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New York Times, Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Author:
David Rockow
Editor:
Joel Fagliano
Blog:
"Obsequy" and "exequy" are fancy terms for these rites
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Rockow. Wednesday freshness: 43%
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© 2024, The New York Times6/5/24 ( No. 27,238 )
Across
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Ponied up : PAID
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Grain husks : CHAFF
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Elev. : HGT
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Where to find one's U.C.L., as suggested by its first letter : ULNA
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Feeling that can be caused by the final three letters of this answer : NAUSEA
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Afore : ERE
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One who might object to the phrase "around the globe" : FLATEARTHER
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Judo rank : DAN
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"Obsequy" and "exequy" are fancy terms for these rites : FUNERALS
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Stoops (to) : DEIGNS
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Anger : IRE
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It starts with janeiro : ANO
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Suffix with centi- or milli- : PEDE
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Maker of squishy balls : NERF
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Easy-to-carry weapons : SMALLARMS
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___ Cruces, N.M. : LAS
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Call on the high seas : AHOY
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Muffin morsel, maybe : OAT
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State of order that this puzzle fails to achieve? : DUCKSINAROW
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Org. that specifically prohibits bowling pins and pool cues : TSA
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Word with shot or shine : MOON
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It holds a lot back : DAM
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Collection of fine threads : SPIDERWEB
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Cultivate : GROW
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Sub : HERO
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___ Lingus : AER
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One of 17 in Monopoly: Abbr. : AVE
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Oxymoronic-sounding pain relief brand : ICYHOT
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Their drawers might contain drawers : ARMOIRES
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Net supporter : RIM
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Unlikely sailors : LANDLUBBERS
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Gossip, in slang : TEA
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Wears away : ERODES
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Lake Superior's ___ Royale : ISLE
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Mine is ⬛️⬛️⬛️-⬛️⬛️-⬛️⬛️⬛️⬛️: Abbr. : SSN
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Fresh : SASSY
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River where Achilles took a dip : STYX
Down
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Bird also called a "sea parrot" : PUFFIN
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Draw : ALLURE
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More silly : INANER
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Inadvisable time to talk about one's ex : DATE
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Tennis star Alcaraz : CARLOS
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Simple shelters : HUTS
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Volcanic debris : ASH
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Social media display : FEED
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Cost to ride : FARE
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Natural property line : HEDGEROW
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She might be great : GRANDMA
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Most nail-biting : TENSEST
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___-violence (really tearing into an Indian appetizer?) : NAAN
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Laundry detergent brand : ERA
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Brew that might be "double dry-hopped," for short : IPA
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Seasonal vaccine target : FLU
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State that's nearly 90% forested : MAINE
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Philip of "Kung Fu" : AHN
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Appear, as a webpage : LOAD
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Harp-shaped constellation : LYRA
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Company at the center of the murder in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" : ACME
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Candy bar with a toffee center : SKOR
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Proprietor of cheeses and butters : DAIRYMAN
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Farm female : SOW
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"Holy cow!" : OMG
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Common merch items : TSHIRTS
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Gorilla gorilla, e.g. : SPECIES
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Play-___ : DOH
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Fourth-most-produced grain worldwide (after corn, wheat and rice) : BARLEY
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Hardest to find, perhaps : RAREST
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Too : OVERLY
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Bygone kingdom of ancient Britain : WESSEX
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Weighty birds : EMUS
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Deprive (of) : ROB
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Flamenco cries : OLES
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Figure skater Lipinski : TARA
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Takes something as a plus? : ADDS
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Head of the Egyptian god Thoth : IBIS
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Some survey responses : NOS

Answer summary:
1 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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