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New York Times, Monday, March 30, 2020

It goes back and forth on a street or up and down in an elevator shaft

Author:
Lee Taylor
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Taylor. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2020, The New York Times3/30/20 ( No. 25,710 )

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Swiss peaks : ALPS
5
Cracked open, as a door : AJAR
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DO something : REACT
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Fabric for a winter coat : WOOL
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Sport with mallets : POLO
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God, to Muslims : ALLAH
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It's against the rules : NONO
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Cocktail often served with a celery stick : BLOODYMARY
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Alternative to FaceTime or Google Hangouts : SKYPE
22
"Gil Blas" author Alain-René ___ : LESAGE
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Says "Our Father, who art in heaven ...," e.g. : PRAYS
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Largest city in Switzerland : ZURICH
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Yellowstone attraction : GEYSER
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One of 100 in D.C. : SEN
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___ chi (martial art) : TAI
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Pilgrimage to Mecca : HADJ
34
Horse with a reddish coat : ROAN
36
Incline : SLANT
38
Thus : ERGO
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Eyes up and down : OGLES
41
Adele, voicewise : ALTO
42
Sign of the Ram : ARIES
44
A son of Isaac : ESAU
45
Utah national park : ZION
46
Film director Spike : LEE
47
Month with Earth Day: Abbr. : APR
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Many a marathon winner : KENYAN
51
Layers of rock : STRATA
53
Greek sandwiches : GYROS
54
Minor accident : MISHAP
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From Holland : DUTCH
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All settled up : EVENSTEVEN
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Event on Black Friday or Cyber Monday : SALE
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Typographic flourish : SERIF
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Actress Moreno or Hayworth : RITA
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Enemy alliance in W.W. II : AXIS
68
"Bad, Bad ___ Brown" (1973 #1 hit) : LEROY
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Ten C-notes : ONEG
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Little bites : NIPS
Down
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Grain bristles : AWNS
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"Here's the thing ..." : LOOK
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My Little ___ (Hasbro toy) : PONY
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Sandwich that might spill onto your hands : SLOPPYJOE
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Police dispatch, for short : APB
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Pirate flag : JOLLYROGER
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Plants that yield a soothing gel : ALOES
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Aussie jumpers : ROOS
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Weapons in classic sci-fi : RAYGUNS
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Fudd who hunts "wabbits" : ELMER
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Lead-in to carte or king : ALA
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It goes back and forth on a street or up and down in an elevator shaft : CAR
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"___ will be done ..." : THY
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Groggy state : DAZE
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Triage centers, for short : ERS
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Prefix with -naut : AERO
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Home of Milano and Firenze : ITALIA
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Ohio city that's home to the Pro Football Hall of Fame : CANTON
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Make a pass at : HITON
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Setting for much of "La Bohème" : GARRET
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More jittery : EDGIER
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Very cheap wine, in slang : SNEAKYPETE
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Gets better, as a wound : HEALS
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Weatherman Roker and others : ALS
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Revolving tray on a dinner table : LAZYSUSAN
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Litigant : SUER
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Hit the spot : SATISFY
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Opposite of future : PAST
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Silent sign of approval : NOD
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Prenatal procedure, informally : AMNIO
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California governor Newsom : GAVIN
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Submarine sandwich : HERO
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Conveyance preceding Uber and Lyft : TAXI
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Video segment : CLIP
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Gas company with toy trucks : HESS
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Immigrants' class subj. : ESL
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Geese's flying formation : VEE
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Make a boo-boo : ERR
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Keep pestering : NAG

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