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OH, FOURPEAT'S SAKE!

New York Times, Sunday, January 10, 2021

Author:
Alex Bajcz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex Bajcz

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQYZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Bajcz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:
Alex Bajcz, of Morris Plains, N.J., is an assistant professor of Biology and Environmental Science at Drew University. He studies how and why plants produce fruits — he says he's one of ... read more
Alex Bajcz notes:
This puzzle idea came to me in a very meta way — from solving an NYT puzzle! Specifically, Friday, July 3rd, 2020, by Hal Moore, which featured ROMA TOMATO at 18-Across. As I filled in ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Sometimes a title is so perfect that I have to tip my hat. Playing off "For Pete's Sake," using "four-peat" (think "threepeat" plus one) is brilliant. Kudos! Repeated sets of letters is a ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
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© 2021, The New York TimesNo. 0110 ( 25,996 )
Across
1
What a deadline increases : PRESSURE
9
Dental brand : ORALB
14
Neaten (up) : SPIFF
19
Jet routes : AIRLANES
20
First name in flying history : AMELIA
21
"___ the Doughnut," children's book series : ARNIE
22
Classic saying originated by John Donne : NOMANISANISLAND
24
Like oxfords, but not slippers : LACED
25
Really put one's foot down : STAMP
26
Shaded : HUED
27
___ O's (breakfast cereal) : OREO
28
Love, love, love : ADORE
29
Population grouping, informally : DEMO
31
Aid for making a tiki bar cocktail : BAHAMAMAMAMIX
34
Isn't attending solo, say : HASADATE
38
Bouncer's requests, for short : IDS
39
Beethoven title woman (whose identity is unknown) : ELISE
40
Supreme Egyptian deity : AMONRA
41
Standing on the street : CRED
44
Carpenter ___ : ANT
45
Pin number? : TEN
48
"Glad to have you back, dear!" : WELCOMEHOMEHON
52
Actor/TV host Joel : MCHALE
55
To take this, paradoxically, might signify taking a stand : KNEE
56
Wedding exchange : VOWS
57
The D-backs, on scoreboards : ARI
58
Quack doctor's offering : ELIXIR
59
London neighborhood west of Covent Garden : SOHO
62
Most expensive block : PRIMETIMETV
64
Kirghizia or Byelorussia: Abbr. : SSR
67
Quick hit : TOKE
69
Word in the Declaration of Independence but not the Constitution : GOD
70
___ Rachel Wood of "Westworld" : EVAN
71
"Can't you ___?" : SEE
72
Post-interruption question : WHEREWEREWE
75
Plant used in making biofuel : ALGA
77
___ Schomburg, Harlem Renaissance figure : ARTURO
78
Haiti's ___ de la Tortue : ILE
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Like some coffee and sprains : ICED
82
Heedless : RASH
86
"Fantabulous!" : TERRIF
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First ruler of a united Hawaii : KINGKAMEHAMEHA
91
Boot attachment : SKI
92
___ Precheck : TSA
94
Loan option, briefly : REFI
95
Like a narrow baseball win : ONERUN
96
Fixture whose name translates to "small horse" : BIDET
99
Result of the '64 Clay/Liston fight : TKO
101
Hitting the ground heavily : THUDDING
103
Relatively light foundry product : ALUMINUMINGOT
108
Wash. neighbor : OREG
109
Lavishes affection (on) : DOTES
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Super-quality : AONE
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"This one's all mine!" : DIBS
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Like about 97% of U.S. land : RURAL
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Óscar ___, 1987 Peace Nobelist from Costa Rica : ARIAS
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Potful in some Italian kitchens : ROMATOMATOSAUCE
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Given (to) : PRONE
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Stock exchange worker : TRADER
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Makes Don nod? : REVERSES
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Things that can be closed with a zip : TENTS
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Brains : SENSE
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Least spicy : BLANDEST
Down
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Trashes : PANS
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___ shield : RIOT
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Bombeck who wrote "At Wit's End" : ERMA
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Participates in a mosh pit : SLAMDANCES
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Los Angeles port district : SANPEDRO
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Sea urchin, at a sushi bar : UNI
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Took another take : RESHOT
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Isaac's firstborn : ESAU
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Meditation sounds : OMS
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Click the circular arrow button, say : RELOAD
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Aids for sleepyheads : ALARMS
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Top part of an I.R.S. form : LINEA
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Red morning sky, to sailors : BADOMEN
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Part of an Italian sub : SALAMI
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Some pricey handbags : PRADAS
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Things Wyoming and Nevada lack : INCOMETAXES
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Guy who hosts "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" : FIERI
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Overnighting option : FEDEX
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It's been performed more than 1,000 times at the Met : AIDA
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Kan. neighbor : NEB
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Title for a lady : MAAM
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Be outta sight? : HIDE
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Alice in Chains genre : ALTMETAL
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Atlanta hoopster : HAWK
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Repeated word in Hozier's 2014 hit "Take Me to Church" : AMEN
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Base of an arch : SOLE
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Video call annoyance : ECHO
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Falling-out : ROW
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Mammal's head and heart? : EMS
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"Pokémon" cartoon genre : ANIME
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High-ranking : ELITE
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Chutzpah : NERVE
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Call to mind : EVOKE
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Like Parmesan and pecorino : HARD
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"You do it ___ will" : ORI
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Stick (to) : CLING
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That guy : HIM
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Cheri of old "S.N.L." : OTERI
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"With what frequency?" : HOWOFTEN
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"The Masque of the Red Death" writer : POE
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Duck : EVADE
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Tries for a fly : SWATS
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Film character who says "That'll do, Donkey. That'll do" : SHREK
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Payback : RETRIBUTION
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Christensen of "Parenthood" : ERIKA
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Grammy winner Stefani : GWEN
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Classic work by Karel Capek : RUR
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Whitney for whom a Connecticut museum is named : ELI
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Certain security officer : ARMEDGUARD
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Prez #34 : IKE
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Quick pick-me-up? : CAF
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Send forth : EMIT
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Atmospheric prefix : AERI
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Ostracize : SHUN
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Be left undecided : HANG
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Watered-down rum : GROG
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Common lecture length : HOUR
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Giant in fairy tales? : ANDERSEN
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Queen Anne's royal family : STUARTS
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"Let me clarify ..." : IMEANT
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Trashes : DISSES
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Yellow brick road traveler : TINMAN
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Folds and stretches : KNEADS
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Backpacker's lodging : HOSTEL
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Make lemonade from lemons, so to speak : ADAPT
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Peter of "Casablanca" : LORRE
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"The Dick Van Dyke Show" co-star : MOORE
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Wood stain has a strong one : ODOR
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Tiny ___ : TIM
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Hurtful remark : BARB
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Ploy : RUSE
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Pocket rockets, in poker : ACES
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In the event that : LEST
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Symbol on a Junction Ahead sign : TEE
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Future zygotes : OVA

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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