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New York Times, Monday, October 21, 2019

"The west wind whispered, / And touched the eyelids of spring: / Her eyes, Primroses," for a classic example

Author:
Joe Deeney
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQVZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Deeney. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Joe Deeney notes:
Hope you find this puzzle ON point! I remember debating whether to go with the theme pairing BLONDE ON BLONDE / LONDON MARATHON or ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Beautiful gridwork. I always get worried when I see a long across like GOGO DANCER in a Monday puzzle since this pushes the ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times10/21/19 ( No. 25,549 )

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"Monday Night Football" airer : ESPN
5
Letters on a rush order : ASAP
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"The west wind whispered, / And touched the eyelids of spring: / Her eyes, Primroses," for a classic example : HAIKU
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Entice : LURE
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Scantily dressed nightclub entertainer : GOGODANCER
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Is highly versed about something : KNOWSONESONIONS
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Chow chows and chihuahuas : DOGS
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The "E" of E.S.L.: Abbr. : ENG
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Org. for which Edward Snowden once worked : NSA
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Trevor of "The Daily Show" : NOAH
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Kirsten of "Spider-Man" : DUNST
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Major athletic event along the Thames : LONDONMARATHON
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Puts frosting on : ICES
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Besmirch, as a reputation : TAR
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Alternative to Google Sheets : EXCEL
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Devotee : FAN
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Bases loaded ... or a hint to the contents of 17-, 26-, 44- and 56-Across : THREEON
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Attempt : TRY
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Jong who wrote "Fear of Flying" : ERICA
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Neither's partner : NOR
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Revolutionary Revere : PAUL
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Bob Dylan album that he called "the closest I ever got to the sound I hear in my mind" : BLONDEONBLONDE
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The "P" of R.S.V.P. : PLAIT
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Furniture giant with a blue-and-yellow logo : IKEA
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401(k) alternative : IRA
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Financial services corp. with an orange lion logo : ING
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Partner of ready and willing : ABLE
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Romantic getaway for a married couple : SECONDHONEYMOON
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Thanksgiving-related race : TURKEYTROT
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Just : ONLY
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Newspaper opinion pieces : OPEDS
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Cravings : YENS
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Connection point : NODE
Down
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Antlered animal : ELK
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What planets orbit : SUN
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In favor of : PRO
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Ones taking paternity leave for the first time : NEWDADS
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Wide-eyed with excitement : AGOG
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Daughters' counterparts : SONS
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Add years : AGE
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Wannabe : POSEUR
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Positions one's toes off the surfboard : HANGSTEN
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Singer DiFranco : ANI
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A blue compass, for the browser Safari : ICON
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Dolls seen near Barbies : KENS
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___ Major (constellation) : URSA
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Disco singer Summer : DONNA
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Manhattan neighborhood next to TriBeCa : SOHO
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Like a diet that prohibits bread and pasta : NOCARB
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Low-scoring soccer win : ONENIL
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Lack the courage to : DARENOT
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Counterpart of "pls," in a text : THX
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"To ___!" ("L'chaim!") : LIFE
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To the ___ degree : NTH
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Mo. before April : MAR
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Component of gasoline : OCTANE
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Poet Pablo who won a Nobel in Literature : NERUDA
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Lovett of country music : LYLE
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Marks left by swimsuits : TANLINES
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Long, long time : EON
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Spherical shape : ORB
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Robber chaser, in a children's game : COP
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___ Go (2016 fad) : POKEMON
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Hunky-dory : DANDY
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Number of days it took Phileas Fogg to go around the world : EIGHTY
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Flower near a pad : LILY
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What ":" stands for in an analogy : ISTO
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Continue one's military service : REUP
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Farm measure : ACRE
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Of uncertain origin: Abbr. : ANON
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Wagers : BETS
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Green-lit : OKD
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Valuable rock : ORE
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Musician Yoko : ONO
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Longtime : OLD
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12/31, briefly : NYE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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