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New York Times, Wednesday, September 27, 2017

37-Across : Nabokov novel

Author:
Jacob Stulberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jacob Stulberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Stulberg.
Jeff Chen notes:
Nice idea here, a THREE RING CIRCUS visually represented, featuring a GLASS EATER, WIREWALKER, and FIRE DANCER in literal rings. So ... read more
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© 2017, The New York Times9/27/17 ( No. 24,795 )

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Across
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Power figure? : WATT
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Parts of airplane wings : FLAPS
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"South Park" kid voiced by Trey Parker : STAN
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Victims of the fictional Morlocks : ELOI
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Fabric with diagonal ridges : SERGE
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1993 Branch Davidians/F.B.I. standoff site : WACO
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Rob of "Parks and Recreation" : LOWE
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Damage beyond repair : TOTAL
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What a prep course preps for : EXAM
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Where caribou roam : TUNDRA
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Big workers' grp. : AFLCIO
24
Hip-hop group with the triple-platinum album "Black Sunday" : CYPRESSHILL
28
Area in a sultan's palace, once : HAREM
30
Goat's bleat : MAA
31
Artful deception : GUILE
34
Dwarf planet beyond Pluto : ERIS
35
Carried, as by the wind : BORNE
37
Nabokov novel : PNIN
38
Near-impossibility on a par-4 hole : ACE
39
One waving a red cape : MATADOR
41
Roadside bomb, briefly : IED
42
Confusing situation ... or what this puzzle contains literally? : THREERINGCIRCUS
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Rock's Cream was one : TRIO
46
Change the décor of : REDO
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Nelson Mandela's org. : ANC
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Marriage : UNION
51
Lead-in to plop or plunk : KER
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Evidence in paternity suits : DNA
55
Chicago mayor Rahm : EMANUEL
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Mother in a pen : SOW
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Landscaper's neatener : EDGER
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Mormons, in brief : LDS
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Very, in music : ASSAI
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Petty swindle : GRIFT
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Risk a perjury rap : LIE
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Insignificant sort : TWERP
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Pick up on : SENSE
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Magic 8 Ball response : YES
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"Siddhartha" author : HESSE
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Evidence of a whipping : WELT
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Surname of three Giants outfielders in 1963 : ALOU
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News spreader of long ago : TOWNCRIER
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Colors, hippie-style : TIEDYES
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Polaris, e.g., in astronomy : FSTAR
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Durocher in the Baseball Hall of Fame : LEO
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Dealmaking, some say : ART
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___ Tour : PGA
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Interjection occurring frequently in Psalms : SELAH
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Become bloated : SWELLUP
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Accountants' service for low-income individuals : TAXCLINIC
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Smoothie berry : ACAI
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Hideo ___, 1995 N.L. Rookie of the Year : NOMO
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Tachometer abbr. : RPM
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Garden of Eden tree : FIG
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With more heart than head : EMOTIONALLY
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Kitchen wrap brand : SARAN
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Birds found in semideserts : SANDGROUSES
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___-seeking missile : HEAT
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Keystone's place : ARCH
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"In ___ of flowers ..." : LIEU
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Two slices of a loaf : ENDS
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The "Ba" of BaSO4 : BARIUM
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Epoch characterized by the rise of mammals : EOCENE
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La Baltique, par exemple : MER
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Free (of) : RID
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Yadda, yadda, yadda : ETC
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Soldier from Seoul : ROK
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Traitorous Major ___ of the Revolutionary War : ANDRE
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Ray ___, mayor of New Orleans during Katrina : NAGIN
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Many a low-budget film : INDIE
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Pothook shapes : ESSES
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Leonine sounds : ROARS
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M.B.A. and Ph.D., for two : DEGS
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"Symphony in Black" artist : ERTE
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Backing for plaster : LATH
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Moist towelette : WIPE
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They're worth 0 toward G.P.A.s : EFS
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Abba's home: Abbr. : SWE

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