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New York Times, Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Author:
Amanda Yesnowitz and Joon Pahk
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
28/26/20121/8/20202
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1.55100
Amanda Yesnowitz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
268/5/20081/8/20207
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41234291
ScrabbleRebusCirclePangram
1.62000
Joon Pahk

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JKQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Yesnowitz. This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Pahk. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Notepad: For the story behind this crossword, see nytimes.com/wordplay.
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Constructor notes:
joon: Back in late November, Amanda emailed me with the idea she had of having a crossword be a part of her wedding reception since a ... read more
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Blood donation is near and dear to my heart (ha). On those days where I feel like I can't do anything right (there are many), at the ... read more
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0108 ( 25,628 )
Across
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Like: Suffix : ISH
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Eponymous character of Disneyland's "Wild Ride" : MRTOAD
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Tangy Greek cheese : FETA
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Usual victim of Bart's prank calls : MOE
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Schwartz who spent Tuesdays with Mitch Albom : MORRIE
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Robert Bolt's "___ for All Seasons" : AMAN
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Early warnings of danger : ALARMBELLS
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"Miami ___" : VICE
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Economic and legislative capital of Sri Lanka : COLOMBO
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Melancholy : SORROW
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Bronze ___ : AGE
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English pop diva : ADELE
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Radiant display also called the Northern Lights : AURORABOREALIS
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Glee club member : BASSO
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"Interstellar" actor Damon : MATT
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Longer forearm bone : ULNA
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Biological messenger molecule : RNA
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Extra-small amount, as of lotion : DAB
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"Return from full-screen mode" key : ESC
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"Thy sharp teeth ..." referent : ASP
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Yardstick part : EDGE
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Egypt : pound :: Iran : ___ : RIAL
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Sacred lamb, from the Latin : AGNUS
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Now-discontinued Chili's appetizer with a rhyming name : AWESOMEBLOSSOM
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Oscar-winning composer Jule : STYNE
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Workplace of Jack Bauer on "24," for short : CTU
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"I could go on and on ..." : ETCETC
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Tuna alternative : HALIBUT
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Zany anecdote : YARN
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What's an uncommon blood type ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme : ABPOSITIVE
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Higher-up : EXEC
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"Old Man and the Sea" fish : MARLIN
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Good friend of Stimpy : REN
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"I'm on your ___!" : SIDE
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Flashy one, for short? : PHOTOG
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Tribe of Israel : DAN
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Egg-shaped computer, once : IMAC
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Darth Vader's son-in-law Han ___ : SOLO
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Mend : HEAL
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Echoic soup slogan : MMMMGOOD
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Heist figure : ROBBER
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iPhone alternative, once : TREO
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Southeast Division N.B.A. team, on scoreboards : ORL
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Lack one's usual vitality, maybe : AIL
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Orange sherbet and others : DESSERTS
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"Very Bad Things" and "Swingers" actor Jon : FAVREAU
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Eastern prince : EMIR
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Order at Chipotle : TACO
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Freshly : ANEW
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Crowd noises : ROARS
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"Rah!" at a bullfight : OLE
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Org. for lawyers : ABA
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"Spill the tea!" : DOTELL
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Soft drink brand : AANDW
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Water bill listing : USAGE
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One might sleep on it : AMBIEN
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Ranchero's plain : LLANO
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Discussion-recapping phrase : INSUM
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Suckers or syrups : SAPS
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Hollywood-area attraction La ___ Tar Pits : BREA
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End point of a military march : ARMYCAMP
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Rookie move? : CASTLING
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Encapsulation : ESSENCE
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Sixteenth president's nickname : ABE
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Outerwear? : GSUIT
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New York Giants giant Mel : OTT
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Elected congresswoman of 2018, Alexandria ___-Cortez : OCASIO
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"For Your ___ Only" : EYES
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One alternative to Uber : TAXI
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Rep : CRED
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Young otter's home : HOLT
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Owl or osprey : BIRD
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Unit of the eye containing the iris : UVEA
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Dollywood's locale: Abbr. : TENN
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A word from Scrooge : BAH
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Debate stance : PRO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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