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New York Times, Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Gradually remove, as a foal from its mother's milk

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel Fagliano

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Fagliano.
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© 2013, The New York Times8/13/13 ( No. 23,289 )
Across
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Pet adoption org. : SPCA
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Campfire remains : ASHES
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Trim, with "down" : PARE
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Gradually remove, as a foal from its mother's milk : WEAN
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Cinnamon pattern, in toast : SWIRL
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God whose name is a homophone of a zodiac sign : ARES
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Humble reply to a compliment : ITRY
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Two units, in 56-Across : PATROLBOAT
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Test for Ph.D. seekers : GRE
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Two-time Cy Young winner Lincecum : TIM
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"You can count on me" : WILLDO
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Three units, in 56-Across : SUBMARINE
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Coral producer : POLYP
28
Partner of desist : CEASE
29
World's fair, e.g. : EXPO
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Facebook button : SHARE
32
Jobs announcement of 2010 : IPAD
33
John McCain and Kurt Vonnegut, once, for short : POWS
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Five units, in 56-Across : AIRCRAFTCARRIER
40
"Wowzers!" : GOSH
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Brutish sort : LOUT
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Battery units : VOLTS
43
Potter's oven : KILN
44
Small paving stones : SETTS
45
Foe of Cobra, in comics : GIJOE
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Three units, in 56-Across : DESTROYER
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Early afternoon time : ONETEN
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What horizontal head shakes signify : NOS
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Low island : CAY
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Four units, in 56-Across : BATTLESHIP
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Santa ___, Calif. : ROSA
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A few poker chips, maybe : ANTE
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Relative of a giraffe : OKAPI
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Windfall : BOON
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Honey : DEAR
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MetLife Stadium athlete, for short : NYJET
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B&Bs : INNS
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Drinks from a bottle, maybe : SWIGS
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Kate's groom in "The Taming of the Shrew" : PETRUCHIO
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1980s toy craze : CAREBEARS
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Whatever number : ANY
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Reach for the stars : ASPIRE
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Hindu teacher : SWAMI
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Bomb's opposite : HIT
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Drop a fly ball, e.g. : ERR
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School zone sign : SLOW
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Poet Neruda : PABLO
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On ___ (doing well) : AROLL
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Cry before "set" : READY
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Legally prohibit : ESTOP
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Plan for losers, informally? : LIPO
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Stun gun : TASER
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It was originally first on the Roman calendar : MARCH
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Roman god of horses : NEPTUNE
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Word before change or revenge : EXACT
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Kissing in a crowd, e.g., in brief : PDA
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Droop : SAG
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Poker declaration : IFOLD
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Prefix with type : PROTO
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One whose success is well-earned? : OILTYCOON
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Monsoon period : WETSEASON
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Ones taking the 20-Across : SRS
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Who said "It's not bragging if you can back it up" : ALI
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Trailer park people, for short : RVERS
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Topple (over) : KEEL
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"Cut that out!" : STOPIT
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Spoil : GOBAD
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Vacuous : INANE
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Volkswagen compact : JETTA
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"The Wind in the Willows" character : OTTER
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Bid at the last second, as on eBay : SNIPE
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Meg and Paul : RYANS
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It's next to fluorine on the periodic table : NEON
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It's over your head : SKY
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Pilgrimage to Mecca : HAJ
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Slugger's stat : RBI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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