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New York Times, Saturday, December 19, 2020

Where the dish oysters Rockefeller was invented, informally

Author:
Caitlin Reid and Andrew J. Ries
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Caitlin Reid
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Andrew Ries

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {FGJQX} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 11 for Ms. Reid. This is puzzle # 30 for Mr. Ries. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
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Jeff Chen notes:
Two of my favorite themeless constructors teaming up; how could I resist giving this a POW!? Cool middle, with TREASURE TROVES / MAIN ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times12/19/20 ( No. 25,974 )
Across
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Williams who was one of the original Temptations : OTIS
5
Audible nudge : AHEM
9
Ones holing up in closets? : MOTHS
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Where the dish oysters Rockefeller was invented, informally : NOLA
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"Fine then!" : BELIKETHAT
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Got a schoolmate in trouble, maybe : TOLD
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Case study? : CRIMESCENE
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Round trips? : ORBITS
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Flies : ZIPS
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Nutritional guideline, in brief : RDA
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Parting word : ADIEU
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Delicate touch : TACT
25
Dinner ___ : ROLL
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Hard and fast : SET
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Rebuff : SNUB
29
Stands : RISES
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Jewelry stores? : TREASURETROVES
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First track on a soundtrack album, often : MAINTHEME
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Common material for a jacket : ABOUTTHEAUTHOR
40
Make murky : CLOUD
41
Passing concern : WILL
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Stuff searched for in vein? : ORE
43
Lingering quality : ODOR
44
Callisto's animal form, in Greek mythology : BEAR
46
Voice : UTTER
48
Certain border : HEM
49
Speak softly with contentment : PURR
50
Creature whose name comes from the Tswana language : TSETSE
51
Bruce Lee in "Fists of Fury," for example : ONEMANARMY
54
Parting word : TATA
55
Marbled cut : STRIPSTEAK
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Let proceed : OKED
57
Unit of magnetic flux density : TESLA
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Not again! : ONCE
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Prohibition Bureau name : NESS
Down
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How beans or cheese are often served in Britain : ONTOAST
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As you like it : TOORDER
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"All right, you've got my interest" : ILLBITE
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Title woman in a 1975 R&B hit by the Spinners : SADIE
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Preschool recital : ABCS
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R&B artist with the Grammy-winning 2017 hit "Best Part" : HER
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The "she" of "Nevertheless, she persisted" : ELIZABETHWARREN
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Ape or parrot : MIMIC
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Snafu : MESS
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Like NyQuil, in brief : OTC
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1979 film with Bette Midler's first starring role : THEROSE
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Cabinet additions : HANDLES
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Does some lifting : STEALS
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Stayed fresh : KEPT
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Wax figure? : TUSSAUD
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Excited, in modern slang : TURNT
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Item in a metalworker's gun : RIVET
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Dark period for Monet : NUIT
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Eponym of a European capital, by tradition : ROMULUS
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L'___ (Lalique perfume) : AMOUR
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Nonbinary possessive : THEIR
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"Get ___!" : REAL
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Firm, in a way : ALDENTE
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Male kangaroos : BOOMERS
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Sensationalistic opinion, informally : HOTTAKE
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Agamemnon's son : ORESTES
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Studies more closely, perhaps : REREADS
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Running mate? : COHOST
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Cheeks : BUNS
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Lyre holder in classical artwork : ERATO
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River of Idaho : TETON
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Letter before Quebec in the NATO alphabet : PAPA
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Squirt : TYKE
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"Cool" amount : MIL
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Big ___ : MAC

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