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New York Times, Tuesday, April 26, 2022

2005's "King Kong" and 2021's "Dune"

Author:
Simon Marotte
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {VX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Marotte.
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© 2022, The New York Times4/26/22 ( No. 26,467 )
Across
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Dance that might be accompanied by a fiddle : JIG
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QB's six-pointer : TDPASS
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Withdraw from, as a class : DROP
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Laudatory work : ODE
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Forecast provider : ORACLE
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Judicial cover-up? : ROBE
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Under the weather : ILL
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Bros' embrace : MANHUG
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Supply-and-demand subj. : ECON
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Rainy day savings : NESTEGG
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2005's "King Kong" and 2021's "Dune" : REMAKES
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Lawyer's title: Abbr. : ESQ
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Self-confidence : APLOMB
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Lingerie material : LACE
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Commando movie weapons : UZIS
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Filling station? : TOOTH
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Neighbor of Afghanistan : IRAN
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Musical ability : EAR
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Who might say "Who goes there?" : SENTRY
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Waste container : BIN
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Put in fancy duds : DECKOUT
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Actor Holland of "Spider-Man" films : TOM
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Freshwater fish with a colorful name : REDFIN
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Gerund suffix : ING
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Destination for an Apollo mission : MOON
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Safe havens : ASYLA
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On a cruise : ASEA
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Hypes (up) : AMPS
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Good thing to graduate with : HONORS
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Dashboard stat : RPM
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They go up and down on a playground : SEESAWS
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Partial floor covering : AREARUG
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Historical periods : ERAS
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"Beats me" : NOCLUE
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Slip up : ERR
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What a tightrope walker walks on : WIRE
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Discord : UNREST
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Attribute of many celebrities : EGO
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Makes after taxes : NETS
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Greek goddess of the soul : PSYCHE
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Hardly any : FEW
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Link : JOIN
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Not doing anything : IDLE
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Styling products : GELS
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Heavy hardcovers : TOMES
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*Trixie Mattel, e.g. : DRAGQUEEN
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Feeling of guilt : PANG
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German interjection : ACH
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Impolite sounds at the dinner table : SLURPS
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Jason of "Freaks and Geeks" : SEGEL
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"Oh sure, that'll totally happen!" : DREAMON
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All-time low ... or a musical hint to the answers to this puzzle's starred clues : ROCKBOTTOM
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Cousin of a bassoon : OBOE
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Souvenirs from White House signings : PENS
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Many a high school student : TEEN
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Sacred choral work : MOTET
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*Contact-free smooch : AIRKISS
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Fair and balanced type, astrologically : LIBRA
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Strong and resilient type, astrologically : ARIES
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*Seasonal confection that may say "I Luv U" : CANDYHEART
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Actor Efron : ZAC
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Apt rhyme for "group" : TROOP
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Songs that might be accompanied by an organ : HYMNS
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*Sensation after consuming too many Pixy Stix, perhaps : SUGARRUSH
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"The People's Princess" : DIANA
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Early afternoon hour : ONE
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Follows some dentists' advice : FLOSSES
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Bahama ___ : MAMA
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Fire felonies : ARSONS
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Admit (to) : OWNUP
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Pro golfer Calvin : PEETE
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Embroidered, e.g. : SEWN
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Lake below Huron : ERIE
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Knighted actor Guinness : ALEC
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Place to find brain coral : REEF
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Prod : URGE
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Get bigger : GROW
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"___ me a river!" : CRY

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