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New York Times, Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Author:
Matthew Sewell and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
Herb garden vessel ... as depicted four times by black squares in this puzzle
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Matthew Sewell
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Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 49 Missing: {JQ} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. There are unchecked squares Puzzle has duplicate clues This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Sewell. This is puzzle # 104 for Mr. Chen.
Constructor notes:
MATTHEW: I'm afraid to look at how many iterations we went through on this puzzle. I think the germ of the idea (ha) was mine, but the ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times11/27/19 ( No. 25,586 )
Across
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Rejuvenating resorts : SPAS
5
Energy source for plants : SUN
8
Word after base or space : CAMP
12
Pitch in : HELP
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Subtitle preceder, often : COLON
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Courtroom claim : PLEA
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Zenith : ACME
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Singer/actress Lenya : LOTTE
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"___-daisy!" : UPSY
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Ungainly boat : SCOW
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Central courtyards : ATRIA
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Enthusiastic Spanish assent : SISI
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Former M&M's color : TAN
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R&B singer with the 2002 hit "Foolish" : ASHANTI
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Tandoori bread : NAN
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Venomous vipers : ADDERS
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Delicate surface for Aboriginal art : EMUEGG
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Syrup of ___ : IPECAC
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Pittance : TRIFLE
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Fractional part? : SLASH
34
"You wish!" : HAH
36
Inexperienced gamers, in slang : NOOBS
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Ice Bucket Challenge cause, for short : ALS
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"Eureka!" : IHAVEIT
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Forest female : DOE
43
Foldable bed : COT
44
See 32-Down : VANGOGH
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Kind of gift : GAG
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One of the Wayans brothers : KEENEN
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Period that's "ushered in" : NEWERA
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Payroll dept. IDs : SSNS
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Catch 40 winks : DOZE
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Diktat : FIAT
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Son of Aphrodite and Ares : EROS
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Ability of a company to expand ... or a hint to this puzzle's theme : GROWTHPOTENTIAL
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"Eureka!" : AHA
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Clamor : ADO
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Entrepreneur's deg. : MBA
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Herb garden vessel ... as depicted four times by black squares in this puzzle : POT
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Classic cowboy nickname : TEX
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Place of worship : PEW
Down
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Peak that's the home of California's longest glacier : SHASTA
2
Minor indiscretions : PECCADILLOES
3
Bear claw filling : ALMONDPASTE
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Vent violently : SPEW
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Truth, to Shakespeare : SOOTH
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Extremely : ULTRA
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Away at the moment : NOTIN
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Apple cores, for short : CPUS
9
Après-ski quarters : ALPINELODGE
10
Where trolls may lurk : MESSAGEBOARD
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Remunerative : PAYING
13
Like some shares and baseball teams : CLASSA
14
Comparatively tidy : NEATER
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Where records of old web pages can be accessed : ARCHIVESITE
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Declaration from someone on a hot streak : IMINTHEZONE
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Many Caltech grads, for short : EES
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Sci-fi sighting : UFO
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Jackie of "Shanghai Noon" : CHAN
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With 44-Across, Dutch art dealer who supported his artist brother : THEO
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Fire : SACK
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Stock market fig. : AVG
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Dreamcast maker of old : SEGA
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Palindromic woman's name : HANNAH
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Overlook : IGNORE
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[Warning: explicit content] : NSFW
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Direction that wagon trains headed : WEST
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Annual parade honoree, familiarly : STPAT
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Do a juice cleanse, say : DETOX
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Disparity : GAP
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Fraternity letter that's a homophone of where fraternities might be found : RHO
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Feedbag tidbit : OAT
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Salute in stanzas : ODE
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Little hellion : IMP
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Prez in a stovepipe hat : ABE
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Bar code? : LAW

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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