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New York Times, Saturday, December 21, 2019

Author:
Julian Lim
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Julian Lim

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 40 Missing: {BF} This is puzzle # 23 for Mr. Lim. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2019, The New York TimesNo. 1221 ( 25,610 )
Across
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Bygone ad figure in a tuxedo and sunglasses : JOECAMEL
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Form, as a lasting memory : ETCH
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Oman, for one : SULTANATE
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Stick in the mud : MIRE
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Arboreal fragrance : SANDALWOOD
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3-D movie option : IMAX
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___ fun : POKE
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Nonstandard: Abbr. : VAR
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Tea flavorer in the Middle East : CLOVE
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Not holding back emotions : OPEN
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Early settler of Greenland : ERICTHERED
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Origin of many refugees once in 26-Across, for short : NAM
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Tombstone locale: Abbr. : ARIZ
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See 24-Across : GUAM
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A-O.K. : HOTSYTOTSY
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Man's name meaning "Jehovah is God" : ELIA
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Nimbi : AURAS
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"The Avengers" role : LOKI
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Whom nobody plays with : SOLOARTIST
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Bad for growth, in a way : ARID
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Either half of a duo with 14 #1 country hits : JUDD
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Digs : PAD
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Clique's aspirations, in modern lingo : SQUADGOALS
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Polo playing? : TERI
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Stanley of the "Hunger Games" movies : TUCCI
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Attitude : LIP
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___ of Solomon : ODES
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Figure in a corner : ROOK
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TV host fluent in eight languages : TREVORNOAH
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"A-Hunting We Will Go" composer : ARNE
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What valedictorians have : AAVERAGES
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Hunger or thirst : WANT
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He is one : INERTGAS
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Target of some filters : JUNKEMAIL
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Bygone : OLDEN
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Texter's "When are you coming?" : ETA
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Give birth, as whales do : CALVE
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Name signed on the Camp David Accords : ANWAR
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Language of Polynesia : MAORI
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W.W. II zone : ETO
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Wasn't down : LED
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Writer who pioneered in naturalism : EMILEZOLA
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___ Sea, arm of the Indian Ocean : TIMOR
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Really fancy : CRAVE
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Bewitched : HEXED
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Two-time host city of the FIFA World Cup : SAOPAULO
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Boozehounds : SPONGES
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I.O.U., e.g. : CHIT
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Alternatives to apartamentos : CASAS
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Unpublicized date : TRYST
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Bit of Communist Chinese attire : MAOJACKET
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Leader of Greece? : HARDG
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Top : OUTDO
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Arm muscle, informally : TRI
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Nixes, as a plan : TORPEDOES
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Snowy resorts : SKIAREAS
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Whence the words "nosh" and "tush" : YIDDISH
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Car that sounds like a Cockney greeting : AUDI
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Need for a milkshake : STRAW
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Website for crowdsourcing answers : QUORA
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School 50 miles west of Brown, informally : UCONN
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Doan's shelfmate : ALEVE
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Hepatologist's focus : LIVER
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Squash, e.g. : SPORT
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Neighbor of Fiji : TONGA
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Chi preceder : TAI
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Zipped : RAN
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Publisher of yellow journalism : RAG

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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