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New York Times, Saturday, August 20, 2016

Author:
Mark Diehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
Girl's name in which the last three letters are equivalent to the first?
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 27 Missing: {CQ} This is puzzle # 63 for Mr. Diehl.
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© 2016, The New York Times8/20/16 ( No. 24,392 )
Across
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Like a Navy seal : WATERTIGHT
11
Tall tale producer? : IMAX
15
Colorful ornamental with a trunk : AZALEATREE
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Very large, informally : MEGA
17
One-stop shopping spot : SUPERSTORE
18
Battleship guess : DTEN
19
Advance look, commercially : PREVUE
20
Backing for a cartoonist : ARTBOARD
22
___ Williams, Potsie player on "Happy Days" : ANSON
24
___-on-Thames (regatta site) : HENLEY
25
Little bits : JOTS
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Wet blanket? : DEW
29
Subject of the biography "Lightning in His Hand" : TESLA
30
Girl's name in which the last three letters are equivalent to the first? : IONE
31
Quality wool source : MERINO
33
It's an imposition : TAX
34
Acupuncturist's supply : NEEDLES
36
Feeling : SENSATE
38
"OMG, that's enough!" : TMI
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Came (from) : ENSUED
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Hawkeye State city : AMES
42
John Wayne title role : HONDO
44
Quick on the uptake : APT
45
Washington Sq. Park squad : NYPD
46
One not yet one, say : INFANT
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Something to live for : TODAY
50
Primitive : STONEAGE
52
Marcos of the Philippines : IMELDA
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Minor flaw : WART
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Old-fashioned auto feature : RUMBLESEAT
59
Front money? : ANTE
60
Obama's first Homeland Security secretary : NAPOLITANO
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Supportive cries : YAYS
62
Dark brown quartz sometimes sold as a gemstone : SMOKYTOPAZ
Down
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One might be involved in a sting : WASP
2
Like la mer : AZUR
3
Stick with it : TAPE
4
High : ELEVATED
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Most TV Land programming : RERUNS
6
Paralyzes, in a way : TASES
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Education's ___ Tech : ITT
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"What do you call a fake noodle? An impasta," e.g. : GROANER
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Foreign term of address : HERR
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Ones put on retainer? : TEETH
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"Not another bite for me!" : IMDONE
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Imprinting tool : METALSTAMP
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Like Alzheimer's disease : AGERELATED
14
Plot lines : XANDYAXES
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Believe in : BETON
23
Frederick Forsyth thriller "The ___ File" : ODESSA
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Four-for-four Super Bowl-winning QB : JOEMONTANA
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2.5% : ONEINFORTY
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Seeing right through : WISETO
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Thus : INTHISWAY
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All the suspects in "The Usual Suspects" : MEN
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___ Land, 1954 Kirk Douglas sci-fi role : NED
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Currency in Freetown : LEONE
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Accept : SAYYESTO
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Animato : UPTEMPO
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Edmond ___, the Count of Monte Cristo : DANTES
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"Your call" : NAMEIT
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Mountain lakes : TARNS
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Lollapalooza : DILLY
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53rd "state quarter" locale : GUAM
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Capriole : LEAP
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"Two Years Before the Mast" author : DANA
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Leaving nothing out : ATOZ
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___ Tower Gardens, National Historic Landmark in Florida : BOK

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle.

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