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New York Times, Thursday, March 7, 2019

"Hands in the air!" ... or a literal hint to 17-, 23-, 37- and 46-Across

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Thomas. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2019, The New York Times3/7/19 ( No. 25,321 )
Across
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Forest hatchling : OWLET
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Home of Hells Canyon and Heavens Gate Lookout: Abbr. : IDA
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Root site : SCALP
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Chitchat : CHINMUSIC
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St. ___, only nation named for a woman : LUCIA
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1968 Clint Eastwood western with six nooses on its poster : HANGEMHIGH
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Much-trapped animal in wilderness America : OTTER
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It's hardly a Champagne cooler : ETE
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"Why ___?" : NOT
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Highest peak in N.Z. : MTCOOK
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"Sick, dude!" : RAD
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Cheer at a Texas football game : HOOKEMHORNS
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Exclamation usually made in a high voice : TADA
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Enemy agency in "Get Smart" : KAOS
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Cleaner brand with the slogan "Hasn't scratched yet!" : BONAMI
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Dead spot : TOMB
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91, in old Rome : XCI
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Toy boxer in a classic two-player game : ROCKEMSOCKEMROBOT
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Something much sold on St. Patrick's Day : ALE
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PBS series since 1974 : NOVA
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Some long sentences : RUNONS
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Emcee's need : MIKE
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Be all thumbs? : TEXT
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"Show the world what you've got!" : KNOCKEMDEAD
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Short-term job : GIG
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Rob who directed "This Is Spinal Tap" : REINER
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15-time N.B.A. All-Star Duncan : TIM
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This, that or the other : ANY
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Combine : ALLOY
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"Hands in the air!" ... or a literal hint to 17-, 23-, 37- and 46-Across : STICKEMUP
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Tall, slender wineglass : FLUTE
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Shapes of many car air fresheners : PINETREES
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Like computer data, with "in" : TYPED
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London ___ : FOG
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Cheeky : SASSY
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Fall color : OCHER
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"Some jerk he is!" : WHATATOOL
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Cha cha slide, e.g. : LINEDANCE
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Lang. of 16-Across : ENG
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Counterfeiter trackers, in old lingo : TMEN
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"Does this seem fine to you?" : ISITOK
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Jab : DIG
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German cry : ACH
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Dillydallier : SLOTH
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Kitchen utensil brand : CUTCO
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Best ___ : ACTOR
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Use for a bed : LIEON
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Partner of recreation : PARKS
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[Gulp!] : UHOH
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Eponymous hypnotist : MESMER
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Classic Scottish breakfast item : OATCAKE
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Nut : KOOK
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___ Terr. (geographical designation until 1889) : DAK
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"Ain't that the truth!" : AMEN
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Clothing item with hooks : BRA
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Chemical variation : ISOMER
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Champagne specification : BRUT
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Halo and Gears of War : XBOXGAMES
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Goes on : CONTINUES
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"___ a long story" : ITS
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"Heroides" poet : OVID
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Cosine of 0 : ONE
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Bolting down, say : EATING
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Company that merged with Heinz in 2015 : KRAFT
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"Nervous" sort : NELLY
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Get ready for a Mr. Universe contest, say : OILUP
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Benjamin : CNOTE
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Like computer data, with "in" : KEYED
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Danglers from rear-view mirrors : DICE
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Hit musical with the song "Everything's Coming Up Roses" : GYPSY
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N.Y.S.E. and Nasdaq: Abbr. : MKTS
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Tanning fig. : SPF
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Madre's hermano : TIO
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1970s-'80s cause, for short : ERA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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