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New York Times, Monday, August 14, 2017

Weekly occurrence when 20-, 31- and 38-Across might be consumed

Author:
Rich Proulx
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Proulx.
Rich Proulx notes:
This was the first decent puzzle I created. When mining for ideas on how to make a better puzzle, I came across Cruciverb's list of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Fun to have this MEATLESS MONDAY puzzle run on a MONDAY, with an appropriately vegetarian menu. I was wondering if there was a reason ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times8/14/17 ( No. 24,751 )
Across
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Where holsters go : HIPS
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Torso muscles, briefly : PECS
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Turn into a pretzel : TWIST
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___ palm (tree with a healthful berry) : ACAI
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Automobile rod : AXLE
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Italian scooter brand : VESPA
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Thrifty or Budget offering : RENTALCAR
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Keep occupied, as a phone line : TIEUP
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Meal option #1 : MUSHROOMBURGER
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007, for one : SPY
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"___ of a gun!" : SON
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Cheer made with a pompom : RAH
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Moo goo gai pan pan : WOK
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Brit's teapot cover : COSY
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Consume : EAT
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Meal option #2 : SPINACHLASAGNA
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Broadcasts : AIRS
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Hawaiian garland : LEI
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Overdue : LATE
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Meal option #3 : BLACKBEANCHILI
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Pig's home : STY
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Where hay is stored in a barn : LOFT
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Path that wheels keep following : RUT
46
French for "him" : LUI
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Completely finishing this crossword, to you : AIM
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Residue of burning : ASH
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Weekly occurrence when 20-, 31- and 38-Across might be consumed : MEATLESSMONDAY
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Dance to some Johann Strauss music : WALTZ
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Path for cyclists : BIKEROUTE
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Fit to be tied : IRATE
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La ___ Tar Pits : BREA
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Blueprint : PLAN
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Things producing red hair or blue eyes : GENES
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Stitched : SEWN
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Sicilian volcano : ETNA
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In ___ way : HARMS
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Freeze over, as airplane wings : ICEUP
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Colorful flower also known as heartsease : PANSY
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___ Lord (Jedi's foe) : SITH
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Big oaf : PALOOKA
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One no longer in the pen : EXCON
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Raw bar offering : CLAM
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Belgrade native : SERB
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Some light foldable tables : TVTRAYS
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Put on the scale : WEIGH
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"Understood" : ISEE
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Cowboy boot attachment : SPUR
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Faucet : TAP
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Illegal burning : ARSON
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___ Major (Great Bear) : URSA
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The Dairy State: Abbr. : WISC
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Peek at someone else's paper, e.g. : CHEAT
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Actress Lena of "Chocolat" : OLIN
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Alike, in Paris : EGAL
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___-Defamation League : ANTI
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___ kwon do (martial art) : TAE
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Sediment : SILT
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Say grace, e.g. : PRAY
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First symbol on a musical staff : CLEF
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Landed : ALIT
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Torso muscles, briefly : ABS
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They're all thumbs : KLUTZES
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Directive in a pasta recipe : BOIL
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Like the peninsula seized by Russia in 2014 : CRIMEAN
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"Mankind's greatest blessing," per Mark Twain : HUMOR
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Espresso drink : LATTE
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Like an off-center tie : ASKEW
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XXX : ADULT
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The Devil : SATAN
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"Laughing" animal : HYENA
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Mother horse : MARE
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Flair : ELAN
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Recedes, as the tide : EBBS
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Father horse : SIRE
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"Negatory" : NOPE
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Dome topper? : WIG

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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