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New York Times, Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Author:
Eric Bornstein
Editor:
Will Shortz
Rapper fronting the heavy metal band Body Count
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Eric Bornstein

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 39 Missing: {KQX} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Bornstein.
Eric Bornstein notes:
I had this idea a couple of years ago, but I wasn't happy with anyone to go alongside BARRY BONDS and JOHNNY CASH. I looked for people ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I love PERSONAL FINANCE. I help some friends and family manage their finances, taking delight in freeing them from 1% annual asset ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times11/23/21 ( No. 26,313 )
Across
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"Money, Money, Money" group : ABBA
5
Toughs ... or an anagram of TOUGHS minus a letter : THUGS
10
Slightly open : AJAR
14
Thick slice : SLAB
15
Old but back in fashion : RETRO
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Agricultural giant founded in Hawaii in 1851 : DOLE
17
Atmosphere : AURA
18
Font akin to Helvetica : ARIAL
19
"What time?" : WHEN
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Sort of investment suggested by the ends of 3-, 11- and 29-Down : PERSONALFINANCE
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First half of a Senate vote : YEAS
24
"Oh, bleah!" : DARN
25
Indent key : TAB
27
Exclamation upon reaching a customer service representative, maybe : FINALLY
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Measurement for passes and rushes: Abbr. : YDS
34
It's 99.9% "empty space" : ATOM
36
"___ you are you! That is truer than true!": Dr. Seuss : TODAY
37
Rapper fronting the heavy metal band Body Count : ICET
38
Late-night host O'Brien : CONAN
40
Profs' helpers : TAS
41
Silly : INANE
42
Where chess is believed to have originated : INDIA
43
Qty. : AMT
44
Curving billiards shot : MASSE
45
Car company that shares its name with an inventor : TESLA
46
Longtime CBS police drama : CSI
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Flicked, as a cigarette : ASHED
48
In a risky situation : ONTHINICE
51
Nicholas I or II : CZAR
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They have ears, it's said : WALLS
55
Intimidates : COWS
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Had in one's hands : HELD
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Blacksmith's block : ANVIL
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Place to cook a turkey : OVEN
62
Behind, in England : ARSE
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Part of an act : SCENE
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Reviled Roman emperor : NERO
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Deserving a D : POOR
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"Able was I ___ ..." : ERE
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Picked a card : DREW
Down
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"Get on it!" : ASAP
2
Sad : BLUE
3
M.L.B. record-holder for most career home runs : BARRYBONDS
4
Humiliate : ABASE
5
Kind of visa for just passing through an airport : TRANSIT
6
Greek goddess of marriage : HERA
7
Gas or elec. : UTIL
8
Tennis's Steffi : GRAF
9
How best to hit a ball for a home run : SOLIDLY
10
Coke vs. Pepsi, e.g. : ADWAR
11
Singer profiled in the biopic "Walk the Line" : JOHNNYCASH
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Smart ___ : ALEC
13
Philosopher Descartes : RENE
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Big doofus : OAF
22
"I disagree" : NAY
25
Understood : TACIT
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Make reparations : ATONE
28
"Impossible!" : NOTACHANCE
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N.B.A. commissioner starting in 2014 : ADAMSILVER
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Trailing all others : LASTINLINE
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Tightly packed : DENSE
33
Horse for a knight : STEED
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Alternative to in-store : MAILORDER
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"I'll be right with you" : INASECOND
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Tandoor bread : NAAN
41
Apple desktop : IMAC
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Contraction starting a Christmas poem : TWAS
50
Archipelago part : ISLE
51
Bloke : CHAP
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It doesn't mean a thing : ZERO
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In addition : ALSO
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Lead-in to "the hill" or "the top" : OVER
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"What ___ you thinking?" : WERE
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Reason for a school day off : SNOW

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