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New York Times, Sunday, November 28, 2021

Goldfinger's first name

Author:
Jeff Kremer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 72 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Kremer. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Will Shortz notes:
Jeff Kremer is a management consultant for KPMG in Chicago. His initial interest in crosswords was sparked by his parents, who were journalists and avid solvers. But it was his wife, who ... read more
Jeff Kremer notes:
This puzzle started when I heard "CAN'T TURN THAT DOWN" as a punchline to a joke about a broken TV. As much as I would like to take credit for that, I believe the original comes from ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I don't know if it's because Jeff and I share the same first name, we both have two kids, or that his wife inspired him around constructing just like mine did, but this puzzle tickled me. ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times11/28/21 ( No. 26,318 )
Across
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Evidence of disorderly conduct? : MESS
5
Animated greetings : ECARDS
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Threads : GARB
15
Some words of Wordsworth : ODES
19
Mötley ___ : CRUE
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Fiend : MANIAC
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Instrument with a solo in Seal's "Kiss From a Rose" : OBOE
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"There's no place like ___" (Alaskan's quip) : NOME
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TV, volume knob broken, only $10! : CANTTURNTHATDOWN
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A bit : SOME
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"Me too" : ASDOI
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Food Network host Brown : ALTON
29
Sandal variety : TSTRAP
31
Barbecue side dish : BEANSALAD
35
Tried one's hand : TOOKASTAB
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Before, once : ERE
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In large supply : GALORE
41
What may cover some ground : AREARUG
43
Baseball mitt, has a small hole, just $1! : DROPEVERYTHING
47
Casual greeting : SUP
49
Model featured on many romance novel covers : FABIO
52
Split personalities? : EXES
53
Stretch of time : EON
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Wipe out : EATIT
56
"Predictably ..." : ASUSUAL
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Much of Italy's north : ALPS
60
What the universe may or may not be : ENDLESS
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Huey, Dewey and Louie, e.g. : RHYMES
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___ colada : PINA
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She can act as a D.J., nowadays : SIRI
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Raised : BRED
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Guitar, never used, $15! : NOSTRINGSATTACHED
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Baseball's Matty or Felipe : ALOU
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After-tax investment account, informally : ROTH
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Award achievement for Audrey Hepburn and Andrew Lloyd Webber : EGOT
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Ones coming on board : HIREES
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Classic mower brand : LAWNBOY
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Loosen : EASE
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Raiser of team spirit : PEPTALK
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Ready for a refill, say : EMPTY
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Sucker : SAP
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"Voilà!" : TADA
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Running figure : TALLY
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Nautilus's locale : SEA
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Textbook, a few pages torn out, $2! : LIMITEDEDITION
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Extremely energetic people : DYNAMOS
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"Ain't that the truth!" : INDEED
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Or rather : NAY
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Least enjoyable parts : LOWPOINTS
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Super wrong identification? : ITSAPLANE
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Words that might elicit the response "Prove it!" : ICANSO
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Goldfinger's first name : AURIC
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Blood line : AORTA
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Final check? : MATE
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Two fish tanks, accessories included, $5! : ROCKBOTTOMPRICES
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Started a turn, perhaps : DREW
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Like a tautology, by its nature : TRUE
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Name for zinc sulfide that is one letter short of a kitchen appliance : BLENDE
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Demolish : ROUT
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Ingots : BARS
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Source : SEED
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Heir to the throne, as a rule : ELDEST
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Catch a glimpse of : ESPY
Down
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Andrew who became the acting F.B.I. director after James Comey was fired : MCCABE
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It gets the lead out : ERASER
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A good dessert to split? : SUNDAE
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Having made up one's mind about : SETON
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Outback sight : EMU
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Stingray or Barracuda, e.g. : CAR
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Taylor of fashion : ANN
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U.S. poet laureate with a 1987 Pulitzer : RITADOVE
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"The BFG" author : DAHL
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Disperse : SCATTER
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"Heaven forbid!" : GODNO
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Blood-typing letters : ABO
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Word that can come before or after home : ROW
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Lloyd ___, Dukakis's veep pick in 1988 : BENTSEN
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Amenity in G.M. vehicles : ONSTAR
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Prop ax used in "The Shining," a valuable collectors' item, $200! : DOORBUSTERDEAL
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Actress and gender equality activist Watson : EMMA
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Trickle : SEEP
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"___ but a scratch": Monty Python : TIS
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As well : TOO
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Set up : STAGED
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Back : AGO
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Pin point? : LAPEL
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"A Clockwork Orange" narrator : ALEX
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Actress Madeline of "Blazing Saddles" : KAHN
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Horror director Aster : ARI
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Started again, as "99 Bottles of Beer" : RESANG
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False front : GUISE
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Get off one's high horse? : DISMOUNT
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Libertines : ROUES
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"Sure is" : YEP
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Target with a pass : TOSSTO
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Concern for veterans, for short : PTSD
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Not even close : FAR
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Incense residue : ASH
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Wallet, in good condition, plenty of card slots, $5! : BUYNOWPAYLATER
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Person from Calgary or Edmonton : ALBERTAN
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Brave's opponent in the 2021 World Series : ASTRO
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Removes, as a tattoo : LASES
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Stretch of time : ERA
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Special-interest, e.g. : NICHE
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Fruit detritus : PIT
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Like a wailing cat : INHEAT
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TV's Cousin ___ : ITT
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Pam's former partner on "The Office" : ROY
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When you're about as smart as a fifth grader : AGETEN
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Aware of : HIPTO
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Some beers : ALES
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This Hebrew letter: ל : LAMED
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90° bend : ELL
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Kind of blue akin to cerulean : SKY
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Concerns for a homeowners' association : BYLAWS
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Bonobo, e.g. : APE
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Banh mi toppings : PATES
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Not a "no no" : SISI
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Hooked : ADDICTED
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Regular intake : DIET
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Some beers : IMPORTS
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Cattle call : MOO
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Strip : DISROBE
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Wash. neighbor : IDA
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It's good, in a saying : NONEWS
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Netflix crime drama starring Pedro Pascal : NARCOS
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Take a pot shot? : ANTEUP
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Like the smell of rising dough : YEASTY
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Bare : NAKED
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Ice cream container : TUB
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Course standard : PAR
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Tours can be found on it : LOIRE
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Website with star ratings : IMDB
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___ mia (Italian term of endearment) : CARA
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"___ all be fine" : ITLL
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Wash. neighbor : ORE
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Stick on a table? : CUE
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Only's partner : ONE
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Ward workers, for short : MDS
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Term of endearment : PET

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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