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New York Times, Monday, October 19, 2020

39-Down : Calm and impassive

Author:
Fred Piscop
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Fred Piscop

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 152 for Mr. Piscop.
Jeff Chen notes:
I have fond memories of quietly sneaking the Sunday comics before my brother woke up, hiding out, savoring those moments when I could ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times10/19/20 ( No. 25,913 )
Across
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President George or George W. : BUSH
5
Egypt's capital : CAIRO
10
"Casablanca" pianist : SAM
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Start the poker pot : ANTE
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Catkin-producing tree : ALDER
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What an oenologist is an expert on : WINE
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Anger, in the comics : STORMCLOUD
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___ and crafts : ARTS
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Broadcast time : AIRDATE
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Ill-tempered : PEEVISH
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Harper who wrote "To Kill a Mockingbird" : LEE
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Scores in baseball : RUNS
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Bit of sunshine : RAY
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Refrain syllables in "Deck the Halls" : LAS
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Burden too heavily : OVERLOAD
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Honda model with a palindromic name : CIVIC
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Uttered : SAID
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Just sitting around : IDLE
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Letter after phi, chi and psi : OMEGA
38
Channel for Erin Burnett and Don Lemon : CNN
39
Make catty remarks from the side : SNIPE
40
Trig, calc, etc. : MATH
41
Lose color : FADE
42
Voice above baritone : TENOR
43
Love, jealousy and anger : EMOTIONS
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Classic distress call : SOS
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Setting for TV's "Cheers" : BAR
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German car once owned by General Motors : OPEL
49
Intervening space : GAP
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Peas and peanuts, for two : LEGUMES
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Perfect example : EPITOME
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Presidential office shape : OVAL
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Nervousness, in the comics : SWEATDROPS
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Arm or leg : LIMB
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Country singer Steve : EARLE
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Norway's capital : OSLO
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Ginger ___ : ALE
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White-plumed wader : EGRET
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Many souvenir shirts : TEES
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___ metabolism (energy expended at rest) : BASAL
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Remove a knot from : UNTIE
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Mall unit : STORE
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Group of buffalo : HERD
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Prickly plant : CACTUS
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Basketball great Iverson : ALLEN
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Wedding words : IDO
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Extend one's tour of duty : REUP
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Arranged alphabetically, e.g. : ORDERED
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In answer to the request "Talk dirty to me," she sometimes says "The carpet needs vacuuming" : SIRI
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Pantry-raiding bugs : ANTS
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See-through material : MESH
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Odor, in the comics : WAVYLINES
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Percussion instrument made from a gourd : MARACA
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Droopy part of a basset hound : EAR
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No-goodnik : SOANDSO
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Idea, in the comics : LIGHTBULB
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Trellis-climbing plant : VINE
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Chief Norse god : ODIN
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Big name in dog food : ALPO
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Cousin of an elk : DEER
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Easy ___, easy go : COME
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Mosque leader : IMAM
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Presidential bill-killer : VETO
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Read the U.P.C. of : SCAN
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Calm and impassive : STOLID
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Observe through a crystal ball, say : FORESEE
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"Take me as ___" : IAM
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Group of seven : SEPTET
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Portrait painter Rembrandt ___ : PEALE
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Bird in a gaggle : GOOSE
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Enough : AMPLE
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Money in Mexico : PESOS
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Name spelled out in a Kinks hit : LOLA
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Like Satan : EVIL
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Minecraft or Fortnite : GAME
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Pirate's plunder : SWAG
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Gait slower than a gallop : TROT
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Blunder : ERR

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