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New York Times, Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Author:
Amanda Chung and Karl Ni
Editor:
Will Shortz
*Very convenient ... or, when read in six parts, a hint to the answers to the starred clues
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
136/17/20184/6/202113
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Amanda Chung
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
136/17/20184/6/202113
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1154200
CircleScrabblePOWFresh
31.61339%
Karl Ni

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 79, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 12 for Ms. Chung. This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Ni. Tuesday freshness: 91%
Constructor notes:
When we first got the publication e-mail, we quickly checked which day it would come out, as Amanda's mother's birthday is also this week, and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What a curious finding! I've seen the phrase HANDY DANDY many times, even used it (much to the mocking snickers of millennials). I've never ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times11/3/20 ( No. 25,928 )
Across
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Australian avians : EMUS
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Absolutely delights : SENDS
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"I didn't see you there!" : OHHEY
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___ it down a notch : TONE
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"Too rich for my blood!" : IMOUT
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Company with a spokeslizard : GEICO
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*Classic TV show starring a cowboy puppet : HOWDYDOODY
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Hazardous gas : RADON
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Country whose stamps use glue that's certified kosher : ISRAEL
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Take over responsibilities from : RELIEVE
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Sailor's song : CHANTEY
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Kind of card for a phone : SIM
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Harvard rival : YALE
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"How you doin'?" : SUP
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Opus ___ : DEI
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Path between buildings : PEDWAY
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Doggedly pursued : HOUNDED
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Smooth-talking : SUAVE
40
*Nursery rhyme character seen in Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking-Glass" : HUMPTYDUMPTY
42
Proust title character : SWANN
44
Ex-spousal support : ALIMONY
45
Designer dog that crosses a Pomeranian and terrier : PORKIE
47
Neutral shade : TAN
48
Flavor-boosting additive, for short : MSG
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A little off : AWRY
52
Opal or onyx : GEM
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"That's what they tell me, anyway" : SOIHEAR
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Asinine : IDIOTIC
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Country between Venezuela and Suriname : GUYANA
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National mammal of the United States : BISON
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*Very convenient ... or, when read in six parts, a hint to the answers to the starred clues : HANDYDANDY
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Decorate : ADORN
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Had dinner at home : ATEIN
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Sight on the back of a jeep : TIRE
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Some TVs and cameras : SONYS
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Sharply dressed : NATTY
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The apostrophe in :'-( : TEAR
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House ___ Committee : ETHICS
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Chinese stir-fry with pork, eggs and mushrooms : MOOSHU
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Open, as a gift : UNWRAP
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Four-door, maybe : SEDAN
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Approached furtively : SIDLEDUP
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Rock subgenre : EMO
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Jordan's Queen ___ : NOOR
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Fellas : DUDES
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Apple Pencil and Microsoft's Surface Pen, for two : STYLI
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Fairy tale baddie : OGRE
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*Industrial-strength : HEAVYDUTY
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Treehouse or blanket fort, perhaps : HIDEAWAY
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Umberto who wrote "Foucault's Pendulum" : ECO
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Hither and ___ : YON
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So far : YET
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Mischief-maker : IMP
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Gossipy meddler : YENTA
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Washroom, in Worcester : LAV
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London ___ (tourist attraction) : EYE
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Pastoral poem : IDYL
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Place to get highlights : ESPN
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*Peachy-keen : HUNKYDORY
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Prefix with potent : OMNI
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Polish before publishing : EDIT
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Alexandre who wrote "The Count of Monte Cristo" : DUMAS
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Last name of two U.S. presidents : HARRISON
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Practice of males mating with one female, but not vice versa, as in bees and ants : MONOGYNY
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Health resort : SPA
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"Incredible!" : WOW
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A braggart has a big one : EGO
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Scoundrel : MEANIE
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___ Oh, first Asian woman to host a major awards show : SANDRA
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Not as sunny : GRAYER
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Actor Hawke : ETHAN
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Mazda sports car : MIATA
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Alternative to the pill, briefly : IUD
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Marriott competitor : HYATT
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Road trip accommodations : INNS
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Site with tech tips : CNET
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Undergrad degs. : BAS
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Wedding vow : IDO
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E, in Morse code : DIT

Answer summary:
2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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