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New York Times, Thursday, December 17, 2020

Language in which a nutty person might be told "Yer bum's oot the windae"

Author:
Kathryn Ladner
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Ladner.
Kathryn Ladner notes:
I'm thrilled to make my NY Times debut with a puzzle dedicated to one of my favorite composers. I play piccolo and flute in the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Fourth debut in a row! The ominous sequence representing FATE, the group of four tones that is the hand of God, the strike of the Grim ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
A couple of music notes today (haha.) First, OBOE really is featured in Beethoven's Fifth, as Peter Schickele makes clear in this ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times12/17/20 ( No. 25,972 )
Across
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Needing some kneading, say : ACHY
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Language in which a nutty person might be told "Yer bum's oot the windae" : SCOTS
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Hunting store purchase : AMMO
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Hook's henchman : SMEE
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Stamp holder : ALBUM
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Birthday ___ : WISH
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Basic idea : GIST
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Items that are hard to throw away? : BOOMERANGS
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Remedy : ANTIDOTE
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Troublemaker of 1-Down : LOKI
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Important piece in échecs : ROI
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Money-collecting org. : IRS
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Word included to prevent libel, say : ALLEGED
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Rough write-up : DRAFT
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Ballet basic : PLIE
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Losing tic-tac-toe row : OXO
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Cry of dismay in 5-Across : ACH
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Singer/songwriter Corinne Bailey ___ : RAE
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Landed : ALIT
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Work suggested by this puzzle's circled and shaded squares : BEETHOVENSFIFTH
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Strongly advocate : URGE
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-: Abbr. : NEG
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One of the Kennedys : TED
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Pudding flavor : FIG
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Big name in in-flight internet : GOGO
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___ Nadu (Indian state) : TAMIL
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America ___, star of TV's "Ugly Betty" : FERRERA
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Extinct flightless bird : MOA
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Lead-in to puncture : ACU
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Actress Chaplin : OONA
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Like an unused air mattress : DEFLATED
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That's gnus to me! : WILDEBEEST
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Shortcoming : FLAW
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Word before rich or talk : IDLE
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Rent : LEASE
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Swiss Alp next to Lake Lucerne : RIGI
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Just OK : SOSO
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Small and pointy-eared, perhaps : ELFIN
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What "exaggerated" is sometimes misspelled with : ONEG
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Mythical realm accessible only by the rainbow bridge Bifrost : ASGARD
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Key to this puzzle's theme? : CMINOR
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Greek goddess of the hearth : HESTIA
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Sight on Disney World's Expedition Everest ride : YETI
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Flavor: Sp. : SABOR
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Sticks together : CLOTS
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Instrument featured in 36-Across : OBOE
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Rum ___ Tugger ("Cats" cat) : TUM
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Most foul : SMELLIEST
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Up : AWAKE
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Puttering around? : MINIGOLF
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Flavor enhancer : MSG
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Exclamations of surprise : OHS
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Credit line? : ROLE
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Leave behind : DITCH
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___ Freed, early radio personality who coined the term "rock 'n' roll" : ALAN
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It takes people out : EXIT
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Biblical verb : DOTH
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What the opening motif of 36-Across is said to represent : FATE
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Response to "Grazie!" : PREGO
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Epithet for a judge : HONORABLE
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Lover of Radames, in opera : AIDA
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Muscly : BUFF
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Tribe that fought the Iroquois : ERIE
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Servings with sweet-and-sour sauce : EGGROLLS
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Summer Triangle star : VEGA
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___ position : FETAL
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Something editable using CRISPR technology : GENE
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Oscar winner Marlee : MATLIN
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Cooling-off period? : ICEAGE
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First name of this puzzle's dedicatee, born December 1770 : LUDWIG
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Copland ballet with a hoedown : RODEO
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Longtime star of F.C. Barcelona : MESSI
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A lot : OFTEN
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What 49-Down became in later life : DEAF
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Prefix with Cuban : AFRO
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Ill. neighbor : WIS
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Formal "yes" : IDO
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Reef predator : EEL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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