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New York Times, Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Drink garnish ... or a hint to five letters in the answer to each starred clue

Author:
Erik Wennstrom
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {V} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Wennstrom.
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© 2013, The New York Times8/7/13 ( No. 23,283 )
Across
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Dos + dos + dos : SEIS
5
Utterly hopeless : ABJECT
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"We ___ the 99%" : ARE
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Dermatologist's concern : CYST
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Capital on the Vltava River : PRAGUE
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___ Heels (college team) : TAR
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First name in folk : ARLO
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Like a raccoon's tail : RINGED
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Confessional confession : SIN
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*What paper profits aren't : REALMONEY
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Checkout counter count : ITEMS
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Counting-out rhyme start : EENY
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Oil-rich nation invaded in 1990 : KUWAIT
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Good dishes : CHINA
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Taste whose name means "savoriness" in Japanese : UMAMI
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*Photo gear with variable focal lengths : ZOOMLENSES
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Metro map points: Abbr. : STNS
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Kind of clef : ALTO
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Like a fugitive : LOOSE
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Hype up : TOUT
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Berate, with "out" : REAM
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*Titularly : INNAMEONLY
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Lauder of cosmetics : ESTEE
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Case for Scully and Mulder : XFILE
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Torch holder : SCONCE
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Big Ben sound : PEAL
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To a great extent : QUITE
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*Sarcastic remark upon hearing bad news : KILLMENOW
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Ashes holder : URN
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One passing out cigars, maybe : NEWDAD
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See 13-Down : MACH
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"Shoot!" : ASK
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"Seinfeld" woman : ELAINE
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Hazmat-monitoring org. : OSHA
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Prefix in some French surnames : DES
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Bing Crosby or David Crosby : SINGER
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Condé ___ : NAST
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Mark for life : SCAR
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See 7-Down : EYRE
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Tierra surrounded by agua : ISLA
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*Precious, brief time with a loved one : STOLENMOMENT
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Butcher's wear : APRON
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Like pickle juice : BRINY
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With 2-Down, book that includes the line "Conventionality is not morality" : JANE
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Like a soufflé : EGGY
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Word before card or stick : CUE
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Rote learning, to most people : TEDIUM
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Where hurricanes originate : ATSEA
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"Spider-Man" director Sam : RAIMI
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With 61-Across, physicist who studied supersonics : ERNST
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___ plan : MEAL
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Drink garnish ... or a hint to five letters in the answer to each starred clue : TWISTOFLEMON
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Casey of "American Top 40" : KASEM
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Executive branch V.I.P. : CZAR
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Tunnel, e.g. : HOLE
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I as in Ilium? : IOTA
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Rte. with a terminus in Key West, Fla. : USONE
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Natural table : MESA
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A-listers : ELITE
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Slim to ___ (poor odds) : NONE
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"Mickey" vocalist ___ Basil : TONI
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Empty, as a math set : NULL
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Eyelid woe : STYE
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Part of a dental visit : EXAM
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Act parts : SCENES
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Nine, in baseball : SQUAD
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Wish evil on : CURSE
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Farm sounds : OINKS
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Hughes's Spruce Goose, e.g. : PLANE
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One with seniority : ELDER
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Olympic skater Michelle : KWAN
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Hippie's "Got it!" : IDIG
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Friendship org. of 1962 : NASA
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Phil who sang "Draft Dodger Rag" : OCHS
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Word from the hard-of-hearing : WHAT
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QB Manning : ELI

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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