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New York Times, Saturday, November 30, 2019

Trees that "at the cross-roads talk together," in an Edward Thomas poem

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Joe Deeney
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QV} Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry. Minimum word length: 4 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Deeney.
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© 2019, The New York Times11/30/19 ( No. 25,589 )
Across
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Where one might be graded on a curve? : ARTCLASS
9
Use a tissue on : DABAT
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Eliminates : ZEROESOUT
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"That's it for me" : IFOLD
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Really let have : TEARAPART
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Leather band for sharpening : STROP
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It gets pushed in a corner : ESCAPEKEY
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Source of red ink : HENNA
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Island once called Serendip, source of the word "serendipity" : CEYLON
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Speaker of the line "Hamlet, thou art slain" : LAERTES
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FAQ checker : USER
27
Duds for dandies : ASCOTS
28
Dope : PHAT
31
Darling : DEAR
33
___ Luyendyk Jr., TV bachelor of 2018 : ARIE
34
"___ Flux" (2005 film) : AEON
35
Clog : JAMUP
36
Some Cuban exports : RUMS
37
Common duel setting : DAWN
38
One title of the prophet Muhammad : EMIR
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Positive response to "Come va?" : BENE
40
Spoke in court : ARGUED
42
"Abyssinia" : TATA
44
Thor's hammer : MJOLNIR
46
Get ready for court, maybe : ENROBE
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Sarcastic "Sorry!" : SUEME
52
Subject of passing interest? : ESTATELAW
55
Part of a staircase : RISER
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Quite similar : ALOTALIKE
57
Cause of a delay in a plane's takeoff : ICING
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One who might find a pattern in the noise : DATAMINER
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Brown ___ : BETTY
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Porsche two-seaters : BOXSTERS
Down
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San Diego State athlete : AZTEC
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Eponymous candy man : REESE
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Funny Morgan : TRACY
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Pink shade : CORAL
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Be immediately obvious : LEAPOUT
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Trees that "at the cross-roads talk together," in an Edward Thomas poem : ASPENS
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Do a prewashing job : SOAK
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"Okey-doke" : SURE
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Gossips : DISHES
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Postoperative treatment : AFTERCARE
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1975 hit with a classic saxophone solo : BORNTORUN
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Hermits get a lot of it : ALONETIME
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Some QB successes : TDPASSES
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"Until next time," in a text : TTYL
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Grp. that offers driver safety courses : AARP
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Alternative to Leyden or Boerenkaas : EDAM
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Compensate for something? : REMIT
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Apple cider alternative : PEARJUICE
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"Everything good with you?" : HOWGOESIT
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"I do" undoer : ANNULMENT
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Mood : AURA
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Biblical starting material : ADAMSRIB
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Forceful one? : JEDI
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Little chickens : BANTAMS
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___ drink : ENERGY
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Noted parliamentary measure of 1773 : TEATAX
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Went over : READ
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On again : RELIT
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R.B.'s blockers : OLINE
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Renowned London street in literature : BAKER
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Some still-life fixtures : EWERS
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Tabletop, perhaps : SLAB
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Altogether, after "in" : TOTO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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