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New York Times, Wednesday, October 21, 2020

"We ___ loudest when we ___ to ourselves": Eric Hoffer

Author:
Dory Mintz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {JXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Mintz.
Dory Mintz notes:
It's a dream come true to be making my debut in The NY Times. I received the acceptance email last December while eating breakfast ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Debut! Great to see yet another new constructor this year. Homophones are in the top five theme types new constructors ask me about, ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
Homophone themes are tricky. Jeff is sure the French city is pronounced KAHN. I've only heard KAN, even when I was there. Wikipedia ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times10/21/20 ( No. 25,915 )
Across
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Bellyache : BEEF
5
What many people have for public speaking : PHOBIA
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"We ___ loudest when we ___ to ourselves": Eric Hoffer : LIE
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Taj Mahal city : AGRA
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College in Manhattan : BARUCH
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Halloween time: Abbr. : OCT
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Ways to cross a river in Switzerland? : BERNBRIDGES
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Big expense for some city dwellers : CAR
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Old Glory's land, for short : USOFA
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Funny Brooks : MEL
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Prop for Mr. Peanut : CANE
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Crow, e.g. : TRIBE
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Fixed a mistake at a card table : REDEALT
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First showing at a film festival in France? : CANNESOPENER
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Co. that merged into Verizon : GTE
34
Owned : HAD
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___ Conventions : GENEVA
36
Supercharge, as an engine : REV
37
Lightly touch, as with a handkerchief : DAB
38
Wyoming-to-Missouri dir. : ESE
39
Chinese dynasty circa A.D. 250 : WEI
40
Actress Brie of "Mad Men" : ALISON
42
Colorful fish : KOI
43
Creator of sketches, in brief : SNL
44
Census taker in India? : DELHICOUNTER
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Like Barack Obama's presidency : TWOTERM
49
Loads : SLEWS
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Denny's competitor : IHOP
53
Mensa stats : IQS
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Urban sitting spot : STOOP
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Classic tattoo word : MOM
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Police dragnet in South Korea? : SEOULSEARCH
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Spanish article : UNA
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How café may be served : AULAIT
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"If you're asking me," in textspeak : IMHO
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W-2 fig. : SSN
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Fairly : PRETTY
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"___ Eyes" (1975 Eagles hit) : LYIN
Down
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Hindu title of respect : BABU
2
Expel : EGEST
3
Misspeaking, e.g. : ERROR
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Some derivative stories, colloquially : FANFIC
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Brew with hipster cred : PBR
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American pop-rock band composed of three sisters : HAIM
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Said "I'll have ..." : ORDERED
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Cone-shaped corn snacks : BUGLES
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Swelling reducer : ICE
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Sounds of satisfaction : AHS
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Broadcast often seen at 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. : LOCALNEWS
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"That is too much for me" : ICANTEVEN
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To be: Fr. : ETRE
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Cake with rum : BABA
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Battle of Normandy city : CAEN
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Increase, as resolution : ENHANCE
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Watches Bowser, say : DOGSITS
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Dueling sword : EPEE
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Catch : NAB
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Skate park feature : RAIL
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Many a May or June honoree : GRAD
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Some fund-raisers : TELETHONS
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1975 hit by the Electric Light Orchestra : EVILWOMAN
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"Just ___" (Nike slogan) : DOIT
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Very long time : EON
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Union workplace : SHOP
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Small citrus fruit : KUMQUAT
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Baltimore athlete : ORIOLE
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If-___ (computer programming statement) : ELSE
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Wholesale's opposite : RETAIL
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Like a bad apple : WORMY
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2014 Winter Olympics locale : SOCHI
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"___ in the Morning" (bygone radio show) : IMUS
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Narrow opening : SLIT
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Sound: Prefix : PHON
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Gradually weaken : SAP
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Home of most of the members of NATO: Abbr. : EUR
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Total mess : STY

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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