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New York Times, Thursday, October 3, 2019

Author:
Ricky Cruz
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ricky Cruz

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {FGJQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Cruz. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Ricky Cruz notes:
Very happy to be making my NYT debut, especially with a Thursday puzzle! Thursdays have a lot of my favorite themes, and I hope this ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Mirror, mirror, in the grid, is there another smarter than I, god forbid? (My mirror took the fifth.) Four ___ MIRROR phrases, given ... read more
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 1003 ( 25,531 )

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Across
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Queen or king, e.g. : PIECE
6
Make way? : PAVE
10
Recedes : EBBS
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Bankrupted : ENDED
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Snippet with a funeral date : OBIT
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Become drowsy : TIRE
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London tabloid that Piers Morgan once headed : DAILYMIRROR
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Number of operas? : ARIA
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Bug in "A Bug's Life" : ANT
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"Off" time : SALE
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Lead-tin alloy : SOLDER
24
In case : LEST
26
Sported : WORE
28
Christmas carol contraction : TIS
29
Dressing room staple : VANITYMIRROR
34
Taste common to tomatoes and seaweed : UMAMI
37
Product with a milk splash on its packaging : OREO
38
2010 Denzel Washington title role : ELI
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Constraint of some diets : NOCARBS
42
All together : ENMASSE
44
Highway agcy. : DOT
45
Word with stage or storm : DOOR
47
Some saxes : ALTOS
48
Interrogation room fixture : ONEWAYMIRROR
52
Telegraph "e" : DIT
53
Over : ANEW
54
It comes in pods : TIDE
58
Roller coaster effect, for some : NAUSEA
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Place on a schedule : SLOT
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Ingredient in a zombie : RUM
64
"Holy cow!" : YIPE
65
Sci-fi anthology series on Netflix : BLACKMIRROR
68
Upsides : PROS
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Contemporary of Vivaldi : BACH
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Unit of prevention : OUNCE
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Defect in a can : DENT
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Seeks help : ASKS
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Was an agent, say : SPIED
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Step on it! : PEDAL
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Fatuous : INANE
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Some marginalia : EDITS
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Frame in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" : CEL
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Competitor of Blue Bell : EDYS
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Hoi ___ : POLLOI
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Open: Sp. : ABIERTO
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Connecting word : VIA
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Flight board figs. : ETDS
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Latin phrase in a footnote : ETALII
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2008 Beijing Olympics stadium, with "the" : BIRDSNEST
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Cheese that goes well with apples : BRIE
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Brand : SEAR
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[So boring!] : YAWN
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Like Constantinople : OTTOMAN
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Rating that may signify profanity or violence : TVMA
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Jane of British lit : EYRE
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Show time : AIRDATE
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Itch : YEN
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At that : ALSO
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Goes (for) : VIES
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Ctrl+Z : UNDO
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Something Venus lacks : MOON
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Affected : ACTEDUPON
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"Let me tell ya ...!" : BOY
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Tofu source : SOYA
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Loads : ALOT
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Pillage : RANSACK
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Like Solomon among all biblical kings : WISEST
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Popular juice brand : WELCHS
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Creature on Endor : EWOK
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Neighbor of a Pakistani : IRANI
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___ de leche (ice cream topping) : DULCE
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Press (into) : EMBED
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"Ghostbusters" force, for short : NYPD
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Frigid suffix : AIRE
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"Take a Chance on Me" group : ABBA
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Ali had more than 20 of them in his career : TKOS
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___ Tres Vírgenes, highest mountain in Baja California Sur : LAS
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Golfer's target : CUP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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