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New York Times, Monday, May 30, 2011

Author:
Michael Barnhart
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Barnhart

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Barnhart. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2011, The New York TimesNo. 0530 ( 22,483 )
Across
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House members, for short : REPS
5
Seethe : BOIL
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Works the field : TILLS
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Loads : ALOT
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___ Major (constellation) : URSA
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To date : ASYET
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Bonding material for bathroom floors : TILEGROUT
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Overused, as a saying : TRITE
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Premature : EARLY
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Piquancy : ZEST
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Hoops grp. : NBA
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Messenger ___ : RNA
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Playground fixture : JUNGLEGYM
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1959 Spanish-language Top 40 hit : LABAMBA
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"___ the season to be jolly" : TIS
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Get on in years : AGE
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"Beowulf," e.g. : EPIC
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Civil rights grp. : NAACP
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Donations : CHARITABLEGIFTS
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One of the Carpenters, in 1970s pop : KAREN
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Gas in advertising signs : NEON
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Prefix with cycle : TRI
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Toward the back of a boat : AFT
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Animals not to be trusted? : WEASELS
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Upholsterer's tool : STAPLEGUN
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Mal de ___ : MER
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Hold the deed to : OWN
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Place to get an M.A. or Ph.D. : UNIV
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Not to be believed : DODGY
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UPS rival : FEDEX
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"Good luck!" ... and a hint to 17-, 25-, 39- and 51-Across : BREAKALEG
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Get up : ARISE
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"___ does it" : EASY
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"The Little Red Hen" response : NOTI
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Glasses, informally : SPECS
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Indigo and others : DYES
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Giant gulp, as from a bottle : SWIG
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Snitch : RAT
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"Night" author Wiesel : ELIE
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Arctic animal : POLARBEAR
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Breastbones : STERNA
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Lay in a grave : BURY
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Spanish gold : ORO
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Maker of the Rodeo and Trooper : ISUZU
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Approach dark : LATEN
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Being a snitch : TATTLING
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Tel Aviv's home: Abbr. : ISR
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Bearing false witness : LYING
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Allow to pass : LETBY
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Good thing to build up or blow off : STEAM
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Glitz : GLAM
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The Beatles' ___ Pepper : SGT
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Where 7-Down is based : JAPAN
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Actor Morales : ESAI
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Be deficient in : LACK
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Turkish title : AGHA
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"Wanna ___?" : BET
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"May ___ of service?" : IBE
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Entertainer at a kid's birthday party : CLOWN
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Sunset remnant : AFTERGLOW
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Bottom-row PC key : CTRL
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Pitchfork-shaped letters : PSIS
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Harvest : REAP
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Streams of arrivals : INFLUXES
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U-turn from WSW : ENE
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Two hours before noon : TEN
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One way to run : AMOK
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Many four-doors : SEDANS
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Davenports : SOFAS
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Pipsqueak : TWERP
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Actress MacDowell : ANDIE
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Mocked : GIBED
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Bit of light that's harmful to the skin : UVRAY
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Calendar units : DAYS
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Himalayan beast : YETI
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Top-row PC key : ESC
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Suffix with Canton : ESE
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Band booking : GIG

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

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