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New York Times, Monday, May 16, 2016

24-Down : Cry in a game of tag

Author:
Sam Buchbinder
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Buchbinder.
Sam Buchbinder notes:
A while back I read that the word with the most definitions in the English language was "set." So, I set out to create a puzzle whose ... read more
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© 2016, The New York Times5/16/16 ( No. 24,296 )

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Across
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Picking out of a lineup, informally : IDING
6
Magazine with a "Person of the Year" : TIME
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Former "Meet the Press" host Marvin : KALB
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Craze : MANIA
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Freshly : ANEW
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French lady friend : AMIE
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Reason for a cast : BROKENBONE
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Spanish newborn : BEBE
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Period after dark, in poetry : EEN
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Fifth-century pope known as "the Great" : LEOI
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Impressionist Claude : MONET
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Ugandan tyrant Idi ___ : AMIN
25
Piece of sports equipment that's spiked : VOLLEYBALL
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Grand ___ National Park : TETON
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Pie ___ mode : ALA
31
Insect with a stinger : BEE
32
Cozies keep them hot : TEAPOTS
36
Cutlass or 88, informally : OLDS
37
Family gathering place : DINNERTABLE
39
Leopard's marking : SPOT
41
Starts liking : TAKESTO
42
Skillet, e.g. : PAN
43
It's thinner as you go up : AIR
44
City-related : URBAN
48
Device with a snooze button : ALARMCLOCK
53
Idiot : DOPE
54
"I agree" : METOO
55
Emmy winner Perlman : RHEA
57
Call of Duty: Black ___ (video game) : OPS
58
Hermes' mother : MAIA
59
"Ready to go!" ... or a description of 17-, 25-, 37- and 48-Across? : WEREALLSET
62
Tesla co-founder Musk : ELON
63
Opera part : ARIA
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Tin or titanium : METAL
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Scouting groups : DENS
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Something rising in a gentrifying neighborhood : RENT
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Choice plane seating : AISLE
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"Man, what a day!" : IMBEAT
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Comment after "You think I'm chicken?" : DAREME
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Part of a prank, say : INONIT
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Suffix with peace or neat : NIK
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Certain Scotsman : GAEL
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Off-limits : TABOO
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How foods are often fried : INOIL
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All Supreme Court justices until 1981 : MEN
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Ram's mate : EWE
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Meat on a skewer : KABOB
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Willing to go along : AMENABLE
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Defamed in print : LIBELED
13
Small VWs : BEETLES
18
Home to Vegas: Abbr. : NEV
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R&B singer with the hit "It's All About Me" : MYA
24
Cry in a game of tag : NOTIT
26
Foamy coffee order : LATTE
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"___ Dream" (63-Across from "Lohengrin") : ELSAS
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Former All-Star closer Robb : NEN
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Shenanigan : ANTIC
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Gem whose authenticity can be checked by rubbing it against the teeth : PEARL
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Mork's birthplace, on TV : ORK
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Prayer starter : OLORD
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Gift to a nonprofit : DONATION
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A/C measure, for short : BTU
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Sent millions of emails, say : SPAMMED
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Brew with a rhyming name : PALEALE
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___, amas, amat : AMO
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Raises : BOOSTS
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Take to a higher court : APPEAL
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Snuggle : NESTLE
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Speckled horses : ROANS
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Utah's Sen. Hatch : ORRIN
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Have an affair : CHEAT
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Mauna ___ (Hawaiian peak) : KEA
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___ mater : ALMA
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Card game that can go on and on : WAR
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Before, to a bard : ERE
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Gift given while saying "Aloha!" : LEI

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