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New York Times, Monday, September 23, 2019

Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrea Carla Michaels

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 66 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Andrea Carla Michaels notes:
I love playing with the onomatopoeia-ness of words like BLABBERMOUTH, TATTLETALE, etc. As a matter of fact, TATTLETALE was in the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Yak yak yak … yak! Four colorful words describing a person (or in this case, a crossword) who runs his/her/its mouth makes for an ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 0923 ( 25,521 )
Across
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Lion's hair : MANE
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Film reel : SPOOL
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"The King and I" setting : SIAM
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One who might be caught off base : AWOL
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Squabble : ARGUE
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Sharp side of a blade : EDGE
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One who yaks, yaks, yaks ... : TALKAHOLIC
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Passion : ZEAL
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Big Band ___ : ERA
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Finish line ribbon : TAPE
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Prevent from happening : THWART
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12th grader : SENIOR
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Supreme Court justice ___ Bader Ginsburg : RUTH
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... yaks, yaks, yaks ... : BLABBERMOUTH
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Product Pittsburgh is famous for : STEEL
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One fighting the status quo : REBEL
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The "G" of L.G.B.T.Q.+ : GAY
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Old-time N.B.A. great Chamberlain : WILT
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Hellos and goodbyes, in Italy : CIAOS
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Lose one's footing : SLIP
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Sheryl Crow's "___ I Wanna Do" : ALL
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Museo in Madrid : PRADO
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Fashion : STYLE
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... yaks, yaks, yaks ... : BLATHERSKITE
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Guns, as an engine : REVS
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"Whatever you want!" : NAMEIT
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African nation whose name consists of three U.S. state postal abbreviations : MALAWI
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Wine holder : CASK
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Museum curator's deg. : MFA
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Makes the most of : USES
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... yaks, yaks, yaks : CHATTERBOX
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[Ah, me!] : SIGH
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Otherworldly : EERIE
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Place to order bagels and lox : DELI
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"No problemo" : EASY
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Long, tedious trip : SHLEP
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Puts two and two together : ADDS
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Aussie pals : MATES
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On the ball : AWARE
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Christopher who directed the "Dark Knight" trilogy : NOLAN
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Member of a benevolent order : ELK
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Vegas casino named for an African locale : SAHARA
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Comedian's visual : PROP
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Eye amorously : OGLE
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Sí: Spanish :: ___ : French : OUI
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Professors' addresses : LECTURES
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"Oh yeah? You and what army?" : SEZWHO
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What a light bulb represents in the comics : IDEA
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Culture medium in a lab : AGAR
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Disappear, as snow : MELT
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Island with a reef : ATOLL
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Web programming inits. : HTML
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"Yeah, sure!" : IBET
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Make again, as hotel plans : REBOOK
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Brambles : BRIARS
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Some hippie neckwear : BEADS
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Like a fairy tale duckling : UGLY
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Horse's "fly swatter" : TAIL
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Bumped-up publicity : HYPE
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Q-tip tip : SWAB
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Cash register drawer : TILL
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Jazzy Fitzgerald : ELLA
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Small fissures : CREVICES
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Cherry throwaway : STEM
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Expression of relief : PHEW
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Something stuck through a vampire's heart : STAKE
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Extremely lowbrow : TRASHY
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Marching synchronously : INSTEP
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Plant deeply : EMBED
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"Too rich for my blood" : IFOLD
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Cabs : TAXIS
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Creative inspiration : MUSE
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Home to more than 4.5 billion : ASIA
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Turkey drumsticks : LEGS
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Baseball Hall-of-Famer Yastrzemski : CARL
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End in ___ (be deadlocked) : ATIE
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Little chuckle : HEH
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Abbr. on a food label : RDA

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