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New York Times, Thursday, July 21, 2011

Author:
Michael Sharp
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Michael Sharp

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 35 Missing: {QWY} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Sharp. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Across
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Traditional March birthstone : JASPER
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Three-pointers: Abbr. : FGS
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Hoop alternative : STUD
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What might be a knockout? : OPIATE
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Meal preceder? : OAT
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___ salad : TUNA
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French writer with snaky hair and a petrifying gaze? : GORGONZOLA
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Sportscaster Andrews : ERIN
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Dissolve a relationship : ENDIT
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Antelope of southern Africa : RHEBOK
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Swerves : VEERS
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In favor of the first book?: Abbr. : PROVOLONE
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Joint custody parties : EXES
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Rich : OPULENT
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A to Z, e.g. : RUN
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Unisphere, e.g. : GLOBE
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"The Bridge at Narni" artist : COROT
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With 38-Across, deli purchase ... or a description of the answer to 17-, 26-, 47- or 55-Across : SLICED
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See 36-Across : CHEESE
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Troubled : ATEAT
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From the start : ABOVO
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Food label abbr. : CAL
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Like some bars and beaches : TOPLESS
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Green gourd, informally : CUKE
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One trying to shake a leg, for instance? : LIMBURGER
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Seuss character who "speaks for the trees" : LORAX
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Provoke : INCITE
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___ One : FIBER
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Mech. whiz : ENGR
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Mom's special road-trip corn bread? : MASCARPONE
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Put out, with "off" : TEED
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Australian sprinter : EMU
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It's developed during training season : ROSTER
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Buried treasures : ORES
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Swim : DIP
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"Baby" singer Justin : BIEBER
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Nudge : JOG
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Receiver of private letters?: Abbr. : APO
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___ Barton, first Triple Crown winner, 1919 : SIR
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Obsolescent communication devices : PAGERS
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Short jackets : ETONS
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Tear : REND
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Service that requires no shoes : FOOTRUB
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Hoedown participant : GAL
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Make fast : STARVE
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Common work boot feature : STEELTOE
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Engine type : TURBO
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Marriage : UNION
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Comment preceding "Gern geschehen" : DANKE
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Nada : ZIPPO
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Bigwig : HONCHO
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Compact Nissan model : VERSA
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Rejoice : EXULT
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Start of a children's rhyme : EENIE
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29-Down, down South : OLE
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See 27-Down : OLD
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"Beat it!" : GETOUT
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Come to mind again : RECUR
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City of 2 1/2+ million at the mouth of the Yodo River : OSAKA
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Fax predecessor : TELEX
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Mewing passerines : CATBIRDS
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Walgreens competitor : CVS
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N. African land : ALG
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Fortifies : BEEFSUP
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Courtier who invites Hamlet to fence with Laertes : OSRIC
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Common undergrad course of study : PREMED
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Zombie, essentially : CORPSE
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Deceive : LIETO
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Hidden : INNER
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1985 N.L. M.V.P. Willie : MCGEE
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"Vive" follower : LEROI
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Sharp put-down : BARB
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"What a good boy ___!" : AMI
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Pony players' parlor: Abbr. : OTB
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Formerly, name-wise : NEE
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Drop the ball : ERR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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