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New York Times, Saturday, December 26, 2020

Words in a foreign language that bear a deceptive resemblance to those in another, like the French "décevoir" ("disappoint") and the English "deceive"

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Guzzetta. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
John Guzzetta notes:
This puzzle was submitted in October 2019 and accepted in January 2020. It was my effort to try working with quad stacks. The left ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
SELF DRIVING CAR, now that's a marquee entry! Awesome phrase, and it can take all sorts of clever clues. I laughed at John's "auto ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times12/26/20 ( No. 25,981 )
Across
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"Unquestionably" : YES
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Creators of quipus, knotted strings used to record census data and other information : INCA
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Make disappear : DISPEL
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Show the door : USHEROUT
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Iris feature : AREOLA
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It adds color to a sidewalk : CHALKART
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Part of certain percussion instruments : MALLET
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Ones making good use of the hands? : CARDSHARKS
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#1, informally : FAVE
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Singer India.___ : ARIE
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Whose house might be in Aarhus : DANE
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Not very bright : DRAB
25
Start of a romance : SPARKS
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One of many that Bugs Bunny appeared in : CEL
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The eucharist, e.g. : RITE
30
Going out for a while? : SIESTA
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Embroidery loop : PICOT
33
Field of product liability : TORTLAW
36
Retries : DOOVERS
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Like some queens : APIAN
39
Basilica di Santa Chiara locale : ASSISI
41
___ State, home of the Golden Flashes : KENT
42
One "A" in the Michigan nickname "A2" : ANN
43
Powerhouse : DYNAMO
47
Over the ___ : EDGE
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Aromatic attire : LEIS
50
Italian sculptor ___ Lorenzo Bernini : GIAN
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Some Craigslist listings: Abbr. : APTS
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Protector of a quarterback's blind side, often : LEFTTACKLE
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Hurt : HARMED
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Words in a foreign language that bear a deceptive resemblance to those in another, like the French "décevoir" ("disappoint") and the English "deceive" : FAUXAMIS
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Pet from the tropics : IGUANA
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Showbiz's "Mr. Showmanship" : LIBERACE
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Lilliputian : TEENSY
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Rules might define them : ERAS
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Major chip maker : NEC
Down
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Joshua trees, e.g. : YUCCAS
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F equivalent : ESHARP
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"The way," in Islam : SHARIA
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Ruffles : IRKS
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Organizer of a couples cruise? : NOAH
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Big name in bandages : CURAD
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Draw : ATTRACT
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Maiden : DAMSEL
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Keogh alternative : IRA
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Something for which a dealer might tell customers "Hands off!" : SELFDRIVINGCAR
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Cap material : POLARICE
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Kind of music or pitch : ELEVATOR
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No-nos at a racetrack : LATEBETS
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Respected figure : ELDERSTATESMAN
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Works with the hands : KNEADS
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Lime might be added to one : KILN
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"Hands Across the ___" (John Philip Sousa march) : SEA
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River of song : SWANEE
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Bunch of flowers : POSY
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Suffer some damage : TAKEAHIT
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It has its opinions : OPEDPAGE
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Add up, so to speak : RINGTRUE
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Suffix with prism : OID
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Cold evidence : SNIFFLE
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From dawn to dusk : ALLDAY
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N.F.L. Hall-of-Famer who was the 1993 Super Bowl M.V.P. : AIKMAN
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Venom : MALICE
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"Be right with you" : ONESEC
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Locale near a landing : STAIR
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One likely to end on a low note? : TUBA
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Chops : AXES
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Couple of pennies? : ENS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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