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COMMON CORE

New York Times, Sunday, October 17, 2021

Reminiscence about an epic party

Author:
Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 124 for Mr. Chen.
Notepad: Five additional Diagonal clues, in mixed order:
  • Breakfast side dish
  • Compassionate
  • Nickname for Mars
  • Starts drinking
  • Truly magnificent
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© 2021, The New York Times10/17/21 ( No. 26,276 )
Across
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Conveniently forgets to mention, maybe : OMITS
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Big name in investing : SCHWAB
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How many writers work : ONSPEC
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Ran out of patience : HADIT
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Meghan ___, Grammy's 2015 Best New Artist : TRAINOR
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Get warmed up : PREHEAT
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Word with water or Electric : SLIDE
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Meaningful work? : ROGETSTHESAURUS
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Rock bottom : NADIR
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Special ___ : OPS
27
Like TV's Niles Crane and Monica Geller : NEUROTIC
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Their existence is debatable : ALIENS
30
Conflict in 2017's "Wonder Woman," in brief : WWI
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Source of Supergirl's powers : SUN
33
Clothing line : HEM
36
Ballet supporter, e.g. : PATRONOFTHEARTS
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N.A.A.C.P. ___ Awards : IMAGE
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REI competitor : LLBEAN
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Shout of support : OLE
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Gamelan instruments : GONGS
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Unflappable : STOIC
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Basic point : GIST
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Main squeeze, in modern lingo : BAE
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Texas hold 'em pair nicknamed "ducks" : DEUCES
54
"___ and Fugue in D Minor" (piece used in "Fantasia") : TOCCATA
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Lucifer : SATAN
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The "vice of narrow souls," per Balzac : HATRED
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Goddess who sprang from her father's head : ATHENA
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Bibliophile : books :: oenophile : ___ : WINES
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"Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism" author : LENIN
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Muck : GOO
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Present without being present : THEREINSPIRIT
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Ship for 28-Across : UFO
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Like a space cadet : MOONY
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Part of the body named after Dr. Ernst Gräfenberg : GSPOT
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Accustomed (to) : ENURED
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On edibles, say : STONED
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A shore thing : SHELL
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Posted one's thoughts : BLOGGED
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Makes a comeback? : ECHOES
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Souvenir for a Final Four team : NET
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Ingredient in many balms : ALOE
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Hones : WHETS
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Lock : TRESS
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Company with an iconic yellow Running Man logo : AOL
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"The Lion King" trio : HYENAS
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Receiver of private instruction : TUTEE
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Ritzy transports : CHARTEREDPLANES
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Japanese prime minister before Suga : ABE
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Hosp. diagnostic : MRI
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Where Gal Gadot was born: Abbr. : ISR
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Instigate : FOMENT
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Once : ASSOONAS
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Not worth a ___ : SOU
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Pal of Buzz Lightyear : WOODY
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You wouldn't want them to have a crush on you : BOACONSTRICTORS
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Director DeMille : CECIL
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Chuck E. Cheeses, in part : ARCADES
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One way to go : INPEACE
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Better than : ABOVE
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Off course : ASTRAY
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One of the Magi, along with Melchior and Balthazar : GASPAR
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Designated things for bikes and buses : LANES
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"Sick burn!" : OHSNAP
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Peace Nobelist Yousafzai : MALALA
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Cry of success : IDIDIT
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More orderly : TIDIER
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Fuel for a camp stove : STERNO
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Houston A.L.er : STRO
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Field's yield : CROP
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Macbeth trio : HAGS
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Golfer Michelle : WIE
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Sight on an M. C. Escher Möbius strip : ANT
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Balkan region : BOSNIA
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Director Welles : ORSON
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Fastidious : NEAT
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Feng ___ : SHUI
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As things might happen : PERCHANCE
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Something bottled in Cannes : EAU
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Price abbr. : CTS
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GPS recommendation: Abbr. : RTE
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Look over : PERUSE
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Get a move on : HUSTLE
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Kenan Thompson is its longest-tenured member, for short : SNL
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Reminiscence about an epic party : WHATANIGHT
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Ming-Na who starred as Mulan in 1998's "Mulan" : WEN
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Played a Halloween prank on : EGGED
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Pickle : MESS
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Olympic gold-medal gymnast Korbut : OLGA
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Govt. agency that Jimmy Woo works for on "WandaVision" : FBI
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Santiago of "Scandal" : TESSIE
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Horse of a different color : ROAN
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"Aha!" : IGETITNOW
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Sit shiva, e.g. : MOURN
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Male deer : STAG
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Completely, after "in" : TOTO
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Diez menos dos : OCHO
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Most of Greenland : ICE
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Like dim sum : CANTONESE
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One hitting the low notes : BASSPLAYER
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Name that means "God is my judge" : DANIEL
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Some Chevy S.U.V.s : TAHOES
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Present, e.g. : TENSE
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She/___ : HER
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Droll : WRY
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Kid ___ : LIT
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Denouement : END
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One who asks a lot of questions : POLLER
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The munchies, e.g. : URGE
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Step two? : FEET
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Nine to five, for example : ODDS
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Animal on Ontario's coat of arms : MOOSE
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"Not this again!" : UGH
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Take out of the game : SCRUB
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Law that led to a 1773 revolt : THETEAACT
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Actress Ward : SELA
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Abacus piece : BEAD
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James who sang "At Last" : ETTA
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Nary a trace (of) : NOHINT
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With 83-Down, puzzle solver's starting point : ONE
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See 80-Down : ACROSS
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Altitudes: Abbr. : HTS
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It guards against UVB : SPF
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Like the sun at dawn : RISING
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Lite : LOWCAL
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Little blob : AMOEBA
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Critic of the Great Society : NEOCON
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Radicchio relative : ENDIVE
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Distinctive flairs : STYLES
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Real, in Rio : MONEY
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Disney villain voiced by Jeremy Irons : SCAR
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Bar mixer : SODA
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The Cardinals, on scoreboards : ARI
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Series that might feature a long-lost father-uncle : SOAP
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Only known animal to prey on great white sharks : ORCA
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Person calling tech support, say : USER
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Bleat : BAA
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Some conjunctions : ORS
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Summer worker, in brief? : CPA
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French possessive : TES

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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