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New York Times, Thursday, November 19, 2020

Author:
Derek J. Angell
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Derek J. Angell

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Angell. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Derek J. Angell notes:
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 1119 ( 25,944 )
Across
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Ignorance, perhaps : BLISS
6
76ers, on scoreboards : PHI
9
Chump : SAP
12
File accompanying many a download : README
13
They turn on machines : COGS
14
Fort Myers-to-Orlando dir. : NNE
15
Photo from a drone : AERIAL
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Aesthete's collection, maybe : ARTBOOKS
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*Creator of 55-Across : MRVGRFFN
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*Co-host of 55-Across : VNNWHT
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MADD ad, e.g., in brief : PSA
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Commercial ploy : TIEIN
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Noted "retiree" of '03 : SST
25
Groundwork of a plant manager? : SEEDBED
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Shipshape : TIDY
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*Group of six given for free on 55-Across : RSTLN
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Country that has no rivers: Abbr. : UAE
34
Memorable hurricane of 2017 : IRMA
35
Something there's almost no point to? : EPEE
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Peaceful, rustic scene : IDYLL
38
Tilt : LEAN
39
Set, in French : FIXE
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Triton's domain, in Greek myth : SEA
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*Co-host of 55-Across : PTSJK
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Go postal : SNAP
43
Online endorsements : UPVOTES
46
___ Speedwagon : REO
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Put forward : POSIT
49
Long-running TV series set in Las Vegas : CSI
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*Bad place to land on 55-Across : BNKRPT
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*It debuted on 1/6/1975 : WHLFFRTN
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Not completely crazy, as a plan : FEASIBLE
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Fade, as a fad : DIEOUT
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Geisha's accessory : FAN
61
Ace : NAIL
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Tabasco, en México : ESTADO
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Upscale hotel amenity : SPA
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Afore : ERE
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Unreliable : SHAKY
Down
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Round things? : BEERS
2
Baby bug : LARVA
3
"Understood, man" : IDIG
4
Spruce (up) : SMARTEN
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Shot that's within your reach? : SELFIE
6
___ favor : POR
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"Love It or List It" channel : HGTV
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Amazon IDs : ISBNS
9
Apt anagram of WINTER'S O'S : SNOWTIRES
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Egyptian key of life : ANKH
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Roach or termite : PEST
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A.D.A.-compliance option : RAMP
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What you might cry when trying to answer the six starred clues? : CANIBUYAVOWEL
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Like many homes along bayous : ONSTILTS
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Gave to, as answers : FED
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Actor McDonough : NEAL
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Some accommodations on long-distance trains : SLEEPERS
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Where nearly half of the U.S.'s publicly traded cos. are incorporated : DEL
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Key of Pachelbel's Canon: Abbr. : DMAJ
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Jerk move? : YANK
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Zebras : REFS
31
Turn in a popular game show : SPIN
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City that rhymes with "Rosanna" in a #1 George Strait country hit : TEXARKANA
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Sch. in Ames : ISU
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Johnny who made his film debut in "A Nightmare on Elm Street" : DEPP
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Aquarium denizen : PETFISH
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___Kosh B'gosh : OSH
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Little waves, in Spain : TILDES
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Offer a thought : OPINE
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Speak with a deep, hoarse voice : CROAK
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Room opposite the kitchen on a Clue board : STUDY
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Nuts about : INTO
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People who are tight, in modern lingo : BFFS
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___ tide : NEAP
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One way to the top : TBAR
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Cheese in moussaka : FETA
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"No ___ can live forever": Martin Luther King Jr. : LIE

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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