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New York Times, Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Author:
Alex Eaton-Salners
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex Eaton-Salners

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FJXZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Mr. Eaton-Salners. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Alex Eaton-Salners notes:
Conquering complex constraints compels careful crossword construction. Here, the hardest thing to get right was the shape of the "7" ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Reaction 1: CRITICAL. What's with all the circled Cs? Having the same letter in all the circles makes it too easy to figure out what ... read more
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Across
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Kind of wine drinker who might remark "I'm getting hints of unripened banana" : SNOB
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Tears : RIPS
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Tore : RACED
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Biblical shepherd : ABEL
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Lovefest, literally : ORGY
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Send to cloud nine : ELATE
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Like calypso music : CARIBBEAN
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Atoll material : CORAL
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It's a gas : NEON
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Porcelain : CHINA
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SS ___, onetime flagship of the White Star Line : ADRIATIC
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Philly Ivy : UPENN
29
Actress Meriwether : LEE
30
Kind of salad with tomatoes, eggs, olives and anchovies : NICOISE
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It's often left on the table : TIP
34
Second Monopoly avenue : BALTIC
36
"Grody!" : ICK
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Put on : WEAR
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Actress Graff of "Mr. Belvedere" : ILENE
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Bearded beast : GNU
40
Stain : TINGE
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Having everything in its proper place : NEAT
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Language akin to Thai : LAO
43
Spanish queens : REINAS
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Hosp. locales : ORS
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Prince of Narnia : CASPIAN
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Art nouveau? : ARE
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Monsieur, across the Pyrenees : SENOR
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Criticizes pettily : SNIPESAT
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Part of a crystal radio kit : DIODE
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Give off : EMIT
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Hugo ___, longtime Supreme Court justice : BLACK
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Result of connecting the circled letters in a certain way, in a punny manner of speaking : SEVENSEAS
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Woodworker's shaper : LATHE
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Halley's comet, to William the Conqueror : OMEN
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Poet ___ St. Vincent Millay : EDNA
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Suit material for Mr. Toad : TWEED
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Class : SORT
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Berth place : QUAY
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Egg pouch : SAC
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Hornets are in it, in brief : NBA
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Anthem contraction : OER
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Cousins of crepes : BLINI
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Stiff and mechanical : ROBOTIC
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Promoting peace : IRENIC
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___ Tour : PGA
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Adjust to match, informally : SYNC
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Contents of many an index card : RECIPE
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Like soliloquy deliverers, typically : ALONE
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Moving targets for waves : CARANTENNAS
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Third Greek vowel : ETA
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Dover's home: Abbr. : DEL
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___ Babies (bygone fad) : BEANIE
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Ear covering : HUSK
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Moby Dick, for one : ALBINO
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Some casino personnel : DEALERS
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Launch time : RELEASEDATE
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Arcade fixtures : COINOPS
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Horseshoe Falls setting : NIAGARA
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Hosp. locale : ICU
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Radio shortcut : PRESET
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Gunpowder alternative, for short : TNT
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Super Mario Galaxy console : WII
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Terrific time, in slang : GAS
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Spare part, perhaps : TENPIN
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Rendered pork fat : LARD
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Clothing : RAIMENT
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Altered dishonestly : COOKED
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"The nerve!" : INEVER
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Nook : NICHE
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And the following: Abbr. : ETSEQ
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Those, in Segovia : ESOS
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Diner order that often comes with a toothpick : BLT
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Bar code? : LAW
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Pop subgenre : EMO
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Web address ender : EDU
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Santa ___ winds : ANA
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Perhaps : SAY

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