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IT ALL ADDS UP

New York Times, Sunday, November 22, 2020

Author:
Alex Eaton-Salners
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Alex Eaton-Salners

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 44 for Mr. Eaton-Salners. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:
Alex Eaton-Salners, of Lake Forest, Calif., is an in-house attorney for a technology company. He spent his junior year of college studying at a Japanese university and living with a ... read more
Alex Eaton-Salners notes:
In an ideal world, all of the plus signs would be perfectly symmetric like those in the middle and upper-right. Unfortunately, ZERO, FOUR, FIVE, and NINE have an even number of letters, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Last week, I mentioned that I'd love to see Will Shortz hire a Sunday squad tasked with invigorating the flagging NYT Sunday crossword. Alex Eaton-Salners is one of the first people I'd ... read more
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 1122 ( 25,947 )
Across
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List of courses : MENU
5
___ alla bolognese (meat-based pasta sauce) : RAGU
9
Don's partner in the underworld : CAPO
13
Melting point? : ICICLE
19
Condo, e.g. : UNIT
20
Crowning : ATOP
21
Crew's control? : OARS
22
Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy : NOONAN
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Bygone office group : STENOPOOL
25
Final remark in an argument : THELASTWORD
27
Scratch (out) : EKE
28
Like the luck of the draw : RANDOM
30
), when it follows :- : SMILE
31
H : ETA
32
"Seems that way" : IDBET
34
Pieces of gangs : GATS
36
Pain reliever containing aspirin and caffeine : ANACIN
38
Golfer Ernie : ELS
39
Gave birth : HADAKID
41
Sheltered balcony with abundant natural light : SUNTRAP
45
Wished : BADE
47
Archer's pride : AIM
48
"The Dark Knight ___," 2012 superhero movie : RISES
50
Bring back on board : REHIRE
51
Actress Jessica : ALBA
52
No Doubt vocalist Gwen : STEFANI
54
Best-selling self-help book subtitled "Time-Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right" : THERULES
56
Hot spots : HEARTHS
58
Moved briskly : TROTTED
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Council of ___ (Counter-Reformation body) : TRENT
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More to the point : TERSER
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Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
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Chooses : OPTS
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Wanders around the head of a line, briefly? : TSA
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Long-running show whose iconic hourglass is in the Smithsonian collection : DAYSOFOURLIVES
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Rotating engine part : CAM
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Con ___ (with animation, musically) : MOTO
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Hot spot : OVEN
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It has issues with celebrities : PEOPLE
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See 17-Down : LOGAN
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Ostensible : REPUTED
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Had a heaping helping of humility : ATECROW
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Catchy 1950s slogan : ILIKEIKE
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Send another way : REROUTE
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Let go of : CEDE
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Serious : SOLEMN
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Runway professional : MODEL
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Little louse : NIT
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Purposes : USES
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Car stereo choices : PRESETS
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Zoning, so to speak : OUTOFIT
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Something that's helpful in a dash? : GPS
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Emotive brass sound : WAHWAH
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Night call : HOOT
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Marketer's target : BUYER
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Bumbling sort : OAF
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They outrank viscounts : EARLS
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Legendary sea monster : KRAKEN
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Floor cleaner, for short : VAC
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Union Pacific vehicle : FREIGHTTRAIN
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Neither gains nor loses : BREAKSEVEN
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Chant for the Dream Team : USAUSA
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Eldest of Chekhov's "Three Sisters" : OLGA
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Town near Buffalo that sounds like paradise : EDEN
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From the start : ANEW
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"And now good-___ to our waking souls": John Donne : MORROW
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Desire : WANT
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Digital IDs : SSNS
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___-X (cut) : CTRL
Down
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Creative inspiration : MUSE
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Miso soup mushroom : ENOKI
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Made the rounds? : TENDEDBAR
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Native of the Beehive State : UTE
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Knock on, as a window : RAPAT
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Oodles : ATON
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Words said with a post-match handshake : GOODGAME
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Send to the cloud, say : UPLOAD
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Camp sight : COT
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Sighing sounds : AAHS
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Not custom-tailored : PREMADE
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Country singer K. T. ___ : OSLIN
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HBO show co-starring Issa Rae : INSECURE
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Dove's sound : COO
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Doctor's reassurance before a shot : ITWONTHURT
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Tech news website : CNET
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With 80-Across, longtime CBS News correspondent : LARA
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Conclusion : END
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Smelter's inputs : ORES
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"C'est la vie" : ALAS
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Spot from which a dove once notably flew : MTARARAT
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Makes cloudy : BLEARS
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1943 Pulitzer-winning Thornton Wilder play, with "The" : SKINOFOURTEETH
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Like the noble gases : INERT
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Singles, e.g. : HITS
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"That so?" : ISIT
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Steams up : RILES
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"Garden" or "Center," often : ARENA
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Pain in the neck : PEST
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100 satang, in Thailand : BAHT
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On the safe side : ALEE
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Spiritual retreat : ASHRAM
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Intervene : STEPIN
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1960s sitcom set at Fort Courage : FTROOP
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Set in a man cave : HDTV
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Bill's time-traveling partner in film : TED
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"Holy ___!" : TOLEDO
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Favor : ESTEEM
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The deadly sins, e.g. : SEPTET
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House involved in the Wars of the Roses : YORK
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Scenic vista : OVERLOOK
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Holy ___ : SEE
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Orange or plum : COLOR
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Fleet of foot : AGILE
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Qualifies to fight in a certain class : MAKESWEIGHT
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"We are the 99%" movement, familiarly : OCCUPY
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Journalists might be invited to it : PRESSEVENT
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Prospector's find : LODE
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Flock members : EWES
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Misarticulate, in a way : LISP
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Home of a mythological lion : NEMEA
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Language of Pakistan : URDU
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Working away : ATIT
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Au naturel : INTHERAW
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Garments for acrobats : UNITARDS
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"Wow, that's beautiful!" : OOHLALA
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Big bat : SWAT
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Ranker of the rich : FORBES
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Greasy goo : GUNK
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It takes a bow : ARROW
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Partner of rice : BEANS
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Less well done : RARER
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Thereabouts : ORSO
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In the distance : AFAR
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+ or - : SIGN
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Sharp : KEEN
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Monk's hood : COWL
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"Fee, fi, fo, ___" : FUM
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Military support grp. : USO
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D.C. player : NAT
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Designer Posen : ZAC

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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