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New York Times, Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Kind of beer ... or a multi-word hint to 18-, 22-, 37-, 51- and 57-Across

Author:
Kate Hawkins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQXZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Hawkins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Kate Hawkins notes:
I love this puzzle and hope you do too! When my grandmother was in the hospital last year, I visited her with a draft of this puzzle. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
You know that feeling after you drink one (or eight) too many STOUTs? Hey, don't judge me and my drinking buddies, brew crew, ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times2/10/21 ( No. 26,027 )
Across
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Hatchling : CHICK
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Line crosser, of a sort : SCAB
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Component of a cellphone bill : DATA
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World capital that's home to the Temple of Literature, built in 1070 : HANOI
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Show up : COME
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Blue-violet shade : IRIS
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Crime investigated by an insurance company : ARSON
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"Strike three!" or "Yer out!"? : UMPSPEECH
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Sit (down) heavily : PLOP
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Noisy shouting : CLAMOR
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Way to catch a conger? : EELTRAP
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Alley prowler : TOMCAT
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It's used in soapmaking : LYE
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Input : ENTER
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One of four in the human heart : VALVE
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Mo. with a holiday on its final day : OCT
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Loser at Waterloo : NAPOLEON
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The main characters of "Brokeback Mountain," e.g.? : RANGEBEDFELLOWS
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Resisting : AVERSETO
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Uno y uno : DOS
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Apple centers : CORES
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"Darn it!" : AWMAN
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When the Kentucky Derby is held : MAY
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Breaks things off : ENDSIT
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Drinking buddy? : ALEMATE
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Fixate : OBSESS
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Spot : AREA
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Gross messages? : ICKYNOTES
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"___ World" ("Sesame Street" segment) : ELMOS
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Princess who says "You're my only hope" in a hologram : LEIA
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Number of M.V.P. awards won by Wayne Gretzky : NINE
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Kind of beer ... or a multi-word hint to 18-, 22-, 37-, 51- and 57-Across : STOUT
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Rich soil : LOAM
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Temperance proponents : DRYS
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Slyly spiteful : CATTY
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Place of worship : CHAPEL
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Road hog? : HARLEY
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Foot support : INSOLE
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Appropriate : COOPT
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Clan : KIN
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Bulk up, as muscles : SCULPT
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Out-of-it state : COMA
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Toggle on a clock : AMPM
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Make drunk, quaintly : BESOT
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Run out of juice : DIE
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"___ You My Mother?" (children's book) : ARE
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Personal quirk : TIC
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"Green," "black" or "white" tree : ASH
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Cheese in an Italian sub : PROVOLONE
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"I refuse to believe that!" : CANTBE
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Economic downturn : RECESSION
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Places to find food courts and kiosks : MALLS
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Miss ___, famed TV psychic : CLEO
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Profess : AVOW
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Till compartment : TENS
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Furnish with money : ENDOW
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Mil. branch of the U.K. : RAF
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Fiona and Shrek, for two : OGRES
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Cycles : PEDALS
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Speed : RACE
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Door-to-door sales company : AVON
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Homework lover, say : NERD
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Helpful info for a curbside pickup, briefly : ETA
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Society at large, with "the" : MASSES
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Big, bushy-tailed squirrel : MARMOT
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Went to a restaurant : ATEOUT
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Like some breads and beers : YEASTY
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Long-term U.S. security : TBOND
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European country with a cross on its flag : MALTA
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Tend to the sauce, say : STIR
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"___, meeny, miney, mo ..." : EENY
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"___ say!" : ILL
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Bus. driver? : CEO
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Sportage automaker : KIA
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Crop item grown in Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" : YAM
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Key that exits full-screen video : ESC

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