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New York Times, Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Author of "Black Beauty" (1877)

Author:
Drew Schmenner
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Drew Schmenner

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 81, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQXZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Schmenner.
Drew Schmenner notes:
I'm thrilled to make my NYT debut! Thanks to the editorial teams at the NYT, Universal, and WSJ, as well as the constructing community, for ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A friend asked me about this theme two years ago, and I hemmed and hawed, wondering if it was worth the effort of creating a full, clued grid, ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times11/16/21 ( No. 26,306 )
Across
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Key above Caps Lock : TAB
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Depletes, as of energy : SAPS
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Goes on the offensive : ATTACKS
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Suffix with expert : ISE
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"___ the case!" : IMON
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Many an evergreen : FIRTREE
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With 63-Across, "The end" ... or what can be said about the novels in the clues for 25-, 38- and 52-Across : THATSALL
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Sometimes it's "not an option" : FAILURE
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Stella ___ (beer) : ARTOIS
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Sculler's tool : OAR
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___ score (400 to 1600) : SAT
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Prefix with bot : NANO
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Author of "The Bell Jar" (1963) : SYLVIAPLATH
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Sending a Slack message, say : IMING
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Secure, as a boat : MOOR
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NPR host Cornish : AUDIE
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"___ away!" ("Hit me!") : ASK
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Paths of lobs : ARCS
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Actress Mirren : HELEN
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Author of "Black Beauty" (1877) : ANNASEWELL
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Sealy competitor : SERTA
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Bit of fishing equipment : REEL
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Many a college prof : PHD
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Difficult tooth for a dentist to fill : MOLAR
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Help (out) : BAIL
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Mystical energy fields : AURAE
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Author of "Wuthering Heights" (1847) : EMILYBRONTE
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Slugger Sammy in the 1998 home run chase : SOSA
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Bit of fishing equipment : NET
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Prey for a barracuda : EEL
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"You don't even want to know" : ITSBAD
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Question of apathy : DOICARE
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See 18-Across : SHEWROTE
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Guaranteed : ENSURED
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Met highlight : ARIA
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Earn the most votes, say : WIN
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Abhors : DETESTS
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Some August births : LEOS
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Inc., abroad : LTD
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Fairy queen in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" : TITANIA
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Hindu retreats : ASHRAMS
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Many a character in Kerouac's "On the Road" : BEATNIK
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Enthusiastic Spanish approval : SISI
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Collect in volume : AMASS
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One shaking hands and kissing babies, stereotypically : POL
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Weekly show famously filmed in Studio 8H, in brief : SNL
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Secret relationship : AFFAIR
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Small crown : TIARA
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El ___ (nickname for the Mexican national soccer team) : TRI
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Falcons, on a scoreboard : ATL
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Vigorous campaign : CRUSADE
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Protein in horns and hair : KERATIN
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Keep one's anger at a low boil : SEETHE
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Yogi Bear or Fred Flintstone : TOON
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Egg: Prefix : OVO
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It often has a gym and pool : YMCA
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The "1" in a 15-1 record : LOSS
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Dish associated with the Valencia region of Spain : PAELLA
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Slow period : LULL
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Overhead support for interstate signs : GANTRY
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Tiny messenger : RNA
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___-haw : HEE
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Asia's ___ Sea : ARAL
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Popular name for an Irish girl : ERIN
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Swollen mark : WELT
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"Can't say who" : SOMEONE
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Snooty : ELITIST
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N.F.L. all-star game : PROBOWL
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Makes an enthusiastic attempt : HASATIT
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Wrong turn in a maze : DEADEND
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Repaired : MENDED
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American Kennel Club list : BREEDS
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Former Time Warner partner : AOL
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Leningrad's land, for short : USSR
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Visorless cap : BERET
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Letters heard after "cow," "pig" and "horse" : EIEIO
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"___ the night before Christmas ..." : TWAS
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Chalk one up? : CUE
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Horace's "___ Poetica" : ARS
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Narrator of "On the Road" : SAL
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Charlemagne's domain: Abbr. : HRE

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