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New York Times, Friday, January 17, 2020

Head of the only government in U.K. history to be found in contempt of Parliament

Author:
Ryan Patrick Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Smith.
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© 2020, The New York Times1/17/20 ( No. 25,637 )

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Across
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Online pop culture/media hub, with "the" : AVCLUB
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___ rock (music genre) : PROG
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Rebuke to an oversharer : TMI
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Almost any major character in "Sands of Iwo Jima" : MARINE
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Enterprise crewman named after an Asian sea : SULU
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Ethnic group accounting for about 18% of the world's population : HAN
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Actress who directed 2019's "Booksmart" : OLIVIAWILDE
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Option for a 911 dispatcher : EMS
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Classic novel narrated by the second Mrs. de Winter : REBECCA
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Creator and star of "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl" : ISSARAE
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Image in the poster for "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" : MOON
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Young : NASCENT
25
Princess of Greek myth who had a brief love affair with Theseus : ARIADNE
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Sites for 30-Across : GLENS
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Hold : POSSESS
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Watering sites : STREAMS
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Bud's place : EAR
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Springfield barkeep : MOE
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Best Buy buy : SMARTTV
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Come before : PREDATE
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David Lynchian, say : EERIE
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Trips in the dark : REDEYES
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German marks : UMLAUTS
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"Not in a million years" : ASIF
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Accumulation : BUILDUP
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Carryall : TOTEBAG
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Poet's adverb : OFT
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Genre that includes techno and house music : ELECTRONICA
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Made a fast stop? : ATE
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___ The Magazine (highest-circulating magazine in the U.S.) : AARP
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Like narwhals and walruses : TUSKED
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What precedes the season? : TIS
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___ Minor : URSA
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Does a helmsman's job : STEERS
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Frequent topic for Pablo Neruda : AMOR
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Area between mountains : VALE
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Bonus hand in a classic card game : CRIB
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Taco Bell slogan : LIVEMAS
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Computing industry standard : UNICODE
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Guiding lights : BEACONS
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Abbr. on a car tire : PSI
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Bench pronouncements : RULINGS
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Seasoned sailor : OLDSALT
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Participant in hangman or charades : GUESSER
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Head of the only government in U.K. history to be found in contempt of Parliament : THERESAMAY
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"Aujourd'hui, ___ est morte" (opening line of Camus's "L'√Čtranger") : MAMAN
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Aleutian Islands, on many a map of Alaska : INSET
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Declines : WANES
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Source of teenage self-consciousness : ACNE
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Caesar's army, in a popular film franchise : APES
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Range : ROAM
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Exodus emigrants : ISRAELITES
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Speck : MOTE
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Upscale candy brand : SEES
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Very, informally : REAL
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World leader who once worked as a bouncer and a snowboarding instructor : TRUDEAU
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Like the characters Romeo and Juliet, but not Mercutio or Tybalt : TITULAR
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Service at sundown : VESPERS
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Actor Chris : PRATT
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Some vacation destinations : RESORTS
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Leave on the cutting room floor : EDITOUT
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Chant at a basketball game : DEFENSE
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Something forbidden by the Treaty of Versailles after W.W. I : UBOAT
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Civvies : MUFTI
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Cycle : BIKE
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Good server : ACER
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Flits (about) : GADS
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Many an auditor, for short : CPA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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