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New York Times, Tuesday, June 24, 2014

61-Across : Mopey donkey of children's literature

Author:
Heather Valadez
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Valadez. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Heather Valadez notes:
The second puzzle I ever made and submitted to the NYT had the theme COVERT RELATIONS with family members hidden in the theme entries, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Really nice theme, Wish I had Thought of That (WITT). COVERT OPERATION being re-imagined as "math operators hiding within longer words ... read more
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© 2014, The New York Times6/24/14 ( No. 23,604 )

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Across
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"Oh, so that's it!" : AHA
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Impetuous : BRASH
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Norwegian tourist attraction : FJORD
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Tease : RIB
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Author of Gothic short stories, in short : EAPOE
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Slave away : LABOR
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Music producer Brian : ENO
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Sleep state for an electronic device : STANDBYMODE
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Fesses up : ADMITS
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Ruckus : ADO
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Tidbit for a bird : SEED
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Outsource, as part of a job : SUBCONTRACT
27
Still-life subject : EWER
28
SXSW festival setting : AUSTIN
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Blossom support : STEM
36
Really cool, in slang : SICK
39
Hooch : BOOZE
40
Secret military mission ... or a hint to the circled letters in this puzzle? : COVERTOPERATION
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Oscar winner for "Skyfall" : ADELE
44
Yemen's capital : SANA
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Ye ___ Shoppe : OLDE
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What covers many blocks? : MORTAR
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Gremlins and Pacers : AMCS
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Like World of Warcraft and other fare for 66-Acrosses : MULTIPLAYER
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Coin whose front varies by country : EURO
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Stable diet? : HAY
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Mopey donkey of children's literature : EEYORE
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It's on the left in the U.S. and the right in the U.K. : DRIVERSSIDE
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Boy : LAD
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See 50-Across : GAMER
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Doughnut's shape : TORUS
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Wildcats of the N.C.A.A. : KSU
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Kagan of the Supreme Court : ELENA
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Potter's potions professor : SNAPE
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Simone de Beauvoir's "The Second ___" : SEX
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Fields : AREAS
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One who believes in karma : HINDU
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Weapon of mass destruction in '45 headlines : ABOMB
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Confer (upon) : BESTOW
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Tangle : RATSNEST
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Therapists' org. : APA
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Submarine sensor : SONAR
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___ Gabler, Ibsen heroine : HEDDA
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Really cool, in slang : FLY
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Copier malfunctions : JAMS
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Instrument that tunes an orchestra : OBOE
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Cycled, say : RODE
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Great Scott? : DRED
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___ Raton, Fla. : BOCA
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Magnesium chloride, e.g. : ICEMELT
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Nirvana and Destiny's Child : TRIOS
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Big horn : TUBA
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In a manner of speaking : SOTOSAY
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Slave away : TOIL
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Preppy clothing brand : IZOD
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Protected bird in Hawaii : NENE
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Grift, e.g. : SCAM
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___ list : TODO
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Of all time : EVER
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One working overtime in Apr., maybe : CPA
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Alaskan peninsula : KENAI
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20 quires of paper : REAM
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Increased, as production : RAMPEDUP
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German coal region : RUHR
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"Monty Python" actor John : CLEESE
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Persists : LASTS
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Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse ___ : TYSON
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They provide richness in batter : YOLKS
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Wipe away : ERASE
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Brought back : REDUX
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Sharp part : EDGE
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Eurasia's ___ Mountains : URAL
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Frost : RIME
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Place for a roast : OVEN
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Historical interval : ERA
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Flatow or Glass of public radio : IRA

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

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