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New York Times, Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Word that can follow either half of the answers to the starred clues

Author:
Olivia Mitra Framke
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 42 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Ms. Framke. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2021, The New York TimesNo. 0119 ( 26,005 )
Across
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Source of the line "The meek shall inherit the earth" : PSALMS
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Dramatic exhalation : SIGH
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One of the two main branches of Islam : SHIA
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Something not often seen on roofs anymore : AERIAL
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World capital on a fjord : OSLO
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Collectible caps of the 1990s : POGS
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*Bygone Crayola color : LEMONYELLOW
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Case for small toiletries : ETUI
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Superman's adoptive family name : KENT
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Penthouse perks : VIEWS
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Org. affected by Title IX : NCAA
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Buildup at the mouth of a river : DELTA
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Utterly convinced of : SOLDON
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Do some stitching : SEW
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Large wine vessel : VAT
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Regarding : ASFOR
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Tools with teeth : SAWS
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Narcissistic trait : EGOTISM
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Govt. pill-approving body : FDA
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"___ bin ein Berliner" : ICH
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*Sweet, healthful treat : FRUITCUP
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Very long time : EON
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Melber of cable news : ARI
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Brutish : APELIKE
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Departed : WENT
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Driving force? : MOTOR
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Cul-de-___ : SAC
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Month après avril : MAI
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Deprived (of) : BEREFT
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They're rounded up in roundups : HERDS
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Singer Bareilles : SARA
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Citizens of Dubai and Abu Dhabi : ARABS
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Workers' rights org. since 1965 : EEOC
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Butting heads : ATIT
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*World's largest terrestrial arthropod : COCONUTCRAB
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Puerto ___ : RICO
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Turnpike expense : TOLL
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Actor Mickey of "The Wrestler" : ROURKE
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Pastry decorator : ICER
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Salacious stuff : SMUT
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"Hold on ... almost ...!" : NOTYET
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Friend : PAL
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Partner of hide : SEEK
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Partner of dangerous : ARMED
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Disney's Nala, for one : LIONESS
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Mickey of the Yankees : MANTLE
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Like a wink or a nudge, maybe : SLY
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Many sopranos' songs : SOLI
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Part of an archipelago : ISLE
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Item waved at a rave : GLOWSTICK
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"In what way?" : HOWSO
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Opposite of saves : SPENDS
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*Sign in a deli window, perhaps : HOTCOFFEE
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Large, herbivorous dinosaur that could walk on two legs : IGUANODON
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Difficult area to maintain control of in the game Risk : ASIA
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Perón of Argentina : EVA
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Annoying, ignorable sort : TWERP
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The letter "I" in Pixar's logo : LAMP
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"And there you have it!" : VOILA
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Storage space under rafters : ATTIC
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Vent vehemently : RANT
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"The King and I" setting : SIAM
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Like many Cirque du Soleil performers : ACROBATIC
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*Staple of Japanese cuisine : WHITERICE
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Where visitors may stay : GUESTROOM
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"So ___!" (sarcastic retort) : SUEME
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Cost of a ride : FARE
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Like some roomy jeans : WIDECUT
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Figure of speech? : ORATOR
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Childish comeback : ARETOO
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Word repeated in "___ are ___" : FACTS
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"As Seen on TV" channel : HSN
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"My bad" : SORRY
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Garment whose name sounds like 54-Down : SARI
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Rights org. : ACLU
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Flash of lightning : BOLT
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Word that can follow either half of the answers to the starred clues : CAKE
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Large tea vessel : URN
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"You wanna ___?" : BET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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