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New York Times, Thursday, July 16, 2015

Spa treatment hinted at by the ends of 17-, 27-, 44- and 55-Across

Author:
Paula Gamache
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Paula Gamache

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 33 Missing: {JKQ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 98 for Ms. Gamache. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2015, The New York Times7/16/15 ( No. 23,991 )
Across
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Shade of black : COAL
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Zip around : DART
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Woody Allen title role : ZELIG
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1999 drama "___ and the King" : ANNA
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"Stoppeth it!"? : ENOW
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Cause of some abdominal cramps : ECOLI
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Entreaty to Rapunzel : LETDOWNYOURHAIR
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Bro : DUDE
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Like show horses : GROOMED
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Bro, e.g. : SIB
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Loons : CRAZIES
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Magazine whose website has a "Find a Therapist" feature : PSYCHOLOGYTODAY
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Collector's suffix : IANA
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They run free on TV, in brief : PSAS
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Love : ADORE
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Girl bands? : TIARAS
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Myers-___ personality test : BRIGGS
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Willie of "Eight Is Enough" : AAMES
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Sitcom nickname of Wally's bro : BEAV
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Opposite of 32-Down : NOES
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1970 B. B. King hit : THETHRILLISGONE
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___ Brigante (1993 Pacino role) : CARLITO
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Withdrawal symptom, in short : DTS
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Stock : RESERVE
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Germinated grain : MALT
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Procrastinator's promise : ILLDOITTOMORROW
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Van ___ & Arpels (jeweler) : CLEEF
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Author Morrison : TONI
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River flowing SE to the Mississippi : IOWA
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Lacked, for short : HADNT
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Kirk ___, first actor to play Superman on screen, 1948 : ALYN
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Cheeky, flirtatious sort : MINX
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Old White House nickname : CAL
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"Good ___!" : ONE
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Orkin target : ANT
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"The Blue Dahlia" star, 1946 : LADD
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Water source for many insects : DEWDROPS
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Tempers : ANNEALS
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Disney's nephew : ROY
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Modest flash drive capacity, informally : TWOGIGS
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Worst possible, as a review : ZEROSTAR
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Nymph of myth : ECHO
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Good earth : LOAM
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"Would ___?" : ILIE
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Encircle : GIRD
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Punch line? : OUCH
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1934 Chemistry Nobelist Harold : UREY
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Show disdain for : SPITAT
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Source of the line "They shall beat their swords into plowshares" : ISAIAH
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One way to address someone : BYNAME
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Animal group suffix : ZOA
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Sticking point? : CARET
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Having too much, informally : ODING
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Be charitable : DOGOOD
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Silver, in heraldry : ARGENT
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Acceptances : YESSES
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Attorney general during George W. Bush's entire first term : ASHCROFT
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Part of a complex : BVITAMIN
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Cardinal's cap : BIRETTA
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July third? : ELL
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Splitting headache? : ALIMONY
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Musician Shankar : RAVI
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Helpless? : SOLO
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"That's ___" (sarcastic response) : RICH
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Lorde's actual first name : ELLA
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Gravity-powered vehicle : SLED
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Setting for a panel of Bosch's "The Garden of Earthly Delights" : EDEN
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Short cut : TRIM
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"My mama done ___ me" : TOL
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Early resident in the Louvre : ROI
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Dominate : OWN
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Spa treatment hinted at by the ends of 17-, 27-, 44- and 55-Across : WAX

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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