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New York Times, Saturday, January 23, 2021

Language in which "Hello, how are you?" is "Saluton, kiel vi fartas?"

Author:
Doug Peterson and Brad Wilber
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Doug Peterson
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1.60021
Brad Wilber

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 49 for Mr. Peterson. This is puzzle # 56 for Mr. Wilber.
Constructor notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2021, The New York Times1/23/21 ( No. 26,009 )
Across
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Bands popular in the '70s : MOODRINGS
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Uses a letter opener on : SLITS
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Later on, when appropriate : INDUETIME
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"The Pirates of Penzance" ingénue : MABEL
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Is resolute : STANDSPAT
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Grammy winner with the surname Adkins : ADELE
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National ___ Hall of Fame, in Rochester, N.Y. : TOY
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Flip, say : REACT
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Esther of TV's "Good Times" : ROLLE
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"Breaking Bad" protagonist : WALT
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Offer sheet? : HITLIST
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Refresh, in a way : TOPOFF
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"Quit your bickering!" : BENICE
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Left on deck : APORT
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Reached the point of no return? : BROKEEVEN
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Like many Ariz. residents : RETD
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Fraught with risk : HAIRY
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Gubernatorial option : VETO
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Snow-capped peak of song : OLDSMOKEY
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Yellowstone traffic halters : BISON
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One going paperless in April, say : EFILER
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Gags : PUTONS
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Once-common mall fixtures : ARCADES
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Nut chewed as a stimulant : KOLA
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Harshly colorful : LURID
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Certain computer key : ARROW
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Face-covering dance move : DAB
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Star N.F.L. receiver ___ Beckham Jr. : ODELL
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"Stoned Soul Picnic" songwriter : LAURANYRO
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Counterpart of butch : FEMME
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Language in which "Hello, how are you?" is "Saluton, kiel vi fartas?" : ESPERANTO
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Its penultimate line is "Poems are made by fools like me" : TREES
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Franchise with the "Dominating the Deep" DVD set : SHARKWEEK
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Sight in a produce aisle : MIST
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"I'm ___ you!" : ONTO
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Danny ___, ventriloquist dummy for Jimmy Nelson : ODAY
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Pressure over a debt : DUN
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Second or third version : REDRAFT
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"Life ___" (2014 Roger Ebert documentary) : ITSELF
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Pester playfully : NIPAT
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Finance co. rebranded as Ally Financial : GMAC
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Branch of mathematics that uses "∪" and "∩" : SETTHEORY
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Brain : SMARTIE
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Classic film that gave us the term "paparazzi" : LADOLCEVITA
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"Pretty sure" : IBELIEVESO
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Restless movements, maybe : TELLS
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Unwelcome forecast : SLEET
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"I ... I can't even" : WORDSFAILME
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Like presses : INKY
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Certain paddy crop : TARO
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Car with a lightning bolt logo : OPEL
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French dessert of soft custard : POTDECREME
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Patch growth : BRIER
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Things that generate a lot of cookie dough? : BAKESALES
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Early educator of George Orwell : ETON
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Dijon denials : NONS
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Course division : HOLE
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Some airplane seats : MIDDLES
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Fortification : BULWARK
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Traditional wedding vow word : POORER
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Up : ALOFT
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Showing less refinement : RUDER
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Gene who's considered "the founding father of the modern drum set" : KRUPA
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Far from deliberate : RASH
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10 micronewtons : DYNE
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Museo contents : ARTE
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Enter into a calendar : BOOK
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"Thanks anyway, pardner" : NAW

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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