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New York Times, Wednesday, June 3, 2015

State made up of two state postal abbreviations

Author:
Herre Schouwerwou
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Schouwerwou.
Herre Schouwerwou notes:
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© 2015, The New York Times6/3/15 ( No. 23,948 )
Across
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Southern Japanese port city : KOBE
5
Scheming about : UPTO
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Features of some mailboxes : SLOTS
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Israeli conductor Daniel ___ : OREN
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Gain, as benefits : REAP
16
Means of divination : TAROT
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Pickup line? : NEEDALIFT
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Draw forth : EVOKE
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Succeed big-time : GOFAR
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Norwegian wood : FIR
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Ireland's best-selling solo artist : ENYA
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Pickup line? : CLEANYOURROOM
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Joyful refrain : TRALALA
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___ Deion (onetime nickname in the N.F.L.) : NEON
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Nordstrom rival : SAKS
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City map abbr. : AVE
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Lower oneself : DEIGN
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Cause of wrinkling : AGE
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Pickup line? : FSERIES
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Pal of Pooh : ROO
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Dreads sporter : RASTA
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"Your choice" : ANY
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Monthly budget item, for some : RENT
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No longer interested in : OVER
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Payback : REVENGE
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Pickup line? : SOWHEREWEREWE
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Indy racer Luyendyk : ARIE
57
Horror film director Roth : ELI
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Set ablaze : TORCH
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Appetizers that can make up a meal : TAPAS
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Pickup line? : ITSFORYOU
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"S.N.L." alum Cheri : OTERI
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Make homogeneous, perhaps : STIR
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Banish to Hades : DAMN
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Stacks, as matryoshka dolls : NESTS
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Shot from a doc : HYPO
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Hosiery mishap : SNAG
Down
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Skull Island beast, for short : KONG
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Dunkable treat : OREO
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Hunky guys : BEEFCAKES
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Ultimate goals : ENDALLS
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Something to bookmark : URL
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Prov. near New Brunswick : PEI
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Boardwalk treat : TAFFY
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Moonroof or racing stripes, maybe : OPTION
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Québec map abbr. : STE
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Shirley's TV roommate : LAVERNE
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Home to Maine's Black Bears : ORONO
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"Godzilla" locale : TOKYO
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Manhole emanation : STEAM
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Field of expertise : AREA
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Québec street : RUE
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"Sad to say ..." : ALAS
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Congregation's place : NAVE
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Street ___ (souped-up cars) : RODS
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Ruler of Muscovy : TSAR
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Shankar piece : RAGA
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Silent ___ : ERA
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Granny player on "The Beverly Hillbillies" : IRENERYAN
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Mallet target : GONG
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Chord part : NOTE
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Top choice, informally : FAVE
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Memo opener : INRE
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Watchful one : EYER
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One way of taking a suggestion : TOHEART
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Puts differently : REWORDS
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Poetic palindrome : ERE
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Wiener topper : RELISH
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Executive turndown : VETO
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Squelched : SATON
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Deliver a stemwinder : ORATE
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Wet-Naps, e.g. : WIPES
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Good at repartee : WITTY
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State made up of two state postal abbreviations : COMA
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Unable to decide, in court : HUNG
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Family member, for short : SIS
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Nurse in a bar : SIP
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Early Jackson 5 'do : FRO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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