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New York Times, Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Author:
Rich Proulx
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rich Proulx

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Missing: {FJ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Proulx. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Rich Proulx notes:
At age 9, my son seemed ready to write his doctoral thesis on Greek mythology. Our typical bedtime routine had morphed into him ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Oh, GROOOOOOOAN, yet another puzzle with gods hidden in phrases. And Rich Proulx couldn't even be bothered to locate them inside ... read more
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Across
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Vegetable that can get slimy when overcooked : OKRA
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Exhausted, with "up" : ATE
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Basketball shots from beyond the arc : THREES
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Frozen treats : SNOCONES
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Locale in the Lord's Prayer : HEAVEN
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Optimistic maxim from Virgil : LOVECONQUERSALL
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"You ___ me one" : OWE
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Chart topper : HIT
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Fanfare : POMP
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Jacob had 12 of them : SONS
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Call to a toreador : OLE
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Genre for Fall Out Boy : EMO
27
Reliable things, to Ben Franklin : DEATHANDTAXES
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Business index, with "the" : DOW
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Chi-Town or Beantown team : SOX
32
Team sharing an arena with the Flyers, informally : SIXERS
33
Means of control : REINS
35
Bit of Halloween décor : WEB
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About : CIRCA
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Mint in a tin : ALTOID
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Research facility : LAB
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Extra periods, in brief : OTS
43
They make loud noises during showers : THUNDERSTORMS
46
Nurse : SIP
47
Lead-in to a Pen used by nurses : EPI
48
Old Pontiacs : GTOS
49
Pasta ___ Norma : ALLA
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Actress Hagen : UTA
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Car rental add-on : GPS
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Overly optimistic 1910s appellation : WARTOENDALLWARS
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"Let me try that again ..." : IMEANT
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Phrase on an egg carton : ONEDOZEN
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Pest : NOODGE
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What each set of circled letters is, relative to the first word in its answer : GOD
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Tumbler turners : KEYS
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Where Edvard Munch's "The Scream" is displayed : OSLO
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Apt radio station to air "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" (and it does!) : KNOW
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Ramble : ROVE
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Hole in one : ACE
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Selects, as a successor : ANOINTS
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Circus : TENTSHOW
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Name ender for a lawyer : ESQ
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Parents and grandparents, in teen lingo : THEOLDS
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Airtight : HERMETIC
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Scrape : RASP
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"Me" in the Oscar-winning song "You Must Love Me" : EVA
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Moray, e.g. : EEL
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Where an artist works on a sketch, for short? : SNL
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Lorena who was the #1 female golfer for 158 consecutive weeks : OCHOA
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Atop : UPON
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Affixed, like a patch : SEWNON
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Puts forth, as effort : EXERTS
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Paid soldiers, informally : MERCS
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Mount near Olympus : OSSA
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Throw a party grandly : DOITUP
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Leaps on the ice : AXELS
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Starts to geometric proofs : AXIOMS
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Home to India's Red Fort and Lotus Temple : DELHI
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"Shoot!" : RATS
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Indirect, as a glance : SIDELONG
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Fertilizer found in caves : BATGUANO
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Use up : DEPLETE
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Alternative to canned : BOTTLED
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Director Johnson : RIAN
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Dahl who wrote "James and the Giant Peach" : ROALD
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Not much : ATAD
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Stare intensely : GAZE
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Hunted animals : PREY
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Entries on 1040s, for short : SSNS
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Come out ahead : WIN
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Start of a Latin conjugation : AMO
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Old auto with its founder's monogram : REO
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Follow relentlessly : DOG
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Pad Thai pan : WOK

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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