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New York Times, Wednesday, December 9, 2020

14-Down : Source of the line "Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth"

Author:
Owen Travis and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXYZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Travis. This is puzzle # 119 for Mr. Chen.
Constructor notes:
OWEN: It's crazy to me that last Friday marks one year since I cold emailed Jeff to see if he would be interested in co-constructing. ... read more
Bob Emerman notes:
I am a devotee of the New York Times crossword and have been doing them everyday for decades. I don't always solve them completely but ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
SET THE BAR LOW? UNDERACHIEVE? Wow, this sounded like a terrible, or at least terribly pessimistic, puzzle. Glad that I didn't skim ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times12/9/20 ( No. 25,964 )
Across
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Pain in the neck : CRICK
6
Four are credited for a grand slam, briefly : RBIS
10
Channel that a telly may be tuned to : BBC
13
Fuel for a funny car : NITRO
14
Dough : MOOLA
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Contraction in "Jingle Bells" : OER
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Formal turndown : NOSIR
17
Remnant of an oceanic volcano : ATOLL
18
"The way I see it," to a texter : IMO
19
Establish a standard that's easy to reach : SETTHEBARLOW
22
Cameo, say : BITPART
25
Vincent van Gogh or Queen Elizabeth I, notably : REDHEAD
26
O, in the W.W. II Army/Navy alphabet : OBOE
27
Expressions of enlightenment : AHAS
29
"Between Two ___" (Zach Galifianakis show) : FERNS
30
With 41-Across, make every effort to be accommodating : BENDOVER
32
Ivory, but not ebony : SOAP
33
Gobbled : ATE
34
One who might have to create an account : NEWUSER
36
Utah senator Mike : LEE
39
Green New ___ : DEAL
41
See 30-Across : BACKWARD
43
Many city layouts : GRIDS
45
Big name in pasta sauce : RAGU
46
Yours, in Tours : ATOI
47
Song words after "Speaking words of wisdom ..." : LETITBE
49
Most serious : GRAVEST
51
Not meet expectations : UNDERACHIEVE
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As well : TOO
54
Big name in cosmetics : ESTEE
55
Pitch deliverer, perhaps : ADMAN
59
"Gross!" : EWW
60
Like excited fans in stadiums : AROAR
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"Crossing my fingers!" : IHOPE
62
B&B : INN
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Go-___ : KART
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Contest described by 19-, 30-/41- and 51-Across : LIMBO
Down
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"This is ___" : CNN
2
Kia subcompact : RIO
3
"___ complicated" : ITS
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Got nice and toasty? : CRISPED
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Home of the boy band BTS : KOREA
6
"Divergent" author Veronica : ROTH
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Rude people in stadiums : BOOERS
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"Who'da thunk it?!" : ILLBE
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Utensil farthest left in a five-piece place setting : SALADFORK
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Standard contract text : BOILERPLATE
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Kvetch about : BEMOAN
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Groups in stadiums : CROWDS
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Source of the line "Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth" : MATTHEW
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Bookstore section : TRAVEL
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Perlman of "Cheers" : RHEA
22
Variety of tea : BOBA
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Sarcastic comeback : IBET
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Stopped being so loud : TONEDITDOWN
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Its capital is Oranjestad : ARUBA
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Hot : ONASTREAK
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Fix in place : SECURE
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More in need of a lift? : SAGGIER
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One taking a bow for getting couples together? : EROS
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Prepare for publishing : EDIT
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Actress Falco : EDIE
42
Gave a friendly greeting, in a way : WAVEDHI
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Squatting muscles : GLUTEI
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Fame : RENOWN
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Leader of an Episcopal parish : RECTOR
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Mideast port that was home to Sinbad the sailor : BASRA
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To no ___ : AVAIL
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What incubators provide : HEAT
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Old-fashioned tattoo : MOM
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Police dept. alert : APB
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Start of many an art movement : NEO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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