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New York Times, Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Author:
Patrick McIntyre
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Patrick McIntyre

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. McIntyre. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Across
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Communication with the hands: Abbr. : ASL
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Three-note chord : TRIAD
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Thread holder : SPOOL
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Defiant response to an order : WHOSAYSSO
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Fictional member of the Potawatomi tribe : TONTO
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Boxer's asset : LONGREACH
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Some choristers : ALTOS
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Leave in, as text : STET
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"Can you explain this?" : WHATGIVES
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[not my error] : SIC
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___ center : REC
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Rejuvenation location : SPA
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Searcher's query : WHEREAREYOU
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Entrusted to another for safekeeping : CONSIGNED
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Road safety org. : MADD
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Dangerous gas : RADON
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Calendario unit : DIA
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Lay in a hammock, say : LAZED
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Very light brown : ECRU
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Precisely : ONTHENOSE
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Antsy premeal question : WHENDOWEEAT
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Sculler's need : OAR
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A.M.A. members : DRS
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Cooking vessel with handles : WOK
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"Is it any use?" : WHYBOTHER
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"___ Jury" (Spillane detective novel) : ITHE
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It helps a pitcher get a grip : ROSIN
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Soothing lotion ingredients : ALOEVERAS
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Rocky ridge : ARETE
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Journalism staple : THEFIVEWS
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Peels : PARES
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"You said it, ___!" : SISTA
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Brian of ambient music : ENO
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Hole-making tools : AWLS
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Opportunity : SHOT
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Isolated : LONE
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Old salt : TAR
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Ham on ___ : RYE
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"___ Mommy kissing ..." : ISAW
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Author Sholem : ASCH
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Qatar's capital : DOHA
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One putting on a show : STAGER
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One keeping the beat? : POLICEMAN
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Airing : ONTV
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Oklahoma Indian : OTOE
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Red ink amount : LOSS
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Superiors to cpls. : SGTS
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Singsong syllable : TRA
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"Checkmate!" : IWIN
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Abbr. on a receipt : CHG
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Thread holder? : SCREW
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Catch illegally : POACH
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"My Dinner With ___" : ANDRE
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Provide with a fund : ENDOW
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Marie Antoinette, par exemple : REINE
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Online time stamp : EDATE
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Mississippi's ___ River : YAZOO
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Black Sea port, to locals : ODESA
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One may be above a bucket : UDDER
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Media-friendly quote : SOUNDBITE
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Actor Jared : LETO
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Cry to a plow horse : HAW
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Pilotless planes : DRONES
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Right, on a German compass : OST
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Chicken ___ : KIEV
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Tinfoil, e.g. : WRAP
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Bar mitzvah dance : HORA
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North Sea feeder : YSER
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Bowlers and skimmers : HATS
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K-12, in education : ELHI
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Some deer : ROES
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Peach or beech : TREE
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Goldie of "Laugh-In" : HAWN
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"Put a tiger in your tank" brand : ESSO
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Little wriggler : EFT
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Routing word : VIA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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