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New York Times, Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Franz who wrote "I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us"

Author:
Juliana Tringali Golden
Editor:
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Spans: 1 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Golden.
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© 2020, The New York Times12/23/20 ( No. 25,978 )
Across
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Mint ___ : JULEP
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Franz who wrote "I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us" : KAFKA
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Dream time, in brief : REM
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Everything together : INALL
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"... the bombs bursting ___" : INAIR
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I : EGO
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Prospect : VISTA
18
Interval for a scheduled blastoff : LAUNCHWINDOW
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10th and 11th, e.g. : EXTRAINNINGS
22
Serves and receives, say : HOSTS
23
Westernmost country in continental Afr. : SEN
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Quick haircut : TRIM
26
Blizzards are produced in them, familiarly : DQS
29
Press (down) : TAMP
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Extremely : EVERSO
36
They intersect in Montréal : RUES
38
___ Paulo : SAO
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Kind of planning : CAREER
40
Carriers of meteorological instruments ... as suggested by this puzzle's theme? : WEATHERBALLOONS
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Immediately following : HEREON
44
Cloth that goes to waist? : OBI
45
Overindulger of the grape : WINO
46
Beginnings : ONSETS
47
Lawless figure with legendary fighting skills : XENA
49
Office linkup : LAN
50
Repeated things in "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers" : PEES
52
Worker for a hosp., maybe : EMT
54
Gradually faster, in mus. : ACCEL
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Wonder-ful product? : SLICEDBREAD
65
Locale of 1974's Rumble in the Jungle : ZAIRE
66
___ Honor : HER
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Absinthe flavorer : ANISE
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Kind of account : EMAIL
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"___-hoo!" : YOO
70
Speeches that go off the rails : RANTS
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Smooth and lustrous : SILKY
Down
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Malarkey : JIVE
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Pioneering computer operating system : UNIX
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Word with dance or chance : LAST
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High rollers? : ELTRAINS
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World : PLANET
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Place for a firing : KILN
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Stands up for dustpans, say: Abbr. : ANAG
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Inspiration for "Damn Yankees" : FAUST
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Family : KIN
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Like a newspaper's morgue files : ARCHIVAL
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Puts back in its original state, as a videotape : REWINDS
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Barbra Streisand collection? : EGOT
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Does a landscaper's job : MOWS
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ASDFGHJKL;', on a keyboard : HOMEROW
21
More or less : INASENSE
25
Premium movie theater seat : RECLINER
26
Long-running sci-fi show, for short : DRWHO
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Contestant on "RuPaul's Drag Race" : QUEEN
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Roebuck's onetime business partner : SEARS
30
Bang up, e.g. : MAR
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Alternative to a street address : POBOX
33
Grease up again : REOIL
34
Ingredient in some medicinal teas : SENNA
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Director Welles : ORSON
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Saturated (in) : STEEPED
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Where drinks may be charged to a room : HOTELBAR
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Lisa Simpson's grandpa : ABE
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Wows : AMAZES
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Writer Gertrude : STEIN
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Scary cry on a beach : TSUNAMI
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Like most fireplace grates : ASHY
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Royal role for Liz : CLEO
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Enemy of Antony, in ancient Rome : CICERO
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From Eden to the land of Nod, e.g. : EAST
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Fruit drinks : ADES
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Product offering "round the clock protection" : DIAL
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Composer Satie : ERIK
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Trust : RELY
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Aid in protein synthesis : RNA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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