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New York Times, Monday, November 30, 2020

Place associated with the answers to the starred clues

Author:
Emma Craven-Matthews
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 44 Missing: {FJQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Craven-Matthews.
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© 2020, The New York Times11/30/20 ( No. 25,955 )
Across
1
"Hell ___ no fury ..." : HATH
5
Shout from Scrooge : BAH
8
Capital of 71-Across : OTTAWA
14
Suffix with switch : EROO
15
Life is short and this is long, per Hippocrates : ART
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Places to sweat it out? : SAUNAS
17
Painter Chagall : MARC
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*Restaurant chain known for its coffee and doughnuts : TIMHORTONS
20
Classic fund-raising event : BAKESALE
22
1950s presidential inits. : DDE
23
Writer/illustrator Silverstein : SHEL
24
Premium theater spot : BOXSEAT
28
Nobelist William Butler ___ : YEATS
32
Spy grp. : CIA
33
Word often following "best-case" or "worst-case" : SCENARIO
36
Nobody special : ANYONE
40
Arizona tribe : HOPI
41
Pepsi and Coke : COLAS
43
___ the Terrible : IVAN
44
Conundrum : ENIGMA
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Estrange : ALIENATE
48
Chick's mother : HEN
49
Corporate shuffle, for short : REORG
50
Early challenge overcome by Joe Biden : STUTTER
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Actress Rae of "Insecure" : ISSA
57
Container for a caterer : URN
58
Some brandy fruits : APRICOTS
62
*Pancake topping : MAPLESYRUP
66
Seized property, for short : REPO
68
Makes flush (with) : ALIGNS
69
Greek "H" : ETA
70
Weather often associated with Vancouver : RAIN
71
Place associated with the answers to the starred clues : CANADA
72
Professor's deg. : PHD
73
Village People hit with a spelled-out title : YMCA
Down
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___ and haw : HEM
2
Saudis, e.g. : ARABS
3
Bar mitzvah text : TORAH
4
*Leafs-watching time, maybe : HOCKEYNIGHT
5
Cave dwellers : BATS
6
"Salome" solo : ARIA
7
Web designer's code : HTML
8
Bear, in un zoológico : OSO
9
Road goo : TAR
10
Pharaoh known as a "boy king," informally : TUT
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Battery terminal : ANODE
12
"A Fish Called ___" : WANDA
13
Plus on the balance sheet : ASSET
19
Lang. in which "peace" is "shalom" : HEB
21
Home of the ancient philosopher Zeno : ELEA
25
Representative Alexandria ___-Cortez : OCASIO
26
Mark, as a ballot : XIN
27
*Important step after erring : SAYINGSORRY
29
Esoteric : ARCANE
30
Spanish uncle : TIO
31
Word before system or power : SOLAR
33
___-crab soup : SHE
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Opposite of pro : CON
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Commercial prefix with Pen : EPI
37
Eggs in a lab : OVA
38
D.C. player, formerly a Montreal Expo : NAT
39
Toronto-to-Montreal dir. : ENE
42
Pint at a pub : ALE
45
___ Gala (big event in fashion) : MET
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Guitarist Clapton : ERIC
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Poison ___ : SUMAC
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Gaily sung syllables : TRALA
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Remove, as a brooch : UNPIN
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Unit of sunshine : RAY
55
Cook, as mussels : STEAM
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Savory jelly : ASPIC
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Elite sort of school, for short : PREP
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The "R" of R.B.G. : RUTH
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Apple tablet : IPAD
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N.Y. airport with many flights to Toronto Pearson : LGA
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Cease : END
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Govt. agency for retirees : SSA
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"Cat ___ Hot Tin Roof" : ONA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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