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New York Times, Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Start of a quip attributed to British comedian Ken Dodd

Author:
Richard F. Mausser
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Mausser.
Richard F. Mausser notes:
I would best describe the birth of this puzzle as a collision between serendipity and luck. After stumbling on this quip by Sir Ken ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Quip puzzle, riffing on taking something for kleptomania. Amusing one-liner. With entries of length 14 13 14, you can only really ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times6/6/18 ( No. 25,047 )
Across
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Sweet tubers : YAMS
5
Missouri city, informally : STJOE
10
Suffix with narc- : OSIS
14
Precious stone that has been found on Mars (fun fact!) : OPAL
15
Start of a quip attributed to British comedian Ken Dodd : IHAVE
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Sensei's teaching : JUDO
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Modern lead-in to call : ROBO
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Speleologist : CAVER
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Leggy wader : IBIS
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Part 2 of the quip : KLEPTOMANIABUT
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Pipe bend : ELL
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BBC ___ : ONE
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Bundle up : ENWRAP
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Pricy wristwatch : ROLEX
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Letters on a lotion bottle : SPF
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Buffalo hockey player : SABRE
33
1975 Best Musical Tony winner, with "The" : WIZ
35
"You betcha!" : YEP
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It's not free of charge : ION
38
Part 3 of the quip : WHENITGETSBAD
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Howe'er : THO
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School of whales : GAM
45
Crackerjack : ACE
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"Baloney!" : NOTSO
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Y feature : GYM
51
Just as planned : ONCUE
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Potential Emmy nominee : TVSTAR
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Academic address ender : EDU
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She-bear, in Baja : OSA
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Part 4 of the quip : ITAKESOMETHING
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Become too sweet after a while, say : CLOY
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John with 56 Top 40 singles in the U.S. : ELTON
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Overly fussy : ANAL
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Thomas Edison's middle name : ALVA
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End of the quip : FORIT
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Entwined : WOVE
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___ greens : BEET
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Declared on a stack of Bibles : SWORE
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1974 C.I.A. parody : SPYS
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The New ___ (weekly) : YORKER
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Creed of Hollywood : APOLLO
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Old telephone service provider, informally : MABELL
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Sow chow : SLOP
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Send to attack : SICON
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River crossed by Westminster Bridge : THAMES
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Mud : JAVA
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What's within your range? : OVEN
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Otherworldly : EERIE
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Algonquian language : OJIBWA
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Locale of many cookie-cutter homes : SUBURBIA
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1,049-mile race : IDITAROD
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Pot-scrubbing brand : SOS
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Cause of a bee sting's sting : TOXIN
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Reply: Abbr. : ANS
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Implement for confident crossword solvers : PEN
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Source of the milk for pecorino Romano cheese : EWE
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Little person : PYGMY
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Bank charge : FEE
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Quick turn : ZIG
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"Harper Valley ___" (1968 hit) : PTA
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Town in two Dr. Seuss books : WHOVILLE
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Kind of off-season baseball "league" : HOTSTOVE
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Identify on Facebook : TAG
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Jamboree attendee : SCOUT
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QB Roethlisberger : BEN
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Demolition letters : TNT
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Spend the night in : STAYAT
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The ___ Ridge Boys (country/gospel quartet) : OAK
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Many an ex-president's book : MEMOIR
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Needing quarters, maybe : COINOP
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John F. Kennedy and Jimmy Carter served in it : USNAVY
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2018 Super Bowl champs : EAGLES
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Navigation hazards : REEFS
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Al ___ (pasta order) : DENTE
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A little dense : SLOW
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Other, in Acapulco : OTRO
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Hems' partners : HAWS
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Where a truck driver sits : CAB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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