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New York Times, Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Author:
Jake Halperin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jake Halperin

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Halperin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jake Halperin notes:
This puzzle was accepted just over a year ago. It was the first time the NYT accepted a puzzle of mine as is, without asking for a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
TO SAY THE LEAST as a task for a monk? That's a quality one-liner. Made me smile. TO PUT IT MILDLY as a Thai cook toning down the ... read more
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I like this one more than Jeff does because the theme is delightful. Tell me if this analogy works for you. If Jeff and I were hired ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0724 ( 25,460 )

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Across
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Big fuss : ADO
4
Neither above nor below face value : ATPAR
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Allowed : LEGAL
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___ Bradlee, editor of The Washington Post during Watergate : BEN
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Actress Keaton : DIANE
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Dwelling : ABODE
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Like Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely" : INE
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Like pond scum : ALGAL
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Mario's world : MONDO
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Task for new parents of twins? : TONAMEACOUPLE
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Elevator innovator Elisha : OTIS
24
___ tide : NEAP
25
Like straight bourbon, for a minimum of two years : AGED
28
"La Dolce Vita" director : FELLINI
31
Dad on "Black-ish" : DRE
33
"This texter thinks ..." : IMO
34
Long-armed zoo animal, informally : ORANG
36
Protection rackets? : ALARMS
38
Task for a Thai chef cooking for typical Americans? : TOPUTITMILDLY
41
Like the most protective hazmat suits : LEVELA
42
Las Vegas was built around one : OASIS
43
What "bist" means in the 1930s hit "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" : ARE
44
The "e" of i.e. : EST
46
Words of referral : SEEALSO
50
Lean and tough : WIRY
52
High, in Versailles : HAUT
54
Getaway car cargo : LOOT
55
Task for a Benedictine monk? : TOSAYTHELEAST
59
Christensen of "Parenthood" : ERIKA
61
Tank-topped, ponytailed "Futurama" character : LEELA
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Aid in counting to 20? : TOE
63
Much ESPN programming : GAMES
64
Maker of Glide floss : ORALB
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Parallel to the x-axis: Abbr. : HOR
66
Some German autos : OPELS
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Coasters, e.g. : RIDES
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Non-majority? : ENS
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Very little : ABITOF
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Indicate : DENOTE
3
How the 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup finals ended : ONENIL
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Not know from ___ : ADAM
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Roofing option : TILE
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Violin virtuoso Niccolò : PAGANINI
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Have ___ up one's sleeve : ANACE
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Circular arrow button in an address bar : RELOAD
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Common bedside item : LAMP
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Virus first discovered in 1976 : EBOLA
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Gillian Flynn thriller novel made into a hit 2014 film : GONEGIRL
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Interject : ADD
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Person born in late July : LEO
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Slanted : ASLOPE
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Heighten : UPRAISE
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Award for a soap, maybe : EMMY
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Afros, e.g. : DOS
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Cry with a fist pump : IRULE
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"Sesame Street" baby Muppet : NATASHA
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Actress/comic Kemper : ELLIE
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Letters after "Yeah, yeah, little ...," in a 1964 hit : GTO
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Pitcher's success? : ADSALE
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Actress Garr : TERI
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Reward for working late : OVERTIME
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It names names in a newspaper : MASTHEAD
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Part of LSAT : LAW
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Lord's partner : TAYLOR
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Hate : LOATHE
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"Already?" : SOSOON
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Predators of crayfish : OTTERS
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Cosmopolitan's opposite : YOKEL
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Gestation stations? : UTERI
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Some wisecracks : SASS
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Magazine with an "Ask E. Jean" column : ELLE
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Places for vials : LABS
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Latin "I" : EGO
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Knock at the door : RAP

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