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New York Times, Monday, September 2, 2019

Author:
Zhouqin Burnikel
Editor:
Will Shortz
53-Down : Component of a drum kit
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Zhouqin Burnikel

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QVXZ} This is puzzle # 65 for Ms. Burnikel.
Jeff Chen notes:
I was so close to winning "Name That Theme" today! I knew GORDON JUMP right off the bat, having been raised by "WKRP" (and "Gilligan's ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times9/2/19 ( No. 25,500 )
Across
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Place to get a mud bath : SPA
4
"Got it now!" : AHA
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Airport about 13 miles from the Loop : OHARE
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Perfect scores for divers : TENS
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"Good heavens!" : EGAD
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Polite palindromic term of address : MADAM
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Spice holder : RACK
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*Arthur Carlson portrayer on "WKRP in Cincinnati" : GORDONJUMP
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Ancient Chinese book of divination : ICHING
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Prefix with angle or cycle : TRI
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Extremely fun, as a party : LIT
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*Job for a model : PHOTOSHOOT
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Website for some custom-designed jewelry : ETSY
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Use steel wool on : SCOUR
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Hacks with an axe : HEWS
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Pro-___ (some golf tourneys) : AMS
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Dead set against : ANTI
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Street sign with an arrow : ONEWAY
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Country between Togo and Nigeria : BENIN
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Sheepskin boot brand : UGG
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Assault or kidnapping : CRIME
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Producer Rhimes who created "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" : SHONDA
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Coupe or sedan : AUTO
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National park freebie : MAP
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Showers with flowers and chocolates, maybe : WOOS
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Native New Zealander : MAORI
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Inflatable transport : RAFT
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*2000 stop-motion animated comedy hit : CHICKENRUN
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Deep anger : IRE
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Colorful pond fish : KOI
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Bust out of jail : ESCAPE
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Summer Olympics contest whose participants do the ends of the answers to the starred clues : PENTATHLON
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Sugar bowl invaders : ANTS
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Acquire, as debts : INCUR
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Helps : AIDS
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Traditional wearer of plaid : SCOT
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Fitness program popularized in the 1990s : TAEBO
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Bit of clothing often worn with shorts : TEE
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DeskJet printers and others : HPS
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Peel off : STRIP
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Popular cobbler fruit : PEACH
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Dried chili in Mexican food : ANCHO
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In the past : AGO
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Belly laugh syllable : HAR
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Toss in : ADDTO
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Hyatt alternative : OMNI
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Mecca pilgrimage : HAJ
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*Late-night Cartoon Network programming block : ADULTSWIM
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Harold who directed "Caddyshack" : RAMIS
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Opposite of full : EMPTY
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Comic sketches : SKITS
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Goads : EGGSON
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Company that makes Bug B Gon : ORTHO
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"Sorry, pal" : NOCANDO
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Member of the largest Rwandan ethnic group : HUTU
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A folder is needed for this : ORIGAMI
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Still-life vessel : EWER
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Stage comebacks? : ENCORES
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Muscles strengthened by belly dancing, for short : ABS
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"I'm not impressed" : MEH
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*Winter barrier : SNOWFENCE
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Org. for physicians : AMA
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"Uh-huh" : YEP
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How some exciting N.B.A. games are won : INOT
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Avocado dip, informally : GUAC
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Noted British racecourse : ASCOT
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Substitutes for coins : TOKENS
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Ancient Peruvians : INCAS
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Hit the ball out of the park : RIPIT
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Staples Center, for one : ARENA
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Component of a drum kit : HIHAT
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Cowhands' home : RANCH
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"Give me five!" : UPTOP
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Tree houses : NESTS
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Corn syrup brand : KARO
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Soaking spot : TUB
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Make up a cover story, say : LIE
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Laudatory poem : ODE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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