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New York Times, Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Author:
Jeremy Newton
Editor:
Will Shortz
Home of the first man to walk on the moon, the first American to orbit Earth and the first American woman to walk in space
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {VWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Newton.
Jeremy Newton notes:
I really dig the quirky turn this puzzle theme took. After stumbling across themers "CHRIS PINE" and "DONNIE YEN," I found that last ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Did anyone else put in GADOT FOR GAL? No? Me neither, ha ha, only a total buffoon would do that! Who would have thought there would ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times1/29/20 ( No. 25,649 )
Across
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Texting pal, maybe : BFF
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Tank top? : GASCAP
10
Risky thing to go out on : LIMB
14
QB Manning : ELI
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Lofty ambitions : IDEALS
16
Single's bars? : ARIA
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Want an actress from "Soul Food"? : LONGFORNIA
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The buck stops here : BANK
20
Creepazoid's gaze : LEER
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Stripped (of) : RID
22
Hat for a chef : TOQUE
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Want an actor from "Wonder Woman"? : PINEFORCHRIS
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Cobbler's supply : SOLES
28
Vow to get even? : IOU
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Pennsylvania N.L. team, familiarly : PHILS
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Summer hangout : POOL
32
Take rudely : GRAB
36
Want an actress from "Mad Men"? : JONESFORJANUARY
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They're often lit : SOTS
40
Company whose bathroom sinks are named for Swedish bodies of water : IKEA
41
Female compadre : AMIGA
42
Words of honor : ODE
43
Playground rebuttal : IAMSO
44
Want an actor from "Rogue One"? : YENFORDONNIE
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Deck divided into the Major and Minor Arcana : TAROT
50
Org. seeking clean skies : EPA
51
By the dawn's early light? : EAST
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Home of the first man to walk on the moon, the first American to orbit Earth and the first American woman to walk in space : OHIO
55
Want an actor from "Here Come the Girls"? : HOPEFORBOB
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Just pretend : MOCK
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Robotic supervillain in the first "Avengers" sequel : ULTRON
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Bad marks : EFS
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Colorful neckwear : BOAS
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Attempts it : HASAGO
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Part of a tavern : TAP
Down
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Drooping flower feature : BELL
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Sheet of ice : FLOE
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Common kind of pen for illustrators : FINEPOINT
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Many an animated meme : GIF
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Thinks the world of : ADORES
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Stroke on a letter : SERIF
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"Leave it to me!" : CANDO
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Comedian Wong : ALI
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Ad by MADD, e.g. : PSA
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Something most people don't go into more than once a year : LABOR
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Like many dinar spenders : IRAQI
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Demerit : MINUS
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Lie in the sun : BAKE
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Car fronts : GRILLES
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Turkey Day, e.g.: Abbr. : THU
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Suffix with good and willing : NESS
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Spanish table wine : RIOJA
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Mixer option : COLA
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"Out, out!" : SHOO
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Nightcap go-with, in brief : PJS
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Game of checkers? : POKER
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Danish coins : ORE
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More sticky and viscous : GUMMIER
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Increase the stakes : RAISEABET
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Mythical ship that gave its name to a constellation : ARGO
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Words before nose or hair : BYA
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Generic dog name : FIDO
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Bread accompanying saag paneer : NAAN
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___-forgotten : OFT
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Addled : INAFOG
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Happy cowpoke's cry : YAHOO
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Cable news anchor Hill : ERICA
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Quiet corners : NOOKS
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Univ. units : DEPTS
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"La Traviata," for one : OPERA
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It's monumental : TOMB
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Place to veg : SOFA
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Medicinal qty. : TBSP
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"Who woulda thunk ...?" : HUH
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Suffix with crap : OLA
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John Winston ___ Lennon : ONO

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle.

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