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New York Times, Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Author:
Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVXZ} This is puzzle # 117 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 1020 ( 25,914 )
Across
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Multi-Emmy-winning actor whose first and last names start with the same two letters : ALDA
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Disco ___ of "The Simpsons" : STU
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Attack from the air : STRAFE
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911s and Panameras : PORSCHES
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Rule at a self-serve gas station : PREPAY
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*Followed warnings : TOOKHEED
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*Materialistic sort, stereotypically : YUPPIE
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Punk rock offshoot : EMO
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Red dolls made to be tickled : ELMOS
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Musician's gift : EAR
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*Marijuana cigarette, informally : SPLIFF
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*Posted inflammatory blog comments, e.g. : TROLLED
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Job to do : TASK
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Censor's insertion : BLEEP
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Sch. whose mascot is Mike the Tiger : LSU
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Gut course : EASYA
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Not in time for : LATETO
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Like goods that are temporarily out of stock ... or a hint, alphabetically, to the answers to the starred clues : BACKORDERED
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Early afternoon nap : SIESTA
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"___ run!" : GOTTA
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Poodle's sound : ARF
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"Now the gloves come off!" : ITSON
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Farrow and Hamm, for two : MIAS
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*Chewbacca, e.g. : WOOKIEE
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*Autonomous cleaner : ROOMBA
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One used to old habits? : NUN
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Shy : TIMID
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Sch. whose mascot is Sparky the Sun Devil : ASU
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*"L'chaim!" : TOLIFE
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*Like toddlers in high chairs, often : SPOONFED
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Like better : PREFER
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Guitarist Joe with 15 Grammy nominations : SATRIANI
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Passover meals : SEDERS
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Power sources for some clocks : AAS
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Wee workers : ANTS
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Exam for some smart H.S. students : APTEST
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Start for a "land" in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" : LOOMPA
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Evidences hunger, in a way : DROOLS
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Query : ASK
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Word after ice or book : SHELF
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Abound (with) : TEEM
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"If you prick ___ we not bleed?": "The Merchant of Venice" : USDO
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Dangerous plant to have around? : SPY
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One-man show about Capote : TRU
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What matching ends of magnets do : REPEL
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Shocked : APPALLED
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Like Snow White, among them all : FAIREST
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A Cyclops has just one : EYE
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Apron wearer : CHEF
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Sault ___ Marie : STE
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Home furnishings superstores : IKEAS
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Find a new tenant for : RELET
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Some dazzling designs : OPART
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Twosome : DUO
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Letters on a party invitation : BYO
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Slow and stately, in music : LARGO
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When Hamlet says "The play's the thing" in "Hamlet" : ACTII
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Play ice hockey, e.g. : SKATE
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"I love you," in Spain : TEAMO
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Made dirty : BEFOULED
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Crime boss : DON
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Alternative to an ax : SAW
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Raw material for steel : IRONORE
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Collectible group : SET
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"Count me among your admirers" : IMAFAN
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The "A" of AWOL : ABSENT
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Some Arabian Peninsula residents : SAUDIS
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Surgical tool : KNIFE
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Civil disturbances : RIOTS
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Something you can pick up with your nose : ODOR
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Actress Rae : ISSA
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Longtime film rating org. : MPAA
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"Decorates" on Halloween, for short : TPS
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"___ sher!" : FER
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Places to which patients are rushed in hosps. : ERS
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Actress Vardalos : NIA

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