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New York Times, Friday, October 30, 2020

Comedian Mitch who said "I haven't slept for 10 days, because that would be too long"

Author:
Trenton Charlson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trenton Charlson

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {CQW} This is puzzle # 26 for Mr. Charlson. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Trenton Charlson notes:
This puzzle started with JASON FOX, for reasons both Scrabbly and sentimental. Foxtrot is a favorite newspaper comic of mine, and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Ah, Trenton and your love for rare letters, I got you figured out! Copies, in a way? Say no more, it has to be XEROXES! Heat-resistant ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times10/30/20 ( No. 25,924 )

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Across
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Jesus, Mary or Joseph : NAZARENE
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Some Eastern dignitaries : RAJAHS
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Occasion for grilling : ORALEXAM
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Something worn for protection : AMULET
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Own : DOMINATE
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"Philosophy in the Bedroom" writer, 1795 : DESADE
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"There's the ___" : RUB
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Way to get around in Chicago : ELTRAIN
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Schedule abbr. : TBA
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On deck, say : ASEA
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Scientist who was friends with Mark Twain : TESLA
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Consider : DEEM
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Half of Italy : MEZZO
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Floats are often made with them : ROOTBEERS
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___ Games, second-largest multisport event after the Olympics : ASIAN
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Contemptuous, in a way : SNEERING
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Welcome offering : LEI
35
Portraitist's request : SIT
36
[Ho-o-o boy, here we go again ...] : DEEPSIGH
41
Heat-resistant glass : SILEX
45
Midwest city in the title of a 1942 Glenn Miller #1 hit : KALAMAZOO
46
Margaret ___, artist known for painting subjects with big eyes : KEANE
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Those in favor : AYES
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Spoils : BOOTY
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Word with search or witness : STAR
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Open-house org. : PTA
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Acts like a quidnunc : MEDDLES
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Kind of rock : EMO
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Support above a doorway : LINTEL
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10-year-old boy of comics with glasses and blond hair : JASONFOX
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Unprincipled : AMORAL
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Words said with a wave : OVERHERE
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Writer who served as a senator in Chile : NERUDA
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Like wild accusations : BASELESS
Down
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Rhyming descriptor for Obama : NODRAMA
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Turns on : AROUSES
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River through Victoria Falls : ZAMBEZI
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Krieger of the U.S. women's soccer team : ALI
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French name meaning "born again" : RENE
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Apotheosize : EXALT
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Shoots the breeze : NATTERS
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Liberal arts college in Boston : EMERSON
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Sends off : RADIATES
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Last word of the New Testament : AMEN
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Dip for a French dip : JUS
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Youth support group : ALATEEN
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Comedian Mitch who said "I haven't slept for 10 days, because that would be too long" : HEDBERG
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Decreases, in a way? : STEAMS
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After-shave additive : ALOE
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Plants whose name derives from the Greek for "dry" : AZALEAS
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Members of a pantheon : DEITIES
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Two bells, nautically : ONEPM
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Allegro : BRISK
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Actress Rossellini of "Blue Velvet" : ISABELLA
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When it's light : DAYTIME
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___ Smeal, three-term president of NOW : ELEANOR
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Polo alternative : IZOD
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"Bravo!" : GOODJOB
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Flow down a mountain : HOTLAVA
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Fine example? : LATEFEE
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Charms : ENAMORS
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Copies, in a way : XEROXES
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Competitor of Peterson's and Princeton Review : KAPLAN
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Y Y Y Y, on a form : YESES
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Renaissance Faire quaff : MEAD
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Cross : SORE
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1989 one-man show : TRU
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Devils' advocate?: Abbr. : NHL

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