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New York Times, Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Author:
Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ross Trudeau

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 71, Blocks: 45 Missing: {JQZ} Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 22 for Mr. Trudeau. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 1119 ( 25,578 )

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Feeling at the Grand Canyon, say : AWE
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Curse : SWEARAT
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Music sales largely replaced by streaming, in brief : CDS
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Get along well (with) : GEL
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Scuba diver's need : AIRTUBE
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MSN alternative : AOL
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Roadside assistance org. : AAA
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Grounder that squeezes between two infielders, in baseball slang : BLEEDER
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Genetic inits. : RNA
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E.M.T.s may insert them : IVS
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"Treasure Island" writer's monogram : RLS
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American ___ (beetle target) : ELM
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Chronic drinker's ailment, informally : DTS
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Salary after deductions : NETPAY
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Book after Song of Solomon : ISAIAH
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Narrow waterway : RIA
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Had a base, as a runner in baseball : WASON
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Courtroom V.I.P.s : DAS
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*Cartoon billionaire : SCROOGEMCDUCK
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Bronzer in a bottle : SUNTANOIL
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Cliff's edge : BRINK
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Grassy plain : LLANO
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Lingua ___ (common tongue) : FRANCA
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Swimming : NATANT
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Something an opera singer and a rancher have : RANGE
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Pace : TEMPO
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Lab eggs : OVA
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:'-( : SADFACE
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"The Raven" writer's monogram : EAP
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Sport that takes place in a dohyo : SUMO
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Kind of vote for a shareholder : PROXY
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10th grader, informally : SOPH
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Easy pace : TROT
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Trims : PARES
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Fit for military service : ONEA
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Gabs : YAKS
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Small silvery fish : SMELT
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Sassy : PERT
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Not for the first time : AGAIN
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Finchlike birds that build intricate nests : WEAVERS
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Like a bungee cord : ELASTIC
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Hummus and guacamole brand : SABRA
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*1971 role for Gene Wilder : WILLYWONKA
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You are, in Spain : ERES
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Had : ATE
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"Great manners you've got!" : RUDE
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*U.S. leader who said "Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?" : ABELINCOLN
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Contract details : TERMS
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Heart-related : CARDIAC
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Terse response to "Rough day?" : DONTASK
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Mark separating lines of poetry : SLASH
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Dissecting grammatically : PARSING
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Put on a pedestal : ADULATE
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F.B.I. worker: Abbr. : AGT
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Home of the kraken : SEA
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Every, in an Rx : OMN
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Roughly 1.5, in a standard shot of alcohol : OUNCES
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Widen : DILATE
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Great technical skill : BRAVURA
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Went wild : RANAMOK
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"Oh yeah? Give me a single example!" : NAMEONE
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Theoretically : ONPAPER
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*"A jolly happy soul," in a holiday song : FROSTY
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Something worn by the answer to each starred clue, as represented graphically in this puzzle's grid : TOPHAT
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iPhone purchases : APPS
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Apothecary's weight : DRAM
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"Heads up!," to a golfer : FORE
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Skating leap : AXEL
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Skin abnormality : CYST
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"Fifth quarters," in sports: Abbr. : OTS
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Soak (up) : SOP

Answer summary: 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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