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New York Times, Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Gender-neutral pronoun spelled with a slash between the first and second letters

Author:
Mary Lou Guizzo
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 5 This is puzzle # 25 for Ms. Guizzo. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2020, The New York Times1/15/20 ( No. 25,635 )
Across
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Mary Stuart, for one : SCOT
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Taiwan-based computer giant : ACER
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Secretly watched : SPIED
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Tea made with milk, sugar and cardamom : CHAI
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Rob of "Parks and Recreation" : LOWE
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Attacked with a spray : MACED
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Engaged in foul play : HITBELOWTHEBELT
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Burnt ___ (old Crayola color) : UMBER
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Some batteries : AAAS
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One engaged in friendly contention : SPARRINGPARTNER
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Lith., e.g., once : SSR
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Hands (out) : DOLES
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2020, por ejemplo : ANO
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"___ che macchiavi quell'anima" (aria opener) : ERITU
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Invalidate : ANNUL
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"Oh, now they're really going to fight!" : THEGLOVESAREOFF
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Puts up on a gallery wall : HANGS
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Colorful spring flower : PANSY
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A.B.A. member: Abbr. : ATT
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Stand in a mall : KIOSK
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HBO competitor : TMC
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Cry "Uncle!" : THROWINTHETOWEL
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Veg out : LOLL
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___ Gay (historic plane) : ENOLA
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Hold back : PULLONESPUNCHES
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Elude : AVOID
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Gangster : THUG
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Turnabouts, informally : UIES
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Evasive : CAGEY
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Actor Rogen : SETH
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Crafty website : ETSY
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Straight downhill ski run : SCHUSS
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Some early "astronauts" : CHIMPS
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Granola treat : OATBAR
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River of Tuscany : TIBER
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Nothing but : ALL
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Corp. manager : COO
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"Oh, gross!" : EWW
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Do over for radio, say : RETAPE
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___ campaign : SMEAR
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Colt 45 brewer : PABST
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Knock off : ICE
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What has a long history in ichthyology? : EEL
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E.P.A.-banned pesticide : DDT
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Slip up : ERR
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Nine-time P.G.A. Tour winner Jay : HAAS
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Individual: Prefix : IDIO
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Timeout alternative : NOTV
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Receptacle for one doing decoupage : GLUEPOT
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Smaller than micro- : NANO
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Ample, informally : ENUF
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Deeply massage : ROLF
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Meringue ingredient : EGG
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"Kidnapped" author's monogram : RLS
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"___ gratia artis" : ARS
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Napoleon's marshal : NEY
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"Take ___!" : THAT
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Possesses, biblically : HATH
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___'acte : ENTR
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Pageant wear : SASH
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Tennis great Huber : ANKE
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Drying oven : KILN
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Coves : INLETS
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Like a really good game for a pitcher, say : TWOHIT
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Brawls : MELEES
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Stylish and sophisticated : CLASSY
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Skateboarding jump : OLLIE
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Forested : WOODY
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Full complement of limbs on a squid : TEN
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Exactly as scheduled : ONCUE
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Lead-in to Man or 12 : PAC
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School founded by Thos. Jefferson : UVA
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Make a record of : LOG
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Gender-neutral pronoun spelled with a slash between the first and second letters : SHE
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Wager : PUT
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"Yuck!" : UGH

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