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New York Times, Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Modern exercise option ... or what the answers to 17-, 26-, 36- or 49-Across could teach?

Author:
Andrew Kingsley and John Lieb
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QUVZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Kingsley. This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Lieb. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
ANDREW: John and I both teach at The Roxbury Latin School in West Roxbury, MA. I joined the faculty last year, so it was only a matter ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I love it when 1.) I can't guess the theme, even after seeing all the themers, and 2.) when it immediately comes to me after ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times8/16/17 ( No. 24,753 )

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Across
1
Early Peruvian : INCAN
6
"Gone With the Wind" studio : MGM
9
Mooed : LOWED
14
Festive : MERRY
15
Folk singer DiFranco : ANI
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Edward Snowden, e.g. : EXILE
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Peter Parker is his alter ego : SPIDERMAN
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Musical piece for nine : NONET
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"That's terrible!" : OHNO
21
Wipes out on the half-pipe, say : EATSIT
23
Comedian Philips : EMO
24
Rue : REGRET
26
Grammy-winning electronic music producer and D.J. : SKRILLEX
28
Ram's mate : EWE
29
Red Cross response : AID
31
J. Peterman employee on "Seinfeld" : ELAINE
32
Excited Spanish cry : ARRIBA
35
D-Day carriers: Abbr. : LSTS
36
Name assumed by billiards great Rudolf Wanderone : MINNESOTAFATS
40
Asset for a press secretary : TACT
41
Way to watch "Game of Thrones" on your phone : HBONOW
42
Tater Tots maker : OREIDA
45
Course standard : PAR
46
___ Kat : KIT
49
Longtime co-worker of Vanna White : PATSAJAK
52
Chevy's response to the Mustang : CAMARO
54
Vow before testifying : IDO
55
Sushi condiment : WASABI
57
Words said before and after "what" : ITIS
58
TBS late-night host : CONAN
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Modern exercise option ... or what the answers to 17-, 26-, 36- or 49-Across could teach? : SPINCLASS
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A straight one is 180° : ANGLE
63
Suitable : APT
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Fictional orphan protected by Punjab : ANNIE
65
Zapped, as unwanted hair : LASED
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West who said "Too much of a good thing can be wonderful" : MAE
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Wherewithal : MEANS
Down
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Complaint after overexercise : IMSORE
2
Huey, Dewey or Louie, to Donald Duck : NEPHEW
3
Reaction to an awkward moment : CRINGE
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Passion : ARDOR
5
Bill ___, the Science Guy : NYE
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One of the Three Bears : MAMA
7
Cloud in the summer : GNATS
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Capital of Belarus : MINSK
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Kind of soup mentioned in Genesis : LENTIL
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Losing tic-tac-toe line : OXO
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Request at a fine restaurant : WINELIST
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Earth, wind and fire : ELEMENTS
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Cleanses, in a way : DETOXES
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Finish the job? : RETIRE
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Boiling point? : IRE
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Make : EARN
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1980s-'90s NBC drama : LALAW
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One running away in "Hey Diddle Diddle" : DISH
32
Opposing side : ANTIS
33
Short cut : BOB
34
Above : ATOP
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With Pelé, co-winner of FIFA's Player of the Century award : MARADONA
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Minibar accessory : ICETONGS
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Advil alternative : ANACIN
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Fit ___ king : FORA
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In the news : TOPICAL
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Began : DAWNED
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1977 Steely Dan album : AJA
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Samurai sword : KATANA
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Silent film opener : IRISIN
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Scraps : TOSSES
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Kind of tea from Asia : ASSAM
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10th of 24 : KAPPA
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Pooh creator : MILNE
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Orthodontist's concern : BITE
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Pub pint : ALE
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Kiss ___ : CAM

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