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New York Times, Thursday, January 9, 2020

Author:
Alex Eaton-Salners
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex Eaton-Salners

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 41 Missing: {FQVXZ} Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Eaton-Salners. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Alex Eaton-Salners notes:
This tribute to "T" took tremendous toil. Thankfully, tallying the terms that T triggers/terminates transcends trifles. The textual ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Long ago, the "Four T Puzzle" hooked me on physical puzzles that require clever manipulation. It's so satisfying when after a long ... read more
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0109 ( 25,629 )

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Across
1
I.T. support desk service : PCHELP
7
"Down goes Frazier!" caller : COSELL
13
Heated house for chicks : BROODER
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Like Looney Tunes, theatrically : ONEREEL
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Jane Eyre or Wonder Woman : HEROINE
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Spicy : PICANTE
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More than some : ALOT
19
Characteristic : TRAIT
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Cook and Curry : TIMS
22
Spanish boy's name related to the sixth month of the year : JUNOT
24
Baby in a rare birth : TRIPLET
26
They leave in the spring : TREES
27
Clarifying phrase : IDEST
28
Harbor sight : TUGBOAT
29
Letter in the last third of the NATO alphabet : TANGO
30
Couches : SETTEES
32
Capital of the U.S. for 54 days in 1784 : TRENTON
34
Plus : AND
35
Meditation mantras : OMS
36
Not interpret correctly : MISREAD
40
Indonesian money : RUPIAHS
44
How tied N.F.L. games are resolved, for short : INOT
45
Common sport fish : TROUT
47
Pants, slangily : TROU
48
Bit of foppish attire : ASCOT
50
Drum kit, by another name : TRAPSET
52
Not so brave and determined : TIMID
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Brave and determined : STOUT
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"You'll never beat my score!" : TOPTHAT
55
Lock : TRESS
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Shakespeare contemporary : MARLOWE
58
Comedian Jimmy : DURANTE
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Longtime "Today" forecaster : ALROKER
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Amusing incongruities : IRONIES
62
Friendless : LONELY
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Make like : ENDEAR
Down
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When an opera's musical themes may be established : PRELUDE
2
Bit of headwear that often has jewels : CORONET
3
Cry at night : HOOT
4
Mince words? : EDIT
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Annual winter/spring observance : LENT
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Sets up ahead of time, in jargon : PRERIGS
7
What some say God is to them : COPILOT
8
"Leave this to me" : ONIT
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Religious group : SECT
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Part of the conjugation of the Latin "esse" : ERAT
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Permissive : LENIENT
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Captive's plea : LETMEGO
13
Spicy Indian fritters : BHAJIS
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Textbook unit : LESSON
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P.D. alert : APB
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"For one thing ..." : TOSTART
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"Indeed!," colloquially : TRUEDAT
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Remove forcefully : TEAROUT
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Go from one place to another : TRANSIT
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Principle : TENET
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Lure : TEMPT
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Oppressive atmosphere : MIASMA
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Get with the program? : INSTALL
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Texas city on the Mexican border : SOCORRO
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Window dressing : DRAPERY
40
"Midnight's Children" novelist, 1981 : RUSHDIE
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First country to establish Christianity as its state religion : ARMENIA
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Sailor vis-à-vis a sail : HOISTER
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Lathers up : SUDSES
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Go (for) : OPT
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French port on the Mediterranean : TOULON
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Tool with a pointed blade : TROWEL
51
Large beverage dispenser : TEAURN
52
Capital of Albania : TIRANE
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Drag : TOKE
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Stepped : TROD

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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