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New York Times, Thursday, November 26, 2020

Word interpreted literally in completing four of this puzzle's answers

Author:
Neville Fogarty
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Neville Fogarty

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Fogarty. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Notepad: In the print version of this puzzle, every two squares in 18-, 29-, 47- and 61-Across are joined as one.
Neville Fogarty notes:
Experienced solvers are used to seeing rebus squares on Thursdays, where a group of letters share a single box in the grid. My idea ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Neville! It's fun to be around incredibly sharp people, and Neville is right up there. We shared a cab to the ACPT one year; I enjoyed ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times11/26/20 ( No. 25,951 )
Across
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Info for an air traveler : GATE
5
2019 voice role for Beyoncé : NALA
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Gym leader? : SOFTG
14
Operating system from Bell Labs : UNIX
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One tiny bit : ATOM
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Basic skateboarding trick : OLLIE
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Play like a puppy : ROMP
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Oboe or flute sound : LONGVOWEL
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Experiencing agita : UNEASY
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Precursor of rocksteady : SKA
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Put in : ADD
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Aloof group : SNOBS
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More than calls : RAISES
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Home to around eight million Americans : LONGISLAND
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Big-tongued comics character : ODIE
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Something you have up your sleeve : ULNA
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1992 biopic starring Jack Nicholson : HOFFA
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-: Abbr. : NEG
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Celebrated Thanksgiving, say : FEASTED
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Deli supply : LOX
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Sight at the end of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade : SANTA
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Cry of lament : MOAN
46
Needle maker : PINE
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Circumlocutory : LONGWINDED
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Early TV network that competed with NBC and CBS : DUMONT
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Features of housewarming parties : TOURS
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Funder of New York's Strawberry Fields memorial : ONO
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Publisher of the World Factbook, in brief : CIA
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Pushes out of bed : ROUSTS
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Some winter wear : LONGJOHNS
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"Just be patient" : SOON
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Place of refuge : OASIS
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Take a ___ : KNEE
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Former Expos and Giants manager Felipe : ALOU
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Refine, in a way : SMELT
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Aphorisms : SAWS
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Word interpreted literally in completing four of this puzzle's answers : LONG
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Whiz : GURU
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Mystery writer, for short : ANON
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It's commonly used to make a product : TIMESSIGN
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Tract : EXPANSE
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Along with gold, one of the team colors of the Midshipmen : NAVYBLUE
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Often-muddy transport, for short : ATV
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Places to go in England : LOOS
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Wildly : AMOK
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Female on a farm : SOW
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Stadium cheer : OLE
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Hound dog hounders : FLEAS
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Spanish accent : TILDE
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Fixes, in a way : GELDS
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Caution : WARN
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Lead-in to la : SOL
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Deli slice : SALAMI
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Cause of some impulsive behavior, in brief : ADHD
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"What can ___?" : IDO
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They move in a charged atmosphere : IONS
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It's a thought : IDEA
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Actor Williams of "Happy Days" : ANSON
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Swimming : NATANT
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Goes it alone : FLIESSOLO
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Like some farewells : FOND
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Eighty-sixed : AXED
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Babe in the woods : FAWN
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Gets behind : ENDORSES
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A pair : TWO
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Examination : PERUSAL
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Medical symptom, maybe : ITCH
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Pair : DUO
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Places to learn to fight : DOJOS
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Free of blocks : UNJAM
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Classic Abercrombie & Fitch logo : MOOSE
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Cartoonists' supplies : INKS
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___ of Arendelle (Disney heroine) : ANNA
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Betty Boop, e.g. : TOON
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Close-fitting : SNUG
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Word with baby or snake : OIL
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Former presidential inits. : HST
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Darn, darn, darn! : SEW

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