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BIOTECHNOLOGY

New York Times, Sunday, January 19, 2020

James who won an Emmy two years in a row for the same role on different shows

Author:
Victor Barocas
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 22 Words: 141, Blocks: 80 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Barocas.
Will Shortz notes:
Victor Barocas is a professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Minnesota with more than 100 published works in the field. Given his profession, the genesis of this puzzle (spelled out ... read more
Victor Barocas notes:
My initial idea for this puzzle was MAILMERGE, and I even got to the point of filling a grid with things like AIRMAIL, CHAINMAIL, etc., merging them diagonally (similar to the GENEs in the final ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I love it when a constructor's personality or interests shine through in a puzzle, and that's certainly the case today. I enjoyed the biomedical engineering classes I took in college and grad ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Eugène Ionesco is well known to theatre people. His absurdist play The Bald Soprano (La Cantatrice chauve) holds a peculiar record. It started a run at a theatre in Paris in 1957. It's still there. Tickets available here.

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© 2020, The New York Times1/19/20 ( No. 25,639 )
Across
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Homeowner's action, for short : REFI
5
Things blockers block : ADS
8
1979 film inspired by Janis Joplin's life : THEROSE
15
Indistinct shape : BLOB
19
Receptionist on "The Office" : ERIN
20
Be bothered by : MIND
22
Island nation west of Fiji : VANUATU
23
Possible consequence of default, in brief : REPO
24
Wildflower with spiky, purplish blooms : HEDGENETTLE
25
Secure : MOOR
26
Ruling family of Edward I : PLANTAGENETS
27
Finished : OVER
28
Adam's ___ (water) : ALE
29
Hole in one's head : EARCANAL
31
Humpty Dumpty, e.g. : EGG
32
"Dallas" family name : EWING
33
The Anne of "Anne of the Thousand Days" : BOLEYN
35
Feverish : AFIRE
36
Put back on : RERAN
38
Insinuating : SNIDE
40
James who won an Emmy two years in a row for the same role on different shows : SPADER
45
Ignorant person, in slang : GOOBER
47
Security system array : SENSORS
49
Total : ENTIRE
51
Angered by : MADAT
53
Ancient monuments : STELES
54
Gaston ___, "The Phantom of the Opera" novelist : LEROUX
55
Latte choice, informally : CAF
58
The "she" in the lyric "She would merengue and do the cha-cha" : LOLA
59
W.W. I French biplane : SPAD
60
Capital of Albania : TIRANE
61
Like much of Iowa : RURAL
63
1980 Olympic hockey champs : USA
66
Up : ARISEN
68
Shark fighters : JETS
70
"Believe ___ not!" : ITOR
71
Biological manipulation suggested four times by this puzzle : GENESPLICING
74
First African-American Davis Cup player : ASHE
75
Beethoven's birthplace : BONN
76
Comprehension : UPTAKE
77
Tender spot? : ATM
78
Like the sun god Inti : INCAN
79
Some liturgical vestments : STOLES
81
___ de Triomphe : LARC
83
It's down in the dumps : ODOR
86
First National Leaguer to hit 500 home runs : OTT
87
Fall color providers : MAPLES
88
Some instant coffees : SANKAS
90
Cheyenne Mountain org. : NORAD
92
Stays out of : EVADES
93
Closes in a thin membrane : ENCYSTS
95
Disappointing response to an application : DENIED
98
Remarkable ability of a starfish : REGENERATION
99
Use a rototiller on, say : AERATE
101
Lack of variation : HOMOGENEITY
103
"ER" actress Laura : INNES
105
Turn out : ENDUP
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Service with more than 1.5 billion users : GMAIL
107
Home of the Latino Walk of Fame, informally : EASTLA
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Composer of the "London" symphonies : HAYDN
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Big e-cigarette brand : BLU
113
Anti-athlete's foot brand : LOTRIMIN
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Good for leaving handprints in : WET
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State without reservations : AVOW
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Provider of child support? : KNEE
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Polynesian carving : TIKI
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Dreamer : WANNABE
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Half in advance? : SEMI
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Unique individual : ONER
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Starting point : EDEN
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Broadway's "___ Todd" : SWEENEY
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"Hamilton" Tony nominee Phillipa ___ : SOO
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Loch ___, site of Urquhart Castle : NESS
Down
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Goes through physical therapy : REHABS
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Anon : ERELONG
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Beethoven's only opera : FIDELIO
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As a rule : INGENERAL
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City that ancient Greeks called Philadelphia : AMMAN
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Christian with a big house : DIOR
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Winter vehicle : SNOCAT
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Mike and Carol Brady, e.g. : TVPARENTS
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Berry receiving much attention in the 2000s : HALLE
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Bambi's aunt : ENA
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Bit of ancient script : RUNE
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Ingredient in some health food supplements : OATGRASS
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Not occurring naturally : STAGED
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Romanian-born writer once in the French Academy : EUGENEIONESCO
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Cook on the outside : BROWN
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Tribe of Moses and Aaron : LEVI
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Available to the public : OPEN
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Wimbledon champ, 1976-80 : BORG
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First takes : DRAFTS
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Gag item floating in Halloween punch : EYEBALL
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Brother on "Frasier" : NILES
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Breadwinner : EARNER
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Ancient Dead Sea land : EDOM
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Woozy : REELING
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Rooms with views : SOLARIA
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Forecast : PREDICT
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Phrase of agreement : TRUETHAT
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Subject for Kinsey : SEX
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Olden Tokyo : EDO
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Flower part : SEPAL
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Roman emperor before Hadrian : TRAJAN
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"Nyah, nyah!," e.g. : TAUNT
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Nursery sight : CRIB
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Insurance for the crash-prone : AUTOSAVE
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Big story : FRONTPAGENEWS
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Start of a countdown : TEN
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Composer Schoenberg : ARNOLD
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Repair material : SEALANT
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Skeptically : ASKANCE
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Apostle called "the Zealot" : SIMON
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Launched : SENT
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Didn't know but said something anyway : GUESSED
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Midlength records, for short : EPS
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Full of spirit : PERKY
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From Shiraz or Tabriz : IRANIAN
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Country star Womack : LEEANN
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Greenbacks : CASHMONEY
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1990s-2000s compact car : DODGENEON
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Smelter's supply : ORE
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Locale for un capitaine : MER
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It doesn't need land to land : SEAPLANE
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Sometimes-white animal : STOAT
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Rackets : DINS
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Smiles smugly : SMIRKS
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Twist together : ENTWINE
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X's : DELETES
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Chafe : RUBRAW
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QB protection squads : OLINES
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Companions of Dionysus : SATYRS
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John Wilkes Booth's actor brother : EDWIN
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Wikipedia's logo : GLOBE
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Refrain from nursery singing : EIEIO
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"In time we ___ that which we often fear": Shak. : HATE
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Devoted : AVID
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Make into a couple : YOKE
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Magazine with the motto "Cure ignorance" : UTNE
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Staff note : MEMO
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First name in spy literature : IAN

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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