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New York Times, Thursday, October 7, 2021

John McCrae, author of "In Flanders Fields," e.g.

Author:
Timothy Polin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Timothy Polin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 63, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQV} There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 54 for Mr. Polin.
Jeff Chen notes:
Such a fun way to interpret SKIPPING / STONES, ROLLING Stone, the ROSETTA Stone, and the BLARNEY Stone spaced out as if they were ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times10/7/21 ( No. 26,266 )
Across
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Big name in Scotch : DEWARS
7
Family name on "Seinfeld" : COSTANZA
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Provincial governor in the Byzantine Empire : EXARCH
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Patriots in New York, e.g. : AWAYTEAM
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Harmless rattler : MARACA
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Ram rod? : REARAXLE
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Working : EMPLOYED
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Secure, with "down" : BATTEN
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Frozen asteroid or planet : ICEBALL
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Left a bad impression on? : DINGED
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Boxer Trinidad : TITO
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"Don't just take my word for it!" : ASKANYONE
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What may be drawn with black and white? : CHESSGAME
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Flush, e.g. : HAND
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Prepare, as a certain movie snack : AIRPOP
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Celeb : ALISTER
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Equilibrium : STASIS
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Vegetarian spread : BEANPATE
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On every occasion : EACHTIME
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Dispensable young beau : BOYTOY
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Big name in beer : ANHEUSER
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One side in the Ryder Cup : EUROPE
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With 59-Across, lakeside activity ... or a hint to the words spelled across the fifth, eighth and 11th rows of the completed grid : SKIPPING
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See 58-Across : STONES
Down
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Mark on one's record : DEMERIT
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Proctored event, maybe : EXAM
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John McCrae, author of "In Flanders Fields," e.g. : WARPOET
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Name seen on the Kazakh/Uzbek border : ARAL
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First soft drink sold in all-aluminum cans : RCCOLA
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Light carriage, informally : SHAY
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Memory ___ : CARD
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Be shy : OWE
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Onetime Scandinavian export : SAAB
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Rule that should be broken? : TYRANNY
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Rat-___ : ATAT
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Like the newest model, familiarly : NEXTGEN
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Jewelry store eponym : ZALE
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"My thoughts exactly!" : AMEN
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What jelly rolls are filled with? : ELLS
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Memorable 2021 hurricane : IDA
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Word often before a year : CIRCA
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One who's not a fan : BOOER
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One way to prevent stock losses? : LASSO
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Bug collection? : INTEL
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Ancient invaders of Rome : GOTHS
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Silas ___, first American diplomat to France : DEANE
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Mauna ___ : KEA
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Tailgate grill : HIBACHI
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Separate : SPLITUP
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2.0, for one : GPA
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Moonscape feature : MARE
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Took full advantage of the buffet, say : ATEATON
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Unmoved reaction : DRYEYES
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West Coast burger chain with a "not-so-secret menu" : INNOUT
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Vast expanses : SEAS
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Lose value quickly : TANK
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News anchor Smith, informally : SHEP
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Enthusiastic assent in Spanish : SISI
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On the surface it might not look like much : BERG
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Five-spots : ABES
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Prefix for fireworks : PYRO
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Imbibe : TOPE
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R&B/pop vocal group Boyz II ___ : MEN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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