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New York Times, Thursday, October 1, 2020

53-Down : Shout of victory

Author:
Adam Fromm
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Adam Fromm

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Fromm.
Adam Fromm notes:
The idea came to me back when I started my puzzle "career" umpty-mumble years ago. I was working for the phone company back then, in a ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
You know you've done too many crosswords when there's a four-letter word, _ALU, the clue is [Geography blah blah blah] and you roll ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times10/1/20 ( No. 25,895 )
Across
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Grand in scale : EPIC
5
Potentially offensive : UNPC
9
Let the air out of : DEFLATE
14
Prefix meaning one-billionth : NANO
15
___ Lum, a.k.a. actress/comedian Awkwafina : NORA
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Go deep : DELVE
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Stage a coup : GRABCONTROL
19
Meat scraps : OFFAL
20
"The way" : TAOISM
21
Reinforces : GIRDS
22
Titular "married lady" in a "Funny Girl" song : SADIE
25
Burns a bit : SINGES
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Steadfast : TRUE
28
Pick a spread, say : BET
31
Emma Stone's character in "La La Land" : MIA
32
Word after Scotch or duck : EGG
33
Sport in which rikishi wear mawashi : SUMO
34
Fearsome beasts : OGRES
37
Products since the 1960s ... on which you can see five "key" things depicted in this puzzle : TOUCHTONEPHONES
41
Wire holder : SPOOL
42
"Law & Order: SVU" actor : ICET
43
Spot for a napkin : LAP
44
Born : NEE
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Voting no : CON
46
Coral island nation north of Fiji : TUVALU
47
Oft-repeated slogan : MANTRA
50
Cooped up like pigs : STIED
51
Coupon clipper, e.g. : SAVER
52
Genre of "The Big Sleep" and "Kiss Me Deadly" : FILMNOIR
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Instant : TRICE
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Fifth grader, often : TWEENAGER
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Mineral in some geodes : AGATE
62
Waterfall sound : ROAR
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Thick and clumpy : CAKY
64
First name of a famous Mongol ruler : GENGHIS
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Addenda : ANDS
66
"Twittering Machine" artist : KLEE
Down
1
Grade school subj. : ENG
2
Course objective : PAR
3
Bisected : IN2
4
Playground "germ" : COOTIE
5
"For ___ whomsoever much is given ...": Luke 12:48 : UNTO
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"Me neither" : NORI
7
Athletes first allowed in the Olympics in 1988 : PROS
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Mollifies : CALMS
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Band with the 1970 #1 hit "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)" : 3DOGNIGHT
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French daily founded in 1826 : LEFIGARO
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Oscar nominee Woodard : ALFRE
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Some paid spots : TVADS
13
Fish whose blood is toxic to humans : EELS
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"Uh-uh!," in Edinburgh : NAE
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"Never mind, it's fine" : STET
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City of the Peloponnese : ARGOS
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Discovered, as a shady past : DUGUP
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"Throw it here!" : IMOPEN
28
The usual suspect : BUTLER
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Mopey and ultra-introspective : EMO
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Vodka mixer : TONIC
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Substitutes for feet : SHOETREES
35
Zhou in Chinese history : ENLAI
36
Co-founder of the Black Panthers : SEALE
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Classic checker-dropping game : CONNECT4
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Green prefix : ECO
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Tater : SPUD
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Cassette tape predecessor : 8TRACK
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Aunt ___, despised relative of Harry Potter : MARGE
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Like rails and stilts : AVIAN
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Thespian org. : AFTRA
50
Covetousness, for one : SIN
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___ beetle : STAG
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Shout of victory : IWON
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Material in automobile batteries : LEAD
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Dr. J's team : 6ERS
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Many a hoedown participant : GAL
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Scrape (by) : EKE
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Manhattan ingredient : RYE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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