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New York Times, Saturday, June 6, 2020

Author:
Doug Peterson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Doug Peterson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {QWZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 46 for Mr. Peterson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Doug Peterson notes:
Welcome to the second installment of a series of 1-Across entries I like to call "You'd Better Know Your World Capitals." You may ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A couple of years ago, the ACPT finals puzzle featured MANAMA, the capital of Bahrain. Never having seen that name before, it ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Slovenia: LJUBLJANA, Chad: N'DJAMENA, Burkina Faso: OUAGADOUGOU. Easy enough!

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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0606 ( 25,778 )
Across
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Capital of Chad : NDJAMENA
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Charge : ACCUSE
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Face-to-face challenge : ORALEXAM
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Yes-man : FLUNKY
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Folklore character whose stockings are tied with eyelashes : TOMTHUMB
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Course coup : BIRDIE
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Some indie releases : EPS
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___ Ex (video game franchise) : DEUS
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Devotee : FIEND
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'70s sitcom title role : FREDSANFORD
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Bar assembly : SALAD
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Ruby and sapphire : HUES
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Perp's mark, in cop slang : VIC
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110%, perhaps : APLUS
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Exercises one's discretion : OPTS
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Language introduced in 1995 : JAVA
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"I'll never tell" : MYLIPSARESEALED
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___ jazz : ACID
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Forest swingers : AXES
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Lane on the eastern boundary of Covent Garden : DRURY
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Unlikely race favorite : NAG
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Baseboard fastener : BRAD
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Kicks in : ANTES
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Tony soprano? : MARIACALLAS
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Paid tribute to : FETED
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Riding on : ATOP
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Hedging word : MAY
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Stir up : AROUSE
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Hands : OVATIONS
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Brie ___, star of 2019's "Captain Marvel" : LARSON
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Airy treat : RICECAKE
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Indicate agreement : ASSENT
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Stand with dogs, say : SNACKBAR
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Mark down : NOTE
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Stop discussing : DROP
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Undirected sessions : JAMS
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Music genre prefix : ALT
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"Big whoop" : MEH
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Couldn't contain : EXUDED
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Going by : NAMED
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Leopards and anacondas, e.g. : AMBUSHPREDATORS
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HQ with runways : AFB
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Long faces? : CLIFFS
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Cabinet piece : CURIO
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Fail to appreciate : UNDERVALUE
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Key explorers : SKINDIVERS
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Viewed : EYED
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Browns, perhaps : SAUTES
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Tending to change : FLUID
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Croak : RASP
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Sad end? : NESS
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They're planted by plants : SPYCAMERAS
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Denizens of New York City sewers, per an urban legend : ALLIGATORS
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Suffragist Elizabeth ___ Stanton : CADY
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Tom Wolfe's "___ in Full" : AMAN
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State bordering the Pacific : OAXACA
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Banned outdoor game : JARTS
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Shepard who wrote "Pretty Little Liars" : SARA
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Novelist O'Brien : EDNA
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Tries for, in a way : BIDSON
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Source of fine wool : ALPACA
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Adapt, say : REUSE
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"___ You" (1975 Minnie Riperton hit) : LOVIN
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Presidential dog of the 1940s : FALA
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Ancient Dead Sea kingdom : MOAB
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Pop star with top 40 hits in the 1950s, '60s, '70s and '80s : ANKA
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Scene of W.W. I fighting : YSER
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Fighter in the fictional Battle of Isengard : ENT
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Shamus : TEC
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___ factor : ICK

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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