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New York Times, Saturday, January 9, 2021

61-Down : Great Society monogram

Author:
Trenton Charlson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trenton Charlson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {X} Scrabble average: 1.98 This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Charlson.
Trenton Charlson notes:
It's probably not too surprising that I started this puzzle in the upper left, with JAZZ WALTZ. I was pleased to discover that ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Ah, Trenton. 1-Across's clue has John Coltrane in it? Given his obsession with rare letters, it had to either start or end with JAZZ. ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times1/9/21 ( No. 25,995 )
Across
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Coltrane's rendition of "My Favorite Things," for one : JAZZWALTZ
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___ friends : AMONG
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A nonzero amount : ONEORMORE
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Word with car or talk : RADIO
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Marked by stately beauty : JUNOESQUE
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Roman leader? : GRECO
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Accessory that might have a netsuke attached : OBI
20
Move fast, as clouds : SCUD
21
Like some letters and lines : DOTTED
22
Modicum : BIT
23
Very unfortunate : TRAGIC
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C-worthy : SOSO
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North Carolina county near the Tennessee border : ASHE
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Dined with a menu, say : ATEOUT
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Quandary : JAM
31
Beams : RAYS
33
In heaven : UPABOVE
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___ Crawford, the N.B.A.'s all-time leader in four-point plays : JAMAL
38
Senior member : DOYEN
39
But not that exactly : OFASORT
42
V.I.P. of industry : CZAR
44
Travelers from a faraway place, for short : ETS
45
Crow's home : TEEPEE
47
Release : EMIT
51
Biblical character who lived to be 912 years old : SETH
53
Gets down : LEARNS
55
Singer on the album "Live Peace in Toronto 1969" : ONO
56
Hoarse : CROAKY
58
Crib cry : MAMA
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Result of a clutch hit, maybe, for short : RBI
60
Sea serpent in the night sky : HYDRA
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Sazerac garnish : LEMONPEEL
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In a swing state? : MOODY
64
How Prince Harry met Meghan Markle : BLINDDATE
65
Modicum : OUNCE
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Zip : JACKSQUAT
Down
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Southwestern shrub that yields a cosmetic oil : JOJOBA
2
Wolf-headed god of Egyptian myth : ANUBIS
3
Summit : ZENITH
4
State of madness : ZOO
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Obtain by force : WREST
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"Hit the bricks!" : AMSCRAY
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Plumlike fruits : LOQUATS
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Proceed wearily : TRUDGE
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This is the end : ZEE
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Ship that survived the Clashing Rocks, in legend : ARGO
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Selling points : MARTS
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Anthem of the European Union : ODETOJOY
13
Sarcastic response to backpedaling : NICESAVE
14
Finding a four-leaf clover, they say : GOODOMEN
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Certain bra spec : DCUP
24
Acknowledgment of a debt : IOU
27
Things sometimes named for kings : ERAS
29
Finish line? : TADA
32
Scores : ALOT
34
Put to sleep : BORE
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Everyman : JOESCHMO
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"Go ahead" : AFTERYOU
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Ice age beast : MASTODON
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Hinge (on) : RELY
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Something shot from a cannon nowadays : TEE
42
Kind of tile : CERAMIC
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Master of meditation : ZENMONK
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___ Hayden, actress who voices Milhouse on "The Simpsons" : PAMELA
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Doctor in an H. G. Wells novel : MOREAU
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Still being tested, say : INBETA
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Can : TOILET
52
Head of cabbage? : HARDC
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Does some shop class work : SANDS
57
Danny who played Walter Mitty : KAYE
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Great Society monogram : LBJ
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"Stat!" : PDQ

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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