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New York Times, Tuesday, October 27, 2020

"Nothing fools you better than the ___ you tell yourself": Teller

Author:
Luci Bresette and David Steinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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110/27/20201
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Luci Bresette
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1.645193
David Steinberg

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FQWXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Bresette. This is puzzle # 100 for Mr. Steinberg. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Constructor notes:
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© 2020, The New York Times10/27/20 ( No. 25,921 )
Across
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Hershey's foiled confection : KISS
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Grade upgrade : PLUS
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___-mo : SLO
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Chaotic way to run : AMOK
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Dolphins' home : MIAMI
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Hip to, as the latest news : UPON
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Apt phrase that uses just the letters of U.S. CAPITOL : POLITICSASUSUAL
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Declaration made with a card in hand : UNO
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Diameter of a quarter, roughly : INCH
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Mrs. Doubtfire, for one : NANNY
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Madre's hermana : TIA
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"Obvs!" : DUH
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"My Sister's Keeper" author Picoult : JODI
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Apt phrase that uses just the letters of UNEARTHS : TREASUREHUNTER
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Phone no. : TEL
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"___ & Roy" (children's TV series) : ESME
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"Selma" director DuVernay : AVA
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Sand castle shaper : PAIL
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Some sausages, informally : BRATS
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Help with a holdup : ABET
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Where ___ at : ITS
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Breeze (through) : SAIL
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FedEx alternative : DHL
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Apt phrase that uses just the letters of GRAND TIME : GETTINGMARRIED
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Torah holders : ARKS
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"Nothing fools you better than the ___ you tell yourself": Teller : LIE
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Candy heart sentiment : LUV
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Beginning to a logical conclusion : HENCE
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Disney queen of Arendelle : ELSA
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Angry state : IRE
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Apt phrase that uses just the letters of MASTERING : TRAININGSEMINAR
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___ at windmills (fight imaginary foes) : TILT
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Some Winter Olympics rides : LUGES
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Things you might open with a click : PENS
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Sleep disrupter in a fairy tale : PEA
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Hitch, say : KNOT
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Feed the kitty : ANTE
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Broken down for good : KAPUT
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"Consider that done!" : IMONIT
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One who plays alone : SOLOARTIST
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One of a cross-country pair : SKI
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Machu ___ (Inca citadel) : PICCHU
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Mascara target : LASH
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Thurman of "Gattaca" : UMA
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"___ boom bah!" : SIS
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Fabricated, as a yarn : SPUN
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College debt component : LOAN
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Word before child or human : ONLY
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Grade downgrade : MINUS
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Lightning Bolt : USAIN
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Like some pools : TIDAL
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Not warranted : UNDUE
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Kid : JEST
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Units of electrical resistance : OHMS
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Sinuous fish : EEL
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The sea, to Neptune : REALM
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Cloth napkins and such : TABLELINEN
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She lost paradise in "Paradise Lost" : EVE
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2020 Chinese zodiac animal : RAT
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2019 Chinese zodiac animal : PIG
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Had a little something : ATE
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Safe space? : BANK
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Fixes, as an outcome : RIGS
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Sashimi tuna : AHI
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Singer in Homer's "Odyssey" : SIREN
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Lofty aspiration : DREAM
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Implied but not expressed : TACIT
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"Ready!" : ALLSET
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Climbs : RISES
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10-time N.B.A. All-Star Kevin : DURANT
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Poetry : VERSE
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Link letters : HTTP
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Buffalo's lake : ERIE
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Character voiced by Beyoncé in 2019's "The Lion King" : NALA
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Pop-up breakfast brand : EGGO
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Kind : ILK
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Resident of a cloister : NUN
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Many a craft brew, briefly : IPA

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