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New York Times, Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Treasury notes ... or what the two sides of 17-, 23-, 37- and 52-Across are joined with?

Author:
Ed Salners and Alex Eaton-Salners
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQUXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Salners. This is puzzle # 47 for Mr. Eaton-Salners.
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© 2020, The New York Times12/16/20 ( No. 25,971 )
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Dreidels, e.g. : TOPS
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Little bit : SKOSH
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Fancy-schmancy : POSH
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Mother of Zeus : RHEA
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Home with a smoke flap : TEPEE
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Up to it : ABLE
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Place to land that's not on land : AIRCRAFTCARRIER
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Nasdaq listings: Abbr. : COS
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"___ the only one?" : AMI
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Amateur sports level : PEEWEE
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2002 musical that won eight Tonys : HAIRSPRAY
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Quick pics : SNAPS
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Gaelic language : ERSE
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Deli counter device : SCALE
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The Bronx Bombers, briefly : NYY
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Include on an email : ATTACH
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Spin : TWIRL
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Very picture of idleness? : SCREENSAVER
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Father of ___ (epithet for Toussaint L'Ouverture) : HAITI
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Rise up : REVOLT
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Canine breeders' org. : AKC
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Plastic-like clogs : CROCS
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Offshore : ASEA
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Pfizer competitor : MERCK
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Felix of "The Odd Couple," for one : NEATFREAK
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How Russia ranks first among all countries : INAREA
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Shakespeare's "Richard ___" : III
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Suffix with lemon or lime : ADE
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Treasury notes ... or what the two sides of 17-, 23-, 37- and 52-Across are joined with? : GOVERNMENTBONDS
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Help with a heist : ABET
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Something you grin and bare? : TOOTH
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Beyond regulation, briefly : INOT
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Kind of wave : SINE
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Pick up : SENSE
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Toy celebrated at Brickworld conventions : LEGO
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Windpipe : TRACHEA
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Toy company that made Etch A Sketch a success : OHIOART
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Fights through adversity : PERSISTS
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Pouch : SAC
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Part of a philatelist's collection : STAMP
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Fermented milk drinks : KEFIRS
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Elect (to) : OPT
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Brief moment : SEC
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Disorganized pile : HEAP
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), briefly : PAREN
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With 45-Down, Luke Skywalker's mentor : OBIWAN
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Dopey co-worker : SLEEPY
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Martin Luther's crime : HERESY
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Dorm monitors, for short : RAS
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Wildlife sanctuary : RESERVE
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Get through to : REACH
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Show decorum : ACTNICE
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Oscillates about a vertical axis : YAWS
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Mythomaniac : LIAR
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Cheese plate staple : CRACKER
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Next in line : HEIR
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"Reading Rainbow" host Burton : LEVAR
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School founded by Henry VI : ETON
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Hit TV show rebranded as "The Conners" in 2018 : ROSEANNE
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Iditarod pace setter : LEADDOG
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Develops a liking for : TAKESTO
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Female friends, in Spain : AMIGAS
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See 11-Down : KENOBI
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Cowardly : CRAVEN
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New Orleans team : SAINTS
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Home of the Minoan civilization : CRETE
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Give 10% : TITHE
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Make stuff up : FIB
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Parts of black widow spiders' diets : ANTS
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One of the Three Stooges : MOE
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Long, long time : EON
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Need for making latkes : OIL

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

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