New York Times – Mar 7 2018

Clues Answers
‘Doggone it!’ AWRATS
‘Heavens!’ OHMYLORD
‘You’re really testing my patience right now …’ DONTEVEN
Beach makeup SAND
Blurred HAZY
Branch ARM
Business letters? LLC
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid ALIASES
Carolina ___ (state bird) WREN
Chin stroker’s comment LETMESEE
Chinese secret society TONG
Congressional staffer AIDE
Controversial food preservative, for short BHT
Couple DUO
Couples DYADS
Cozy places? TEAROOMS
D as in dates? DOMINI
Denoting a 3′ nail, so-called from its original cost TENPENNY
Driving test challenge … or a hint to this puzzle’s circled letters PARALLELPARKING
Dutch export TULIP
Early tribe met by Lewis and Clark OTOE
Eazy-E collaborator, informally DRE
Emmy- and Oscar-winning Melissa LEO
First in line NEXT
Gangsters’ gals MOLLS
Gershwin’s ‘Summertime,’ e.g ARIA
Gibbon, e.g APE
He’s a doll KEN
Head of a classroom, in slang TEACH
Heads of families CAPOS
Hit 100, say SPED
Impersonal ‘you’ ONE
It starts when an overture’s over ACTI
Item under a fairy tale princess’ mattress PEA
Japanese P.M. Shinzo ___ ABE
Clues Answers
Kind of gear for a diver SCUBA
Lead singer of Coldplay, once married to Gwyneth Paltrow CHRISMARTIN
Like family-friendly films RATEDG
Like the baseball of the New Orleans Baby Cakes AAA
Mocker of Hamlet’s ‘unmanly grief’ CLAUDIUS
Mother of Perseus DANAE
Music purchases of the 1990s and early 2000s CDS
Nail NAB
Nail ACE
Not yet used UNTAPPED
Pact inveighed against by Trump NAFTA
Paintball gear, familiarly CAMOS
Plenty angry IRED
Power (up) REV
Put in ENTER
Refrain syllables SHALALA
Rhimes who created ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and ‘Scandal’ SHONDA
Secant’s reciprocal COSINE
Singapore, e.g ISLAND
Slugger Sammy SOSA
Some heirs SONS
Sources of oil SHALES
Start of something? ESS
Statistical distractions NOISE
Take effect SETIN
Take without asking ANNEX
That’s a moray! EEL
Throw in the direction of TOSSTO
Top dog ALPHA
Trident-shaped letters PSIS
Uses as a foundation BUILDSON
Web issues EZINES
Women’s rights activist Mott LUCRETIA
___ II (Gillette razor) TRAC

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