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CRAFT SHOW

New York Times, Sunday, August 9, 2020

Author:
Ruth Bloomfield Margolin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ruth B. Margolin

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 78 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 12 for Ms. Margolin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:
Ruth Bloomfield Margolin, of Westfield, N.J., serves on the boards of several community nonprofit groups. For the past three years, she has spoken on crossword construction at area ... read more
Ruth B. Margolin notes:
It probably comes as no surprise that the biggest challenge in making this puzzle was creating the grid. There was a lot of thematic material to fit in: seven actual theme answers and five ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Did you catch wind (ha) of the title's cleverness? CRAFT SHOW is a fun phrase, and when you repurpose it to mean a (boat-like) CRAFT that's SHOWn in an illustration, that's genius. If ... read more
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0809 ( 25,842 )
Across
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Front : FACADE
7
Spanish rice : ARROZ
12
Little sucker? : VAC
15
Smallish batteries : AAS
18
Like a seacoast after a storm, maybe : ERODED
19
Ferris Bueller's girlfriend : SLOANE
20
___ B. Wells, civil rights pioneer : IDA
21
___-mo : SLO
22
S as in soup? : NOODLE
23
Kind of drawing : MECHANICAL
25
Icarus's downfall : SUN
26
Skip work for health reasons : CALLINSICK
28
Words after "Ooh, ooh!" : PICKME
29
Beau, to Brigitte : AMI
30
Verbal stumbles : ERS
31
Baseball catcher : MITT
32
Ire : WRATH
34
Boy band with two members who previously starred on "The Mickey Mouse Club" : NSYNC
36
Little suckers : LICE
37
Headgear for a tailgater : BEERHAT
39
One of the Arnazes : DESI
40
"... but it's up to you" : ORNOT
43
Famously green shampoo : PRELL
45
Rap's Shakur : TUPAC
47
Pope after Benedict IV : LEOV
48
*Winter vacation destination : SKISLOPE
51
Parades : STRUTS
54
Barely beat : EDGE
55
Goals : AIMS
56
Silverback gorilla, e.g. : ALPHA
58
Moreno with an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony : RITA
60
Drag racing vehicles : HOTRODS
62
"___ trap!" : ITSA
63
Meager : SKIMPY
65
Tired : WEARY
66
In perfect order ... or, as two words, what's formed by applying the answers for the five starred clues to the circled letters : SHIPSHAPE
70
Dined at home : ATEIN
71
More skeptical : WARIER
73
"Hamilton" actor Leslie ___ Jr. : ODOM
74
Break down, to a Brit : ANALYSE
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Theory : IDEA
77
Sea ___ : OTTER
79
Prefix with -plasm : CYTO
80
Piece paid by Pisans for a piece of pizza, previously : LIRA
82
Safe places : SANCTA
84
*Multi-episode narrative : STORYARC
87
Crucifix inscription : INRI
88
Relentlessly question : GRILL
90
En ___ (as a whole) : MASSE
91
Having tattoos : INKED
92
Event that's a bit off? : SALE
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The butler, stereotypically : CULPRIT
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It gives Ford an "F": Abbr. : NYSE
99
Buff : TONED
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First Alaskan on a major U.S. party ticket : PALIN
101
E-4, E-5 and E-6, in the U.S. Navy, in brief : NCOS
102
Successors to LPs : CDS
105
Part of Canada above Alta. and Sask. : NWT
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One of the Gandhis : INDIRA
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Where to get a mullet trimmed : FISHMARKET
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"___ get it now!" : OHI
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*Civic center : TOWNSQUARE
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Colored ring : AREOLA
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Washington's Sea-___ Airport : TAC
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Non's opposite : OUI
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Ban ... or bandit : OUTLAW
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By and large : MAINLY
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College entrance exam org. : ETS
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Hosp. V.I.P.s : RNS
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Author Zora ___ Hurston : NEALE
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Son of Aphrodite : AENEAS
Down
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Compete in one leg of a modern pentathlon : FENCE
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Loud, as the surf : AROAR
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Chills : COOLS
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Not incl. : ADDL
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Set the boundaries of : DELIMIT
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Perfect : EDENIC
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Smart ___ : ALEC
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Painter of the "Four Freedoms" series, 1943 : ROCKWELL
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Sound from a cheering crowd : RAH
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Even : ONAPAR
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Pinnacle : ZENITH
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___ Chemical Company, onetime maker of VapoRub : VICK
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Writer Serwer of The Atlantic : ADAM
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Event planner's need : CALENDAR
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Attempts : ASSAYS
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They're listed by degrees : ALUMNI
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___ boom : SONIC
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Struck, old-style : SMIT
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Bygone Apple messaging app : ICHAT
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Members of a blended family : STEPKIDS
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Move, in Realtor jargon : RELO
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*Airport logjam : SECURITYLINE
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*Rick, Ilsa and Victor had one in "Casablanca" : LOVETRIANGLE
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First lady between Eleanor and Mamie : BESS
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Fanny : TUSH
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Accented cheer : OLE
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Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy, for two : REDHEADS
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Restricted zone : NOGOAREA
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"Ba-dum-tss" : RIMSHOT
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Education support grps. : PTAS
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___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
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Sea route, e.g. : PATH
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"Frozen" queen : ELSA
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Endless YouTube viewing, e.g. : TIMESINK
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French island off the coast of Newfoundland : STPIERRE
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Tropical yellow fruits : PAPAYAS
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Writer Rand : AYN
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New York city with a marina : RYE
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Suffix with tour or Tory : ISM
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___-El (Superman's birth name) : KAL
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Conflict during which the Lusitania was sunk: Abbr. : WWI
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Fateful date : IDES
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What's left at sea : PORT
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Dig in : ENTRENCH
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Flat, round bread cooked on a griddle : ROTI
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Noted congresswoman from the Bronx, familiarly : AOC
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After-bath application : TALC
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Anatomical sac : CYST
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Hoped-for response to an SOS : AID
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Lien holder, e.g. : CREDITOR
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Ahab's father in the Bible : OMRI
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Desert's lack : RAINFALL
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Hogwarts professor who was secretly a werewolf : LUPIN
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"Awkward Black Girl" creator and star : ISSARAE
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"Who cares?" : SOWHAT
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Slapstick silliness : ANTICS
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Gary who created "The Far Side" : LARSON
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Award to be hung : PLAQUE
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Start of a playground joke : YOMAMA
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U.S. govt. bond : TNOTE
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Compass letters : NSEW
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Unisex fragrance : CKONE
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___ Street, Perry Mason's secretary : DELLA
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Strong ropes used to support masts : STAYS
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Verb preceder : NOUN
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Bad things on motorists' records, for short : DWIS
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"Dies ___" (hymn) : IRAE
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Curb, with "in" : REIN
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The Jazz, on scoreboards : UTA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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