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New York Times, Monday, August 5, 2019

Popular yoga pose ... or a literal hint to the ends of 3-, 7-, 9- and 21-Down

Author:
Tracy Gray
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 26 for Ms. Gray.
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© 2019, The New York Times8/5/19 ( No. 25,472 )
Across
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Group in a play : CAST
5
Plasterwork backing : LATH
9
Bracelet securer : CLASP
14
Arthur with a stadium named after him : ASHE
15
Feeling fluish, in a way : ACHY
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"___ me" ("Go along with it") : HUMOR
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___ the Man (old baseball nickname) : STAN
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Be overrun (with) : TEEM
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"E" on a gas gauge : EMPTY
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Pre-snap powwow : HUDDLE
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Garden munchkin : GNOME
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"How was ___ know?" : ITO
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2012 Best Picture winner set in Iran : ARGO
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Kind of toy that moves when you turn a key : WINDUP
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Semiaquatic salamanders : NEWTS
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Flowers on trellises : ROSES
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Bill in a tip jar : ONE
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Slangy "sweetheart" : BAE
37
Horace, as a poet : ODIST
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Barrister's headgear : WIG
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Scrub vigorously : SCOUR
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Manipulate : USE
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Littlest ones in litters : RUNTS
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Contagious viral infection : POX
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Cross ___ with : PATHS
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Side-to-side nautical movement : YAW
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Plural "is" : ARE
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First appearance, as of symptoms : ONSET
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Toronto N.H.L. team, for short : LEAFS
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Common ankle injury : SPRAIN
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Biggest bear in "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" : PAPA
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"V for Vendetta" actor Stephen : REA
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Grind, as teeth : GNASH
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Withstands : ABIDES
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Gemstone measure : CARAT
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Chopped down : HEWN
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3:1 or 4:1, e.g. : ODDS
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Superior beef grade : PRIME
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They're mined and refined : ORES
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Large, scholarly book : TOME
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"For ___ waves of grain" (line in "America the Beautiful") : AMBER
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Water swirl : EDDY
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Elderly : AGED
Down
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Redeem, as a savings bond : CASHIN
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Uncommonly perceptive : ASTUTE
3
Air-punching pugilist : SHADOWBOXER
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Manage, as a bar : TEND
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"Ciao" : LATER
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Unreturned tennis serve : ACE
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2006 Matt Damon spy film : THEGOODSHEPHERD
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Song sung on Sunday : HYMN
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Place with beakers and Bunsen burners : CHEMISTRYLAB
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Measure of light's brightness : LUMEN
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Electric guitar accessory : AMP
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Drunkard : SOT
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Jimmy (open) : PRY
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Lecturer's implement with a light at the end : LASERPOINTER
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Is indebted to : OWES
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Fills, as tile joints : GROUTS
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Popular yoga pose ... or a literal hint to the ends of 3-, 7-, 9- and 21-Down : DOWNWARDDOG
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The "U" in I.C.U. : UNIT
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Cribbage scorekeepers : PEGS
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Letter after sigma : TAU
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Nap south of the border : SIESTA
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Pampering places : SPAS
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Bus. concern : CORP
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Persian Gulf country, for short : UAE
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Actress Kendrick : ANNA
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What "woof" or "meow" may mean : FEEDME
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Talked back to with 'tude : SASSED
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Best effort, informally : AGAME
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Colorful flower with a "face" : PANSY
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Pump or oxford : SHOE
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Smidgen : IOTA
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Helper during taxing times, for short? : CPA
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Triceps location : ARM
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Poke fun at : RIB
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Marry : WED

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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