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New York Times, Tuesday, November 24, 2020

34-Down : "Could go either way"

Author:
Caitlin Reid
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Caitlin Reid

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 81, Blocks: 42 Missing: {FKQX} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 10 for Ms. Reid. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Caitlin Reid notes:

If you're a fan of groan-worthy wordplay, I hope this puzzle left you . . . kraken up! (I'll show myself out).

Jeff Chen notes:
OH, THE HUGE MANATEE! I had a manatee-sized laugh at that one ... until Jim Horne pointed out the origin of that phrase and the potential ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times11/24/20 ( No. 25,949 )
Across
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Try, informally : STAB
5
Billboard magazine feature : CHART
10
Garment with straps : BRA
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Immature insect : LARVA
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"Huzzah!" : YAHOO
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Severe disappointment : BLOW
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From east of the Urals : ASIAN
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Hold on tight : CLASP
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Helper : AIDE
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"An orca is actually a dolphin?!" : WHALEILLBEDARNED
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Nil : NADA
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Director Anderson : WES
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Column with an angle : OPED
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Long-running CBS drama : NCIS
27
Hamster holder : CAGE
29
Effort that goes "Pfft!" : DUD
32
Components of some fad diets : JUICES
35
The "A" of MoMA : ART
36
Word before boom or blues : BABY
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"Wow, that's a giant sea cow!" : OHTHEHUGEMANATEE
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Resentful and hostile manner, informally : TUDE
42
Make a quilt, e.g. : SEW
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Bottle units : LITERS
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"___ sells seashells by the seashore" : SHE
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Turquoise and topaz : HUES
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Easily fooled sorts : SAPS
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Schematic : PLAN
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Sully, as a reputation : TAR
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Country that borders three "-stans" : IRAN
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"This is the best fish I've ever had!" : GREATCODALMIGHTY
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Tear apart : REND
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See 1-Down : OBAMA
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___ rings (side dish) : ONION
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Chimes in : ADDS
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Gave off, as charm : OOZED
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___ state : NANNY
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Bobs and weaves : DOS
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Lecherous looks : LEERS
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Fruit tree also known as a blackthorn : SLOE
Down
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With 61-Across, former White House girl : SASHA
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Group of three : TRIAD
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Deluge : AVALANCHE
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Scourge : BANE
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Goes biking : CYCLES
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Areas decked with holly in a holiday song : HALLS
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Husband of Jezebel in the Bible : AHAB
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Stood up : ROSE
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Big cheese : TOPDOG
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It may be a setup : BLINDDATE
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Took transportation : RODE
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Left speechless, maybe : AWED
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What a sprinkler may sprinkle : LAWN
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Nude : BARE
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"Yeah, if only!" : IWISH
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Big lummox : APE
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Average mark : CEE
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Captain and company : CREW
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Convenience in a cash-only business : ATM
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Lift provider : UBER
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Henna and others : DYES
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Quickly writes (down) : JOTS
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[Head shake] : UHUH
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"Could go either way" : ITDEPENDS
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Develops wrinkles, say : AGES
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Summons in Gotham City : BATSIGNAL
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Application : USE
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Dream disrupter, perhaps : ALARM
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Chilly air : NIP
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Panama, e.g. : HAT
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Not hip : UNCOOL
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Make-it-yourself dishes from bars : SALADS
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Little fellows : LADS
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Circus performer : TAMER
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Big zoo attraction : RHINO
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Make up (for) : ATONE
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Abbr. before the ZIP code 10001 : NYNY
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Gown wearer, informally : GRAD
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What a let in tennis affords : REDO
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Light wind? : OBOE
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Stunned state : DAZE
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Things charged at science labs? : IONS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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