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New York Times, Thursday, June 7, 2018

What's tall when it's young and short when it's old? (old riddle)

Author:
Bruce Haight
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QVX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Haight. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Bruce Haight notes:
I got the basic kernel of this theme idea from my buddy Erik Agard, but unfortunately, I was unable to talk Erik into co-construction. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Creative idea, BUBBLES UP meaning that the Os in soft drinks rose to the top. Fun to see those O-shaped bubbles! The annoying engineer ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times6/7/18 ( No. 25,048 )
Across
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Southwest skiing locale : TAOS
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Revolting scene : RIOT
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Ancient Mexican : OLMEC
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Fan fixation : IDOL
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A long time, in Mexico : ANOS
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___ board : OUIJA
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Properly : DULY
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What's tall when it's young and short when it's old? (old riddle) : WICK
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Singer Jackson : JANET
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Big foot spec : EEEWIDTH
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Like a winning play in the final seconds of overtime : CLUTCH
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Material in sheets : MICA
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Word in a Latin 101 lesson : AMAT
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Digs in the mud : STY
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Colorado senator Michael : BENNET
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Bygone Ford make, informally : MERC
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Plate, e.g. : DISK
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Horrify : APPALL
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Bit of neckwear : BIB
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"Therefore ..." : ANDSO
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Something you can lend without having to part with : EAR
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Tickle : AMUSE
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Pro choice? : YEA
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Stale joke : OLDGAG
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Fins : ABES
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James who played Sonny Corleone : CAAN
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"Ri-i-i-ight ..." : ILLBET
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Remote : FAR
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Nascar's Busch or Petty : KYLE
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Dirt in a dump truck, perhaps : FILL
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Since way back when : INAGES
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Something to feed the kitty : CATTREAT
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Madison Ave. industry : ADBIZ
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Troubles : ILLS
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Fizzy wine option : ASTI
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Extended family : TRIBE
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Much-reshared post on social media : MEME
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Dice roll, say : TURN
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Meal with storytelling : SEDER
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Fool, in British slang : PRAT
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Beauty spots : SPAS
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Fab alternative : TIDE
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For two voices in unison : ADUE
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Carbonated beverage, spelled as 33-Down might suggest? : OOLEMNSDA
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Knowing signs : SLYWINKS
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Figures recorded in an experiment : RAWDATA
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Part of a competition : INIT
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Carbonated beverage, spelled as 33-Down might suggest? : OOCHAMPAGNECLER
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"Naughty!" : TSK
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Carbonated beverage, spelled as 33-Down might suggest? : OOJLTCLA
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Feast that might include lomi-lomi salmon : LUAU
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Thin ___ : MINTS
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DVD player button : EJECT
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Eponymous cartoonist Guisewite : CATHY
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Something often added to a carbonated beverage : ICE
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Baseball legend Yastrzemski : CARL
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Anne of comedy : MEARA
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Annual celebration, for short : BDAY
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Aachen article : EINE
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Bike : PEDAL
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Rises, in a way : BUBBLESUP
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"So that's what you mean" : ISEE
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Top : BEST
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Carbonated beverage, spelled as 33-Down might suggest? : OOCKEZER
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Food court regulars : MALLRATS
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Big name in chips : LAYS
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Bundle that might come with a bow on top : GIFTSET
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Like a happening party, in slang : LIT
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Some Italian models : FIATS
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"My Dinner With ___" (1981 film) : ANDRE
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Overly enthusiastic : RABID
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Razz : GIBE
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Michigan college town : ALMA
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Shaving brand : ATRA
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Cookie containers : TINS
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Calvin in "Calvin and Hobbes," e.g. : IMP

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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