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New York Times, Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The first one was sent in 1971

Author:
Conor Sefkow
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Sefkow.
Conor Sefkow notes:
When the pandemic shut down my UCLA dorm in the middle of my freshman year, I didn't think I'd be coming back, a year and a half ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
ALLITERATION + NATION = ALLITERNATION? I spent a full 30 minutes on the Goog and befuddling Siri. I don't think ALLITERNATION is a ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times10/12/21 ( No. 26,271 )

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Across
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Dip for chips : SALSA
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Epitome of redness : BEET
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___ Jima (1945 battle site) : IWO
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The first one was sent in 1971 : EMAIL
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Shape for an eyebrow or rainbow : ARCH
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Captivated : RAPT
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Game that has only a single round : RUSSIANROULETTE
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Connections : INS
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Bay Area airport code : SFO
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Not get take-out : DINEIN
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Single item seemingly always found at the bottom of a McDonald's bag : FRENCHFRY
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Sales at concerts or games, informally : MERCH
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Region traveled by 63-Across : ASIA
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Nile biter : ASP
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"Kill Bill" actress Lucy : LIU
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One of more than 115 on a table : ELEMENT
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Dinghy or dory : BOAT
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Portmanteau coinage describing this puzzle's theme : ALLITERNATION
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Club charges : DUES
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Like some aprons or reputations : STAINED
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Info for an airport limo driver : ETA
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NaOH, familiarly : LYE
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Cartoon collectibles : CELS
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Hot drink at a ski resort : TODDY
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Entrance divided in half horizontally : DUTCHDOOR
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Counter-Strike or League of Legends : ESPORT
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"Thanks, but I'm good" : NAH
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Regret : RUE
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Board game played on a big hexagram : CHINESECHECKERS
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Map with elevation lines, in brief : TOPO
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Explorer Marco : POLO
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Informal goodbye : PEACE
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For each : PER
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Old dagger : SNEE
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Tip of a shoelace : AGLET
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Font flourish : SERIF
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Egyptian king of the gods : AMUNRA
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Scottish girls : LASSES
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"___ boom bah!" : SIS
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"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" boxer : ALI
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Canada's oldest national park : BANFF
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Cause for a correction : ERROR
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Prefix with tourism : ECO
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A bad joke might go over with one : THUD
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"Goodnight, ___" (classic song) : IRENE
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Decisive defeat : WATERLOO
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Professional you might need to see? : OPTICIAN
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Drill sergeant's shout : TENHUT
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Volcanic pollutant : ASH
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Rock's ___ Bizkit : LIMP
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Nobelist Bohr with a 32-Across named for him : NIELS
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San Diego's state, informally : CALI
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One-named Greek New Age musician : YANNI
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Obsessive fan, in slang : STAN
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Etail site for handmade goods : ETSY
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Doled (out) : METED
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Most common answer in New York Times crosswords (more than 6% of all puzzles) : ERA
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___ one's time (waited) : BIDED
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Where model workers can be found? : AUTOSHOP
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Weapon in the original Clue : LEADPIPE
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Support for a PC : TECH
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Pick up on : DETECT
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U-shaped stringed instrument : LYRE
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World's largest cosmetics company : LOREAL
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Listing in a footnote : SOURCE
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Name on a building wing, perhaps : DONOR
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"I give!" : UNCLE
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Lake on 25-Down's border : TAHOE
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Revolutionary Guevara : CHE
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Button at a bowling alley : RESET
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768 of them make a gal. : TSPS
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Long, long time : EON
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Many an I.R.S. employee : CPA
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Container with a pump : KEG

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