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New York Times, Thursday, September 3, 2020

Sporting event profiled in the 2014 documentary "Queens & Cowboys"

Author:
Sid Sivakumar
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Sivakumar. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2020, The New York Times9/3/20 ( No. 25,867 )
Across
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Cracked a bit : AJAR
5
Gadget shaped like its first letter : CLAMP
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Minor dust-up : SPAT
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Pixar film that premiered in Mexico : COCO
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Conference group : PANEL
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Keepeth : HATH
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Fried Hanukkah treat : POTATOPANCAKE
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Not bamboozled by : ONTO
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Watch brand featured in James Bond films : SEIKO
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"Do or die" time : DDAY
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The one over here : THIS
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Parapsychology research subj. : ESP
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Apollo command module, for one : SPACECAPSULE
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Thunder, but not Lightning : NBATEAM
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One doing menial work : PEON
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100% : ALL
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One adorns the Statue of Liberty : POEM
36
Rama and Krishna, e.g. : GODS
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Home of Whitman College : WALLAWALLAWASHINGTON
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"See ya!" : CIAO
44
What chickenpox can cause : SCAR
45
Before time : EVE
46
"Butt out!," briefly : MYOB
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Theater : usher :: restaurant : ___ : MAITRED
51
Fruity loaf with a moist texture : BANANABREAD
55
Trident-shaped letter : PSI
56
Soprano's co-star? : ALTO
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Synthetic : MOCK
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Bank security option? : LEVEE
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Got even with : TIED
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Recover ... or what 17-, 25-, 38- and 51-Across do? : BOUNCEBACK
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French 101 verb : ETRE
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Zany action : ANTIC
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Natural sunburn soother : ALOE
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Meh : SOSO
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Bumps into : MEETS
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Tear up : REND
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AA : ACES
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"What a ___!" : JOKE
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Berry from Brazil : ACAI
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Zoom : ROCKET
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H&R Block worker, for short : CPA
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Org. in "Die Hard" : LAPD
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Core of an alkaline battery : ANODE
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U, V or W, on the periodic table : METAL
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Exaggerate for effect : PLAYUP
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Made like a shark? : SHOTPOOL
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One seeking change : PANHANDLER
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Unfinished story? : ATTIC
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The ones over there : THOSE
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Facial feature missing from many emojis : NOSE
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Big ___, nickname for slugger David Ortiz : PAPI
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Sonic the Hedgehog creator : SEGA
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Photographer Goldin : NAN
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Group of voters : BLOC
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Devices that work by comparing air pressures : ALTIMETERS
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Mineralogical eponym : MOHS
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Key used to get out, not in : ESC
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Polite term of address : MAAM
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Action under a File menu : SAVE
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Sporting event profiled in the 2014 documentary "Queens & Cowboys" : GAYRODEO
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Gaming novice, slangily : NOOB
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Finish, with "up" : WRAP
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Get unionized? : WED
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Former pro wrestling star ___ Bigelow : BAMBAM
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Place to be marooned : ISLE
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Accessory clipped to a dress shirt : TIEBAR
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Some answers on history exams : DATES
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Colleague of Ginsburg and Roberts : ALITO
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0% of the population : NOONE
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Not quite right? : ACUTE
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Work with needles : KNIT
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Glen : VALE
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Monopoly subj. : ECON
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Scraped (out) : EKED
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Keeps posted, in a way : CCS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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