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New York Times, Saturday, January 4, 2020

Movie based on the memoir "Rocket Boys" (and an anagram of "Rocket Boys")

Author:
Adam Aaronson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Adam Aaronson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQVX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Aaronson.
Adam Aaronson notes:
I'm beyond thrilled to be making my published crossword debut, no less in the New York Times, and no less on the very first Saturday ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! The HAMBURGLAR always makes me laugh. Of all the things in the world to steal, you target a McDonald's hamburger? So many ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times1/4/20 ( No. 25,624 )
Across
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You may see stars because of one : SWEARWORD
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Concerns for team docs : ACLS
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Antagonist of Ronald McDonald : HAMBURGLAR
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Minor anomaly : BLIP
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Movie based on the memoir "Rocket Boys" (and an anagram of "Rocket Boys") : OCTOBERSKY
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Like C.G.I. : FAKE
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Trash : TOSS
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Part of a goal : NET
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Hung (over) : DRAPED
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"Indubitably!" : YESSIREEBOB
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Real jerk : SPASM
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Gulp (down) : SNARF
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A&W rival : MUG
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Charge : TILTAT
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"And all that jazz" : ETC
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First letter in the Torah : BETH
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Professes : ALLEGES
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Served in a sauce made with orange juice, sugar and Grand Marnier : SUZETTE
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"Pow!" : BLAM
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How to mend a broken heart? : CPR
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Mark : PIGEON
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Real jerk, for short : SOB
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Sleep on it : SHEET
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Excited, in modern slang : TURNT
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Potential cause of the apocalypse : WORLDWARIII
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Waterway : SLUICE
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Bubbleheaded : DIM
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Jazz riff : LICK
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2019 musical film with a substantial C.G.I. component : CATS
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1991 Broadway musical nominated for 11 Tonys : MISSSAIGON
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Crown : ACME
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"Speaking of which ..." : ONTHATNOTE
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Typical reader of John Green novels : TEEN
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More or less : TOADEGREE
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Espresso unit : SHOT
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U.S. radio station whose call letters spell the name of its city : WACO
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Experts in 41-Across : EMTS
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It describes your type : ABOSYSTEM
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Spice mixture : RUB
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Images on the backs of South Carolina quarters : WRENS
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Princess Fiona, e.g. : OGRESS
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Author of "One Day at HorrorLand" : RLSTINE
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___ Terr., 1861-89 : DAK
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Classic BBC sitcom, to fans : ABFAB
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Audience response gauge : CLAPOMETER
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Support mechanism? : LIKEBUTTON
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Dashed : SPED
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Competition hosted by the U.S. every four years : RYDERCUP
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One often accused of blindness : REF
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Computer issue, in brief : EMAG
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Winston's greatest fear in "1984" : RATS
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Attempts : STABS
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Textile made using bobbins : PILLOWLACE
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Bio header : ALLABOUTME
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1814's Treaty of ___ : GHENT
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Apple showcase, say : TECHDEMO
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Seductive : BEGUILING
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Expel forcefully : SPEW
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It's totally tubular : ZITI
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Entertains during storytime : READSTO
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Home of the L.D.S. Church HQ : SLC
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Country singer Yearwood : TRISHA
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Up : RISEN
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Blue words : IMSAD
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"Ski-ba-bop-ba-dop-bop," e.g. : SCAT
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Stock character in fictional labs : IGOR
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Animal shelter : COTE
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___-high : KNEE
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Whole number, in coding lingo : INT
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Had a fast break? : ATE

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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