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New York Times, Monday, October 12, 2020

Author:
Joe Hansen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joe Hansen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 80, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Hansen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Joe Hansen notes:
I hope the gardeners out there appreciate this puzzle. I have a black thumb myself. While constructing a different puzzle, I noticed ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Joe paints such a pretty picture today, four FLOWERs in a GARDEN. They're placed with utter precision, six-letter flowers arranged in ... read more
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Across
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Winning a blue ribbon : BEST
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San ___ (California city, informally) : FRAN
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Trite : BANAL
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State as fact : AVER
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Toy that hurts when you step on it barefoot : LEGO
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Defendant's excuse : ALIBI
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Some deep voices : BARITONES
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Kind of snack chip : NACHO
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Letter container: Abbr. : ENV
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Have debts : OWE
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When a plane is due to leave, for short : ETD
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Sweetie : HON
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Her: Fr. : ELLE
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Parts of gas stoves : BROILERS
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Like movies with considerable sex or violence : RATEDR
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"___ a stinker?" (Bugs Bunny catchphrase) : AINTI
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Friendship : AMITY
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Kind of cherry : BING
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Electrical adapter letters : ACDC
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"Dee-lish!" : MMM
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Mash-up : AMALGAM
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Paris street : RUE
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One who's well-versed in the arts? : POET
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Stout and porter : ALES
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Protein builder, informally : AMINO
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Sharp or sour in taste : ACIDY
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Fireplace log holders : GRATES
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Where touchdowns are scored : ENDZONES
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Prefix with business or culture : AGRI
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Seoul-based automaker : KIA
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Pretty ___ picture : ASA
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"Dude" : BRO
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College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa : COE
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They were released from Pandora's box : EVILS
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"That was fortunate" : GOODTHING
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Special Forces headgear : BERET
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One of several on a superhighway : LANE
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Analogy phrase : ISTO
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"Get Yer ___ Out!" (Rolling Stones live album) : YAYAS
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School founded by Henry VI : ETON
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Auto license issuers, for short : DMVS
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Sweetie : BABE
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Actress ___ Rachel Wood : EVAN
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Be in jail : SERVETIME
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Prefix with cycle : TRI
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With 50-Down, place that this puzzle grid represents : FLOWER
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Descartes who said "I think, therefore I am" : RENE
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Grow older : AGE
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Some facial jewelry : NOSERINGS
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One holding people up : BANDIT
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Pie ___ mode : ALA
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Limited kind of market : NICHE
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Despise : ABHOR
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Detroit pro team : LIONS
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"See? What'd I say!" : TOLDYA
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Polynesian kingdom : TONGA
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Tennis do-over : LET
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Brand of Irish cream liqueur : BAILEYS
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___ Fáil (ancient crowning stone) : LIA
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Skatepark feature : RAMP
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Bullets and such : AMMO
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United States symbol : BALDEAGLE
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"You did it all wrong!," e.g. : CRITICISM
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Hill on a beach : DUNE
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Corp. V.I.P.s : CEOS
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Important pipes : MAINS
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Actress Robbie of "I, Tonya" : MARGOT
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Cartoon "devil," informally : TAZ
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Damage in appearance : MAR
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The U.S. has East and West ones : COASTS
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See 5-Down : GARDEN
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Barely make it : EKEBY
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Skin care brand since 1911 : NIVEA
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Milk and cheese products, collectively : DAIRY
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Lead singer for U2 : BONO
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Airing : ONTV
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Self-identities : EGOS
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Meadow : LEA
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Feedbag tidbit : OAT
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Placed so as not to be found : HID

Answer summary: 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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