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New York Times, Friday, January 29, 2021

"The weapon of the powerless against the powerful," according to Molly Ivins

Author:
Robyn Weintraub
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQW} This is puzzle # 33 for Ms. Weintraub. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2021, The New York Times1/29/21 ( No. 26,015 )
Across
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Article of attire akin to a tarboosh : FEZ
4
Facetious response to "How'd you know that?" : ESP
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One might be forever : STAMP
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Union deserters : EXES
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Choice for those eager to retire and travel? : SLEEPERCAR
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___ Plus (brand with a "Lubrastrip") : ATRA
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Brownish-orange shade : TERRACOTTA
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Big brass : TROMBONE
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Reliable : TRUSTY
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Baglike structure : SAC
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Spacewalk, e.g., in NASA shorthand : EVA
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Insect repellent ingredient : DEET
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Twitter : retweet :: Facebook : ___ : SHARE
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Email notification, maybe : SENT
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Go (for) : OPT
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Hot dogs do this : PANT
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Bar exam? : PUBTRIVIA
33
Early trans-Atlantic voyager : PINTA
34
Creature in Liberty Mutual ads : EMU
35
Build : ERECT
36
Small bit of floor décor : ACCENTRUG
38
Material harvested for its hydrophobic properties : CORK
39
Basic cleaner : LYE
40
Actor who voiced the title character in 2018's "Sherlock Gnomes" : DEPP
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Like some toothpastes : MINTY
42
Choice for a cinematographer : LENS
43
Swab : MOP
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Exec with a noted mansion : HEF
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"The weapon of the powerless against the powerful," according to Molly Ivins : SATIRE
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"100% happening!" : DONEDEAL
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State in which you might get a tax deduction : PARENTHOOD
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One with briefs, briefly : ATTY
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Defcon 1 mentality : CRISISMODE
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Lisa with the 1994 hit "Stay" : LOEB
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Fuji, e.g. : APPLE
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___ Lovett of "Sweeney Todd" : MRS
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Snoop : PRY
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Achievements : FEATS
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Really, really hot : EXTRASPICY
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"100% not happening!" : ZEROCHANCE
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First name on the Supreme Court : ELENA
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Desertlike : SERE
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/, maybe : PER
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Something you can't get in a restaurant : SECRETRECIPE
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Food for a grizzly bear : TROUT
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Doesn't hesitate : ACTS
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Apt name for a yoga instructor? : MATT
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Talk up? : PRAY
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Uncle ___ : SAM
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Hot spot : STOVE
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George Washington signed America's first one in 1790 : PATENT
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TV roommates for 50+ years : BERTANDERNIE
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Fix, as in beta : DEBUG
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Penny-___ : ANTE
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Recapitulate : SUMUP
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Excessive : OVERTHETOP
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Unlikely member of the "clean-plate club" : PICKYEATER
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Bit of ink : TAT
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Some guest roles on cop shows : PERPS
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Pressing need : IRON
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Bud : PAL
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Convictions : TENETS
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Le ___ (newspaper) : MONDE
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Von Trapp daughter who sings "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" : LIESL
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Indicative and subjunctive, e.g. : MOODS
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Spacecraft activity : FLYBY
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Org. concerned with lab safety? : SPCA
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50+ group : AARP
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Word with round or road : TRIP
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Symbol of opportunity : DOOR
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Indian lentil dish : DAL
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What you might say after reading a tricky crossword clue : HMM

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle.

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