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New York Times, Saturday, February 1, 2020

Author:
Mark Diehl
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Mark Diehl

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 26 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 76 for Mr. Diehl. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Mark Diehl notes:
When I solved this puzzle earlier this week, roughly a year after its creation, it felt like it flowed nicely from start to finish — ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What a fantastic grid-spanning feature entry in DIDN'T GET THE MEMO! That's the kind of phrase that'll stick in my head. It can be ... read more
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0201 ( 25,652 )
Across
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Draw : ATTRACTION
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One of the Argonauts in Greek myth : IDAS
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Line at the bar : WHATLLITBE
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"Whatever!" : FINE
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In direct confrontation : NOSETONOSE
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Champagne-fueled song finale : SYNE
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Make a full court press? : SUE
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The Oscars, for one : EVENT
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Brokerage phrase : ATPAR
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Rep : CRED
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Smuggled weaponry : RANARMS
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Tycoons : BARONS
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Entertained at a 29-Across, e.g. : SUNGTO
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Covent Garden offering : OPERA
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Spear carrier? : PICKLEJAR
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Was completely uninformed : DIDNTGETTHEMEMO
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Wine often paired with Roquefort cheese : SAUTERNES
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River through Carlsbad, N.M. : PECOS
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Space ___ : CADETS
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Cape Canaveral sight : GANTRY
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When dinosaurs roamed : AGESAGO
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To the point : CURT
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Like dishwasher water : SUDSY
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Zayn formerly of One Direction : MALIK
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Brewery letters : IPA
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Supreme Court term : LIFE
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One ready to serve in an emergency : MILITIAMAN
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"Home away from home" sloganeer : ELAL
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Multitalented musician : ONEMANBAND
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Keeps fresh, in the produce section : WETS
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World Series series : POKERGAMES
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Grain bristles : AWNS
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Grand : THOU
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Issue a charge against : TASE
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Suggestion from Waze: Abbr. : RTE
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Party planner's plan B : ALTERNATEDAY
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Pumpkin spice ingredient : CLOVES
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Having some valuable points? : TINED
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Get ___ : ITON
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Plugs up : OBSTRUCTS
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Born overseas : NEE
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Conditional programming line : IFSTATEMENT
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Mission for a Home Depot customer : DIYPROJECT
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Former kingdom of central Vietnam : ANNAM
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Ball handlers? : SEERS
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Option for downtown streets : ANGLEPARKING
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Ear locks? : CORNTASSELS
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Decorative motif in ancient Egyptian art : ANKH
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Beach displays, informally : BODS
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South Seas capital : APIA
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Quality of 2% milk : REDUCEDFAT
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Spots : SITES
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Puzzle piece made up of five squares : PENTOMINO
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Subject for Enrique Iglesias : AMOR
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Upbeat and hopeful : ROSY
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The kid in "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" : GREG
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Ax with a pick? : GUITAR
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Tons : ASLEW
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Trait of Loki : GUILE
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The tropics, for one : CLIME
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Supermodel Wek : ALEK
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Scholar of Islamic law : IMAM
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Porthole part : PANE
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Added details : ANDS
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Finish off, with "up" : MOP
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Noted org. with a brief history? : ABA

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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