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New York Times, Friday, August 30, 2019

Author:
Trent H. Evans
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trent H. Evans

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Evans. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Trent H. Evans notes:
It's been a great summer. I recently got back from playing trumpet on a concert tour of Europe with a big band made up of a group of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Ha ha ha, do you look fat? Don't ask questions if you don't want the answers! I soon as I typed those sentences, I RUED it. Seriously ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0830 ( 25,497 )
Across
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Certain "work spouse" : OFFICEWIFE
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One with a handle on the transportation industry? : CBER
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Alternative to Mountain Dew : MELLOYELLO
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Caption on breaking news : LIVE
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One who might cackle "Mwa-ha-ha-ha!" : EVILGENIUS
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Years and years : AGES
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X or Y preceder : GEN
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Walks or runs : STAT
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"Nice thinking!" : SMART
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Like a Hail Mary pass : ARCED
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Amplify, with "out" : FLESH
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Kissing in a restaurant or on a bus, for short : PDA
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Lad : SHAVER
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Scurry : SCAMPER
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Levels : TRUES
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Bit of protective wear? : AMULET
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Name given to toughen up a boy, in a song : SUE
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What a person with a poker face doesn't do : REACT
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Writer Deighton : LEN
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With complete care : JUSTSO
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Bris officiant : MOHEL
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Friday and Saturday Broadway showtime : EIGHTPM
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Paparazzi targets, briefly : CELEBS
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Orch. section : STR
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Island of myth in Homer's "Odyssey" : AEAEA
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Soak : STEEP
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On the verge of crying : TEARY
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Gospel singer Winans : CECE
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___ Balls (Hostess product) : SNO
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Ancient Norse work : EDDA
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Old Native American carvings : ARROWHEADS
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Like comments that require apologies : RUED
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Question always best answered "no" : DOILOOKFAT
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Springs : SPAS
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Previews : SNEAKPEEKS
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End of fraternity row? : OMEGA
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101, 102 and others : FEVERS
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Draw back : FLINCH
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"___ say!" : ILL
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Small part of the works : COG
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Things in orbits : EYES
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Was released : WENTFREE
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Related to the hip : ILIAL
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Set at a cocktail party : FLUTES
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Canon camera : EOS
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Shut (up) : CLAM
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Home of the Met ... or the Mets : BIGAPPLE
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"Hunger Games" protagonist Katniss ___ : EVERDEEN
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Common fix for computer problems : RESTART
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Bogus : SHAM
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Consumes, biblically : EATETH
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TiVo, for one : DVR
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Give a withering review : SCATHE
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One edition of The Wall Street Journal : EUROPE
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Retro hairstyle : MULLET
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Uncle ___ : SAM
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Dressed for the game : SUITEDUP
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Highest-quality, according to govt. food regulators : USGRADEA
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Longest continuous sponsor of the Olympics (since 1928) : COCACOLA
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Court players : JESTERS
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Pause in a legal process : STAY
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Two-time U.S. Open champ of the 1990s : ELS
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French leader after Hollande : MACRON
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"Take care!" : BESAFE
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"Where the Wild Things Are" author : SENDAK
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Spooky : EERIE
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Parts of earrings : POSTS
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X-ray units : RADS
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Popular "Star Wars" doll : EWOK
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Them's the breaks! : ADS
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Problem for an infielder, maybe : HOP
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Barely manage, with "out" : EKE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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