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New York Times, Saturday, January 2, 2021

Word sometimes followed, mysteriously, by an ellipsis

Author:
Joe Deeney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 73, Blocks: 36 Missing: {X} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 10 for Mr. Deeney.
Joe Deeney notes:
Happy New Year everyone! If ever there was a time to celebrate putting a year behind us, it is certainly now. I expect 36-Across might receive ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Joe is absolutely right, my first reaction to the central entry was my hair sticking up like Einstein's. Maybe SQUARED written out is fine, but ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times1/2/21 ( No. 25,988 )
Across
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Delicacy also known as sablefish : BLACKCOD
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Band for an awards ceremony, maybe : SASH
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It has wheels and flies : ROLLERBAG
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Work one's way through, as a maze : THREAD
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Some "M*A*S*H" characters : ASTERISKS
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Speed up : HUSTLE
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Mauna ___ : KEA
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"That wasn't just talk on my part" : IMEANTIT
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Canceled : OFF
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Show one's humanity, perhaps : ERR
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Where the flash drive was invented: Abbr. : ISR
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___ Sword (night sky sight) : ORIONS
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Vessels for vintners : TUNS
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The lion's share : MOSTOFIT
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Merck work, for short : PHARMA
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Aren't wrong? : AINT
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Actress/YouTube star Koshy : LIZA
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Noted relationship in physics : EEQUALSMCSQUARED
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Bond : GLUE
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Pirate's activity : RAID
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Word sometimes followed, mysteriously, by an ellipsis : UNLESS
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Artificial object in orbit? : GLASSEYE
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Sci-fi leader of the Resistance : LEIA
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So-called "People of the Sun" : AZTECS
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Shade from the sun : TAN
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Philharmonic sect. : STR
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Euro forerunner : ECU
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Milk, slangily : MOOJUICE
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"He hath but a little ___ face": Shak. : WEE
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Child's one-piece outer garment : ROMPER
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Caribbean locale across the water from Morro Castle : OLDHAVANA
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Become incapable of parting? : GOBALD
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Like much Halloween candy : BITESIZED
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"You're ___!" (reproof) : LATE
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Shanghai or Mumbai : PORTCITY
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Slow down : BRAKE
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Paper, vis-à-vis scissors : LOSER
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Promising area : ALTAR
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Browns, in brief : CLE
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Actress Russell of "The Americans" : KERI
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Rap sheet, so to speak : CRIMINALRECORD
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Dwell (on) : OBSESS
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Capital on the Cape Verde peninsula : DAKAR
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"That's enough out of you!" : SHUTIT
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Musica, for one, in ancient Rome : ARS
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Like some exotic drinks at tiki bars : SETONFIRE
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Fits in between? : HALFSIZES
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"Family Feud" airer : GSN
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Drink that you could really use : THIRSTQUENCHER
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"Hi" follower : DEF
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Arthur and Garfield, for two : TOONS
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"Très chic!" : OOLALA
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Level best? : TRUEST
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Actress Thurman : UMA
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"___ Up" (N.F.L. feature with in-game dialogue) : MICD
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Smidges : TADS
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Simon of the "Mission: Impossible" movies : PEGG
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Do-o-ope : HELLACOOL
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Dance-based class in a pool : AQUAZUMBA
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German : Freundin :: French : ___ : AMIE
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Go-ahead : SAYSO
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Sea urchin in sushi : UNI
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Mortal mother of Dionysus : SEMELE
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Stopped a ship using the wind, in nautical lingo : LAIDTO
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Fluorescent bulb, maybe : TULIP
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Language of southern Africa : SWAZI
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2020 Christopher Nolan sci-fi thriller : TENET
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Primed : READY
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Bit of work : ERG
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Bit of work : JOB
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Three o'clock, so to speak : EAST
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Back stroke? : PAT
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Trader ___ : VIC

Answer summary: 12 unique to this puzzle.

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