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New York Times, Monday, January 4, 2021

3-Down : Rising concern?

Author:
Kathy Wienberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kathy Wienberg

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Wienberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Kathy Wienberg notes:
Wow — this is definitely a blast from the past. It was constructed right after the "Justice League" movie premiered in November of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
WONDER WOMAN / DIANA PRINCE + two iconic actors to play the role + DC COMICS, all fitting within crossword symmetry? Apparently, ... read more
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Across
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Has a long shelf life : LASTS
6
The Lone Star State : TEXAS
11
Place to recover one's health : SPA
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Native Alaskan : ALEUT
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Vigilant : ALERT
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Arctic diving bird : AUK
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Identity of 61-Across : DIANAPRINCE
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"The X-Files" agcy. : FBI
20
Like some reactions and flights during storms : DELAYED
21
Blacktop : ASPHALT
23
Opposite of WSW : ENE
24
Part of a needle : EYE
26
Something a diva may sing : ARIA
27
Overhaul, as a show : REVAMP
30
Originator of 61-Across : DCCOMICS
34
Teacher's note accompanying a bad grade, maybe : SEEME
35
Rapper Shakur : TUPAC
36
Television portrayer of 61-Across : LYNDACARTER
40
Singers Bareilles and Evans : SARAS
41
Steer clear of : AVOID
44
Film portrayer of 61-Across : GALGADOT
48
Contract stipulation : CLAUSE
49
Lead-in to "man" in superhero-dom : AQUA
50
Flow out, as the tide : EBB
52
Youngster : TOT
53
Pain in the lower back : LUMBAGO
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"Just leave!" : LETMEBE
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Back talk : LIP
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Co-founder of the Justice League : WONDERWOMAN
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Bullring cheer : OLE
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Humdingers : LULUS
65
Plainly visible : OVERT
66
Something to write on or crash in : PAD
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Ocular inflammations : STYES
68
Smell or taste : SENSE
Down
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Corporate hierarchies, figuratively : LADDERS
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Property recipient, in law : ALIENEE
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Rising concern? : SEALEVEL
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___ fish sandwich : TUNA
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Linger : STAY
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Late in arriving : TARDY
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Inventor Whitney : ELI
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"Hercules" character who got her own show : XENA
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Rainbows, for example : ARCS
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Part of an assembly instruction : STEP
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Mac browser : SAFARI
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Go ___ (become listed on a stock exchange) : PUBLIC
13
Japanese dogs : AKITAS
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"I don't want to hear a ___ out of you!" : PEEP
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Meat in many an omelet : HAM
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Teach : EDUCATE
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Adams who played Lois Lane in "Man of Steel" : AMY
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Brainy bunch : MENSA
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Tax return pros : CPAS
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Batmobile, e.g. : CAR
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Eight-related : OCTAL
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Poi ingredient : TARO
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Mid-June honoree : DAD
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Longoria of "Desperate Housewives" : EVA
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Some delivery people : ROUTEMEN
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Weather map lines : ISOBARS
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Easing of international tensions : DETENTE
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Racehorse's gait : GALLOP
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Eagle constellation : AQUILA
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Thrown (together) : LUMPED
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Shoot the breeze : GAB
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Trucker who relays "bear traps" : CBER
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Confer divine favor on : BLESS
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Leather-punching tools : AWLS
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Joint malady : GOUT
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Just : ONLY
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"Terrible" time for tykes : TWOS
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Relocate : MOVE
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Payment ___ : DUE

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