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New York Times, Friday, October 23, 2020

Initials of the person who said "Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you"

Author:
Robyn Weintraub
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 31 for Ms. Weintraub. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 1023 ( 25,917 )
Across
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Cable news lineup : PANEL
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Only character with the same name in both "Rent" and "La Bohème" : MIMI
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Some urgent messages, in brief : APBS
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Dramatic device : ASIDE
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What's before after, at the end? : EVER
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Kaplan course subj. : LSAT
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"That's enough for now" : TAKEABREAK
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Singular : LONE
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Most promising slate of candidates : SHORTLIST
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Decision spot : FORK
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Dark half : YIN
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Sexy : HOT
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One who might have a brush with fame? : ARTIST
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Jobs at Apple, once : CEO
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Prom night worry : ACNE
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Puzzle solver's cry : AHA
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Legal pad alternative : WORDPROCESSOR
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Lightly lined apparel : PINSTRIPESUIT
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Batting equipment? : FAKEEYELASHES
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Cost-of-living fig. : CPI
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Array on a screen : APPS
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The season opener? : TIS
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Author who was a childhood friend of Harper Lee : CAPOTE
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Filch : COP
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Melissa Jefferson ___ Lizzo : AKA
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Spots for bulbs : BEDS
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Celebrity's influence : STARPOWER
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Overhaul : REDO
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Goes in 100% : RISKSITALL
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Single piece of underwear, paradoxically : PAIR
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Highland slope : BRAE
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Background distraction : NOISE
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Some are traditional, in brief : IRAS
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Steel (oneself) : GIRD
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Mount : GETON
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Mark : PATSY
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Japanese beer brand : ASAHI
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Camera mentioned in Paul Simon's "Kodachrome" (not a Kodak!) : NIKON
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River of Germany : EDER
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Upgrade at a dealership : LEATHERSEATS
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Warrant : MERIT
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Singer/actor who narrated 1964's "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" : IVES
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Gist : MEAT
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Put out : IRK
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Divvy up : ALLOT
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Autoimmune condition with itchy skin : PSORIASIS
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Use of a cushion or a backboard : BANKSHOT
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Anne or Jeanne: Abbr. : STE
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B+ or A- : BLOODTYPE
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E-tail perk : FREESHIPPING
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Tree toppers : ANCESTORS
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Pine product : TAR
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Pine product : CONE
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Pieces of pomegranate : ARILS
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Nightclub of song, familiarly : COPA
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Resource with content in 300+ languages : WIKIPEDIA
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___ school : PREP
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Seeks judgment, in a way : SUES
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Fairy tale patriarch : PAPABEAR
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Grp. that watches TV : FCC
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Some may linger : ODORS
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Encrusted : CAKED
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Be in store : AWAIT
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Ashton Kutcher's role on "That '70s Show" : KELSO
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Longtime senator Specter : ARLEN
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Who asks "What can I help you with?" : SIRI
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Former Bulgarian monarch : TSAR
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Omaha relative : OTOE
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Tech sch. in upstate N.Y. : RPI
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Initials of the person who said "Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you" : RBG

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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