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New York Times, Friday, January 31, 2020

Author:
John Guzzetta and Michael Hawkins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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2910/9/20126/2/20206
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1.62140
John Guzzetta
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181/23/20141/31/20206
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1.63100
Michael Hawkins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Guzzetta. This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. Hawkins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
JOHN: Michael usually gets the ball rolling by sending a corner. This time, it was the SE corner, though it was a little more closed ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
If you haven't tasted The Rooster, you haven't lived. That sounds dirtier than it is. Those of us hooked on SRIRACHA sauce call it ... read more
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0131 ( 25,651 )
Across
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Hot sauce : SRIRACHA
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First word for many : MAMMA
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Aid in hypnotism : PENDULUM
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Treat whose name means, literally, "flash of lightning" : ECLAIR
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Command from the director's chair : ANDSCENE
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"But thanks for ___!" : ASKING
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Big gear retailer : REI
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Where all the pieces fall into place : TETRIS
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Environmentalist ___ Leopold, author of the best-selling "A Sand County Almanac" : ALDO
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Know-it-alls : SWAMIS
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"Am ___ brother's keeper?" : IMY
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Soft hit : LOB
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George ___, original cast member of "S.N.L." : COE
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Ones who "Don't Cry," according to a 2008 country hit : COWGIRLS
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City south of Luxor : ASWAN
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Muslim ascetic : FAKIR
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Doomed from the start, informally : DOA
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Inventors of the compass and movable type : CHINESE
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"What's the skinny?" : ANYNEWS
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Mr. Sharples, owner of a sitcom diner : MEL
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___ board : EMERY
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Some jungle greenery : FERNS
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Fictional place that lent its name to a classic Cadillac : ELDORADO
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Back : AFT
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Hosp. figure : LPN
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Ruler amts. : CMS
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Burns : DISSES
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Statement often accompanied by an eye roll : ASIF
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Taken with : KEENON
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Alternative to a wrecking crew : TNT
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D-day : GOTIME
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Bit of derring-do : BOLDMOVE
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Noted figure in Raphael's "The School of Athens" : EUCLID
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Spurn on social media : UNFOLLOW
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One of the Kennedys : ETHEL
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Building super's ringful : DOORKEYS
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Engages in argument : SPARS
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Keep the books? : RENEW
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World power in cricket : INDIA
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Routes: Abbr. : RDS
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One with lots to sell : AUCTIONEER
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Comedic actor John : CLEESE
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Diana is the Roman goddess of it : HUNT
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"Of thee I sing" addressee : AMERICA
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Hosts : MCS
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Lye, for one : ALKALI
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Like the old Sears Roebuck catalog : MAILORDER
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[Jaw hits the floor] : MINDBLOWN
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Besides "Gigi," the only Best Picture winner with a four-letter name : ARGO
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Romp : EASYWIN
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Assurance after an accident : IMOKAY
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Last name on a shoe box : MCAN
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Potter's house : GRYFFINDOR
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Some freshness : SASS
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Ne plus ultra : ACME
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Forks over : SHELLSOUT
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Temptation to steal : WILDPITCH
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What a cat's meow might mean : FEEDME
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Suggested, with "of" : SMACKED
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Brings in : NETS
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Famous last word of film : ROSEBUD
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In the records : ONFILE
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1980 Peace Nobelist ___ Pérez Esquivel : ADOLFO
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Bit of attire for a fancy night out : STOLE
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Foreign representative : ENVOY
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Is anguished over a decision : STEWS
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Jon who wrote and illustrated "Palindromania!" : AGEE
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Roller-skating in the house, say : NONO
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"Cool" amount : MIL
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Subj. of a federal holiday since 1986 : MLK

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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