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New York Times, Monday, August 19, 2013

Author:
Jean O'Conor
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. O'Conor. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2013, The New York TimesNo. 0819 ( 23,295 )
Across
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Gabs, gabs, gabs : YAKS
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One jumping to conclusions, say : LEAPER
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Piece of gig gear : AMP
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Eve's mate : ADAM
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Like Swiss mountains : ALPINE
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"___ whillikers!" : GEE
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Prefix with potent : OMNI
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Tiny bagel flavorers : POPPYSEEDS
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Fairy tale bullies : OGRES
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Pasture : LEA
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Delete with a cross : XOUT
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Two in craps : SNAKEEYES
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Cycle after wash : RINSE
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Christmas tree : FIR
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Laudatory poem : ODE
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Makeshift bookmark : DOGEAR
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Spanish bears : OSOS
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Put bubbles in : AERATE
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Ones getting all A's : HONORSTUDENTS
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Keynote address presenter : ORATOR
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Adjust, as sails : TRIM
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Like stencils and missing persons : TRACED
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Happy ___ clam : ASA
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Org. on a toothpaste box : ADA
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12-inch sandwiches : HEROS
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Room decoration with a pattern : WALLPAPER
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Subj. concerned with booms, crashes and panics : ECON
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Sack : BAG
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Music devices with earbuds : IPODS
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Obsolescent Kodak product : CAMERAFILM
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See 62-Across : ROLL
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With 60-Across, doing great ... or where to find 18-, 24-, 35-, 51- and 57-Across? : ONA
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Ultimatum words : ORELSE
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"There's nothing ___!" : TOIT
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12 oz. and others : WTS
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Special Forces caps : BERETS
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Some Dadaist pieces : ARPS
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Eight-time N.B.A. All-Star ___ Ming : YAO
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Upbraid : ADMONISH
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Old TV's Captain ___ : KANGAROO
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Smile that's not a warm smile : SMIRK
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Fell off the wagon, say : LAPSED
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"Don't Bring Me Down" grp. : ELO
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Fruit to bob for : APPLE
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Plumbing, largely : PIPES
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"Orinoco Flow" singer : ENYA
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Hi-___ image : RES
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Early toddlerhood : AGEONE
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Gorgon with venomous locks : MEDUSA
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Keep bothering : PESTER
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Demanding immediate attention : EXIGENT
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Help-wanted letters : EEO
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Calif. air hub : SFO
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It makes bread rise : YEAST
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Learning by recitation : ROTE
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Mom's mate : DAD
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Shaved ice treat : SNOCONE
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W.W. II command area: Abbr. : ETO
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Opposite of urban : RURAL
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Magnetite and others : ORES
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"Totally awesome!" : RAD
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Hidden exit : TRAPDOOR
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Lose forward traction : SIDESLIP
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Spoil : MAR
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Moon jumper, in "Hey Diddle Diddle" : THECOW
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Take back, as testimony : RECANT
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Scents : AROMAS
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Smears with gunk : SLIMES
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Purchase from the iTunes Store : APP
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Cracker : WAFER
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Nimble : AGILE
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Important blood line : AORTA
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Unadorned : BARE
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___ blind : ROB
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W.W. II vessel : LST
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Sgts.' superiors : LTS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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