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New York Times, Saturday, November 28, 2020

Author:
Nam Jin Yoon
Editor:
Will Shortz
Originator of parody ads for 5-hour Empathy and Tylenol BM, in brief
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Nam Jin Yoon

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JKQZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Yoon. Saturday freshness: 8%
Nam Jin Yoon notes:

If anyone's looking for a good quarantine read (or re-read), I'm a fan of 21A's The Secret History, which is still the GOAT campus novel.

Jeff Chen notes:
I haven't ripped through a Saturday this fast in ages. It made me feel smart, and boy, do I enjoy feeling smart! It almost made me ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times11/28/20 ( No. 25,953 )
Across
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Move to a later date, say : TIMETRAVEL
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___ noche (tonight: Sp.) : ESTA
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"Any interest in doing this?" : AREYOUGAME
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Wolverine, for example : XMAN
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'80s work wear with shoulder pads : POWERSUITS
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Kind of tense : PAST
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Originator of parody ads for 5-hour Empathy and Tylenol BM, in brief : SNL
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Better ___ : THAN
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Author Donna who wrote "The Secret History" : TARTT
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What you might test the waters with : TOE
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Ink absorber : BLOTTER
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"Them's the rules" : FAIRSFAIR
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Firm requirement, for short? : MBA
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Style guide? : DRESSCODE
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Juice (up) : SOUP
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Really dig : PROBE
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Extra in "The Lord of the Rings" : ORC
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Takes care of the rough spots, in a way : SANDS
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4-Down, for CBS : LOGO
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Alters, as a pop singer's voice : AUTOTUNES
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Something you might describe as touch-and-go? : APP
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Show of self-sorrow : PITYPARTY
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Library workspaces : CARRELS
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Arthur with two Emmys and a Tony : BEA
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"Middlemarch" novelist, 1871 : ELIOT
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Nos. representing years' worth of letters : GPAS
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Mo. that the Anglo-Saxons called Winterfylleth : OCT
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Household organizers : BINS
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Says too much : OVERSHARES
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Previously : ONCE
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Official drink of Puerto Rico : PINACOLADA
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Recognized : SEEN
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One who passes the bar? : TEETOTALER
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Designates : TAPS
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Shellfish have lots of this : IRON
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Little cry : MEWL
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See 34-Across : EYE
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Fabled beneficiary of a nap : TORTOISE
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Running backs and defensive ends : RUSHERS
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Líquido vital : AGUA
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Given to self-reflection? : VAIN
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Triage pro : EMT
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"___ Enfants du Paradis" (classic W.W. II-era film) : LES
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An American in Paris, say : EXPAT
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Capital invested by experts : SMARTMONEY
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They're on the tip of your tongue : TASTEBUDS
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Some pest control products : ANTTRAPS
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Blue Jays or Raptors, for short : TOR
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'90s exercise fad : TAEBO
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One of a pair of interrogators : BADCOP
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"Not gonna ___" : LIE
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Fabled beneficiary of a kiss : FROGPRINCE
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Ones who watch sports for a living? : SCOUTS
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Beer purchase in a large bottle, informally : FORTY
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Write : DROPALINE
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Air traveler in early winter : SANTA
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Study pills : PLACEBOS
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It can't miss : SURESHOT
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Afflict : AIL
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Ingredient added to a Bloody Mary : TABASCO
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___ name : PET
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Nevada senator Jacky : ROSEN
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Good name for a biology teacher? : GENE
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Boob, on the Tube : PRAT
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Like some contracts and contraceptives : ORAL
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Opposite of annex : CEDE
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Onetime title for Bulgaria's Simeon II, the last person to use it : TSAR
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Go (for) : OPT
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Go (for) : VIE
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Like : ALA

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

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