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New York Times, Saturday, January 16, 2021

Author:
Sam Ezersky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sam Ezersky

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 64, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 42 for Mr. Ezersky. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Sam Ezersky notes:
Always a thrill to offer a Saturday themeless in The Times, but this puzzle feels particularly special to me! I'd never before made a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Show of hands. Who's ever heard of a GUITALELE? The cities of EASTON or BUSHEY? The SARANAC river? STYRENE? What, you've never heard ... read more
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Across
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Be in charge ... as a doctor? : CALLTHESHOTS
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Remains to be seen, say : MUSEUMEXHIBIT
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"Sheesh, just move on!" : LETITGOALREADY
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One of the knights of the Round Table : GARETH
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Con ___ (musical direction) : BRIO
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Lead-in to some water-dwelling "folk" : MER
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Car loan nos. : APRS
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How Superman often poses : AKIMBO
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Galoot : APE
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Small hybrid instrument with six strings : GUITALELE
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Layperson? : MASON
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Where you may be waited on hand and foot? : SPA
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Make tracks : FLEE
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"Where are your manners!" : RUDE
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Player of Julia in "Julie & Julia" : MERYL
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Walk all over the place : TRAMP
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2008 horror film sequel : SAWV
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What frozen foods may do in paper grocery bags : SEEP
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"Arthur" airer : PBS
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Visibly dizzy, quaintly : AREEL
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One might have a photographic memory : SCRAPBOOK
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Strengthening crosspiece : RIB
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Disassociate, as with a Bluetooth device : UNPAIR
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Bears: Lat. : URSI
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D.O.J. V.I.P.s : AGS
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Bass organ : GILL
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Pennsylvania city where the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers meet : EASTON
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World Series opener : NATIONALANTHEM
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Command to stop saluting : ATEASESOLDIER
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Savory snack in England : CORNISHPASTY
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Something absolutely adorable, with "the" : CUTEST
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"___ happens ..." : ASIT
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Bad way to be poisoned : LETHALLY
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Galoot : LUG
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So-called "America's Network" : TMOBILE
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"Get what I'm saying?" : HEARME
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Like a deaccessioned book, for short : EXLIB
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Slangy psychedelic : SHROOM
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Make tracks, quaintly : HIE
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One with a "Yes we can" attitude : OBAMASUPPORTER
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It was once a challenge to eat : TIDEPOD
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Compound found in latex : STYRENE
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Company at which business always comes before pleasure? : MERRIAMWEBSTER
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Drink from a bowl, maybe : LAPUP
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Jokes : GAGS
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It's below belowdecks : KEEL
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What one of the Olympic rings represents: Abbr. : AFR
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Word before or after strong : ARM
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Predate? : EVE
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Polo of TV's "The Fosters" : TERI
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Cans : REARENDS
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Twitch or Yelp : APP
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River that begins in the Adirondacks : SARANAC
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Comment that prompts the reply "Doitashimashite" : ARIGATO
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Bouillabaisse tidbit : SCALLOP
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Chest : BOSOM
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It's got you covered : SKIN
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Actor profiled in the biography "The Immortal Count" : LUGOSI
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Sensational coverage : SPLASH
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Historic town NW of London where some of the Harry Potter series was filmed : BUSHEY
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Wild cards in "baseball" poker : NINES
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Working hard : ATIT
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Man's name that's also a suffix : IAN
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___ vapeur (steamed) : ALA

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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