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New York Times, Friday, November 15, 2019

World capital designated a Unesco World Heritage Site due to its modernist architecture

Author:
Debbie Ellerin
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Ellerin.
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© 2019, The New York Times11/15/19 ( No. 25,574 )
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Former leader of the Sinaloa Cartel : ELCHAPO
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Move smoothly up or down : SCROLL
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State of obliviousness : LALALAND
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Home of the Nefud and Rub' al Khali deserts : ARABIA
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World capital designated a Unesco World Heritage Site due to its modernist architecture : BRASILIA
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Revile : DETEST
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Puts together : ADDS
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Ronnie who was a 10-time N.F.L. Pro Bowler : LOTT
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Thrash, with "on" : WHALE
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Singer of "I'm Your Man" and "Hallelujah" : LEONARDCOHEN
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Rather racy, say : RATEDR
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Headquarters of LG Electronics : SEOUL
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Be : EXIST
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"No words" : ICANTEVEN
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Indication of another name : NEE
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Foul moods : SNITS
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Indication of another name : AKA
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Things that may be settled : OLDSCORES
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Practical jokes : JAPES
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Serenade, maybe : CROON
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Hindu god of beginnings : GANESH
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"What do you think ... real or not?" : ISTHATATHING
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Hurts : MAIMS
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Grammy winner for "My Heart Will Go On" : DION
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Ida for whom a massage therapy is named : ROLF
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Pranksome : IMPISH
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Where to order nigiri or maki : SUSHIBAR
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"Haven't the foggiest" : NOIDEA
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Soul mate : TRUELOVE
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Overhead structure for a crane or railroad signals : GANTRY
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Most nimble : SPRYEST
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Island to which one is able to return? : ELBA
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Cook's supply : LARD
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Not au naturel : CLAD
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Major inconveniences : HASSLES
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Mahershala of "Green Book" : ALI
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Tan's opposite : PALLOR
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It may bring you to tears : ONION
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Blue : SAD
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Not quite a buzz, but almost : CREWCUT
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Squalid place : RATHOLE
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Cousin of voodoo : OBEAH
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Durable stocking fabric : LISLE
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Grow toward evening : LATEN
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Modern-day "miner" : DATASCIENTIST
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Dog biscuits and such : TREATS
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Wash. Nationals games are played in it : EDT
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Family heads : DONS
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City near Virginia City : RENO
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Feat with double and triple versions : AXEL
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50-50, say : TIED
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Encroachment : INROAD
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Use a Juul, say : VAPE
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Barely gets, with "out" : EKES
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Who wrote "Parsley / Is gharsley" : NASH
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Stain on Santa : SOOT
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German chancellor between Brandt and Kohl : SCHMIDT
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Less refined : CRASSER
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Mo. whose birthstone is garnet : JAN
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In a rage : ANGRILY
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Gets excited : GINSUP
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Online back-and-forth, informally : IMING
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Cookie topped with toasted coconut, caramel and chocolate : SAMOA
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Basket always worth two points : TIPIN
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Word after office or off : HOURS
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Wind in a pit : OBOE
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Loos : LAVS
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Stew : FRET
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Stable staple : HAY
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___ Excellency (title for an ambassador) : HER

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