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NUMBER THEORY

New York Times, Sunday, February 16, 2020

19-Across : Sister channel of HBO

Author:
Sam Ezersky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sam Ezersky

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 82 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Scrabble average: 1.77 Grid has repeated answers This is puzzle # 38 for Mr. Ezersky.
Will Shortz notes:
Sam Ezersky, 24, is the associate puzzles editor at The Times. A "puzzlehead" since childhood, he sold his first crossword to the paper, a Saturday, when he was 17. His job at The Times ... read more
Sam Ezersky notes:
Several years ago, before joining Will and Joel at The Times, I had one of my own puzzle submissions rejected, whose theme presentation just wouldn't offer up a strong enough click with ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Matt Gaffney's wonderful meta-puzzle series had an outstanding "foreign numbers doubling as English words" concept a few years back. After banging my head for 10+ hours, I admitted defeat, ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times2/16/20 ( No. 25,667 )
Across
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"Consarn it!" : DRAT
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Kind of case in grammar : DATIVE
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Shed some pounds : SLIMUP
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Edited, in a way : RECUT
19
Sister channel of HBO : CINEMAX
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What the answer at 26-Across is written in : SPANISH
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Low-level, as a class : INTRO
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Question that might be asked when hurrying into a meeting : AMILATE
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Duty for a property owner : LANDTAX
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Relative of marmalade : QUINCEJELLY
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FIFTEEN : QUINCE
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Oval Office V.I.P. : POTUS
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Transition point : CUSP
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Period preceding a school break : EXAMS
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What the answer at 45-Across is written in : GERMAN
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"Yes, captain" : AYEAYESIR
40
Gaping opening : MAW
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Willem of "John Wick" : DAFOE
42
Toward the stern : ABAFT
43
Howe'er : THO
44
Chicago mayor Lightfoot : LORI
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ELEVEN : ELF
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Whom Harry Potter frees from serving Draco Malfoy's family : DOBBYTHEHOUSEELF
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Spicy, crunchy snack tidbit : WASABIPEA
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"Ars Amatoria" writer : OVID
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Area the Chinese call Xizang : TIBET
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"Make sense?" : GETIT
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Hell : HADES
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Square up with : REPAY
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With 60-Across, take control after a coup : SEIZE
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See 59-Across : POWER
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SIXTEEN : SEIZE
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"Just ___ boy, born and raised in South Detroit" (lyric from "Don't Stop Believin'") : ACITY
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Specks : MOTES
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Sleep: Prefix : SOMNI
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Not quite right : AMISS
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Full of tension : TAUT
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"Hallelujah, praise the Lord!" : GODISGOOD
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TWO : DUE
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Cozy spots to stop : INNS
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Miss in the future, maybe : MRS
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Buzz source : KAZOO
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Cocktail specification : NOICE
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Fictional creature made from slime : ORC
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Restaurant handouts for calorie counters : DIETMENUS
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What the answer at 61-Across is written in : FRENCH
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Final authority : SAYSO
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Rainbows, e.g. : ARCS
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Flour filter : SIEVE
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With 92-Across, alternative title for this puzzle : LOSTIN
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See 90-Across : TRANSLATION
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On-the-go sort : BUSYBEE
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It's SW of Erie, Pa. : AKRONOH
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See 106-Across : DETOO
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What the answer at 75-Across is written in : ITALIAN
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Life lessons? : BIOLOGY
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With 103-Across, character in Episodes I through IX of "Star Wars" : ARTOO
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Millennial, informally : GENYER
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Things passed between the legs? : BATONS
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"Butt out!" : MYOB
Down
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Title host of radio's first major quiz show : DRIQ
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Contact lens care brand : RENU
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Broadway opening : ACTI
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Declare for the draft, say : TURNPRO
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Items that, ironically, contain nickel : DIMES
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"Slumdog Millionaire" co-star ___ Kapoor : ANIL
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Be a snitch : TELL
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Wishy-washy R.S.V.P. : IMAY
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Plant holder? : VAT
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Funeral ceremony : EXEQUY
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Go across : SPAN
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Soldier on horseback : LANCER
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Word before card or fund : INDEX
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Sloan School of Management sch. : MIT
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Team ___ : USA
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Major Southwest hub, for short : PHX
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In store : TOCOME
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Like some New Orleans cooking : CAJUN
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Sloppy : SLIPSHOD
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Letter in the classical spelling of "Athena" : ETA
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"Here's something that'll help" : USETHIS
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Some battery ends : CATHODES
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Amorphous creatures : AMOEBAE
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Dreaded musician of the 1960s-'70s : MARLEY
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Brisk : SWIFT
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Luxurious affair : GALA
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Symbols of failure : EFFS
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1974 Eurovision winner that went on to international stardom : ABBA
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"Wahoo!" : YAY
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Immature stage of a salamander : EFT
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Letters of credit? : IOU
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Drops on the ground? : DEW
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"Not on ___!" : ABET
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Where Wagner was born and Bach died : LEIPZIG
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Scatterbrained : DITZY
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Man's name that sounds like two consecutive letters of the alphabet : OPIE
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At any time : EVER
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Oktoberfest vessels : STEINS
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Some unfair hiring managers : AGEISTS
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"Go ahead," in Shakespeare : BEITSO
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Openly controversial opinions : HOTTAKES
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Knock out : AWE
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Invoice directive : REMIT
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Like most medical journal articles : SCIENCY
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High hairstyle : POUF
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Club ___ : SODA
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Egypt's "king of the gods" : AMUNRA
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Excellent conductors : MAESTRI
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N.Y.C. neighborhood near NoLIta : SOHO
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"Ciao" : ADIOS
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Put in jeopardy : THREATEN
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Muscle cars of the '60s : GTOS
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Lyrical, as poetry : ODIC
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Facetious response to a verbal jab : OUCH
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"E.T." actress Wallace : DEE
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"Ugh, stop talking already!" : TMI
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Sack : CAN
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Sun ___, "The Art of War" philosopher : TZU
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Where most of America's gold is mined : NEVADA
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Like the presidency of John Adams : ONETERM
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Joint : DOOBIE
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Longtime Eagles QB Donovan : MCNABB
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Suspect : FISHY
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Bible study: Abbr. : REL
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With a wink : SLYLY
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Kisses, in Cambridge : SNOGS
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Brown : SEAR
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Bring (out) for display : TROT
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Candy wrapped in a tube : ROLO
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"I'll come to you ___": Macbeth : ANON
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Eensy-weensy : ITTY
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New pedometer reading : OOOO
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Beginner, in modern lingo : NOOB
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Mammoth : BIG
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Western tribe : UTE
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___ Salvador : SAN
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What will happily sell its Soul? : KIA

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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