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New York Times, Wednesday, January 29, 2020

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

Author:
Jeremy Newton
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {VWXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Newton. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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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
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Risky thing to go out on : LIMB
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QB Manning : ELI
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Lofty ambitions : IDEALS
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Single's bars? : ARIA
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Want an actress from "Soul Food"? : LONGFORNIA
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The buck stops here : BANK
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Creepazoid's gaze : LEER
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Stripped (of) : RID
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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
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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
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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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