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New York Times, Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
Animal that might be found curled up on a windowsill
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Paula Gamache

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJQV} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 107 for Ms. Gamache. Wednesday freshness: 66%
Jeff Chen notes:
Three-letter words get their middle letter removed, giving kooky results. I got a smile out of WHAT'S UP DC? — anything Bugs ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times3/8/17 ( No. 24,592 )
Across
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Condé ___ (magazine publisher) : NAST
5
Ending with Lenin or Stalin : GRAD
9
Mixed ___ : MEDIA
14
Wedge or pump : SHOE
15
Princess of Alderaan : LEIA
16
Shackles : IRONS
17
"How's it goin', Washington?" : WHATSUPDC
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Retreats : LAIRS
20
Event presided over by a king and queen : PROM
21
Cobbler's tool : AWL
23
Museum-funding org. : NEA
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"To your health!" : SKOAL
26
E.R. worker who sprained an ankle? : HOPPINGMD
29
Sgt. Friday's org. : LAPD
30
Sri Lanka's capital : COLOMBO
31
Inseparable : ONE
32
How many TV movies can be seen : INHD
33
Diminish : ABATE
37
Prescription for a prehistoric carnivore? : TYRANNOSAURUSRX
41
Got wind of : HEARD
42
Many wine barrels come from them : OAKS
43
Car wash option : WAX
44
The Geneva Conventions prohibit it : TORTURE
47
Empire State Building style, informally : DECO
48
"Keep that record in its case!"? : ZIPYOURLP
51
Out of bed : RISEN
52
Sean ___ Lennon : ONO
53
Slugger's stat : RBI
54
[Shocking!] : GASP
55
"Hamlet" courtier : OSRIC
57
Mistake a shiny disc for a cookie? : CHEWTHECD
62
Mental bloc? : MENSA
63
Vegetable with curly leaves : KALE
64
Loosen : EASE
65
Pub selection : STOUT
66
A knee sock covers it : SHIN
67
Scrape, as the knee : SKIN
Down
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Sydney's state: Abbr. : NSW
2
"___, that feels good!" : AHH
3
Endless melodrama : SOAPOPERA
4
Group of four : TETRAD
5
Down in the dumps : GLUM
6
Good name, for short : REP
7
A helping hand : AID
8
From the beginning, in music : DACAPO
9
Atmospheric pressure units : MILLIBARS
10
Competitor of Tide : ERA
11
"Nothing ___!" : DOING
12
Against a thing, legally : INREM
13
Syrian strongman : ASSAD
18
Roman counterpart of the Greek Helios : SOL
22
Typist's stat : WPM
24
A deadly sin : SLOTH
25
West with Roc-A-Fella records : KANYE
26
Christmas cheer? : HOHO
27
One who leads a quiet, measured life : OLDSOUL
28
Celebrity chef Matsuhisa : NOBU
30
Anderson Cooper's TV home : CNN
32
Animal that might be found curled up on a windowsill : INDOORCAT
34
Right now : ASWESPEAK
35
Tiniest bit : TRACE
36
Competitor of BP : EXXON
38
Pretentious : ARTY
39
Advocate for seniors : AARP
40
Maui music maker, informally : UKE
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Chafe : RUB
46
Bridge units : TRICKS
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Gossips : DISHES
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Some camera lenses : ZOOMS
49
Map feature : INSET
50
XXX stuff : PORNO
51
Maze runner : RAT
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Rocker Stefani : GWEN
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The Cyclones of the N.C.A.A., for short : ISU
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"As if!" : HAH
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QB Manning : ELI
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Sin City forensic drama : CSI
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Place for a trophy cabinet : DEN

Answer summary:
6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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