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New York Times, Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Author:
Amanda Rafkin and Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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79/16/201911/18/20206
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Amanda Rafkin
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342/9/201711/18/20208
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1.61181
Ross Trudeau

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 36 NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
When we linked up last year via social media to start making puzzles together, it was love at first Zoom. Within a few weeks, Ross had ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Spot-on representation of TWO PEAS IN A POD, two Ps crammed into a circle. I appreciated the zesty theme entries, too — STRIP POKER, ... read more
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 1118 ( 25,943 )
Across
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Go bad : ROT
4
___ Coeur, Mo. : CREVE
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Hayes in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame : ISAAC
14
"Well, looky here!" : OHO
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Fuel carrier at sea : OILER
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___ toast : MELBA
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Betting game in which you could lose your shirt : STRIPPOKER
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One who's constantly talking smack : HATER
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Brooklyn basketball team : THENETS
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Shaped like grapes : OVATE
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Time away from the grind, for short : RANDR
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Film cast and crew celebration : WRAPPARTY
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Insolent manner : ATTITUDE
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Secondary schools in France : LYCEES
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Approach : GONEAR
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Aid in making a pompadour : GEL
34
Almost twins ... as suggested by this puzzle's circled squares? : TWOPEASINAPOD
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[head slap] : DOH
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Smooth, in music : LEGATO
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Like some writing of Anaïs Nin : EROTIC
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Adkins, for Adele : LASTNAME
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Tickets for shorter lines, good seats, backstage access, etc. : VIPPASSES
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Thespian : ACTOR
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What might be taken to go? : EXLAX
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The speed of sound : MACHONE
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Lofty abode : AERIE
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Some old mobile devices : FLIPPHONES
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A.F.C. East athlete, for short : NYJET
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Disney princess with "a dreamy far-off look, and her nose stuck in a book" : BELLE
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One arguing in court: Abbr. : ATT
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Bookish sorts : NERDS
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Twiddled one's thumbs : IDLED
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Sch. with a campus in Shreveport : LSU
Down
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Platforms for speakers : ROSTRA
2
Words following "Which thing?" : OHTHAT
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Sign in an apartment window : TORENT
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Signature feature of a Duracell battery : COPPERTOP
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Total hoot : RIOT
6
Fraternal group with a mammalian name : ELKS
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Peace sign shape : VEE
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Slip-up : ERROR
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"OK by me" : IMHAPPY
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Largest airport in the Pacific Northwest : SEATAC
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Ziggy Stardust vis-à-vis David Bowie : ALTEREGO
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Midge Maisel's father on "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" : ABE
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Garage occupant : CAR
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Dye for denim : INDIGO
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Kilmer of "Top Gun" : VAL
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Sneaky sorts : WEASELS
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Peeved, with "off" : TEED
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Fashion inits. : YSL
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French article : UNE
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"What's the big ___?" : DEAL
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Latvia's capital : RIGA
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Doughnut shapes, mathematically : TORI
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Burger King offering : WHOPPERJR
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"Old Town Road" rapper Lil ___ X : NAS
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Stuck on : ATTACHED
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Lightweight rainwear : PONCHO
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Patel of "Slumdog Millionaire" : DEV
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Moved on the tarmac : TAXIED
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Places to be marooned : ISLETS
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Farm-share program, for short : CSA
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Lacking a key, in music : ATONAL
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"Woman With a Parasol" and "Impression, Sunrise" : MONETS
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1974 pop hit with Spanish lyrics : ERESTU
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Like Robert Mueller beginning in 2013 : EXFBI
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Move around, with "about" : MILL
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First company to be valued at $1 trillion : APPLE
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Raggedy ___ : ANN
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Word before dropper or popper : EYE
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Spearheaded : LED

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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