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New York Times, Saturday, May 31, 2014

43-Down : Cuckoo

Author:
John Lampkin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 24 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Lampkin.
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© 2014, The New York Times5/31/14 ( No. 23,580 )
Across
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Cause of an artery blockage : STREETFAIR
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Some working parts : COGS
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Foam item at a water park : POOLNOODLE
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Coming up, to milady : ANON
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Follower of Roosevelt : ROUGHRIDER
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Jordan's Mount ___, from which Jericho can be seen : NEBO
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Innards : ENTRAILS
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Black hat : OUTLAW
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Sect in ancient Judea : ESSENES
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Lacking backing : SOLOING
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E.R. units : CCS
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Protective, in a way : PATERNAL
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Missouri city, informally : STJOE
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Knuckle-bruiser : MELEE
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"Discreet Music" musician : ENO
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Ludwig ___ van der Rohe : MIES
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"In" : LIKED
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Seizure : GRAB
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Field of fields?: Abbr. : AGR
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Acoustic units : SONES
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Hunter of a 20-Across : POSSE
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Standbys : RESERVES
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"___ Nibelungenlied" : DAS
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Like hospital patients and much lumber : TREATED
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Ephemeral : PASSING
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"Saving Fish From Drowning" author : AMYTAN
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Carry on : CONTINUE
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Mom on "Malcolm in the Middle" : LOIS
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Free : EMANCIPATE
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James of jazz : ETTA
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Hallmarks of Hallmark : SENTIMENTS
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Old TV news partner of David : CHET
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Visual expertise : TRAINEDEYE
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Tear : SPREE
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Pluto and Bluto, e.g. : TOONS
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Debacles : ROUTS
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Some Prado hangings : ELGRECOS
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Intensify : ENHANCE
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Conservative side : TORIES
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Some candy wrappers : FOILS
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Interjects : ADDS
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___ Sainte-Croix : ILE
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Established in a new place, as a shrub : REROOTED
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Hymn leader : CANTOR
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They may be thrown out to audiences : ONELINERS
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Flip out : GOBANANAS
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One left shaken? : SNOWGLOBE
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Lead role in the film known in France as "L'Or de la Vie" : ULEE
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Brokers' goal : SALES
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Some lap dogs : PEKES
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Class clown, e.g. : SMARTALEC
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A woolly bear becomes one : TIGERMOTH
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Springsteen, notably : JERSEYITE
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Like diamonds and gold : MINED
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Trysting site : LOVENEST
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Dished : GOSSIPED
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Overseas deb: Abbr. : SRTA
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Hobby : PASTIME
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Distresses : EATSAT
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1978 Broadway revue that opens with "Hot August Night" : DANCIN
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Rialto and others : PONTI
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Cuckoo : INANE
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Cuckoo : NUTTY
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Big V, maybe : GEESE
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Veronese's "The Wedding at ___" : CANA
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Bleu body : MER

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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