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New York Times, Wednesday, January 27, 2021

"I only got a seventh-grade education, but I have a doctorate in ___": James Brown

Author:
Mike Knobler
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QVZ} Spans: 3 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Knobler. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Mike Knobler notes:
The concept of taking idiomatic expressions literally as clues to their location in the grid didn't originate with me, but it's fun, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
BENEATH CONTEMPT physically beneath SCORN, UNDER THE WEATHER physically under MONSOON, BELOW THE SURFACE physically below FACET. I ... read more
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Across
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___ California : BAJA
5
Frequent sights in Road Runner cartoons : CACTI
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Attempt : STAB
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Vegetarian substitute for gelatin : AGAR
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"Silence is the most perfect expression of ___" (line in a Shaw play) : SCORN
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Philosopher David : HUME
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Despicable ... or where this answer goes? : BENEATHCONTEMPT
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Paradises : EDENS
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Output of Santa's workshop : TOY
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Retort to 4-Down : IAMSO
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Dandies : FOPS
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Moving around very nicely, thank you : SPRY
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Nonstop joker : RIOT
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Midday break : LUNCH
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Merit badge holder : SASH
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Nearly forever : EON
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What to expect between June and September in India : MONSOON
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What's what, in Italy : CHE
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Sick ... or where this answer goes? : UNDERTHEWEATHER
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"Make a joyful noise unto the Lord ...," e.g. : PSALM
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"Diamonds" : ICE
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Habitat for bitterns and herons : REEDS
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___ walk : PERP
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University whose name is also a food : RICE
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Levels : STRATA
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Knuckleheaded act? : NOOGIE
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Is indebted to : OWES
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Side to be considered : FACET
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"I only got a seventh-grade education, but I have a doctorate in ___": James Brown : FUNK
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Latent ... or where this answer goes? : BELOWTHESURFACE
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Notable time : ERA
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Shipping route : SEALANE
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Burnish : RUB
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Servius Tullius, e.g., in ancient Rome : REX
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Part of w.p.m.: Abbr. : WDS
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One-eighty : UEY
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Like some wines and humor : DRY
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Hon : BABE
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Like sharp cheddar : AGED
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Longtime actress co-starring in Netflix's "Grace and Frankie" : JANEFONDA
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Schoolyard denial : ARENOT
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Winter hrs. in the Midwest : CST
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Fünf + drei : ACHT
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2017 Pixar hit : COCO
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Where Paris took Helen : TROY
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Holiday ___ : INN
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Heavy scissors : SHEARS
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Possible result of overeating, informally : TUMMYACHE
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Roadies' loads : AMPS
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Texas politico O'Rourke : BETO
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"Poor venomous fool," to Cleopatra : ASP
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A hot one is timely : TIP
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Place for a coin : SLOT
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Old woman's home, in a children's rhyme : SHOE
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Enlist again : REUP
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Na+ and Cl- : IONS
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Square : UNHIP
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Tiny fraction of a min. : NSEC
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Shrink in fear : COWER
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What dogs do in the spring : SHED
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One of a pair of towel markings : HERS
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Citi Field mascot : MRMET
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Drug trafficker, informally : NARCO
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City across the Rio Grande from Juárez : ELPASO
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Drive ... or drive mad? : TEEOFF
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Drifted downriver, say : RAFTED
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Not off key : INTUNE
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Not drunk : SOBER
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Quaint contraction : TWERE
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"Stop worrying!" : RELAX
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Play defense against : GUARD
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Run up, as charges : INCUR
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Barely make it : EKEBY
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Cries of discovery : AHAS
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Animated frame : CEL
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Biblical twin : ESAU
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Indianapolis-to-St. Louis dir. : WSW
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Female Jedi in "Star Wars" : REY

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

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