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New York Times, Monday, April 4, 2022

39-Down : Condition that may involve repetitive urges, for short

Author:
Derek J. Angell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Angell.
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© 2022, The New York Times4/4/22 ( No. 26,445 )
Across
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Part of the leg between the knee and ankle : SHIN
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Certain athletic honorees, for short : MVPS
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Lodging near a highway interchange : MOTEL
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Crazy, in Cancún : LOCO
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Strap attached to a horse's bit : REIN
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Proverbial saying : ADAGE
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Enthusiastic : AVID
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Crumbly salad cheese : FETA
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Karate studios : DOJOS
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Dinosaur whose name means "swift seizer" : VELOCIRAPTOR
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Sneaky devil : SLYFOX
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Cause for a confession : SIN
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To the ___ degree : NTH
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Impose (upon) : FOIST
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Bonus performance : ENCORE
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Total pro : ACE
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Dinosaur whose name means "winged finger" : PTERODACTYL
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Designer Chanel : COCO
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Fooled : GOT
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Indefinite quantity : SOME
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Dinosaur whose name means "three-horned face" : TRICERATOPS
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Barbie's beau : KEN
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Easter decorating need : EGGDYE
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Rip into bits : SHRED
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Insult, informally : DIS
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Prefix with genetics or Pen : EPI
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Go by, as time : ELAPSE
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Dinosaur whose name means "thunder lizard" : BRONTOSAURUS
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Sci. class for many future pre-meds : APBIO
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Jason's ship, in Greek myth : ARGO
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___ a move (start dancing) : BUST
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Gem from an oyster : PEARL
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Fully cooked, as steak : WELL
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Falco of "Nurse Jackie" : EDIE
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Letters on a gearshift : PRNDL
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Crossed (out) : EXED
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A buck or two? : DEER
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Many Balkan inhabitants : SLAVS
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Squalid dwelling : HOVEL
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In a standoffish manner : ICILY
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Fall asleep on the couch, perhaps : NODOFF
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Handy Andy, by another name : MRFIXIT
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Go off course suddenly : VEER
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Gyro bread : PITA
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Loses it : SNAPS
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One-named singer called the "Queen of Pop" : MADONNA
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Bad smell : ODOR
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___ Mahal : TAJ
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Narcissist's problem : EGO
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"___ Miz" : LES
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Henhouse : COOP
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Like the score 4-4 : TIED
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Unacceptable : NOTOK
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"I might, if you're willing to ask" : TRYME
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___ of Troy : HELEN
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Genesis console maker : SEGA
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Steady equestrian gaits : TROTS
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Loops into an online convo : CCS
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Played a role : ACTED
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Buckingham Palace dog breed : CORGI
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Modern smokes : ECIGS
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Alternatively, in a text : OTOH
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Condition that may involve repetitive urges, for short : OCD
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Reaction of silent but obvious disapproval : EYEROLL
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Car at an auction, maybe : REPO
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Reserved for a select customer : PRESOLD
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Actress Ward : SELA
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Applied, as foundation or powder : DAUBED
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Filled with wonder : INAWE
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One who's easily shocked or scandalized : PRUDE
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"Wake Up Little ___" (1957 hit for the Everly Brothers) : SUSIE
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Perfuming compound : ESTER
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Loon or dodo : BIRD
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"King" of this puzzle? : TREX
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Rudely stare : OGLE
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Zoom, for one : APP
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The "p" of m.p.h. : PER
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Prohibit : BAN

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