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New York Times, Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Author:
Brian Thomas
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brian Thomas

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {Q} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Thomas. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Brian Thomas notes:
Don't remember too much about the puzzle construction - was hoping to get NBC in there too to hit all major networks but there's ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I like playing the "guess the theme" game on early-week puzzles. It was clear from XOF and CBA that TV stations were reversed, but ... read more
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© 2018, The New York TimesNo. 0828 ( 25,130 )
Across
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Richie and Ralph's pal on "Happy Days" : POTSIE
7
Shakespearean title : BARD
11
Misbehaving : BAD
14
"Knocked Up" director Judd : APATOW
15
Tribe at Council Bluff : OTOE
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First word of the Lord's Prayer : OUR
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Teaching catchphrase popularized by "The Karate Kid" : WAXONWAXOFF
19
Sports ___ : BRA
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Spot for a yacht : SLIP
21
Resealable container for chips or cheese : ZIPLOCBAG
23
Place to get a perm : SALON
26
Jean who wrote "Wide Sargasso Sea" : RHYS
27
Spot for a yacht : MARINA
30
Rhinoceros's skin, essentially : ARMOR
32
Portrayer of Cruella de Vil in 1996's "101 Dalmatians" : GLENNCLOSE
35
Portia de Rossi, to Ellen DeGeneres : WIFE
38
Customize, as a video game : MOD
39
She reads the signs : SEERESS
41
Animated movie villain with Minions : GRU
42
Lions, Tigers or Bears : TEAM
44
Connection point for a smartphone cable : USBCHARGER
46
Trades : SWAPS
48
Should pay : OWESTO
49
Indian flatbread : NAAN
50
Biblical verb with "thou" : DOEST
52
One using Monster.com : JOBHUNTER
55
Alpo alternative : IAMS
59
"We Like ___" (old campaign slogan) : IKE
60
Covert means of communication ... or what's hiding in the circled letters? : BACKCHANNEL
63
Compete : VIE
64
The Beatles' "Let ___" : ITBE
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"Couldn't tell ya!" : IDUNNO
66
Gobble up : EAT
67
Edamame beans : SOYS
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Show the door : SEEOUT
Down
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What dogs "shake" with : PAWS
2
Australia's national gem : OPAL
3
Prepare to go on the runway : TAXI
4
Comes calling : STOPSIN
5
B+, e.g. : ION
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"Gross!" : EWW
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Trap, as a car : BOXIN
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On : ATOP
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"Hilarious!," briefly : ROFL
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Twist out of shape : DEFORM
11
Loser of tennis's Battle of the Sexes : BOBBYRIGGS
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Mysterious vibes : AURAS
13
What a Pride Day parader might dress in : DRAG
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___ dye : AZO
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Vittles : CHOW
24
Raggedy ___ (dolls) : ANNS
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Prepare for a hockey game : LACEUP
27
Powers that be: Abbr. : MGMT
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Sunburn soother : ALOE
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Really sunburned : REDASABEET
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"Gimme just ___" : ASEC
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Do some farrier's work on : RESHOE
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What frugal people make do with : LESS
34
Ball in the sky : ORB
36
Be in a dither : FRET
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Currency of Italy or France : EURO
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Makes the cut? : SAWS
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[Blown kiss] : MWAH
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Royal attendants : RETINUE
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Wolf-headed Egyptian god : ANUBIS
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Finnish-based consumer electronics giant : NOKIA
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Hockey feints : DEKES
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Tolkien beast : ORC
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Nonsense talk : JIVE
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___ alphabet : NATO
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Soft-serve chain : TCBY
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___ Domini : ANNO
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It might start with "For Starters" : MENU
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Part of a TV schedule : SLOT
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That dude's : HIS
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Ending with many fruit names : ADE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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