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New York Times, Thursday, September 5, 2019

More than a weather forecast, but less than a muscle injury

Author:
Alex Eaton-Salners
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FQVXYZ} This is puzzle # 29 for Mr. Eaton-Salners.
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© 2019, The New York Times9/5/19 ( No. 25,503 )
Across
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More than a bird, but less than a facial expression : COWL
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More than a symptom, but less than a jerk : WITCH
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More than a card, but less than a track bet : LACE
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Lawn measure : AREA
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___ Gebrselassie, two-time Olympic running gold medalist : HAILE
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"Don't worry about me" : IMOK
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Bud, e.g. : BEER
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Laura of "ER" : INNES
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Number of worlds connected by Yggdrasil in Norse myth : NINE
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More than a snake, but less than a bodily organ : LADDER
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What filler necks connect to : GASTANKS
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Classic auto with a so-called "floating speedometer" : EDSEL
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Last words before starting : HEREIGO
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Winter coat : RIME
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Tee off : STEAM
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The new girl of Fox's "New Girl" : JESS
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Annoyance for an oyster eater : GRIT
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More than a British islander, but less than a team symbol : ASCOT
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Breakfast bit : OAT
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More than a court filing, but less than a status change : EMOTION
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Hoppy brew : IPA
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More than a bagel, but less than a walk : TROLL
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It's verboten : NONO
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Calif. school that's home to the Aztecs : SDSU
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Tartan pattern : PLAID
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Smart : CHIC
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Shoulder piece : EPAULET
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Doing dishes, e.g. : CHORE
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Grass with prickly burs : SANDSPUR
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More than a color, but less than a trade occupation : LUMBER
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Henry who founded Life : LUCE
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Waiting in the wings : ONICE
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Gain : EARN
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Tax-advantaged investment tools, for short : IRAS
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Kind of chip : NACHO
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One of a Latin trio : AMAS
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More than a boat, but less than an idea : PARK
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More than a weather forecast, but less than a muscle injury : TRAIN
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More than an insect, but less than a U.S. president : RANT
Down
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Monthly charge : CABLE
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Mountain nymph : OREAD
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Complexities, metaphorically : WEEDS
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Pantries : LARDERS
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What rotors do : WHIR
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Actor McKellen : IAN
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Slightly influence : TINGE
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Pre-defibrillation cry : CLEAR
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Some bygone service stations : HESSES
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Measures of newspaper ad space : LINAGES
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Peptide part : AMINOACID
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Crown : CONK
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Squeezes (out) : EKES
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The "E" of Ransom E. Olds : ELI
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Saturn's largest moon : TITAN
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Relative of a spoonbill : HERON
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Big inits. in casinos : MGM
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Cleans (up) : MOPS
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Take (down) : JOT
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1946 role for Fonda or 1994 role for Costner : EARP
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Joyrider's ride : STOLENCAR
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Midori on the ice : ITO
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Lightly dye : TINCT
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___ particle : TAU
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___ Sports Bureau (stats record keeper) : ELIAS
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"Isn't this fancy?!" : OOH
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Portable writing surface : LAPDESK
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Bagel topper : SCHMEAR
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Big employer in Delaware : DUPONT
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Post-op locale : ICU
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Kind of calendar : LUNAR
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Flowering plant that's also a woman's name : ERICA
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2009 Nobel laureate : OBAMA
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Printed again : RERAN
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Big name in accounting : ERNST
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Prelude to a fall : SLIP
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Spiritual energy : AURA
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Revolutionary Trotsky : LEON
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Spiritual energy : CHI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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