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New York Times, Saturday, November 7, 2020

Cartoonist Will who popularized the term "graphic novel"

Author:
Kameron Austin Collins and Paolo Pasco
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {FJKQVZ} This is puzzle # 13 for Mr. Collins. This is puzzle # 19 for Mr. Pasco.
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© 2020, The New York Times11/7/20 ( No. 25,932 )
Across
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Flatten like a bug : SMOOSH
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Was long and boring : DRAGGED
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Many a bug : HEXAPOD
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Tart taproom offering : SOURALE
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Mistaken : INERROR
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Down the road : LATERON
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Many a saint, originally : NUN
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Chain restaurant ... or what a kangaroo might say? : IHOP
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"Actually, I just realized something ..." : NOWAIT
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Secure with a click : SNAPIN
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Faux Fighters or Dread Zeppelin, e.g. : PUN
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It's administered for shedding : WEIGHTLOSSPILL
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Aegean Sea island : SAMOS
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___ Green a.k.a. the Witch of Wall Street : HETTY
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Cartoon character whose last name is Szyslak : MOE
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Design : PLAN
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Impala, e.g. : SEDAN
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Chapati alternative : NAAN
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Hebrew name meaning "ascent" : ELI
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Curry powder ingredient : CUMIN
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Sloughs off : MOLTS
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Star attraction? : CELEBRITYCRUSH
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Off the ___ : AIR
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Cry from behind a door : COMEIN
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Fragrant tree type : BALSAM
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Subtle endorsements : NODS
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Big whoop : ADO
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Intentions : AGENDAS
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Marathon runner's wear : RACEBIB
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"Wish me luck!" : HEREIGO
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Rubber production? : ERASURE
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Eponym of the N.H.L.'s points leader award : ARTROSS
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Bumptious : SNOTTY
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Guard's place : SHIN
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Word with dinner or dollar : MENU
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Some travelers along the Oregon Trail : OXEN
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Sporting blade : OAR
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Presents unexpectedly : SPRINGS
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Fuss : HOOHAH
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Connection inits. : DSL
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Showing a bit of gray hair, say : ROAN
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Final exam? : AUTOPSY
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Started acting responsibly : GREWUP
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Mix-and-match children's clothing brand : GARANIMALS
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Sci-fi race mirroring the bourgeoisie : ELOI
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Sign of progress : DENT
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Punctuate a killer performance : DROPTHEMIC
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Really didn't hold back : PILEDITON
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Priory of ___ (group in "The Da Vinci Code") : SION
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"That's no longer the case" : NOTANYMORE
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Pixar character with a pet cockroach : WALLE
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Something turned off on vacation : EMAILALERT
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What a dot on a map might represent: Abbr. : STN
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Not inclined : LOATH
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Point of view, metaphorically : LENS
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Blueprint bit : SPEC
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___ La Table (high-end cookware retailer) : SUR
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Feast or famine : NOUN
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What some handles are created for : CBRADIO
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Look inside, say : MRISCAN
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Cartoonist Will who popularized the term "graphic novel" : EISNER
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Materials for some chests : CEDARS
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___ Men ("Who Let the Dogs Out" group) : BAHA
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Smoking or drinking, e.g. : AGER
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Newsstand display, informally : MAGS
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Neighbor : ABUT
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Gossip : DIRT
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Evil hypnotist's directive : OBEY
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Letters often meant to be read from afar : SOS
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"Cómo es ___?" (Spanish "Why?") : ESO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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