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New York Times, Monday, June 9, 2014

T h r e e s t r i k e s ... or a description of the theme clues

Author:
Tom McCoy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. McCoy. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2014, The New York Times6/9/14 ( No. 23,589 )

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Across
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Covered Greek walkway : STOA
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Go the way of snowmen : MELT
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Rapidness : SPEED
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"Phooey!" : CRUD
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Operatic solo : ARIA
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___ vortex (winter weather phenomenon) : POLAR
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Curse : OATH
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Curse : JINX
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High, as expectations : LOFTY
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T e l e p h o n e h a n d s e t : WIDERECEIVER
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Sounds from a sound sleeper? : SNORES
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Morn's counterpart : EEN
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Cigarette dropping : ASH
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C o r s e t p a r t : EXTENDEDSTAY
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Perform in a play : ACT
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Vote in favor : YEA
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South Dakota's capital : PIERRE
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Teaser : PROMO
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High's opposite : LOW
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Condescend (to) : DEIGN
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Former secretary of state Colin : POWELL
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Deface : MAR
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Split ___ soup : PEA
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A r m y u n i t : LONGDIVISION
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Nav. rank : ENS
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___ Francisco : SAN
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Trail for Hansel and Gretel : CRUMBS
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T h r e e s t r i k e s ... or a description of the theme clues : STRETCHEDOUT
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Rome's home : ITALY
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Codger : COOT
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"The Naked Maja" artist : GOYA
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End of an Aesop fable : MORAL
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Cabbagelike vegetable : KALE
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Revise, as copy : EDIT
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Tick off : PEEVE
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Hollywood Walk of Fame feature : STAR
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Unit of force : DYNE
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Garbage boats : SCOWS
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Amtrak service : TRAIN
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One-up : OUTDO
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Cling (to) : ADHERE
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Your ___ (way to address a queen) : MAJESTY
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Singer Clapton : ERIC
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Queue : LINE
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Went along the tarmac : TAXIED
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"Delightful!" : SPLENDID
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"You ___ thing!" : POOR
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Keebler figure : ELF
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"Please, have some!" : EAT
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Like deserts : DRY
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"Oedipus ___" : REX
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#2 exec : VEEP
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Take ___ down memory lane : ATRIP
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Beetle's boss, in the comics : SARGE
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"Laughing" animal : HYENA
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Fish that can give you a shock : EEL
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Actress Watts : NAOMI
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"What did I tell you?" : SEE
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Golden Delicious, e.g. : APPLE
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Sing like Bing Crosby : CROON
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Villages : TOWNS
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Ryan of "When Harry Met Sally ..." : MEG
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Antiquated : OLDSTYLE
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Used to be : WAS
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Perjurer : LIAR
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___ scale (earthquake measurer) : RICHTER
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Features of some daring sweaters : VNECKS
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Mined metal : ORE
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Gently elbowed : NUDGED
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Subject to emotional swings : MOODY
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Poker entry fee : BUYIN
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Misery or Missouri : STATE
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Serb or Pole : SLAV
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Perfectly : TOAT
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Pepsi-___ : COLA
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Mischievous kid : IMP
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It may be tapped when you listen to music : TOE
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"Come as you ___" : ARE

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