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New York Times, Friday, October 2, 2020

"Take heed, ___ summer comes or cuckoo-birds do sing": "The Merry Wives of Windsor"

Author:
Debbie Ellerin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Debbie Ellerin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Ellerin.
Debbie Ellerin notes:
I submitted this puzzle in October of 2019. The seed entry was QUID PRO QUO which was in the news a lot at the time. I also like the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debbie! I've had the pleasure of working with Debbie on a few crosswords, always a pleasure. I loved BINGO NIGHT, already a strong ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times10/2/20 ( No. 25,896 )
Across
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Shade similar to honey : AMBER
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Hinge (on) : RELY
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Early stage for some bugs? : BETA
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City near Memphis : CAIRO
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Self-evident : AXIOMATIC
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See 25-Across : MINEO
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Whom one might address as "sensei" : ZENMASTER
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Host of the first World Table Tennis Championships: Abbr. : ENG
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Dress : FROCK
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Reason for a donation : CAUSE
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Two-wheelers : SCOOTERS
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With 17-Across, "Giant" actor of 1956 : SAL
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Stewing, say : ONLOW
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Deliberately sink : SCUTTLE
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One hand washing the other, so to speak : QUIDPROQUO
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Red peg, in the game Battleship : HIT
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It's hard to fight : URGE
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"Seems likely" : IDBET
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Recipient of a "Brava!" : DIVA
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Ending with Black or brack : ISH
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Admissions considerations : TESTSCORES
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Whistlers of a sort : KETTLES
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Possible uses for Bundt pans : MOLDS
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"Isle of Dogs" director Anderson : WES
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Rules of conduct : PRECEPTS
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Sphere of influence : AMBIT
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Core exercise : PLANK
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Neighbor of Scorpius in the sky : ARA
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Modify so as to bypass a device's restrictions, in hacker lingo : JAILBREAK
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Things opened at spas : PORES
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Talus : ANKLEBONE
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I I I : IOTAS
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"Seeded" or "unseeded" grocery choices : RYES
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Growl like an angry dog : GNAR
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Aromatic herb : THYME
Down
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Tips : ACMES
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Dessert preceder : MAINCOURSE
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Event with a room full of people making a row : BINGONIGHT
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"Take heed, ___ summer comes or cuckoo-birds do sing": "The Merry Wives of Windsor" : ERE
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Urban kind of bar or garden : ROOFTOP
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Epitome of sharpness : RAZOR
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"Brass" : EXECS
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Serving of kielbasa or knackwurst : LINK
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Hebrew for "day" : YOM
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Volcanic rock : BASALT
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Some famous last words : ETTU
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Deuces, e.g. : TIES
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One of Yellowstone's 2.2+ million : ACRE
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Eastern gambling mecca : MACAU
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Overdrafts? : REWRITES
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Of yore, of yore : OLDE
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Adam Smith and David Hume, e.g. : SCOTSMEN
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Bird feeder fill : SUET
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Socialists, e.g. : THIRDPARTY
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Air on Twitch, say : LIVESTREAM
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Info on a flight tracker app : ETAS
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Classic cocoa powder brand : QUIK
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Horatian compilation : ODES
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Most Super Bowl M.V.P.s : QBS
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Ration : DOLE
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Place for an ace : COCKPIT
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Denim and chino : TWILLS
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Opposite of bother : LETBE
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Something to try first : PLANA
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Fall person, perhaps : RAKER
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Senator Ben from Nebraska : SASSE
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Cracked : AJAR
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"___ thanks!" : MANY
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Triathlete's need : BIKE
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Drudge : PEON
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Late justice known for powerful dissents, for short : RBG
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Sound at a fireworks display : OOH

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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