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New York Times, Monday, June 3, 2019

Author:
Lynn Lempel
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Lynn Lempel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 86 for Ms. Lempel. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Too bad this one wasn't run during the (GOOD) DOG days of summer. (That may be for the best since there are no such things as good ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0603 ( 25,409 )

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Across
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33 1/3 r.p.m. records : LPS
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Cher or Adele, musically : ALTO
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Allude (to) : REFER
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Annoy : IRK
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Building for bovines : BARN
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Mogadishu native : SOMALI
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*Chief source of support : MAINSTAY
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Self-centeredness : EGOISM
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___ fixe (preoccupation) : IDEE
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General Mills puffed corn cereal : KIX
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Distances in Britain : METRES
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*Chapel Hill athlete : TARHEEL
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Pyromaniacs' pleasures : FIRES
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Monogram for Long John Silver's creator : RLS
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Cut (off) : LOP
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Outbuilding for storage : SHED
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Quarrel : ARGUE
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Yankee great Yogi : BERRA
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Park or Madison, on an N.Y.C. map : AVE
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Bouncy youngster in Pooh's crowd : ROO
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Praise after a proper response to the end of the answer to each starred clue : GOODDOG
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Kesey who wrote "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" : KEN
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Vow sworn at the altar : IDO
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Round Mongolian tents : YURTS
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Wary : LEERY
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Spot for a teacher's apple or Apple : DESK
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Virtuous conduct, in Confucianism : TAO
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Dot follower in a website address : COM
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Pass, as a law : ENACT
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*"Why?" : HOWCOME
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Saudi city where Muhammad is buried : MEDINA
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One running for office, informally : POL
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Noteworthy periods : ERAS
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First king of the Franks (A.D. 481) : CLOVIS
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*Tend an absent resident's property : HOUSESIT
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M.L.B. division that includes the Astros : ALWEST
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Prefix with tasse meaning "half" : DEMI
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Word before "blastoff" : ONE
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Uptight : TENSE
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Harmonious, after "in" : SYNC
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Originally named : NEE
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Outer boundary : LIMIT
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Devil's fashion choice, in a Meryl Streep film : PRADA
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Person on a slippery slope : SKIER
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Midsection muscles, briefly : ABS
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Potato treats for Hanukkah : LATKES
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Backpacker's path : TRAIL
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Black, banded gemstone : ONYX
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Radioer's "Got it" : ROGER
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Is melodramatic : EMOTES
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*Equitable treatment : FAIRSHAKE
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Otherwise : ELSE
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Edges, as of craters : RIMS
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Athlete getting part-time pay : SEMIPRO
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India's first P.M. : NEHRU
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Plaintive poem : ELEGY
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Fiestas and Fusions : FORDS
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Resulted in : LEDTO
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___ and anon : EVER
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Reject as false : DENY
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Extremely dry : ARID
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Went as a passenger : RODE
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*Soft bedding material : GOOSEDOWN
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Title character in a Sacha Baron Cohen mockumentary : BORAT
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Radiant : AGLOW
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One rejected by a group : OUTCAST
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Roast host : EMCEE
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Butchers' tools : KNIVES
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Op-ed offering : COLUMN
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Plant seed with a licoricelike flavor : ANISE
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Poppycock : HOOEY
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"Citizen Kane" star Welles : ORSON
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State that's the largest U.S. producer of lobsters : MAINE
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Beauty mogul Lauder : ESTEE
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Exam for a wannabe doc : MCAT
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Her: Fr. : ELLE
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Degrees after M.A.s : PHDS
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Error indicator in a quotation : SIC

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

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