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New York Times, Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Author:
Tracy Gray
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Tracy Gray

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 29 for Ms. Gray. Wednesday freshness: 56%
Tracy Gray notes:
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© 2020, The New York Times3/4/20 ( No. 25,684 )
Across
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E-cigarette output : VAPOR
6
Something to shift into or stow : GEAR
10
Hershey's Kiss covering : FOIL
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Best competitive effort : AGAME
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Coach Reid of the 2020 Super Bowl-winning Chiefs : ANDY
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Garnish for a Corona : LIME
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Dance with a kick : CONGA
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Strategy used in basketball and football : ZONEDEFENSE
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German appliance brand : MIELE
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Maker of tarts and tortes : BAKER
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Wis.-to-Ga. direction : SSE
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Cyclops and others : GIANTS
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Hog's heaven : STY
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"Sunset Boulevard" actress Gloria : SWANSON
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Figure in cellphone plans : DATA
33
Exclamation of surprise : HOWONEARTH
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Touch lovingly : CARESS
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Dweller along the Bering Sea : ALEUT
40
"That's going to leave a mark!" : OOH
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Big name in little trucks : TONKA
43
Prank involving yanking underwear : WEDGIE
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"Paper Moon" Oscar winner : TATUMONEAL
47
Major city of west-central Syria : HAMA
49
Behaves improperly : MISACTS
50
Butter square : PAT
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Turn the dial to a radio station : TUNEIN
55
___-crab soup : SHE
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What an acrobat needs to be : AGILE
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Buzzards Bay, for one : INLET
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"Water Lilies" painter : CLAUDEMONET
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Birds with effervescent voices : WRENS
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Struggling with a decision : TORN
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Fast-swimming shark : MAKO
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Outdo ... or a hint to entering four answers in this puzzle : ONEUP
70
Party goodies : SWAG
71
TV actor/director Ken : OLIN
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Kind of language used by sailors : SALTY
Down
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Household device with a hose, informally : VAC
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Before now : AGO
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Paella cooker : PAN
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"Srsly?!" : OMG
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20 quires = 1 ___ : REAM
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Stare at, as another's eyes : GAZEINTO
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___ Gay (W.W. II bomber) : ENOLA
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Either 1 in "1+1" : ADDEND
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Bread with seeded and unseeded varieties : RYE
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Hartz collar target : FLEA
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Sounds from a 28-Across : OINKS
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"Good to go here!" : IMSET
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Skeptical : LEERY
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Profile posting, for short : FBSTATUS
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"Young Frankenstein" character who asks "What hump?" : IGOR
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Extremely muscular, in slang : SWOLE
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Cut, as lumber : SAWED
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"Just be quiet already!" : ENOUGH
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Middle X or O : TAC
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"Major Barbara" playwright : SHAW
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Stuffed to the gills : SATIATED
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Memory triggers, for many : AROMAS
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All the rage : HOT
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He was raised by Cain : ENOCH
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Diamond-shaped ray : SKATE
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Pizzeria in "Do the Right Thing" : SALS
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Winner of 11 Tonys in 2016 : HAMILTON
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Goose : gaggle :: ___ : mob : EMU
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One of three on an oyster fork : TINE
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20 Questions category : ANIMAL
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Diplomatic agreements : PACTS
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Shining : AGLOW
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Bejeweled head ornament : TIARA
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Long-stemmed mushroom : ENOKI
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It's breath-taking : LUNG
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Numbers for Noah : TWOS
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Jimmy Eat World music genre : EMO
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Single-stranded genetic molecule : RNA
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Smoked fish : EEL
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Trail mix bit : NUT
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Use a nanny cam, say : SPY

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