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New York Times, Saturday, October 26, 2019

Author of the 2012 book "Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet"

Author:
Sam Trabucco
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sam Trabucco

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQZ} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Trabucco.
Sam Trabucco notes:
[Biden time?] is so dumb — I've never been so surprised to see a clue survive the edit. Happily surprised! Dumb humor is pretty much ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Sam Trabucco and I had a fun exchange over his recent themeless riffing on this pattern, as well as his first one. It looks so ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times10/26/19 ( No. 25,554 )
Across
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Symbol of Halloween : BLACKCAT
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10/10, say : DATE
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Imitative practice : METOOISM
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Chewed up, as a sweater : MOTHY
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Justifies : WARRANTS
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Propagandist's technique : BIGLIE
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Alternative to a die : SPINNER
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Sharply sarcastic : MORDANT
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Try to get money from, maybe : SUE
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Girlfriend on "Orange Is the New Black" : ALEX
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"I've got this!" : ONME
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Competitive problem solver : MATHLETE
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2012 Grammy-winning rap hit that samples "Try a Little Tenderness" : OTIS
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Hot spots? : LEOPARDPRINT
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Brunch beverages, for short : OJS
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Standing order : ALLRISE
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Peter, Paul and Mary: Abbr. : STS
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Street entertainers with boomboxes : BREAKDANCERS
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Zoo exhibit : APES
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Ballroom alternatives to the foxtrot : ONESTEPS
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Yoga class sights : MATS
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"___ funny!" : VERY
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Na+ or Cl-, in NaCl : ION
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Loyal friend to Aeneas : ACHATES
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Vessel at a Japanese restaurant : SAKECUP
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Key with one sharp : EMINOR
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Message typically associated with the color pink : ITSAGIRL
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Long and lean : RANGY
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Not worry : BEATEASE
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___ ou Démon (Givenchy perfume) : ANGE
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Drove : IMPELLED
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Some expensive imports : BMWS
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Huge progress, metaphorically : LEAPS
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Open chamber : ATRIUM
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Like some eye surgery : CORNEAL
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Riddle in Zen Buddhism : KOAN
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Cannes festival focus : CINE
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Spiritual realms in religious cosmology : ASTRALPLANES
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Symbols next to logos: Abbr. : TMS
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Barker's entrance? : DOGDOOR
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Shuttle that docked with 14-Down : ATLANTIS
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Snack that, despite its name, doesn't help with weight loss : THINMINT
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They require you to read the fine print : EYETESTS
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See 10-Down : MIR
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Music store purchase for an avid fan : BOXEDSET
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Many of the world's rulers use it : METRICSYSTEM
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Tutee or trainee : LEARNER
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Salad bowl wood : TEAK
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Relic : HOLDOVER
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Champagne pop : PERE
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Biden time? : OBAMAERA
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Arcade game spinoff of 1983 : JRPACMAN
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Really angry : SEETHING
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Author of the 2012 book "Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet" : ASSANGE
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Big name in mail-order catalogs : SPIEGEL
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Word with justice or grace : SOCIAL
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One who might give you a shot : NURSE
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Miniature : TOY
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"Now!" : ASAP
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Mother of the royals George, Charlotte and Louis : KATE
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Stated one's case : PLED
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There: Lat. : IBI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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