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New York Times, Saturday, February 6, 2021

Author:
Kameron Austin Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kameron Austin Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 62, Blocks: 43 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 15 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:
Every daily crossword this week, Monday to Saturday, is made by an African-American contributor. Kameron Austin Collins is a writer in ... read more
Kameron Austin Collins notes:
Recently, there has been an effort in the crossword community to get more diverse constructors into the mix. It's a many-headed hydra ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
This 62-worder gets KAC another place on our lowest word-count page. The knock on these puzzles is that they tend to be full of gloopy ... read more
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© 2021, The New York TimesNo. 0206 ( 26,023 )
Across
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First name in Russian literature : LEO
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Big jackpot, for short : MIL
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"What do you think you're doing?!" : HEY
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Requiring : INNEEDOF
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Give an edge : HONE
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Princess of Monaco : STEPHANIE
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___ Hufflepuff, one of the co-founders of Hogwarts : HELGA
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Nice pair of boxers? : PECS
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Chronicles from a feminist perspective : HERSTORIES
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Long-proposed constitutional inits. : ERA
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Once-popular resort area in the Catskills, informally : BORSCHTBELT
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Sad song : DIRGE
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A real cinematic tour de force? : STARWARS
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Fault-finds to a fault : CARPS
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Share, as a plot? : SPOIL
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Informal address at school : TEACH
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Kind of tone : EARTH
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Charles ___, how Angelo Siciliano is better known : ATLAS
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Marketing ploy : TIEIN
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Stuffed : SATIATED
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Onetime Apple Store stock : NANOS
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Government program? : THEWESTWING
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___ process : DUE
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Just-the-facts-please : NONONSENSE
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Young amphibians : EFTS
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Plain as day : OVERT
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Not hold back on criticism : DISHITOUT
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Hardwood option : TEAK
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Music genre that includes "geeksta rap" : NERDCORE
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Many characters in "Kill Bill" : ELS
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Twain : DUO
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"Inside the N.B.A." airer : TNT
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Did a Daffy Duck impression, say : LISPED
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Intestine-related : ENTERIC
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Like many engagement stones : ONECARAT
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[Shrug] : MEH
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Home of the Nez Perce Indian Reservation : IDAHO
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Ones practicing social distancing : LONERS
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More venerated ... or ventilated? : HOLIER
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Author of 1884's "The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State" : ENGELS
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You might get a rise out of this : YEAST
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Some records, for short : EPS
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Some records : FIRSTS
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Traditional 19-Down soother : HERBALTEA
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Get out : ESCAPE
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Getting started the wrong way? : HOTWIRING
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See 13-Down : THROAT
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"Give it time" : BEPATIENT
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"Nice job!" : GREATWORK
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Mercedes-Benz sedan type : SCLASS
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High-___ (looked down on) : HATTED
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What a mule kicks with : HINDFOOT
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Like jacket lining, typically : SEWNIN
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Intersection sign : NOUTURN
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Big scoop : SHOVEL
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Hero of Virgil : AENEAS
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Attacked, in a way : DISSED
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Octave's follower in a Petrarchan sonnet : SESTET
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Certain govt. security : TNOTE
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World leader with a role in 1961's annexation of Goa : NEHRU
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Abbr. sometimes written three times in a row : ETC
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Affirmation of commitment : IDO

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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