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New York Times, Friday, October 15, 2021

Author:
Ashton Anderson
Editor:
Will Shortz
Author who wrote "The heaventree of stars hung with humid nightblue fruit"
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 36 Missing: {V} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Anderson.
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© 2021, The New York Times10/15/21 ( No. 26,274 )
Across
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Enthusiastic assent : AMEN
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Certain service : MASS
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Packs (down) : TAMPS
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Important leadership skill : FORESIGHT
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Classic neo-grotesque typeface : ARIAL
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"Losing some illusions ... perhaps to acquire others," per Virginia Woolf : GROWINGUP
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Gloomy and drab : DINGY
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Cause of an early lead, maybe : HOTSTART
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Like a spitball : WADDED
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Darth Vader's childhood nickname : ANI
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Author who wrote "The heaventree of stars hung with humid nightblue fruit" : JOYCE
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Sticky stuff : GOO
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Hardly mainstream : NICHE
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Pluto, e.g. : ORB
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Sudden sensation : PANG
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Cutesy "I beg your pardon?" : EXSQUEEZEME
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"What a shocker" : BIGSURPRISE
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"Heaven forbid!" : GODIHOPENOT
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Singer Mitchell : JONI
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Shapiro of NPR : ARI
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John B. Goodenough is the oldest person ever to get one (at age 97) : NOBEL
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Travel guess, for short : ETA
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Joyous song : PAEAN
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"Ambient 1: Music for Airports" musician : ENO
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Candy cooked until it reaches the hard-crack stage : TOFFEE
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Approach : HEADINTO
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Tell all : SPILL
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Strutting one's stuff : WORKINGIT
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Kind of moment worth recording : KODAK
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Xenomorphs, e.g. : ALIENRACE
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Cart contents : ITEMS
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What air is not for an anaerobe : NEED
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Looked at suspiciously : EYED
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Throw on the couch : AFGHAN
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Angel said to have visited Joseph Smith : MORONI
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Like shunga woodblock prints : EROTIC
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What breaks as it first comes out : NEWS
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"The Pinkprint" rapper : MINAJ
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Belligerent, slangily : AGGRO
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"Put a sock in it!" : SHUTYOURPIEHOLE
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500 letters? : STP
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"I did it!" : TADA
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Like Mars : ARID
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Psychological trick : MINDGAME
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It's just the beginning of the story : PAGEONE
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Sneaky sort : SLYDOG
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Model (for) : SIT
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Composer Anton who used the 12-tone technique : WEBERN
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Main component in the Chinese street food jianbing : CREPE
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Children's classic originally written in German : HEIDI
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Nov. 11 honoree : EXGI
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Sauce whose name derives from "pound" in Italian : PESTO
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Double curve : SSHAPE
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Crowdsourced Q&A site : QUORA
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The Promised Land : ZION
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Honest-to-goodness : BONAFIDE
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Fall apart : GOTOPOT
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Zippy resort rental : JETSKI
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Joint application? : BENGAY
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Tempt : ENTICE
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Took inventory? : LOOTED
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Home with a view : AERIE
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Unembellished, as the truth : NAKED
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Bit of deception : FLAM
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Lodge group : ELKS
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Loud bugling, e.g. : DIN
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Concerning : INRE
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Appearing ill or exhausted, say : WAN

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle.

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