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New York Times, Wednesday, July 3, 2019

"Here's hoping" ... or a hint to 16-Across/10-Down and 37-Across/14-Down

Author:
Evan Mahnken
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 14 Words: 69, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Mahnken.
Evan Mahnken notes:
I just had my graduation ceremony for my Master of Arts in Teaching program yesterday, so what better way to celebrate than ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
My favorite part of the crossweek is comparing notes with Jim. Our exchange on today's: JC: What, no THUMB? JH: Technically, ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

I don't recall that conversation, but I'm sure Jeff wouldn't lie.

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© 2019, The New York Times7/3/19 ( No. 25,439 )
Across
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Medal of Honor recipient : HERO
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Leonardo's "The Last Supper," e.g. : MURAL
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Go ___ (lose it) : APE
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Sunburn cause : UVEXPOSURE
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Part of the eye that a fish doesn't have : LID
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Verse ender in "My Country, 'Tis of Thee" : LETFREEDOMRING
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"Me too," formally : ASDOI
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Color of most Solo cups : RED
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Great Plains tribe : OTOE
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Magnavox competitor : RCA
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Strokes in miniature golf : PUTTS
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Things to keep tabs on : FOLDERS
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Scottish Highlander : GAEL
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Old-time actress Le Gallienne : EVA
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Trapped : INACORNER
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Firecracker that doesn't go off : DUD
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Thumbs-down : NOVOTE
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"That's just ter-r-rible!" : BOO
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Go-between : MIDDLEMAN
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Under the weather : ILL
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Kept a bead on : EYED
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Give the right : ENTITLE
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When dinner may be served : ATSIX
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"Of course!" : AHA
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"Coming ___" (store sign) : SOON
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Early Chinese dynasty : WEI
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Symbol of resistance : OMEGA
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"Here's hoping" ... or a hint to 16-Across/10-Down and 37-Across/14-Down : FINGERSCROSSED
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The works : ALL
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Sold off, as assets : LIQUIDATED
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Key chess piece, in Spain : REY
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"True" : ITSSO
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The "m" in the equation "F = ma" : MASS
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Dance with a lot of hip movement : HULA
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Nights when kids have a hard time falling asleep : EVES
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No longer active: Abbr. : RETD
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Alma mater for J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis : OXFORD
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"The Simpsons" bartender : MOE
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Pusher's customer : USER
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Inconsiderate : RUDE
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Half of a celebrity couple with J.Lo starting in 2017 : AROD
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Moon lander, for short : LEM
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Somewhat : ALITTLEBIT
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Cab alternative? : PINOT
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Beats by a small margin : EDGES
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Bureau of Labor Statistics statistic : PRICEINDEX
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City in which Joan of Arc died : ROUEN
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Matthew ___, English poet who wrote "Dover Beach" : ARNOLD
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2010s NBC drama that revolved around three generations of a family : PARENTHOOD
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What banks look to when setting interest rates, with "the" : FED
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Egg : OVUM
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"Men not allowed" : LADIESONLY
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Hold on to : SAVE
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Did very well on the test : GOTANA
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Command to Rover : COME
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Kaiser ___ : ROLL
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Shout after a score, maybe : OLE
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Like a phone down to 1% : DYING
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2001 Sean Penn movie : IAMSAM
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To the same extent : ASFAR
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Fabric with a repeated design : TOILE
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Certiorari, e.g. : WRIT
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Bar members: Abbr. : ESQS
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Places for post-op patients : ICUS
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"Cómo ___?" : ESTA
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Thousands of dollars, in slang : GEES
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Throws in : ADDS
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2010's "The Book of ___" : ELI
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Where Ipanema Beach is : RIO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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