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New York Times, Monday, April 13, 2020

Author:
Evan Kalish
Editor:
Will Shortz
Theatrical show featuring traditional Irish music
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Evan Kalish

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Kalish. Monday freshness: 8%
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© 2020, The New York Times4/13/20 ( No. 25,724 )
Across
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Minute bits of water : DROPS
6
What to do on the Sabbath, per the Bible : REST
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Fake : SHAM
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Large Starbucks order : VENTI
15
Opera solo : ARIA
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Jay formerly of late-night : LENO
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"Don't worry, everything will be fine!" : RELAX
18
___ pickle : DILL
19
Brainstorm : IDEA
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Heavens : SKY
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Kind of economics, disparagingly : TRICKLEDOWN
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Restaurant handout : MENU
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Team pulling a plow : OXEN
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Make more aerodynamic : STREAMLINE
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"Ugh!" : ICK
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Oktoberfest vessel : STEIN
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Nice poker holdings : ACES
35
"Thar ___ blows!" : SHE
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Goofs up : ERRS
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Despises : HATES
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"Enough already!" : STOP
40
Mindless card game for two : WAR
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Room with a sink and medicine cabinet : BATH
42
Raise with ropes and pulleys : HOIST
43
"Me day" destination : SPA
44
Theatrical show featuring traditional Irish music : RIVERDANCE
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Pre-Communist Russian ruler : CZAR
49
Very long stretches of time : EONS
50
Ballpark illuminators : FLOODLIGHTS
54
"Now I've got it!" : AHA
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Regarding : ASTO
58
Vegetable in Creole cooking : OKRA
59
Poppy product : OPIUM
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See romantically : DATE
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Sizable bodies of water : SEAS
63
Soup scoop : LADLE
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Opposite of "heel" : STAY
65
Part of Miss America's attire : SASH
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Massive body of water : OCEAN
Down
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Devices issued with some TV subscription packages : DVRS
2
Really smell : REEK
3
Apt rhyme for "lonely" : ONLY
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School grp. : PTA
5
Four by four? : SIXTEEN
6
Element discovered by Marie and Pierre Curie : RADIUM
7
Guitarist Clapton : ERIC
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Material for ties or fine sheets : SILK
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Big servings at a beer hall : TALLONES
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Command to a base runner racing a throw : SLIDE
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Committed to the pursuit of pleasure : HEDONISTIC
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All over again : ANEW
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Haunted house sound : MOAN
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Single-stranded genetic material : RNA
23
Old flames : EXES
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Some diagnostic scans, for short : MRIS
26
"___ in!" ("Get ready for a wild ride!") : STRAP
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Warm-colored pottery material : TERRACOTTA
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Spinning woodworking device : LATHE
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Winter sports surface : ICE
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Selected : CHOSE
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Didn't spoil, as food : KEPT
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Stitches : SEWS
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Reason for Rogaine : HAIRLOSS
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Rugged off-road ride, for short : ATV
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Lead-in to "of Liberty" or "of Anarchy" : SONS
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Oscar-winning Pitt : BRAD
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Chewbacca's companion in "Star Wars" : HANSOLO
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Go over again and again : REHASH
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Preceder of com, org or edu : DOT
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Deschanel of "New Girl" : ZOOEY
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Cultural flashes in the pan : FADS
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Future atty.'s exam : LSAT
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International retailer founded in Sweden : IKEA
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Mardi ___ : GRAS
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Helper : AIDE
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Luau performance : HULA
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"You said it!" : AMEN
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Source of campaign funds, for short : PAC

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