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New York Times, Tuesday, January 14, 2020

8-Down : April event that's "green"

Author:
Jim Peredo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJKQXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Peredo.
Jim Peredo notes:
This puzzle began life as my first serious attempt at a themeless. I had the idea of pairing GRUMPY CAT and ANGRY BIRD, but they were ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Memorial puzzle! It made me grumpy when GRUMPY CAT passed away recently. Or wait, is today Garfield's birthday? I hate Mondays! What, ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times1/14/20 ( No. 25,634 )
Across
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Actress Hathaway : ANNE
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Forest components : TREES
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Scored 100 on : ACED
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Hacienda drudge : PEON
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Like much of the Dakotas : RURAL
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Alternative to a walker : CANE
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When doubled, miniature golf : PUTT
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Video game franchise in which the enemies are pigs : ANGRYBIRDS
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"The ___ of Pooh" (Benjamin Hoff book) : TAO
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Rotten little twerp : SNOT
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"Time is money," e.g. : ADAGE
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With 51-Across, Eric Carle kid-lit book, after "The" : GROUCHY
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Pal of Chewbacca : HAN
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Put a ding in, say : MAR
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Dadaism pioneer : MANRAY
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Just sitting around : IDLE
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911 responder, in brief : EMT
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Perfectly understood : CLEAR
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___ Jemison, first black woman in space : MAE
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Pub pints : ALES
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Feline in an internet meme : GRUMPYCAT
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A wartime communication might be sent in it : CODE
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Rogue computer in "2001" : HAL
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Outcome of haste, it's said : WASTE
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"Hail!," to Caesar : AVE
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Promising, as a future : ROSY
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Soon-to-be graduate, usually : SENIOR
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Backside, in Britain : BUM
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"That's the spot!" : AHH
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See 23-Across : LADYBUG
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Story that one generally sticks to, whether it's true or not : ALIBI
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Pursuer of an "accursed white whale" : AHAB
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Button on a cam : REC
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1980 boxing biopic : RAGINGBULL
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Many a Meccan : ARAB
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Princely school : ETON
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Aquarium buildup : ALGAE
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Fey of "30 Rock" : TINA
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"Bill & ___ Excellent Adventure" : TEDS
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Requests for Friskies, perhaps : MEOWS
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"No problemo!" : EASY
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18-Across, e.g. : APP
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Like hosiery hues, typically : NEUTRAL
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Zero, zip, nada : NOTAONE
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Rapper's posse : ENTOURAGE
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In poor taste : TRASHY
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Like undercooked eggs : RUNNY
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Logician's "therefore" : ERGO
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April event that's "green" : EARTHDAY
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Sneakily clever : SLY
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Gastric juice, e.g. : ACID
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Apple coating at a fair : CARAMEL
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When checkmate is most likely to occur : ENDGAME
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"Just" punishment : DESERTS
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Cause of ruination : BANE
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Yukon S.U.V. maker : GMC
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Vikki who sang "It Must Be Him" : CARR
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Smart ___ : ALEC
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Subtly suggest : IMPLY
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"Be that as it may ..." : ATANYRATE
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"Here's trouble!" : UHOH
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BuzzFeed competitor : MASHABLE
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Totally blown away : AWED
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Musical for which Liza Minnelli won an Oscar : CABARET
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Release a fertilizable egg : OVULATE
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Part man, part deity : DEMIGOD
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Stereotypical place of exile : SIBERIA
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Sam the Froot Loops mascot and others : TOUCANS
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Tiny bit of energy : ERG
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Drops from the sky : RAIN
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Relatives of weasels with dark fur : SABLES
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Legal drama with Susan Dey : LALAW
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Coal containers : BINS
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___ Boss (German fashion house) : HUGO
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Leg, in old slang : GAM
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San Francisco area, with "the" : BAY

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