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New York Times, Friday, February 14, 2020

Author:
Daniel Larsen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Daniel Larsen

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {FJQZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Larsen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Daniel Larsen notes:
I wrote this puzzle right after making a major upgrade to my construction software. It paid off; I thought this puzzle came out much ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Nerdboy SQUEE! Erwin Schrödinger, Han Solo, and Flash Gordon, all in one puzzle? It might be divisive, some solvers rolling their eyes ... read more
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0214 ( 25,665 )
Across
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band led by Iggy Pop : THESTOOGES
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Intermediate gait : TROT
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Do thumb traveling? : HITCHARIDE
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Someone who's well-off : HAVE
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"Well, then ..." : INTHATCASE
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Balanced : EVEN
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See 20-Across : STAR
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19-Across pitcher : ACE
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"No you ___!" : ARENT
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Tankerful : OIL
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Successor language to Common Brittonic : OLDWELSH
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0 on the Beaufort scale : DEADCALM
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Billionaire philanthropist ___ Broad : ELI
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Some road trip entertainment : AUDIOBOOKS
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Basement feature : SUMP
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Former Supreme Court justice William : BRENNAN
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(x, y), in math : OPENSET
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Low, low price, in an expression : SONG
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Subuniverses : MICROCOSMS
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Lessen : EBB
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Losing money : INTHERED
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Superimposed : OVERLAIN
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Message in smoke signals, maybe : SOS
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Chummy : PALSY
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"___ So Fine," 1963 #1 hit for the Chiffons : HES
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Deal with it : COPE
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___ Douglas-Home, 1960s British P.M. : ALEC
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Corellia, to Han Solo : HOMEPLANET
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Roman counterpart of the Greek goddess Selene : LUNA
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"Flash Gordon" genre : SPACEOPERA
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Trousers part : SEAT
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Driving distractions : TEXTALERTS
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No, not that! : THIS
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Very small amount : HINT
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___ Candy, friend of Wonder Woman : ETTA
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Thought experiment in quantum physics : SCHRODINGERSCAT
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Fourth letter in Arabic : THA
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Kind of grass : OAT
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Apex predator of the sea : ORCA
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Composer Puccini : GIACOMO
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Automotive sponsor of "Wagon Train" in the 1950s : EDSEL
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Date : SEE
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"You're doomed!" : THEREISNOESCAPE
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Get tangled up : RAVEL
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Things with timers : OVENS
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Constitutional amendment regarding states' rights : TENTH
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Rebus symbol for "everything" : AWL
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Much-admired person : ICON
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1987 #1 hit with Spanish lyrics : LABAMBA
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Kim Jong-un and others : DESPOTS
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Uses a tissue, maybe : DABS
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Capital of Latvia : EURO
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Mideast's Gulf of ___ : ADEN
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Actress Anderson of old TV : LONI
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Grammy-winning metal band with a tasty-sounding name : KORN
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Georgia was once a part of it : USSR
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Social media phenomenon : MEME
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V.A. concern : PTSD
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Second coming? : ECHO
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Premium channel since 1980 : CINEMAX
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Nellie who circumnavigated the world : BLY
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Precious collection of Queen Victoria : OPALS
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Prize : VALUE
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Author Ferrante of the "Neapolitan Novels" : ELENA
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"Fingers crossed!" : IHOPE
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§, in a legal footnote: Abbr. : SECT
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Remarkable person : ONER
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Cheeky : PERT
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Greek η's : ETAS
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Presidential monogram : HST
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Word with sweet or snow : PEA
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Not just a "heh" : LOL

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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