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New York Times, Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Author:
Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ross Trudeau

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JKQX} This is puzzle # 20 for Mr. Trudeau. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Ross Trudeau notes:
I submitted this puzzle on February 24th, 2018, the day Team USA curling won men's gold at the Winter Olympics. Do not miss this event ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
If you've never seen curling in the Olympics, you need to experience it. At first glance, it may look ridiculous. And at second ... read more
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Across
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Home squatters? : UMPS
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Air-quality org. : EPA
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Supposed makers of Keebler cookies : ELVES
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Remove the peel from : PARE
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Like most sushi fish : RAW
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Mark who won the 1998 Masters : OMEARA
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Spray-painting tools : STENCILS
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Looked hard (at) : PEERED
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Info on an airline website, for short : ETA
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Skirt's edge : HEM
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Artist Matisse : HENRI
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Pace : TEMPO
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Employee of the Month, e.g. : AWARD
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Local govt. official : ALD
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Flavor : SAPOR
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It's not everything, per a saying : SIZE
31
Letter-shaped girder : HBAR
32
Translation of "je suis" or "yo soy" : IAM
34
After all expenses : NET
35
Lotion additive : ALOE
36
Items guided by brooms in the Winter Olympics ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme : CURLINGSTONES
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[Gasp!] : OHNO
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Note between fa and la : SOL
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___ Taylor (clothing chain) : ANN
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Engrossed : RAPT
44
Alternatives to Levi's : LEES
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Utter, biblically : SAYST
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"Buen ___" (Spanish greeting) : DIA
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First extra inning : TENTH
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"Fingers crossed ..." : IHOPE
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Repeated lyric in a 1987 Michael Jackson #1 hit : IMBAD
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Back, in a boat : AFT
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"___ got it!" : YOU
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Sentence ender : PERIOD
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Give the heebie-jeebies : CREEPOUT
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Entertainers Miller and Close : GLENNS
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Archery asset : AIM
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"Are not!" comeback : AMSO
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Helped : AIDED
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Plaint during shearing : BAA
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Battle of Normandy locale : CAEN
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Underdog's feats : UPSETS
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Kathy with the #1 country hit "Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses" : MATTEA
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Speaker booster : PREAMP
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Many a pres. candidate : SEN
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The "E" in HOMES : ERIE
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Las ___, Canary Islands : PALMAS
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Cries meaning "How cu-u-ute!" : AWS
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Fix, as text : EMEND
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Sinister look : LEER
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The "x" or "y" in 2x + 3y = 15 : VARIABLE
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Before, to a bard : ERE
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Bummed : SAD
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Many a Gilbert and Sullivan work : OPERETTA
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Beethoven's "___" Symphony : CHORAL
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Puts through a cruel initiation : HAZES
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"Murder on the Orient Express" detective : POIROT
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It turns up at the edge of a plane : WINGLET
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Vietnam neighbor : LAOS
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"The Chronic" rapper, informally : DRE
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"___ Montana" : HANNAH
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Isn't totally straight with : MISLEADS
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Tea variety : CHAI
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Matchless : UNPAIRED
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What a Möbius strip has : NOEND
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Like some job training : ONSITE
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Chicago airport code : ORD
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Islamic law based on the Quran : SHARIA
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Cellist at Obama's first inauguration : YOYOMA
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Other half : SPOUSE
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Early German : TEUTON
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Long-term security, for short : TBOND
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Not yours : MINE
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Disaster relief org. : FEMA
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Org. offering member instruction, of course! : PGA
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___ Lilly (pharmaceutical giant) : ELI
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One in line at an airport : CAB
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Campaign-funding grp. : PAC

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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