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New York Times, Thursday, December 3, 2020

Author:
Jake Halperin
Editor:
Will Shortz
Where frozen concentrated orange juice and Gatorade were invented: Abbr.
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Halperin. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2020, The New York Times12/3/20 ( No. 25,958 )
Across
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Fools : SAPS
5
Huger than huge : EPIC
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Weed killer's target : ROOT
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Size in a lingerie shop : CCUP
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Modest skirt : MIDI
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Softly : PIANO
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College named after a Scottish island : IONA
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Word before "Streets" and "Girls" in film titles : MEAN
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Certain chamber ensemble : OCTET
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This occurs at least once - and never more than three times - in a year : FRIDAYTHE13TH
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___ workings : INNER
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Cut out : OMIT
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Where frozen concentrated orange juice and Gatorade were invented: Abbr. : FLA
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Something to teach a dog : TRICK
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Memorable launch of April 11, 1970 : APOLLO13
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Go ___ : APE
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Modern lead-in to scrolling : DOOM
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It's a downer : OPIATE
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Championship memento : RING
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Like some suspects : USUAL
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Alternative to an elbow poke : PSST
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Part of a parkway : MEDIAN
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Bygone TV part : DIAL
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Experiences : HAS
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2007 heist film sequel : OCEANS13
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"To weep is to make less the depth of ___": Shak. : GRIEF
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Texas' ___ River, formerly part of the U.S./Mexico border : RED
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Grocery section : DELI
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Convenience stores : MARTS
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Bad fortune ... as suggested by 19-, 30- and 47-Across? : UNLUCKYBREAK
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Emphatic affirmation : DIDSO
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Pop-pop's partner : NANA
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Object of a search in an animated 2003 film : NEMO
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Preppy clothing brand : JCREW
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Booking.com booking : TRIP
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Weizman who once headed the Israeli Air Force : EZER
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Bracket position : SEED
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TVs : SETS
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Conserve energy : REST
Down
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"Westworld" genre, informally : SCIFI
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Hard nut to crack : ACORN
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Parenthetical comment after an ambiguous witticism : PUNINTENDED
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Actor James : SPADER
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Part of EGOT : EMMY
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Artist Mondrian : PIET
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The U.S. Forest Service owns about 38% of it : IDAHO
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Films : CINEMA
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High-G.D.P. : RICH
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Kind of milk : OAT
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2000 Beatles album ... or its peak position on Billboard : ONE
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Add (up) : TOT
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Palindromic kitchen item : POTTOP
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Droughty : ARID
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Marked by opposite extremes : BIPOLAR
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Preserve, in a way : FLASHFREEZE
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Countless, informally : LOTSA
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Runs interference for the offense? : ABETS
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Sixth Amendment right : COUNSEL
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Flattens, in brief : KOS
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Bit of insolence : LIP
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Tanks and such : ARMOR
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Slice : PIECE
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Nasty campaign charges : MUD
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Actress Scala : GIA
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Big co. in the 2008 financial meltdown : AIG
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Emcee's segue : ANDNOW
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Life partner? : LIMB
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Big joints : BLUNTS
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Breadwinner : EARNER
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Words of empathy : ICARE
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Busts : TAMES
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Hybrid tennis attire : SKORT
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Like items at a Goodwill store : USED
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Join : KNIT
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Talks, talks, talks : YAPS
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Some party hires, for short : DJS
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"___ or no ___?" (server's question) : ICE
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Music's Dr. ___ : DRE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle.

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