : GETAT
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Affair of the heart : AMOUR
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Pole star? : SANTACLAUS
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Disney dog : GOOFY
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Needle mischievously : TEASE
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Put in stitches : SEWED
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Little devils : BRATS
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Move too slowly, as a watch : LOSETIME
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Label as PG, say : RATE
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Like the U.S. president's office : OVAL
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Celebratory blaze : BONFIRE
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Rubs out : ERASES
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Win overwhelmingly : SWEEP
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Rev, as an engine : GUN
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Alma mater for many a Supreme Court justice : YALE
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Heinous : EVIL
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French-founded fragrance firm : COTY
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Wiesel with a Nobel : ELIE
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Water-resistant furniture wood : TEAK
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Cinder-covered : ASHY
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Combine : MIX
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Pocketbook : BAG

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