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New York Times, Monday, January 27, 2020

Author:
Timothy Polin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Timothy Polin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 53 for Mr. Polin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
I'm embarrassed. Ashamed, really. As a child raised by TV, having watched thousands of hours of Saturday morning cartoons, I can ... read more
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Across
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iPhone downloads : APPS
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Breakfast, lunch and dinner : MEALS
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The "A" in A&E : ARTS
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Stumble : TRIP
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Lit, as a lantern : AGLOW
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Season to be full of cheer : NOEL
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Gaucho's weapon : BOLA
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*Sinister genius in a series of Sax Rohmer novels : DRFUMANCHU
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With, en français : AVEC
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Luau garland : LEI
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Los Angeles hoopster : LAKER
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*Quick-tempered, gun-toting, rabbit-hating toon : YOSEMITESAM
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"You betcha!" : YEP
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Taxis : CABS
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Illuminated sign in a studio : ONAIR
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Exchange of negative commercials : ADWAR
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Choose : OPT
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"Stupid is as stupid ___" (line from "Forrest Gump") : DOES
38
*Dudley Do-Right's enemy in old TV cartoons : SNIDELYWHIPLASH
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You can usually see right through it : PANE
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Electric ___ : EEL
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Brought about : LEDTO
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Cyberbusiness, briefly : ETAIL
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"Right away!" : STAT
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Owns : HAS
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*Chief pirate in Neverland : CAPTAINHOOK
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Part of an old Apple commercial tagline : IMAPC
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1600 Pennsylvania ___ (D.C. address) : AVE
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Letter in a Viking inscription : RUNE
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Archetypically villainous features possessed by the answers to the starred clues : MOUSTACHES
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James with a jazzy voice : ETTA
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Foes of elves, in Tolkien : ORCS
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Tennis star ___ Osaka : NAOMI
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Lots and lots : ATON
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Track or swimming competition : MEET
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Typical middle schooler, agewise : TWEEN
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Ending with ticker or masking : TAPE
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Held in check : ATBAY
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Utah city of more than 100,000 : PROVO
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Stacks : PILES
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Total ditz : SPACECADET
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Fill-in-the-blanks story : MADLIB
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White-plumed herons : EGRETS
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Title role for Jude Law in a 2004 remake : ALFIE
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Reed who sang "Walk on the Wild Side" : LOU
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Certain bachelor, in personals : SWM
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Tolstoy's "___ Karenina" : ANNA
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Nutty/marshmallowy ice cream flavor : ROCKYROAD
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[Giggle] : TEHEE
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Commit a fine-dining faux pas : SLURP
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___ mater : ALMA
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Mother in a stable family? : MARE
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Freshman, a year later, informally : SOPH
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Opposed to : ANTI
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Warning that's pure bluster : IDLETHREAT
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Egyptian cobra : ASP
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Substance coiled in a double helix : DNA
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Culinary concoction much used in French cuisine : WINESAUCE
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Avian hooter : OWL
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Body shop approx. : EST
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"___ nuff!" : SHO
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Sci-fi princess helping lead the Rebel Alliance : LEIA
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Squeal of pain : YELP
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Impulsive people tend to lack one : PLAN
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Bank no. : ACCT
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Cry from a person in peril : SAVEME
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Connects (with) : TIESIN
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Sign in the bleachers at a football game : HIMOM
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Love, to Leonardo : AMORE
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High-altitude Western lake : TAHOE
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"Get ___ here!" : OUTTA
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Winning : ONTOP
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"The Family Circus" cartoonist Bil : KEANE
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Discreet "Hey!" : PSST
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Insect found in "Antarctica" ... but not Antarctica : ANT
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Cornfield cry : CAW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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