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New York Times, Thursday, February 13, 2020

Author:
Amanda Chung and Karl Ni
Editor:
Will Shortz
58-Across : Take a chance ... or a hint to the letters in the shaded squares
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 9 for Ms. Chung. This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Ni.
Constructor notes:
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Amanda Chung and Karl Ni ROLL THE DICE today, placing D I C E into dice-like visuals. At first, I wondered how an up-right-down ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times2/13/20 ( No. 25,664 )
Across
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Loops in, in a way : CCS
4
Marjoram, for one : HERB
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Theater : STAGE
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Japanese affirmative : HAI
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Home's edge : EAVE
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Relative of a jaguarundi : OCELOT
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___ chart : ORG
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Times when teachers go to school but students don't : INSERVICEDAYS
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Had : OWNED
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Where the lord's work is done? : FIEF
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"___, do not think I flatter": Hamlet : NAY
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Vessel for dipping at a dinner table : SAUCEDISH
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First: Lat. : PRIMA
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Fair : EXPO
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"___ Nacht in Venedig" (operetta) : EINE
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"___ that order!" ("Star Trek" command) : BELAY
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Onetime "Truth in engineering" sloganeer : AUDI
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"Haven't the foggiest!" : NOIDEA
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Reference that arranges words by concept rather than alphabetically : REVERSEDICTIONARY
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On the house : GRATIS
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Text-displaying technology for Kindles and Nooks : EINK
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Stows (away) : SALTS
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Something found on a neck : FRET
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For the ages : EPIC
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Kind of yoga : HATHA
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Cousin of a sno-cone : SHAVEDICE
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Traveler's text message, maybe : ETA
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Swear words : OATH
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Admitted : LETIN
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Take a chance ... or a hint to the letters in the shaded squares : ROLLTHEDICE
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Buses and taxis have them nowadays : ADS
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"I Am ___" (2013 best-selling autobiography) : MALALA
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Pants, in slang : TROU
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Brooklyn-based sch. : LIU
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Saying : ADAGE
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Confer, as power : VEST
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People profiled in hagiographies: Abbr. : STS
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Tap : CHOOSE
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Substance applied with a chamois : CARWAX
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Enlist : SIGNUP
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Classic children's heroine once played in film by Shirley Temple : HEIDI
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Suffix with Euclid : EAN
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Campers : RVS
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Complaint : BEEF
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Many an Arthur C. Clarke work : SCIFIBOOK
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___ Conference : TED
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Co-star of 2019's "Marriage Story" : ALANALDA
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Noted painter of scenes of the Napoleonic Wars : GOYA
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Place for unique gifts : ETSY
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Finished : OVER
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As good as it's going to get? : RIPE
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Prefix with tourism : ECO
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Children's author who wrote "There is no one alive who is you-er than you!" : SEUSS
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Stash : HIDE
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German possessive : MEIN
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Less deserving of coal in one's stocking : NICER
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___ Lingus : AER
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"Woo-hoo!" : YAY
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Pioneer in syllogistic logic : ARISTOTLE
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Like I Samuel among the books of the Old Testament : NINTH
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Some offensive linemen, for short : RGS
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Ruth's was 2.28 : ERA
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Locale in Wagner's "Das Rheingold" : VALHALLA
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Singer James : ETTA
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Popular Father's Day gifts : TIES
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Kismet : FATE
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Palindromic response to "Madam, I'm Adam" : EVE
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Sources of attar : PETALS
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"Go me!" : IDIDIT
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Count : CENSUS
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"Fooled you!" : HAHA
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Dweller on the Bering Sea : ALEUT
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Humorist Bombeck : ERMA
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Super Mario Bros. character with a mushroom head : TOAD
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Good resolution provider : HDTV
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Video game annoyance : LAG
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Red state : IRE
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Counterpart of sin : COS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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