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New York Times, Friday, January 15, 2021

Model Boyd who inspired the songs "Layla" and "Wonderful Tonight"

Author:
Josh Knapp
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {X} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Knapp. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Welcome back, Josh! It's been over two years since his last NYT puzzle, so it's fantastic to see that one of the themeless greats has ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times1/15/21 ( No. 26,001 )
Across
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Ballpark figure : BATBOY
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Sentimentality : SCHMALTZ
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Wallet holder since 2015 : IPHONE
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Hit Netflix reboot starring the Fab Five : QUEEREYE
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Matured : GREWUP
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There's often a lot of them for sale : USEDCARS
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Some office desk clutter : WIRES
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Writers Roald and Sophie : DAHLS
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Bottom of an interrobang : DOT
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Safari's compass, e.g. : ICON
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Feel for : PITY
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Nested layers? : HENS
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Mass : GOB
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Breakneck ... or something to break : FAST
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Sticky snack made with a stick : SMORE
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Eclipsed everyone else : STOLETHESHOW
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One getting fired up for competition? : STARTERPISTOL
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Shower heads, perhaps : MAIDSOFHONOR
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"The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing," for one : FABLE
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Mindless : ROTE
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Iowa college : COE
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Game that can be played on bicycles or elephants : POLO
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Change for some sawbucks, maybe : FINS
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Symbols of strength : OAKS
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Fantasy monster : ORC
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Catches : SNAGS
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XXXL : JUMBO
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Complete loss of self-identity : EGODEATH
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Hot streak? : METEOR
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Where one might hear a call for action : MOVIESET
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Metaphorical incentive : CARROT
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Members of some blended families : STEPDADS
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Goes quietly, perhaps : SNEAKS
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Honchos : BIGWIGS
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Fruits that are the basis of Marillenschnaps : APRICOTS
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Dance with jerky movements : THEROBOT
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Actress Julie of "Modern Family" : BOWEN
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Cross to bear : ONUS
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Casual agreement : YEP
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Topic in property law, colloquially : SQUATTERSRIGHTS
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Like a good job, maybe : CUSHY
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Prominent part of a pump : HEEL
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Rx pickups : MEDS
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Story ___ : ARC
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Honcho : LEADER
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County in Northern Ireland : TYRONE
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Peels off? : ZESTS
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Spilled the tea, so to speak : DISHED
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Model Boyd who inspired the songs "Layla" and "Wonderful Tonight" : PATTIE
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Kind of manual : HOWTO
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Wild : FERAL
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Uses a manual, say : SHIFTS
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Israel's Dayan : MOSHE
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Ferrari alternative, slangily : LAMBO
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Percussion in some folk music that may be improvised : SPOONS
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Captured, in a way : ONCAMERA
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Fashion designer's portfolio : LOOKBOOK
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Employs as a backup plan, with "to" : RESORTS
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Blanked on : FORGOT
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Recess : ALCOVE
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Frost accumulation : POEMS
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Written in the stars : FATED
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Really weird : OUTRE
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Number shown in brackets? : SEED
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"Hidden Figures" org. : NASA
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___ jacket : JEAN
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Baba ghanouj, e.g. : DIP
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Hosts : MCS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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