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WEST-SOUTHWEST

New York Times, Sunday, November 1, 2020

Author:
Julian Lim
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Julian Lim

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {Z} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Lim. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 1101 ( 25,926 )
Across
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Amenity in G.M. vehicles : ONSTAR
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R.N.'s workplace : ICU
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"Awake in the Dark" author : EBERT
15
Down at the bar? : CHUG
19
Peace and quiet : REPOSE
20
Tease constantly, with "on" : RAG
21
Bottom lines? : XAXES
22
Spanish Steps city : ROME
23
What an unsteady tightrope walker may do? : SWAYUPHIGH
25
Number cruncher, in Wall Street lingo : QUANT
26
Spelling clarification : ASIN
27
CPR experts : EMTS
28
"___ to My Family" (song by the Cranberries) : ODE
29
"It's just too $%#@ hot!," e.g.? : SUMMERSWEAR
31
Fasten again, as documents : RESTAPLE
34
Dish cooked in an underground oven : POI
35
Bolshoi debut of 1877 : SWANLAKE
36
Thesis defenses, e.g. : ORALS
37
Thereabouts : ORSO
39
Me-day destination : SPA
40
What a beekeeper receives at work? : SWARMRECEPTION
45
Pettily punishes : SPITES
50
Dynamite : AONE
51
Explode on Twitter, say : TREND
52
"___: Ragnarok" (2017 blockbuster) : THOR
54
Catty comments : SNARK
55
Upstanding person : MENSCH
57
Flood protector : DIKE
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Bird that carries Sinbad to safety : ROC
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"Little Fockers" actress Polo : TERI
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Little auk, by another name : SEADOVE
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Japanese audio brand : AIWA
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Cousin of a clarinet : OBOE
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Why the knight went shopping? : FORWANTOFABETTERSWORD
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Letters no longer seen on most phones : OPER
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Ingredient in une quiche : OEUF
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Source of the words "O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; / It is the green-ey'd monster ..." : OTHELLO
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Bohemian : ARTY
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"Hate Me Now" rapper, 1999 : NAS
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2019 award for "What the Constitution Means to Me" : OBIE
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"Magnifico!" : SUPERB
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Fully grown fillies : MARES
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Statistician's calculation : MEAN
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Cruz known as the Queen of Salsa : CELIA
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Regenerist skin-care brand : OLAY
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Upfront? : SHORTU
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Hogs, after being scrubbed clean? : SPARKLINGSWINE
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Even a little bit : ANY
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Take ___ from (follow) : ACUE
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Thrill : ELATE
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Resident of the lowest circle of hell, in Dante's "Inferno" : ISCARIOT
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Spring setting in San Antonio: Abbr. : CDT
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Border of a lagoon, say : SANDREEF
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What the ecstatic janitor did? : SWEPTFORJOY
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Porcine pad : STY
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Paul of "There Will Be Blood" : DANO
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Actress Taylor : LILI
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"Stop it, I'm blushing" : OHYOU
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"Michael Jordan's Top 10 Free Throws" and others? : SWISHLISTS
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Rental units: Abbr. : APTS
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Ballet shoe application : ROSIN
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Shakespearean prince : HAL
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Cuts off : SEVERS
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Interlock : MESH
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Choral composition : MOTET
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N.F.C. South city: Abbr. : ATL
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Kids' camp crafts project : TIEDYE
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Reinvented self-image : NEWME
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Tiffs : SPATS
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Spots to shop for tots : TOYSTORES
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The Sun Devils' sch. : ASU
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One squat, for example : REP
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What soap bubbles do : IRIDESCE
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Pet shop purchase : CAGE
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"Yuck!" : UGH
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Sublime : EXQUISITE
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Toto's creator : BAUM
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They're full of questions : EXAMS
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Holds on to one's Essence, say? : RENEWS
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Fasteners of some heels : TSTRAPS
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Go at a glacial pace : CRAWL
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Book before Joel : HOSEA
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Boat sometimes built around a whalebone frame : UMIAK
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Soul, e.g. : GENRE
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Give a shout : HOLLER
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Nothing of the ___ : SORT
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Digital sounds? : SNAPS
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Something up one's sleeve : ARM
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Original site of the Elgin Marbles : PARTHENON
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Beyoncé, for one : POPDIVA
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"How neat!" : OOH
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Uncle ___ : SAM
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Heartbreak : WOE
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Martin who wrote the "Baby-Sitters Club" series : ANN
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Conclude (with) : ENDOFF
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Coarse-grained igneous rock : NORITE
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Tagging along : INTOW
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Martial arts-based workout : TAEBO
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Trial's partner : ERROR
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Went cross-countrying, say : SKIED
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Spiked wheel on a boot spur : ROWEL
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Farm-to-table program, in brief : CSA
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Shish ___ : KEBOB
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Scientist who said "The cosmos is also within us. We're made of star-stuff" : CARLSAGAN
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First string : ATEAM
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Puts out : DOUSES
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How obedient dogs walk : ATHEEL
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Gets a head? : FOAMS
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Host of an Apple TV+ book club : OPRAH
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In again : RETRO
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More sardonic : WRYER
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Paperless airplane reservation : ETICKET
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Trifling amount : SOU
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Because (of) : ONACCOUNT
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Sky fall? : POWERDIVE
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Whitney of cotton gin fame : ELI
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Headed : RAN
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"Later!" : BYE
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Button on an old video game controller : START
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Org. that publishes the journal Emotion : APA
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Prepare for a guided meditation, perhaps : LIESTILL
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Cavity fillers : INLAYS
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Homogenous : UNIFORM
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___ Gobert, 2018 and 2019 N.B.A. Defensive Player of the Year : RUDY
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Benchmark: Abbr. : STD
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"Over here!" : YOOHOO
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Religion symbolized by a moon and star : ISLAM
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Make a choice on Tinder : SWIPE
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Isle of Man men, e.g. : CELTS
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Gorillalike : APISH
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Suite meet? : TRYST
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Made lighter : EASED
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One might begin "Dear Diary ..." : ENTRY
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"All That Jazz" director : FOSSE
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Screenwriter Lee, sister of Spike : JOIE
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De-bug? : SWAT
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___ cha beef (Chinese entree) : SHA
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V-J Day prez : HST
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Ni'ihau necklace : LEI

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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