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New York Times, Sunday, December 27, 2020

94-Across : Tight-fitting suits

Author:
Daniel Grinberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 76 Missing: {X} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Grinberg. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:
Daniel Grinberg, of Philadelphia, is a researcher and designer in the field of user experience. In 2018 he earned a Ph.D. in Film and Media Studies from the University of California, Santa ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times12/27/20 ( No. 25,982 )
Across
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Venomous snake : MAMBA
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"To be honest ..." : FACTIS
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"My goodness!" : ISAY
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Extinct flightless bird that once grew up to 12 feet : MOA
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Like the water in a whistling teakettle : ABOIL
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Puzzled remark : IDUNNO
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A student may pass it : NOTE
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Kid's refrigerator display : ART
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Law partners : JUDGEANDJURY
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Booty call? : BUTTDIAL
27
How-to manual component : STEP
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___ learning : REMOTE
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Richard of "Chicago" : GERE
30
Mount ___, workplace of the Cyclopes in Greek myth : ETNA
31
Having a very high body mass index : OBESE
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Singer with the 2020 album "A Holly Dolly Christmas" : PARTON
35
Problems with streaming : LAGS
36
Puller of strings? : HARPIST
39
Silent partners : PEACEANDQUIET
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Noticeably amazed : AGAPE
43
Leigh who played Scarlett : VIVIEN
44
Train ticket info, for short : ETD
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Writing partners : PENANDPAPER
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Spaceman Spiff and Stupendous Man, for Calvin in "Calvin and Hobbes" : ALTEREGOS
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Red ___ : SEA
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Who "can get in the way of what I feel for you," in a 2007 #1 Alicia Keys hit : NOONE
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Business suits? : CEOS
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Famous bed-in participant : ONO
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Nest noise : CHIRP
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For example : SUCHAS
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Salmon and sturgeon delicacies : ROES
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Partners in crime : BREAKINGANDENTERING
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Modern meeting method : ZOOM
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Some U.S. space launch rockets : DELTAS
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"See ya" : ADIOS
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Requests at security lines : IDS
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Chicago mayor Lightfoot : LORI
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Gave up : CEDED
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First dynasty of imperial China, 221-206 B.C. : QIN
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Flier trier? : TESTPILOT
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Business partners : BOOMANDBUST
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Commotion : ADO
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Fervent believer : ZEALOT
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Walker's need : LEASH
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Romantic partners : HUGSANDKISSES
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Tight-fitting suits : SPEEDOS
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Apartment, in real estate talk : UNIT
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Core principles : TENETS
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Bake, as an egg : SHIRR
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Evil Kermit or Grumpy Cat : MEME
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How Phileas Fogg traveled : AFAR
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Money in coins rather than bills : SPECIE
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Earnest request : PLEA
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Like some vinaigrette : BALSAMIC
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Domestic partners : ROOMANDBOARD
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Sponge off of : USE
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Calendar row : WEEK
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Magazine bestowing Best of Beauty awards : ALLURE
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Not a big studio film : INDIE
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Take possession of : GET
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Makes a typo, say : ERRS
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Gave a boost : GOOSED
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S-shaped moldings : OGEES
Down
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Officers above capts. : MAJS
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What San Diego and Tijuana do : ABUT
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Airplane ___ : MODE
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"Notorious" rap nickname : BIGPOPPA
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It may be blond, brown or ginger : ALE
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Of the utmost quality : FINEST
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Snapchatter's request : ADDME
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1981 Stephen King thriller : CUJO
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Certain bolt holder : TNUT
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Being fixed, as a car at a garage : INREPAIR
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Vegan milk source : SOY
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Still being debugged : INBETA
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Turn against : SOURON
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Event organizer's count : ATTENDEES
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___ to come : YET
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Cocktail with rum, curaçao and fruit juice : MAITAI
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Like monarch butterflies : ORANGE
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Debut album for Etta James : ATLAST
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Apollo's half brother : ARES
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Fool : DELUDE
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Sweet red dessert wine : GRENACHE
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Representatives' term lengths : BIENNIA
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A thing in poker? : ACE
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Unfortunate events, old-style : HAPS
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C.I.A. whistle-blower Philip : AGEE
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Encountered by chance : RANACROSS
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Subject of a Magritte work (or not?) : PIPE
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Simple palindromic reply to "Madam, I'm Adam" : EVE
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Fiscal year div. : QTR
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Ryder ride : VAN
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Dweeb : DORK
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Rihanna or Mariah Carey : POPIDOL
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Have a preference : LEAN
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Deep-fried tortilla dish : TOSTADA
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Group of heavies : GOONSQUAD
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Universal donor's blood type, in brief : ONEG
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Brand of pads : SOS
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Sewing 101 assignment : HEM
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Didn't go anywhere : SAT
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Spanish article : UNA
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Investment options, for short : CDS
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Setting for Hitchcock's "Notorious," informally : RIO
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Portend : BODE
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Emperor who ruled for more than 13 years, dying at age 30 : NERO
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More eye-catching : GLITZIER
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Anthony ___, 1950s British P.M. : EDEN
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Villain with the "real" name Edward Nigma : RIDDLER
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Teen's woe : ZIT
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Big game changer? : LIONTAMER
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This is what it sounds like when doves cry : COOS
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P.D. or F.D. worker : EMT
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Kindergarten comeback : ISSO
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Indefinite degrees : NTHS
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Sweetness and sourness : TASTES
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Canoodling in a crowd, for short : PDA
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Prominent feature of the Who's "My Generation" : BASSSOLO
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Cheer for Real Madrid : OLE
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Drinking game that requires aim : BEERPONG
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Winter setting in N.Y.C. : EST
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Deceptive talk : HUMBUG
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Perturbation : UNEASE
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Small hole-drilling tool : GIMLET
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Obstinate sort : DEFIER
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Talents : KNACKS
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Really stood out : SHINED
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Patchy in color : PIED
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Close call : SCARE
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Sport with saddles : POLO
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Bevy : quails :: mob : ___ : EMUS
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Fill with freight : LADE
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Lake largely fed by the Detroit River : ERIE
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Lemon or lime drinks, informally : ADES
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Wonder : AWE
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Piano tune : RAG
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Words accompanying a headshot, in brief : BIO

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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