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New York Times, Monday, January 25, 2021

Dreaded cry from a boss ... or a hint to the ends of 18-, 23-, 40- and 53-Across

Author:
Kevin Christian and Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Andrea Carla Michaels

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Christian. This is puzzle # 73 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2021, The New York Times1/25/21 ( No. 26,011 )

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Across
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Modern Persia : IRAN
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Arnaz who loved Lucy : DESI
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Become acclimated : ADAPT
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"Finding ___" (2003 Pixar film) : NEMO
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Alternative to a wood, in golf : IRON
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Name said twice before "Wherefore art thou" : ROMEO
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In vogue : CHIC
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Oscar the Grouch's home : GARBAGECAN
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International Court of Justice location, with "The" : HAGUE
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Bulls in a bullfight : TOROS
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Old weapon in hand-to-hand combat : BATTLEAXE
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Place for a nest : LIMB
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Digital picture, maybe : SCAN
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Less fresh : STALER
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Emergency call in Morse code : SOS
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Wild guess : STAB
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With 60-Across, one of two U.S. vice presidents to resign from office : SPIRO
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Result of a football blitz, maybe : QUARTERBACKSACK
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Completely anesthetized : UNDER
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Exercise that might be done on a mat : YOGA
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Cover gray, perhaps : DYE
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Like vinegar : ACIDIC
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"Holy moly!" : EGAD
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English channel, informally, with "the" : BEEB
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Bit of fashionable footwear : ANKLEBOOT
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Home in the shape of a dome : IGLOO
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See 39-Across : AGNEW
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Dreaded cry from a boss ... or a hint to the ends of 18-, 23-, 40- and 53-Across : YOUREFIRED
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Listing in a travel guide : SITE
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Texas ___ (school NW of Houston) : AANDM
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Dealer in futures? : SEER
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It's a plot! : ACRE
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News media : PRESS
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Rival of Harvard : YALE
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Wood for boat decks : TEAK
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Not give an ___ (be stubborn) : INCH
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Give a makeover, informally : REHAB
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Spanish girlfriend : AMIGA
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"Hey, don't jump in front of me in the line!" : NOCUTS
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Insult : DIG
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Time span sometimes named after a president : ERA
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Rather, informally : SORTA
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Where work may pile up : INBOX
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Best Picture winner set in 1-Across : ARGO
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Swims at the Y, say : DOESLAPS
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"The Walking Dead" network : AMC
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Cause of a sleepless night for a princess, in a fairy tale : PEA
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Whole bunch : TON
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Greek counterpart of Mars : ARES
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Yadda, yadda, yadda : ETC
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Zap with a light beam : LASE
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Contest attempt : ENTRY
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Classic work that's the basis for Shakespeare's "Troilus and Cressida" : ILIAD
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"Goodness gracious!" : MERCY
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Not having two nickels to rub together : BROKE
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"For shame!" : TSK
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Fledgling pigeon : SQUAB
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Weight whose abbreviation ends in a "z," oddly : OUNCE
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"Sexy" lady in a Beatles song : SADIE
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Blood grouping system : ABO
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Hole-some breakfast food? : BAGEL
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Nickname for the Cardinals, with "the" : REDBIRDS
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Prefix with -pod or -partite : TRI
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Zoo enclosure : CAGE
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Foal : mare :: ___ : cow : CALF
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Lawyers' org. : ABA
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Took care of someone else's pooch : DOGSAT
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Loud : NOISY
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Land with a demilitarized zone : KOREA
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Delayed : ONICE
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Four: Prefix : TETRA
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Insets in a crown : GEMS
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Line on a calendar : WEEK
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Talk, talk, talk : YAP
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Regatta implement : OAR
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French "a" : UNE
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Wriggly fish : EEL
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Dr. of hip-hop : DRE

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