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New York Times, Monday, November 16, 2020

Author:
Jennifer Nutt
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jennifer Nutt

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 7 for Ms. Nutt. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jennifer Nutt notes:
Jeff recently wrote about theme types that got popular and then faded away. A few months ago, I submitted a first-words-are-synonyms ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 1116 ( 25,941 )
Across
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Tricked by doing something unexpectedly, with "out" : FAKED
6
Original airer of "Doctor Who" and "Monty Python's Flying Circus" : BBC
9
Jitter-free jitter juice : DECAF
14
Slicker, as winter highways : ICIER
15
Writer Tolstoy : LEO
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Speechify : ORATE
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Sweet item at a bakery : JELLYROLL
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One streaming on Twitch, maybe : GAMER
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Wedding vow : IDO
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"In memoriam" piece : OBIT
22
Drinking mug : STEIN
23
Keep watch while a homeowner's away : HOUSESIT
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Drs.' co-workers : RNS
27
Categorize : ASSORT
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Zippo : NADA
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Not an original, informally : REPRO
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Bar-to-bar activity : PUBCRAWL
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Skater Lipinski : TARA
38
Heart chambers : ATRIA
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What a smiley or frowny emoji indicates : MOOD
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What a speaker or musician may adjust before starting : MICSTAND
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Immature bug : LARVA
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Tidy : NEAT
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Wagered : RISKED
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Green item proffered by Sam-I-Am : EGG
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Easy win : CAKEWALK
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Tally mark : NOTCH
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The "E" in PG&E: Abbr. : ELEC
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"___ unto them that call evil good, and good evil": Isaiah : WOE
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In flames : AFIRE
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Small advances ... or the progression suggested by the ends of 17-, 23-, 33-, 41- and 48-Across : BABYSTEPS
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Police trainee : CADET
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Convenience for withdrawing $$$ : ATM
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Appear out of nowhere : POPUP
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Maples and myrtles : TREES
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Mattress's place : BED
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Nervous about what's ahead : ANTSY
Down
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Island group whose name is a brand of water : FIJI
2
Got an A on : ACED
3
Metric weight, informally : KILO
4
Slithery fish : EEL
5
Thirsty : DRY
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Ill-defined shapes : BLOBS
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Misrepresent : BELIE
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Fillies' counterparts : COLTS
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Sirius ... or Lassie, for example? : DOGSTAR
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It was: Lat. : ERAT
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Job for a cinematographer : CAMERAWORK
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Didn't go out to a restaurant : ATEIN
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Some greenery on forest floors : FERNS
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Give a drubbing : ROUT
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Roman poet who wrote "Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow!" : HORACE
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Spanish gold : ORO
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Member of an early Andean civilization : INCA
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Field of Frida Kahlo or El Greco : ART
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Coal deposit : SEAM
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Shore phenomenon around the time of the new and full moons : SPRINGTIDE
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Tablecloth fabric : DAMASK
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School fund-raising org. : PTA
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"Ode on a Grecian ___" : URN
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Action on eBay : BID
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Score before 15, in tennis : LOVE
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Lead-in to girl or boy : ATTA
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Family man : DAD
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Scented bags : SACHETS
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Rap's ___ Wayne : LIL
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R-rated, say : RACY
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Put into law : ENACT
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Succeed in life : GOFAR
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Shish ___ : KEBAB
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Gladden : ELATE
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Popular health info source : WEBMD
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First Nations group : CREE
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Shed tears : WEPT
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Magnum ___ : OPUS
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Catch sight of : ESPY
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Place to get a mani-pedi : SPA
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Truckload unit : TON

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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