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New York Times, Monday, October 26, 2020

Author:
Eric Bornstein
Editor:
Will Shortz
A physicist or a fashion designer might work with one
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Eric Bornstein

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Bornstein. Monday freshness: 34%
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© 2020, The New York Times10/26/20 ( No. 25,920 )
Across
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"That ___ a close one!" : WAS
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"Fingers crossed!" : IHOPE
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Numbers for sports analysts : STATS
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Everyone : ALL
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A physicist or a fashion designer might work with one : MODEL
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Hall-of-Famer Banks a.k.a. "Mr. Cub" : ERNIE
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___ sauce (sushi condiment) : SOY
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One reading secret messages : CODEBREAKER
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Edible casing in a stir-fry : PEAPOD
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Singer Carly ___ Jepsen : RAE
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Narrow cut : SLIT
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Vends : SELLS
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Goddess who lent her name to the capital of Greece : ATHENA
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Professional joke teller : STANDUPCOMIC
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Half-___ (java order) : CAF
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Karl who co-wrote a manifesto : MARX
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Home that may be made of logs : CABIN
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Pleasant smell : AROMA
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Collectible animation frame : CEL
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Swiss Army ___ : KNIFE
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Point of connection : NEXUS
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Revise, as text : EDIT
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Org. that might ask you to remove your shoes : TSA
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Health professional who has your back? : CHIROPRACTOR
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Quick races : DASHES
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Title woman in songs by the Beatles and the Spinners : SADIE
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Brainstorming output : IDEA
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___ Vegas : LAS
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"Amen to that!" : IAGREE
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Apt command to an 18-, 28- or 47-Across : GETCRACKING
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Actress Mendes : EVA
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Hilo hello : ALOHA
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Home made of hides : TEPEE
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1980s gaming console, in brief : NES
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Mortise's counterpart : TENON
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Department store that once had a noted catalog : SEARS
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Like deserts and some humor : DRY
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The "murder hornet" is one : WASP
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___ vera (cream ingredient) : ALOE
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Quite cunning : SLYASAFOX
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"Brrr!" : IMCOLD
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Ruffian : HOODLUM
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Peculiar : ODD
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Person equal to you : PEER
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Idris of TV's "Luther" : ELBA
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"Believe me now?" : SEE
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Item rolled to the curb for a pickup : TRASHCAN
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Joint below the knee : ANKLE
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Cross-promotion : TIEIN
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Sealy competitor : SERTA
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500 sheets of paper : REAM
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Farm enclosure : PEN
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Orthodontic device : SPACER
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Target of a camper's scalp-to-toe inspection : TICK
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Digitize, in a way : SCAN
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Set to zero, as a scale : TARE
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Words to live by : CREDO
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Yellow flowers in the primrose family : OXLIPS
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Conclusion a die-hard might stay for : BITTEREND
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"Should that be the case ..." : IFSO
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Close by : NEAR
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Hombre-to-be, perhaps : MUCHACHO
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Tennis great Arthur : ASHE
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Fitness coach : TRAINER
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Gran Canaria or Mallorca, por ejemplo : ISLA
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Wise sayings : ADAGES
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Nicotine source, informally : CIG
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Try to unearth : DIGAT
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One-named singer of 2011's "Someone Like You" : ADELE
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New Jersey's ___ Hall University : SETON
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Headings in a playbill : ACTS
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___-Ball : SKEE
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Penultimate word in many fairy tales : EVER
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"No sweat!" : EASY
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Went on, as errands : RAN
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Hoppy beer choice, briefly : IPA

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