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New York Times, Sunday, December 13, 2020

107-Down : Extends a tour

Author:
Dan Margolis
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Dan Margolis

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 81 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Margolis.
Will Shortz notes:
Dan Margolis, of Westfield, N.J., is a semiretired software applications trainer. In his spare time, he referees high school basketball games and plays keyboard in a "dad rock band," ... read more
Dan Margolis notes:
Thrilled to be making my Sunday debut in the NY Times! I've had a few weekday submissions accepted, but my "Holy Grail" has always been the Sunday Magazine puzzle. I've been solving ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Dan got in touch with me more than a year ago, pitching [Dock-u-drama?] = ON THE WATERFRONT. I thought it could be a fun idea if he could find more entries in this vein. I thought it would ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times12/13/20 ( No. 25,968 )
Across
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Advice columnist Savage : DAN
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Out of tune ... or bubbles : FLAT
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Saturn or Mercury, once : CAR
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___ fever : CABIN
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Prayer leader : IMAM
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Opening opening? : LONGO
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Yeats or Keats : POET
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Pliocene, e.g. : EPOCH
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Something to build on : SITE
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Ancient Aegean land : IONIA
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The fly in fly-fishing, e.g. : LURE
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Turn : SPOIL
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Indy film? (1981) : RAIDERSOFTHELOSTARK
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Render unnecessary : OBVIATE
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Female deer : HINDS
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Classic sci-fi anthology whose first story is titled "Robbie" : IROBOT
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Sound from a flock : BLEAT
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Road movie? (1950) : SUNSETBOULEVARD
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Some M.I.T. grads: Abbr. : EES
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Bizarre : OUTRE
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React to a stubbed toe, maybe : YELP
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Confident juggler's props : EGGS
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Film director's cry : CUT
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Blood work locales : LABS
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Sound of relief : AAH
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Cannoli ingredient : RICOTTA
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PG movie? (1992) : PATRIOTGAMES
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Anthem opening : OSAY
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A little bit of work : ERG
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Brush off : SPURN
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Draw out : ELICIT
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One whose range goes from about F3 to F5, musically : ALTO
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Hilarious folks : RIOTS
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World capital with the Gangnam district : SEOUL
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Challenge : DARE
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Hummingbird feeder filler : NECTAR
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Blatant : OVERT
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N.Y. engineering sch. : RPI
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Actress de Matteo of "Sons of Anarchy" : DREA
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Family film? (1972) : THEGODFATHER
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Barely contain anger : SMOLDER
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___ glance : ATA
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Thor : Thursday :: ___ : Wednesday : ODIN
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Suffix with hero : INE
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Oration station : DAIS
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Cleverly self-referential : META
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Social stratum : CASTE
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Common 99¢ purchase : APP
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Dock-udrama? (1954) : ONTHEWATERFRONT
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Spendthrift's opposite : SAVER
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___ Palace, Indian tourist attraction : MYSORE
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Perfectly timed : ONCUE
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Pilot, e.g. : EPISODE
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Short film? (1989) : HONEYISHRUNKTHEKIDS
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Where Minos ruled : CRETE
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Safe, on board : ALEE
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Violet variety : PANSY
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Wait in neutral : IDLE
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Jack rabbits, but not rabbits : HARES
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Saturnus or Mercurius : DEUS
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Part of a sewing kit : SPOOL
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Nair rival, once : NEET
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Not so moving? : INERT
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Nile reptile : ASP
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Its name is derived from the Greek for "I burn" : ETNA
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OB/GYNs, e.g. : DRS
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Wear off? : DISROBE
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Easygoing : AMIABLE
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Hometowners : NATIVES
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Toy (with), as an idea : FLIRT
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Least strict : LOOSEST
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___ mundi : ANNO
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Popular ABC programming block of the '90s : TGIF
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"Perhaps" : COULDBE
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Fine spray : AEROSOL
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66 and others: Abbr. : RTES
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One of the Borgias : CESARE
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Rubber-stamp, say : APPROVE
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Kids use it for texts : BOOKBAG
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"Vous êtes ___" (French map notation) : ICI
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Grp. with the Vezina Trophy : NHL
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Pastels and charcoal, for two : MEDIA
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Swear words? : OATHS
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More than enough : PLENTY
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Enjoy some dishes without doing dishes, perhaps : EATOUT
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Hasten : HIE
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___ Tuesday (Aimee Mann's band) : TIL
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Dot follower : ORG
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Some ESPN highlights, for short : TDS
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Something often underlined and blue : URL
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Half-moon tide : NEAP
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___ the crack of dawn : UPAT
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Balderdash : UTTERROT
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Trickster of Shoshone mythology : COYOTE
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Short-legged hound : BASSET
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Fuel additive brand : STP
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17, for an R-rated movie : AGELIMIT
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Director Ashby : HAL
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Dappled horse : ROAN
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Key : ISLET
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Hidden downside : CATCH
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Man's name that's another man's name backward : ARI
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In poor condition, as old machinery : RUSTED
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Choler : IRE
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___ about (approximately) : ONOR
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Undesirable plane seat : MIDDLE
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Often-animated greeting : ECARD
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Yes or no follower : SIREE
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Flub : GOOF
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Eye drop : TEAR
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New Deal program, in brief : TVA
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Co. with brown trucks : UPS
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Palindromic title : AGA
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See 118-Down : RHO
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Lady of Spain : DAMA
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Anti-mob law, for short : RICO
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Baby shower gift : ONESIE
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Photographer Goldin : NAN
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___ Pérignon : DOM
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___ given Sunday : ANY
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"My package arrived!" : ITSHERE
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Alcoholic drink consumed in one gulp : SHOOTER
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French stars : ETOILES
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Clench : TENSEUP
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Utah national park : ARCHES
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Bit of ranch dressing? : STETSON
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Got around : AVOIDED
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Street vendor : PEDDLER
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Radio buttons : PRESETS
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First name of a literary "Papa" : ERNEST
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Diminutive : WEE
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Cat's pajamas? : FUR
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Extends a tour : REUPS
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Invite to enter : ASKIN
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Parts of kingdoms : PHYLA
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When repeated, a "Seinfeld" expression : YADA
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Scruff : NAPE
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Masseur's target : KNOT
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With 78-Down, Greek letters that together sound like a world capital : CHI
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Dashed : RAN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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