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New York Times, Monday, April 27, 2015

Hairdos that are hard to wear hats with, familiarly

Author:
Johanna Fenimore
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Johanna Fenimore

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Fenimore.
Johanna Fenimore notes:
I fell in love with the word GOBSMACKED, thus this puzzle. As it turns out there are some really fun phrases that mean the same thing. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Synonyms for [Left speechless]; DUMBSTRUCK and GOBSMACKED are really lively words. I hadn't heard of KICKED IN THE HEAD in this sense, ... read more
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© 2015, The New York Times4/27/15 ( No. 23,911 )
Across
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With 66-Across, left speechless : BLEW
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"Just ___" (Nike slogan) : DOIT
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___ mark (# symbol) : HASH
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Mouselike animal : VOLE
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Kinda maybe : SORTA
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Cincinnati's home : OHIO
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Left speechless : DUMBSTRUCK
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Seep : OOZE
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Aves. and blvds. : STS
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Anger : IRE
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"You betcha!" : HECKYES
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Trolley : TRAM
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Aunt, in Acapulco : TIA
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Left speechless : KICKEDINTHEHEAD
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Direction opposite from sur : NORTE
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Spoken : ORAL
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E.M.T.'s specialty : CPR
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Fills with wonder : AWES
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Reached : GOTAT
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Mr. ___ (Peter Lorre role) : MOTO
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Heel : CAD
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Cookie with white filling : OREO
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Division of a long poem : CANTO
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Left speechless : KNOCKEDFORALOOP
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"___ you out of your mind?!" : ARE
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"Uh-uh!" : NOPE
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Some hair highlights : STREAKS
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Big part of an elephant : EAR
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Preceder of "loves me" and "loves me not" : SHE
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Hairdos that are hard to wear hats with, familiarly : FROS
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Left speechless : GOBSMACKED
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Org. that loves fur ... but not on humans : PETA
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Desert green spots : OASES
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Group of buffalo : HERD
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Does and bucks : DEER
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Transylvanian count, informally : DRAC
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See 1-Across : AWAY
Down
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Some men's underwear : BVDS
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Boor : LOUT
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State symbols of Massachusetts and North Dakota : ELMS
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The third "w" of www : WEB
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Start of the musical scale : DOREMI
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Tulsa sch. : ORU
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Poison ivy annoyance : ITCH
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"So there!" : TAKETHAT
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Hashish pipe : HOOKAH
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Sailor's call : AHOY
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Small, medium or large : SIZE
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Tools for weeding : HOES
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Precious stringed instrument, informally : STRAD
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"No ___, Bob!" : SIREE
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Sky: Fr. : CIEL
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B'way booth in Times Square : TKTS
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Talent : KNACK
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Hawkeye State native : IOWAN
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Words to live by : CREDO
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___ this world : NOTOF
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La-la preceder : TRA
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Commercial lead-in to Lodge : ECONO
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Is ___ (probably will) : APTTO
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Sag : DROOP
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Hermes or Hades : GREEKGOD
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British ref. work : OED
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Having X and Y chromosomes : MALE
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Gumbo ingredient : OKRA
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Frank who directed "It's a Wonderful Life" : CAPRA
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Roman ruler who said "The die is cast" : CAESAR
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"Hold on ...!" : ONESEC
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Wanders : ROAMS
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Bay Area force: Abbr. : SFPD
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Beech or birch : TREE
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Repetitive learning : ROTE
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Fly high : SOAR
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Distort : SKEW
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Wife of Zeus : HERA
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Small whirlpool : EDDY
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Troop grp. : BSA
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"___-ching!" : CHA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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