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New York Times, Friday, November 20, 2020

Author:
Kameron Austin Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kameron Austin Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVZ} This is puzzle # 14 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
TRUST EXERCISE is a fantastic central marquee. It's something most everyone can recognize, and it evokes vivid imagery. Who hasn't ... read more
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Across
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Catchphrase on "The Simpsons" : AYCARAMBA
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Not so hot : MILD
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Love poet of old : TROUBADOUR
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Stage honor : OBIE
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Experts in determining the exact shape and size of the earth : GEODESISTS
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Court seat : BANC
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Crisp, picturewise : INHD
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Place name in Manhattan : ASTOR
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CARE, e.g., for short : NGO
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Got : FOOLED
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Satisfied the munchies : SNACKED
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Digital identifiers : TOETAGS
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Startled response to "Eek, a mouse!" : WHERE
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Avalanche : BARRAGE
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Parched : ARID
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Common activity in couples therapy : TRUSTEXERCISE
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Off the ___ : GRID
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Like presidents with Bibles, maybe : SWORNIN
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Discontinued grocery chain that was once the U.S.'s largest retailer : AANDP
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Snuggles : NESTLES
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Hearty har-hars : BIGYUKS
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Like stadiums : TIERED
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Counter offer, for short? : BLT
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Goes "Grrrr" : GNARS
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"Kiss Me ___ the Phone" (2009 #3 hit) : THRU
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Spanish opposite of odio : AMOR
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"Little Rhody," with "the" : OCEANSTATE
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___ lives : NINE
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Classic Buster Keaton film set in Civil War times : THEGENERAL
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Cut : AXED
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Some terms set by consenting partners : SAFEWORDS
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Childish denial : ARENOT
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Attention getter : YOOHOO
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Someone to snuggle with : CUDDLEBUDDY
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Fiver : ABE
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Some campus V.I.P.s : RAS
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___ Barnes, W.N.I.T.-winning basketball coach : ADIA
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Spanish ___ : MOSS
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Ashtray fill : BUTTS
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Burning issue : ARSON
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Swarm : MOB
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Many workers on Wall Street, informally : IBANKERS
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Slips and such : LINGERIE
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Cracked, in a way : DECODED
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Weekend warrior's cry : TGIF
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Uncut : RAW
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Requests made to latecomers, in brief : ETAS
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Game in which the object is to end with zero points : DARTS
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Psst! Don't pass it on! : CHAINLETTER
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Burgeoned : GREW
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Old English dialect : SAXON
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"An Officer and a Gentleman" star, 1982 : GERE
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German philosopher Bloch : ERNST
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Hiker's bagful : TRAILMIX
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Annoying thing to hear in a movie theater : RINGTONE
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Queens's ___ Field : CITI
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Dolce's partner in fashion : GABBANA
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One parent of a mixed-breed "poxer" : PUG
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German leader after Adenauer : ERHARD
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Tempur-Pedic alternatives : SERTAS
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Gut feelings? : KNOTS
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Actor/comedian ___ Baron Cohen : SACHA
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Face-off : DUEL
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Shipwreck site, maybe : REEF
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Saltimbocca ingredient : SAGE
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Strawberry, raspberry or cherry : RED
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Inside the box? : NEW
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___-Cat : SNO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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