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New York Times, Saturday, November 20, 2021

French phrase in many bistro names

Author:
Mary Lou Guizzo and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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274/17/201411/20/202115
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441.61
Mary Lou Guizzo
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1257/5/201011/20/202181
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9321.63
Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 27 for Ms. Guizzo. This is puzzle # 125 for Mr. Chen.
Constructor notes:
MARY LOU: It is always exciting to have another puzzle in the NYT. And it is a pleasure to co-construct with Jeff again. My thanks to ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What, you saw a mini-theme in KAMALA HARRIS to YOU'VE GOT THIS to NOT AFRAID? Seeing as I try to keep politics out of crosswords, you ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times11/20/21 ( No. 26,310 )
Across
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Sassy : FRESH
6
Drink with a shot balanced on chopsticks over a beer : SAKEBOMB
14
Meredith's half sister on "Grey's Anatomy" : LEXIE
15
Pack man : ALPHAMALE
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Certain record : ENTRY
18
Gracious words when accepting an honor : IMHUMBLED
19
Eroded : WORE
20
Exhibition that might attract eye rolls, for short : PDA
21
Went quickly : DARTED
22
Third-most-popular baby girls' name in 2020, after Olivia and Emma : AVA
23
Serengeti grazer : ELAND
25
Make out : ESPY
26
Joint winner of Time's Person of the Year for 2020 : KAMALAHARRIS
30
"Incorrect!" : ITISNT
31
"Intolerable Cruelty" director, 2003 : COEN
32
Org. associated with the note series G-E-C : NBC
35
Author who referred to his works as a "legendarium" : TOLKIEN
37
More vexing : PESKIER
39
Word before now : ERE
40
Scoop often used in Indian cuisine : NAAN
42
Ship on which Darwin collected material for "On the Origin of Species" : BEAGLE
43
Encouraging words : YOUVEGOTTHIS
45
"Mmm hmm ..." : ISEE
48
Ingredients for pastry cream : YOLKS
49
Gumshoe : TEC
50
Term of address for a noble : MILORD
53
Mass Appeal Records co-founder : NAS
54
Sheltered place : COVE
55
French phrase in many bistro names : ALAMAISON
57
Daughter of Elrond in "The Lord of the Rings" : ARWEN
58
Fearless : NOTAFRAID
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Like the flame between exes, sometimes : RELIT
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Century of note : SENATORS
61
Examinations : TESTS
Down
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Played in the wind, say : FLEWAKITE
2
Fixer-upper : RENOVATOR
3
Above and beyond, with "the" : EXTRAMILE
4
Part of an equine bloodline : SIRE
5
Song word sung twice before "goodbye" : HEY
6
Opened up during an examination : SAIDAH
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The first one printed in America was in 1639 : ALMANAC
8
Metric speed meas. : KPH
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___ Olmert, former Israeli P.M. : EHUD
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Foe of the Fighting Tigers : BAMA
11
Multicolor hair effects : OMBRES
12
Fountain fare : MALTS
13
Censor : BLEEP
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Whirl : EDDY
20
The highest form of flattery? : PLATEAU
23
Pacific Ocean phenomenon : ELNINO
24
Lemon ___ : DROP
27
Query : ASK
28
Running gear named after running animals : REEBOKS
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Legends, often : INSETS
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Ones late to work? : NIGHTOWLS
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"Seriously!" : BELIEVEIT
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Symbols on the flags of Algeria and Azerbaijan : CRESCENTS
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Kind of blue : NAVY
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Kit ___ Club ("Cabaret" locale) : KAT
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Genre for "The Dark Knight," appropriately : NEONOIR
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Medieval servant : YEOMAN
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Secretive things? : GLANDS
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One-named model and philanthropist : IMAN
46
Storage units prone to explosion : SILOS
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Lift a lot : ELATE
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Tennis star of the 2000s, familiarly : RAFA
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It covers a lot of ground : DIRT
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Native of central Canada : CREE
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Word in some South American city names : SAO
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Refined oil product? : ART

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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