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New York Times, Saturday, January 30, 2021

Author:
Nam Jin Yoon
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Nam Jin Yoon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 35 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Yoon. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Nam Jin Yoon notes:
I recently passed my one-year mark of constructing themelesses, so I thought this might be a good time to jot down a few things I wish ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Beautiful construction, a work of art. I appreciate how Nam Jin eschewed the full triple-stacks and broke up the entries in rows 1/15. ... read more
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© 2021, The New York TimesNo. 0130 ( 26,016 )
Across
1
Hero of Philadelphia : HOAGIE
7
IG-11 on "The Mandalorian," e.g. : DROID
12
Stereotypically arcane subject : ROCKETSCIENCE
14
Wry comment on a sorry situation : YOUHATETOSEEIT
15
Decline : SAYNO
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One temporarily donning a cap : GRAD
17
Spent : DONE
18
Decked out : CLAD
19
"Between the World and Me" author, 2015 : COATES
21
Frequently flooded land : FEN
22
Team that infamously blew a 28-3 Super Bowl lead they had late in the third quarter: Abbr. : ATL
23
Doctor's office, maybe : SUITE
24
Piece of the pie? : CRUST
26
Standard of comparison : BASELINE
28
Lock holder? : MOUSSE
29
Sharp feeling : PANG
30
Smear : DAUB
31
Shell, maybe : CASING
34
Little ball of fur : KITTYCAT
38
___ change : EXACT
39
Makes clean ... or less clean : DUSTS
40
Rigmarole : ADO
41
Buck, boomer, jack, flyer or jill, informally : ROO
42
One might carry a torch : SCONCE
44
Like some brows and berets : KNIT
45
Longtime Sacha Baron Cohen persona : ALIG
47
Was on : RODE
48
Turns over : CEDES
49
Bit of encouragement for someone's success : MOREPOWERTOYOU
52
"Decision time!" : ITSNOWORNEVER
53
Spike in activity on a sports field? : CLEAT
54
Absolutely trounced : PASTED
Down
1
Dog ... or a type of dog : HOUND
2
Dos y dos y dos y dos : OCHO
3
America's first historically Black sorority, in brief : AKA
4
Set the wheels in motion : GETGOING
5
Continuously improve, in tech-speak : ITERATE
6
Subject of a family feud, maybe : ESTATE
7
Lead-in to belief : DIS
8
Certain mouthpiece attachment : REED
9
Not with "them" : ONEOFUS
10
Frosty air? : ICINESS
11
De-frosting? : DETENTE
12
Queens, e.g. : ROYALS
13
Lines in an application? : CODE
14
Setting of a 1945 conference : YALTA
15
Natural cover : SCAB
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Holding up the line for? : CUING
20
Workers with talent : SCOUTS
23
Angles : SLANTS
25
Color that comes from the Latin for "red" : RUBY
27
Earth-shattering : EPIC
28
Glossy alternative : MATTE
30
Makes out : DISCERNS
31
Material that artists get all fired up about? : CERAMIC
32
Amphibian that Ogden Nash once rhymed with "bottle" : AXOLOTL
33
"Little Women" actress Ronan : SAOIRSE
34
Milan ___, author of 1984's "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" : KUNDERA
35
Openness : CANDOR
36
Parting word : ADIEU
37
Little 'uns : TOTS
39
Singing style with African-American roots : DOOWOP
43
Say "Ta-da!," say : CROW
44
Excited, with "up" : KEYED
46
Actress Rowlands : GENA
48
Natural recess : COVE
50
Many a 31-Down piece : POT
51
Banh ___ (sticky rice cake) : TET

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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