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New York Times, Friday, December 25, 2020

Like someone associated with a blue, pink and white flag, for short

Author:
Erik Agard and Wendy L. Brandes
Editor:
Will Shortz
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
6911/6/20122/5/202136
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1176999171
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1.60280
Erik Agard
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112/25/20201
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1.56000
Wendy L. Brandes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QVX} This is puzzle # 68 for Mr. Agard. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Brandes.
Constructor notes:
WENDY: Everything that Crossworld says about Erik being generous, kind, patient, and brilliant is all true. I would also say that the ... read more
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GRETA THUNBERG, an audacious way to seed a themeless. Her direct manner of speaking to world leaders caused all sorts of debate, some ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times12/25/20 ( No. 25,980 )
Across
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Temple figure : RABBI
6
Joins hands? : CLAPS
11
Refresh, as the memory : JOG
14
"All this kid stuff now, it's crazy" : IMOLD
15
Fictional hero whose name is Spanish for "fox" : ZORRO
16
Link, of a sort : URL
17
___ code : PENAL
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Setting for the start of "The Sound of Music" : ABBEY
19
Locale traversed by Lewis and Clark: Abbr. : IDA
20
Studio upgrade : ONEBEDROOM
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Standouts on the pitcher's mound : ACES
23
___ Bay (place mentioned in "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay") : FRISCO
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Provides : RENDERS
26
Season ticket holder, presumably : FAN
27
Dance traditionally performed to tell a story : HULA
30
Reefer : DOOBIE
31
Wet-weather footwear : GALOSH
33
Like someone associated with a blue, pink and white flag, for short : TRANS
34
Time magazine's 2019 Person of the Year : GRETATHUNBERG
37
Hard to pick up : FAINT
38
Command after a crash : RELOAD
39
"Sure, that time works for me" : IMFREE
41
Not handle ice well, say : SKID
42
Tour grp. : PGA
45
Whistle blower : REFEREE
47
Watering hole : SALOON
49
They end in septembre : ETES
50
Type of rental agreement : LEASETOOWN
53
Topper : LID
54
Book club leader on TV : OPRAH
55
Sound : AUDIO
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"If u ask me ..." : IMO
57
Madame___ (online lifestyle magazine) : NOIRE
58
Pharmaceutical giant, informally : LILLY
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Perfect score ... or half of one : TEN
60
Parts of an assembly : STEPS
61
City NE of Manchester : LEEDS
Down
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Con : RIPOFF
2
Supreme Egyptian god : AMENRA
3
Rib-eye request : BONEIN
4
Overindulges in 5-Down : BLABS
5
Activity by the water cooler : IDLECHATTER
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Magnate : CZAR
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Rebecca in the Basketball Hall of Fame : LOBO
8
Shaded area : ARBOR
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Like many biochem majors : PREMED
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Kind of flour : SOY
11
Spot to pick up a smoothie : JUICEBAR
12
Process involving a server : ORDERING
13
Readers, e.g. : GLASSES
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Labor leader? : DOULA
22
Was su-u-uper into : ADORED
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"Better than I expected!" : NOTBADATALL
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Popular fantasy film franchise, for short : LOTR
29
Word on either side of "to" : ASHES
31
Sorting header in a music app : GENRES
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"The Avengers" role : HULK
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When the sports preshow ends : GAMETIME
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Used as improv fodder, say : RIFFEDON
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Sound : NOISE
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Like many a campsite at night : FIRELIT
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Fishing gear left underwater : EELPOT
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Toy associated with France : POODLE
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Throw away all inhibitions : GOWILD
44
Gets to : ANNOYS
46
Like ghost stories : EERIE
48
One of Donald Duck's nephews : LOUIE
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Major D.C. lobby : AARP
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"___ Gotta Have It" : SHES
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Ending with clip or slip : ONS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle.

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