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New York Times, Monday, July 9, 2018

What the exercise regimen in 17-, 25-, 37- and 51-Across is worth?

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John Lampkin
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Lampkin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2018, The New York Times7/9/18 ( No. 25,080 )

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Reamer or wrench : TOOL
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Danglers on luggage : IDTAGS
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Cruise amenity : SPA
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Where icicles may hang : EAVE
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World ___ (October event) : SERIES
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Center of a poker table : POT
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Arm exercise at a dairy farm? : CHEESECURLS
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Engine lubricant : OIL
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"Ben-___" : HUR
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Fruit in a holiday gift box : PEAR
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Hawaiian coffee region : KONA
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Any boat : SHE
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Shoulder exercise at a cutlery store? : FORKLIFTS
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Clip, as a coupon : DETACH
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Jeers : HOOTSAT
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Currier and ___ : IVES
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Classy articles of neckwear : ASCOTS
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Wrist exercise at a candy factory? : PEPPERMINTTWIST
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Highest point in an orbit : APOGEE
44
Region : AREA
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Swizzle stick : STIRRER
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Fame : RENOWN
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Chest exercise at a vintner's? : WINEPRESS
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Itching desire : YEN
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Small whirlpool : EDDY
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What a relaxed soldier is at : EASE
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One of four for a grand slam, in brief : RBI
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Face on a fiver : ABE
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What the exercise regimen in 17-, 25-, 37- and 51-Across is worth? : DIDDLYSQUAT
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Traditional Father's Day gift : TIE
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Wise sayings : ADAGES
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"... or ___!" : ELSE
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Engine additive since 1954 : STP
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Far from extravagant : MODEST
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Consider to be : DEEM
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Computer crash investigator, informally : TECH
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Where Waikiki Beach is : OAHU
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Exceed, as one's bounds : OVERSTEP
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See 31-Down : LEE
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"Ah, now that's clear" : ISEE
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Coffee choice before bed : DECAF
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Cape Cod resort town : TRURO
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It's thin on top of Everest : AIR
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Hair goo : GEL
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Serpent's warning : SSS
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Parodies : SPOOFS
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Route map start : POINTA
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"Finally!" : ATLAST
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Blueprint detail : SPEC
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Package for a model plane : KIT
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Shed door feature : HASP
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River that passes through Lake Geneva : RHONE
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1970s TV's "Welcome Back, ___" : KOTTER
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Like Little Bo-Peep's sheep : LOST
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Brief swim : DIP
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Apple eater in Genesis : EVE
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With 4-Down, "To Kill a Mockingbird" writer : HARPER
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Campfire treat : SMORE
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Marlboro offering, informally : CIG
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Wyatt of Dodge City : EARP
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Decline : WANE
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Totalitarian control : IRONRULE
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Use a Singer machine : SEW
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Result of sunning : TAN
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Gymwear : SWEATS
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Choice morsel : TIDBIT
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Seriously embroiled : INDEEP
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King: Sp. : REY
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Good lookers? : EYES
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Wetlands plant : SEDGE
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Business successes : SALES
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The "S" of CBS: Abbr. : SYST
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Military post : BASE
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Grocery list component : ITEM
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Beaver's project : DAM
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Predictable reply at the altar : IDO
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Pop : DAD
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"And that proves it" : QED

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