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New York Times, Sunday, November 29, 2020

39-Down : Over

Author:
Eric Berlin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Eric Berlin

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 136, Blocks: 73 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Berlin.
Will Shortz notes:
Eric Berlin, of Milford, Conn., is an assistant publisher at Penny Publications, a puzzle magazine company, and the creator of Puzzlesnacks, a website for kids. He is the author of The ... read more
Eric Berlin notes:
A couple of years ago, I decided to start each day by looking at the Merriam-Webster "Word of the Day" and trying to come up with a Twitter-sized puzzle based on that word. Nothing fancy: ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Eric! His "Winston Breen" series has been out for over a decade now, yet my daughter's elementary school library still has a copy of the set. That's a testament to how fun they are. Fans ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times11/29/20 ( No. 25,954 )
Across
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Its logo has a blue, red, orange, yellow and green "M" : GMAIL
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Win every game : SWEEP
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Blitzed : STINKO
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Beethoven's Third : EROICA
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Snoopy sort? : BEAGLE
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You can scratch with it : CUEBALL
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Materials from mollusk shells : NACRES
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Tried to respond, as a "Jeopardy!" contestant : RANGIN
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Gave the latest news : UPDATED
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Very short-lived gemstones? : EPHEMERALDS
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Nicolas ___, standout player in soccer's Premier League : PEPE
27
Drake's output : RAPS
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Thinly veiled criticism, in modern slang : SHADE
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Blow off steam, say : HISS
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Possible fallout of a controversy, informally : BADPR
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RR stop : STA
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Name shouted in "The Chipmunk Song" : ALVIN
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TV quiz program about an epic poem? : GILGAMESHOW
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Handed a hand : DEALTIN
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Bully's threat : ORELSE
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World view you might open up to? : ATLAS
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Suffix with towel : ETTE
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NoDoz, for one : PEPPILL
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Help with the dishes : RINSE
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Fragment : SHARD
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Look back fondly : REMINISCE
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Disney-owned cable channel : ESPN
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Ask to be handed a hand? : ANTE
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Vereen who won a 1973 Tony for "Pippin" : BEN
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Prefix akin to mal- : DYS
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Haphazardly organized : INAPILE
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Having four sharps, musically : INE
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___ Regal, big name in Scotch : CHIVAS
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"And so on and so forth" : ETCETC
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Expected : DUE
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General Motors division until 2010 : PONTIAC
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Resident: Suffix : ITE
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One-named singer with the 2019 Song of the Year nominee "Hard Place" : HER
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Some "Babe" characters : EWES
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Designer Gucci : ALDO
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Beat box? : METRONOME
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A brother of 32-Across : SIMON
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Zing : OOMPH
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"Concentration" puzzles : REBUSES
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Reasonable : SANE
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"The Divine Comedy" poet : DANTE
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Brand of cologne with a literary name : ARAMIS
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Jazzed (up) : LIVENED
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Magnificent plan of action? : FIRSTRATEGY
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Bone in the leg : TIBIA
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Key to get out : ESC
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Maya Angelou's "And Still ___" : IRISE
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Nev. neighbor : ARIZ
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Cloth used in theater backdrops : SCRIM
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___ Defense (classic chess opening) : SLAV
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Cozy home : NEST
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Dance celebrating 2010 legislation? : OBAMACARENA
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Glad ___ (good news) : TIDINGS
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Turn up : ARRIVE
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One of 17 in Monopoly : AVENUE
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Manages, barely : EKESOUT
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Bibliophile : READER
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Tightfisted sorts : MISERS
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Back up again : RESAVE
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Hip-hop's ___, the Creator : TYLER
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First name in cosmetics : ESTEE
Down
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Plot lines? : GRAPH
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Coffee variety named for a Mideast city : MOCHA
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Emergency situation caused by a terrier? : AIREDALERT
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Pre-snowstorm purchase : ICEMELT
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Hit with a beam, maybe : LASE
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Makes watertight : SEALS
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Mascara applicators : WANDS
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Dozens of them are sold : EGGS
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Actor Wallach : ELI
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Friends you may never have met : PENPALS
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Salon job named after a comic book hero? : SUPERMANENT
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Danson of "The Good Place" : TED
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Building girder : IBAR
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Actress Lyonne : NATASHA
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Compulsive thieves, informally : KLEPTOS
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"An apple a day keeps the doctor away," for one : OLDSAW
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Hydrocarbon suffixes : ENES
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The thought is there : BRAIN
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Serving of tea, to Brits : CUPPA
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River near Rotterdam : RHINE
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Some lawn maintenance tools : EDGERS
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Who wrote "Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation" : BILLNYE
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Recipient of special treatment, in brief : VIP
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Very cold : GELID
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Klingons, e.g., for short : ETS
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What Hypnos is the Greek god of : SLEEP
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___ Plaines, Ill. : DES
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Liquor component : ETHANOL
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Over : ATANEND
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Outdoor : OPENAIR
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Part of a glass ... or glasses : RIM
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Before: Abbr. : PREV
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More dangerous to drive on, in a way : ICIER
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Metric prefix : DECI
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Natural bridge : ISTHMUS
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Supporting musician in a jazz band : SIDEMAN
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Guest's guest : PLUSONE
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Family tree word : NEE
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Chin-up target, informally : BICEP
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Leaders of the pack? : ACES
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Bitter brew, for short : IPA
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Pounding on a pie topping? : HAMMERINGUE
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Cloud ___ : STORAGE
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Followers of bees : CEES
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SpongeBob SquarePants and others : TOONS
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Opposition : ENEMY
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Entertainment host Ryan, that smart aleck!? : WISEACREST
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To wit : THATIS
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Belt in judo : OBI
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Mustachioed Springfield resident : NED
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Baseball's Mel : OTT
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One of the Schuyler sisters in "Hamilton" : ELIZA
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One sharing a bunk bed, briefly : SIB
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Animosity : DISLIKE
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Places to play Skee-Ball : ARCADES
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Turn off and on again, say : RESTART
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With regard to : VISAVIS
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Get worse through neglect : FESTER
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"Give it ___!" : AREST
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Need in Boggle : TIMER
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Withstand : ABIDE
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Dancer with glowsticks, often : RAVER
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Actress Zellweger : RENEE
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Get accustomed (to) : INURE
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Fannie ___ (some securities) : MAES
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Charging option : VISA
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Said aloud : ORAL
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Showed up : CAME
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Cyber Monday mo., usually : NOV
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Daisy Ridley's "Star Wars" role : REY

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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