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New York Times, Thursday, January 23, 2020

55-Across : Foundation for a home on a bayou

Author:
Barbara Lin
Editor:
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Lin. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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Across
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Concerning vision : OCULAR
7
Info for a car service pickup, in brief : ETA
10
Drain : SAP
13
Estado south of Arizona : SONORA
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Glamping site, maybe : YURT
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Madagascar, par exemple : ILE
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It's needed for a push-up, informally : TRICEP
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So : ERGO
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JFK alternative : LGA
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Proudly dresses like Bill Nye or Pee-wee Herman? : ROCKSTHEBOWTIE
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Like some doors : INOUT
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Pivot point : AXIS
25
Silo filler, for short : ICBM
27
Bellyache : CARP
28
Roughage source : BRAN
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What you feel "when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie" : AMORE
30
Layer : HEN
31
Mideast diplomat's request, when itching to be challenged? : GIMMEASINAI
33
Genesis craft : ARK
34
Inc., abroad : LTD
35
Premier internet connection? : THEGOODWIFI
41
Many an I.R.S. worker : CPA
44
Half of a 1960s folk-rock group : MAMAS
45
___ avis : RARA
46
Bogus : SHAM
47
Fast pace : CLIP
48
European Union member, to natives : EIRE
49
Ali who retired undefeated : LAILA
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Liberate Louis XIV's palace? : FREEVERSAILLES
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Pan Am rival : TWA
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Fries, e.g. : SIDE
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Foundation for a home on a bayou : STILTS
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Have : EAT
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Boggle the mind : STUN
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Locale for Ernst and Young : SENATE
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Vote heard on the floor ... and at the end of 20-, 31-, 35- and 50-Across? : AYE
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Short albums, for short : EPS
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Some "Toy Story"-themed toys, informally : TREXES
Down
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Source of material for a feather duster : OSTRICH
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Astronomical rings : CORONAE
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Start-up worth a billion dollars, in a modern coinage : UNICORN
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What brakes shouldn't do : LOCKUP
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"Give it ___" : AREST
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Mesmerized : RAPT
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It may involve dilation : EYEEXAM
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Wind power generator : TURBINE
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Odysseus' faithful dog : ARGOS
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Element of some chips : SILICON
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Something with an "x" factor? : ALGEBRA
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What a shooter may shoot : PEA
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Pull : TOW
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Perniciousness : HARM
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Retiring : TIMID
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Soong ___-ling, Madame Chiang Kai-shek : MEI
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Anti-apartheid activist Steve : BIKO
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Wine center near Turin : ASTI
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Large: Fr. : GROS
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Lead-in for Romeo : ALFA
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Wide open : AGAPE
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Premium network : TMC
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How you might meet someone : HALFWAY
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Land on the Persian Gulf : EMIRATE
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Desiccated : DRIEDUP
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Overpopulated, mazy districts : WARRENS
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Angers : IRES
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"Simmer down!" : CHILLAX
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Something for an artist to have on hand : PALETTE
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Piles up : AMASSES
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Like tears : SALINE
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Online party request : EVITE
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Engine capacity unit : LITER
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Powerful Scrabble tile : ESS
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Second person?: Abbr. : ASST
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Word with garden or party : TEA

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