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New York Times, Saturday, May 13, 2017

___ Yantra (sacred Hindu diagram formed by nine interlocking triangles)

Author:
Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQX} Spans: 3, (1 triple stack) This is puzzle # 69 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2017, The New York Times5/13/17 ( No. 24,658 )
Across
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Tiny cheese sandwiches, of a sort : RITZBITS
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A thread winds around it : SCREW
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Nest-raiding insect : AMAZONANT
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Surrender : WAIVE
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Computer icon, e.g. : PICTOGRAM
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Paid to play : ANTED
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Pro's opposite, in slang : NOOB
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Places frequented by Dorian Gray : OPIUMDENS
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Dish made from 7-Down : POI
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Nonnative plant? : SPY
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Ironman race, briefly : TRI
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Existing : INESSE
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Threw : CAST
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One likely to have a large collection of albums : RARESTAMPDEALER
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Grammy-winning R. Kelly hit of 1996 : IBELIEVEICANFLY
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They're often upsetting : CINDERELLATEAMS
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See 25-Down : KNEE
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Flowers named after the Greek word for "star" : ASTERS
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Went nowhere : SAT
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Abbr. by a blinking light : REC
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___ Yantra (sacred Hindu diagram formed by nine interlocking triangles) : SRI
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Stumble out of the gate, say : SLOWSTART
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What ":" can mean : ISTO
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Teachers of karma : LAMAS
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High-quality window composition : LEADGLASS
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Sphere : ARENA
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"Wag the Dog" co-star, 1997 : ANNEHECHE
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Bat around : BANDY
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"No need to elaborate" : IGETTHAT
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Strike : RAP
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Declaration after looking at one's cards : IMIN
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___ stand : TACO
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Band with the gold-certified albums "Tres Hombres" and "El Loco" : ZZTOP
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Ignorant middle class, per H. L. Mencken : BOOBOISIE
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Fortune Global 500 bank : ING
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Ingredient in 22-Across : TARO
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Take a shot : SNAP
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Inundate : SWAMP
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Christmas decoration : CANDYCANE
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Quinceañera, for 15-year-old girls : RITE
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Neither up nor down : EVEN
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Joins : WEDS
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"Eww, stop!" : TMI
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They're old and tired : USEDCARS
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Work together : INTERACT
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With 41-Across, one bending unexpectedly? : TRICK
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1994 Peace Prize sharer : RABIN
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Woman's name meaning "peace" : IRENE
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Some wasp nest sites : EAVES
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Rid of impurities : SMELT
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Tree-tapping spigot : SPILE
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Some sporty Italian wheels : ALFAS
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"The Simpsons" aunt : SELMA
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Meeting on the DL : TRYST
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Powerful tool for Dumbledore : ELDERWAND
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Follows a healthful diet : EATSRIGHT
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Try : ESSAY
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___ of Langerhans (part of the pancreas) : ISLET
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Cut of meat : SLAB
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Boris Pasternak heroine : LARA
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Parting of the clouds, maybe : OMEN
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After : ALA
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Baroque artist Guido : RENI
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Strong, sharp smell : TANG
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Instrument with a needle, for short : TACH
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Plant watcher, for short : OSHA
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River that forms part of the England/Wales boundary : DEE
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Collected works : SET

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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