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New York Times, Monday, August 28, 2017

Notable (and grammatically incorrect) declaration by Mr. Bumble in "Oliver Twist"

Author:
Dan Margolis
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dan Margolis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 Missing: {FJQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Margolis.
Dan Margolis notes:
Very pleased to have my 3rd puzzle published in the NY Times! My daughter Anna is an avid equestrian, so I thought in her honor I ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Four lines of equines, featuring MULE, PONY, ASS, HORSE. If my horse-loving niece only did crosswords … Two great phrases in STUBBORN ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

There was a longer version of the Dickens quote in this 1990 puzzle.

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© 2017, The New York Times8/28/17 ( No. 24,765 )
Across
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Battery fluid : ACID
5
Wide keyboard key : ENTER
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Loch ___ monster : NESS
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Variety of wrestling : SUMO
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Overcharge : GOUGE
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Loads and loads : ALOT
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Extremely obstinate : STUBBORNASAMULE
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Kathmandu's land : NEPAL
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Little League coach, often : DAD
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Ushered : LEDIN
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Rikki-tikki-___ (Kipling mongoose) : TAVI
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City in Spain or Ohio : TOLEDO
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Person who's talented but not versatile : ONETRICKPONY
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"To be, or not to be" speaker : HAMLET
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Sleep like ___ : ALOG
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To the ___ (fully) : MAX
36
Charades player, essentially : MIME
37
Fortuneteller's card : TAROT
39
Road shoulder : BERM
40
Foxy : SLY
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Negligible : SLIM
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Rest of the afternoon : SIESTA
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Notable (and grammatically incorrect) declaration by Mr. Bumble in "Oliver Twist" : THELAWISAASS
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Top dogs : ALPHAS
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Curb, with "in" : REIN
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Urban's opposite : RURAL
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Staple of sci-fi filmmaking, for short : CGI
53
Web site? : ATTIC
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Acting haughtily and pompously : ONONESHIGHHORSE
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Fell to the seabed : SANK
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Figure made by a figure skater : EIGHT
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Document with the line "I hereby bequeath ..." : WILL
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Work units, in physics : ERGS
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Chooses actors for : CASTS
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London's ___ Coward Theater : NOEL
Down
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The first "A" of N.A.A.C.P.: Abbr. : ASSN
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Like puppies and kittens : CUTE
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"No need to wake me" : IMUP
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Fight (with) : DOBATTLE
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"I" problem? : EGO
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Light-skinned and blond, say : NORDIC
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Fish that's a sushi staple : TUNA
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"Holy mackerel!" : EGAD
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Hi-___ monitor : RES
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To wit : NAMELY
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Escape capture by : ELUDE
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Not liquid or gaseous : SOLID
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___ pad (reporter's notebook) : STENO
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Trumpet : BLARE
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"Moving right ___ ..." : ALONG
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Food, informally : VITTLES
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1982 comedy for which Jessica Lange won Best Supporting Actress : TOOTSIE
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Units of resistance : OHMS
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Execute perfectly, as a routine : NAIL
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TV award : EMMY
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Destiny : KARMA
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West Bank inits. : PLO
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Big butte : MESA
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___ and crafts : ARTS
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Big workday for Saint Nick : XMAS
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Not feel 100% : AIL
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Boston, informally : BEANTOWN
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Oil-producing rock : SHALE
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___ Thomas, N.B.A. Hall-of-Famer : ISIAH
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"Appreciate it!" : THANKS
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Orville or Wilbur : WRIGHT
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Came up : AROSE
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Like some eclipses : LUNAR
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Point on antlers : PRONG
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"Pet" that's a plant : CHIA
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Play dates? : GIGS
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The Supremes, e.g. : TRIO
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___ of Man : ISLE
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Prison compartment : CELL
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Instant, for short : SEC
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Elevations: Abbr. : HTS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle.

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