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New York Times, Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Topic for one of the Dalai Lama's "Little Book" series

Author:
John Lampkin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Lampkin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
John Lampkin notes:
As a faux gourmet chef, I take pride in my signature dish — sliced watermelon. While I was test-thumping a few melons at the market, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Whooooooooo's READY TO RUMPLE?! Me, considering ironing is a dirty word in my eyes. Great way to kick off the puzzle. I was so amused ... read more
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© 2018, The New York Times8/22/18 ( No. 25,124 )
Across
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Eliza Doolittle's creator : SHAW
5
Many an Amazon "worker" : ROBOT
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Rudely ignore : SNUB
14
Cement truck attachment : HOSE
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How hermits live : ALONE
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Seep : OOZE
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Topic for one of the Dalai Lama's "Little Book" series : INNERPEACE
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"Really?" : ISIT
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"You think the blanket needs messing up?" : READYTORUMPLE
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Keyed (in) : TYPED
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Suffix with Japan or Sudan : ESE
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Part of a baseball uniform : CAP
27
Alter, as a site layout : REMAP
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Squirrel away : STORE
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One squat or one crunch : REP
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Guideline for testing watermelon ripeness? : RULEOFTHUMP
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Bruins' home : UCLA
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Barrage in battle : SALVO
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Baseball's Slaughter : ENOS
43
Whence slouches? : SLUMPERLAND
46
Prefix with county or borough : TRI
47
Actress Mallet of "Goldfinger" : TANIA
48
Neuter : ALTER
50
Brokerage sale: Abbr. : STK
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Schlep : LUG
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Iraq's main port : BASRA
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Title of a trash collector's memoir? : DUMPANDDUMPER
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Omnia vincit ___ : AMOR
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Go with the tried and true, say : PLAYITSAFE
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"Hi and Lois" pooch : DAWG
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One to show respect to : ELDER
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Site of an early fall : EDEN
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Certain basketball defense : ZONE
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Center of a luau : ROAST
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Blood fluids : SERA
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Something a risk-taking investor might lose : SHIRT
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Sweetie : HONEY
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No sweat : ASNAP
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Worker with a hoe : WEEDER
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Agog : RAPT
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Imperial product : OLEO
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Animal with tusks : BOAR
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As expected : ONCUE
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Swarms : TEEMS
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What tillers till : SOIL
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Population determination : NOSECOUNT
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Israeli-made weapon : UZI
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Wager : BET
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Winona of film : RYDER
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Termite or gnat : PEST
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Attire for a joust : ARMOR
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"Say ___, please" (old ad slogan) : PEPSI
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Ponder : MUSE
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Apple application that's now banned : ALAR
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Big name in windows : PELLA
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"What ___?!" : THE
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Corrodes, as iron : RUSTS
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Razzle-dazzle : ECLAT
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Set on the table, as payment : PLUNKDOWN
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Running track, typically : OVAL
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Typesetter's choice : FONT
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Bon ___ (cleaner) : AMI
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Açaí tree, e.g. : PALM
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Premiere : DEBUT
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Pharaoh honored near Aswan : RAMSES
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___ Egypt (Aswan Dam locale) : UPPER
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California wine giant : GALLO
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One in a black suit : SPADE
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Direct attention (to) : REFER
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Amphitheater : ARENA
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Tell to "Act now!," e.g. : URGE
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Nothin' : NADA
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Batik supplies : DYES
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Juicy gossip : DIRT
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Tool with a tapering blade : ADZ
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Chairman with a Little Red Book : MAO

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