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New York Times, Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Believer in the Five Thieves (lust, wrath, greed, attachment and ego)

Author:
Michael Paleos
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Paleos.
Michael Paleos notes:
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© 2020, The New York Times8/5/20 ( No. 25,838 )
Across
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Deep-sea catch : TUNA
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Provide an address : ORATE
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Story of a lifetime, in brief : OBIT
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Man with a spare rib? : ADAM
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Convicted criminal : FELON
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Hundred Acre Wood resident : POOH
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*Wicked Witch's trap for Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz" : POPPYFIELD
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This, in Spanish : ESTO
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Canine's coat : ENAMEL
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High-occupancy vehicle? : CLOWNCAR
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Family nickname : SIS
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Some flock members : EWES
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<<< button: Abbr. : PREV
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Have a problem with : MIND
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Suffix with well and good : NESS
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2002 basketball movie starring Lil' Bow Wow : LIKEMIKE
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Last word of a famous F.D.R. quote : ITSELF
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Breakfast order suggested by the answers to the starred clues : EVERYTHINGBAGEL
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Puts through beta testing : DEBUGS
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Largest moon in the solar system : GANYMEDE
43
Tickle Me Elmo toymaker : TYCO
44
"Bummer!" : OHNO
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Word after nothing, something and anything : ELSE
46
"By yesterday!" : ASAP
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Sphere : ORB
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Box-office winner : SMASHHIT
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Big draw for Icelandic tourism : AURORA
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Rolling rock? : LAVA
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*Colorful architectural features of Moscow's St. Basil Cathedral : ONIONDOMES
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Pop sensation : IDOL
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The Rosetta Stone, e.g. : RELIC
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Like a shrinking violet : MEEK
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Bit of progress, metaphorically : DENT
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She won Album of the Year honors in 2012 and 2017 : ADELE
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Elusive parts of rainbows : ENDS
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Marathon finish line : TAPE
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Type of wheat noodle : UDON
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Major oenotourism destination : NAPA
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Switch on a clock radio : AMPM
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Like Area 51 : OFFLIMITS
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Portuguese king : REI
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Guinness of film : ALEC
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Rang, as a bell : TOLLED
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Fund, as a university : ENDOW
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*Storybook password : OPENSESAME
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Variety of pear : BOSC
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Leader of Kappa Lambda Mu? : IOTA
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Partner of Iron Man and Captain America : THOR
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One of two answers in Twenty Questions : YES
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Passed : WENTBY
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Believer in the Five Thieves (lust, wrath, greed, attachment and ego) : SIKH
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Stated one's case : PLED
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Bit of hardware on denim jeans : RIVET
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Just barely manage : EKEBY
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*Bratty girl in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" : VERUCASALT
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What might be said in a horse voice? : NEIGH
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Jason of "How I Met Your Mother" : SEGEL
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Iditarod conveyances : SLEDS
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"Goodness me!" : MYGOSH
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Bliss, they say : IGNORANCE
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Head for the hills : FLEE
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iPod type : NANO
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Weighed in : OPINED
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Opposite of luego : AHORA
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Future flower : BUD
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Dirtied a baseball uniform, in a way : SLID
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Inducted, as a Mafioso : MADE
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Stream of Shakespeare : AVON
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Draw from a Scrabble bag : TILE
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Foreign city that surrounds a country : ROME
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Foreboding sign : OMEN
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Saxophonist's accessory : REED
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Names as a price : ASKS
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It can be extracted from peanuts and coconuts : OIL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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