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New York Times, Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Author:
Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ross Trudeau

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 77, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 36 for Mr. Trudeau. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Ross Trudeau notes:
I wrote this puzzle in 2018, but I think the revealer answer is more timely now. THIS TOO SHALL PASS, friends. If you're interested in learning ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I can imagine that solvers with KIDNEY STONEs won't take THIS TOO SHALL PASS as a source of amusement. Maybe Gandalf's reaction is more like ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
I like this one a lot more than Jeff does. Fun puzzle.
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© 2021, The New York TimesNo. 0112 ( 25,998 )
Across
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Fungus-filled, maybe : MILDEWY
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E.R. V.I.P.s : MDS
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"___ homo" : ECCE
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"Insecure" actress : ISSARAE
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Alley ___ (flashy basketball play) : OOP
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Cowboy's pal : PARD
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Hard deposit in a bladder : KIDNEYSTONE
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Bone-dry : ARID
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Dine : EAT
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Queen's realm? : ANTCOLONY
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They aren't what they appear to be : SHAMS
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Boxer's cry : ARF
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Base on balls : WALK
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Legislation often resulting from compromise : BIPARTISANBILL
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Placid : CALM
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Norm: Abbr. : STD
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Word in an alumnae directory, maybe : NEE
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Adage on the impermanence of suffering ... or a hint to 18-, 29-, 46- and 61-Across : THISTOOSHALLPASS
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Bit in a horse's mouth? : OAT
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Shade : HUE
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Coat in winter : RIME
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N.F.L. signal caller : PROQUARTERBACK
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"Not to mention ..." : PLUS
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Take a stab : TRY
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"Well, alrighty ..." : OKNOW
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Spots for idols : PEDESTALS
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Timeline unit : ERA
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Ben & Jerry's alternative : EDYS
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Jiffy : BRIEFMOMENT
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Santa's coat? : SOOT
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Novelist Rand : AYN
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Vague comment akin to "More than you might think" : ITSALOT
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Burden : ONUS
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Disreputable newspaper : RAG
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Jane Pauley and Rachel Maddow : TVHOSTS
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Hard lemonade brand : MIKES
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Thomas in the Basketball Hall of Fame : ISIAH
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Paper you take to go on a trip? : LSDTAB
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"Dapper" guy : DAN
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"Able was I ___ I saw Elba" : ERE
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"No ___!" (or its response) : WAY
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"Without question" : YES
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Ocean dweller so named for its roundish, silvery body : MOONFISH
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Terse caution : DONT
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Building detail : SPEC
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Govt. testing site for air and water quality : EPALAB
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Area between Virginia and Georgia : CAROLINA
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Small creases, as in foil : CRINKLES
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Small whirlpool : EDDY
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Causing the lips to pucker : TART
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The "O" of B.Y.O.B. : OWN
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They get dropped for emphasis : MICS
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Tiff : SPAT
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Under ___ (brand of athletic wear) : ARMOUR
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Greeting in Honolulu : ALOHA
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Like the sky on cloudless nights : STARRY
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Do some improv : ADLIB
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"___ Miz" : LES
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Number one, as on a chart : TOP
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Complained about ad nauseam : HARPEDON
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"Should have listened to me!" : ITOLDYOU
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Accepting that one can't do better : SETTLING
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"Wow, that's 2 funny!" : LMAO
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Little kiss : PECK
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Expeditions by knights : QUESTS
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___ Intrepid (N.Y.C. carrier museum) : USS
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Gaelic language : ERSE
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Protests during an anthem, say : KNEELS
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"... but I could be wrong" : ORNOT
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Bulb units : WATTS
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Córdoba : Nicaragua :: ___ : Cuba : PESO
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Transport up a bunny slope : TBAR
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Maisie Williams's role on "Game of Thrones" : ARYA
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In good physical shape : FIT
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V.J. employer, once : MTV
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___Kosh B'gosh : OSH
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Iconic Andy Warhol subject : MAO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle.

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