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New York Times, Monday, December 28, 2020

U.K. medal accepted and then returned by John Lennon, in brief

Author:
Alan Massengill and Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.63237
Andrea Carla Michaels

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQYZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Massengill. This is puzzle # 72 for Ms. Michaels. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2020, The New York Times12/28/20 ( No. 25,983 )

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Health resorts : SPAS
5
Georgia fruit : PEACH
10
Tuxedo shirt fastener : STUD
14
___ and every : EACH
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Person with a microphone : EMCEE
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Finest-quality, informally : AONE
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Word after pen or pet : NAME
18
Company behind Battlezone and Asteroids : ATARI
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"Wheel of Fortune" play : SPIN
20
Late "Jeopardy!" host Alex : TREBEK
22
V.I.P.s : BIGSHOTS
24
Quibbles : CARPS
26
Stack of papers : SHEAF
27
Stand-up comic Margaret : CHO
29
"___ whiz!" : GEE
30
Approx. when to get to the airport for a pickup : ETA
31
Unknown, on a sched. : TBA
34
German "mister" : HERR
36
"Gnarly, dude!" : RAD
38
Bold response to a threat : ORWHAT
40
Ready for picking : RIPE
41
Written material of no consequence : FLUFF
43
Flying: Prefix : AERO
44
Enthusiastic response to "Who wants candy?" : IDOIDO
46
Internet image file, familiarly : GIF
47
Cyclops and Wolverine, for two : XMEN
48
Title for Paul McCartney or Elton John : SIR
49
"The Lord of the Rings" baddie : ORC
51
___ Castellaneta, voice of Homer Simpson : DAN
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"To a Skylark," e.g. : ODE
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Lure of a coffee shop : AROMA
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Grouchy Muppet : OSCAR
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Be sociable : INTERACT
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Like Satan and some owls : HORNED
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BBQ spoiler : RAIN
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Supermodel Campbell : NAOMI
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DVR system : TIVO
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Shoestring woe : KNOT
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Trio or quartet : COMBO
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Rare blood type, for short : ONEG
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"The Brady Bunch" threesome : SONS
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German industrial hub : ESSEN
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Shrek, for one : OGRE
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Email outbox folder : SENT
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Jack who once hosted "The Tonight Show" : PAAR
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Wile E. Coyote's supplier : ACMECORPORATION
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Biblical land with a queen : SHEBA
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Athlete's goal in competition : PEAKPERFORMANCE
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911 call respondent, for short : EMT
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Hail ___ (cry "Taxi!") : ACAB
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Cherry-colored : CERISE
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Absolute chicness : HEIGHTOFFASHION
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Malia Obama's sister : SASHA
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Quaint greeting : TOPOFTHEMORNING
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Quart, liter or gallon : UNIT
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Cozy retreats : DENS
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Tiny bit of work : ERG
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Brown, as a roast : SEAR
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One clapping at a circus? : SEAL
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Cuomo of CNN : CHRIS
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Model and TV host Klum : HEIDI
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Revealed, as one's soul : BARED
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The devout do it on Yom Kippur : ATONE
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Big sporting goods retailer : REI
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Found groovy : DUG
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Honeycomb stuff : WAX
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Relative of Rex or Rover : FIDO
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Choice on "Let's Make a Deal" : DOOR
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Chocolate beans : CACAOS
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Sgt., for one : NCO
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Amounts on Monopoly cards : RENTS
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"Star Wars" droid, informally : ARTOO
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Really bugs : IRKS
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Prefix meaning "super-tiny" : NANO
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Male turkeys : TOMS
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Anytime at all : EVER
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Onetime Venetian V.I.P. : DOGE
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U.K. medal accepted and then returned by John Lennon, in brief : MBE

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