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New York Times, Monday, February 22, 2021

Author:
Barbara Lin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Barbara Lin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 5 for Ms. Lin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Barbara Lin notes:
I'm pleased to be back in the New York Times. This theme came to mind when I was looking over a medical bill, and the phrase OUT OF ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
It's not uncommon for my kids to sing, "GIMME A BREAK, GIMME A BREAK, break me off a piece of that Chrysler car." My work here is ... read more
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© 2021, The New York TimesNo. 0222 ( 26,039 )
Across
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Players in a play : CAST
5
In a while : ANON
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One of thousands in a Rose Bowl float : PETAL
14
Prussia's ___ von Bismarck : OTTO
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Fat-removing surgery, for short : LIPO
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Extreme pain : AGONY
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Caboose's location : REAR
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Ode or sonnet : POEM
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Shrink in fear : COWER
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"Jeez, lighten up, will ya!" : GIMMEABREAK
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Ram's mate : EWE
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How extraterrestrials come, we hope : INPEACE
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Think (over) : MULL
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U.S. intelligence org. : NSA
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Bombarded, as with questions : PEPPERED
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Ham it up : EMOTE
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Score in hockey : GOAL
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Black-tie charity event, maybe : GALA
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Sprinted : RAN
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As expected : ONCUE
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Long-running CBS drama : CSI
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The "I" of I.M.F.: Abbr. : INTL
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Abode in Aachen : HAUS
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Earns : MAKES
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Pieces of evidence in court : EXHIBITS
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Grammy winner ___ Nas X : LIL
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Replacement for the lira and mark : EURO
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Faux fireplace items : GASLOGS
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U.S.S.R. intelligence org. : KGB
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Like medical expenses you pay for yourself : OUTOFPOCKET
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Long (for) : YEARN
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What a wheel connects to : AXLE
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Author/journalist Quindlen : ANNA
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Cove : INLET
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Order to someone holding a deck of cards : DEAL
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Game suggested by the ends of 20-, 38- and 55-Across and 11- and 34-Down : POOL
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On/off device : VALVE
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Fare for aardvarks : ANTS
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Letters on love letters : SWAK
Down
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Welsh ___ (dog) : CORGI
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Had dinner at home : ATEIN
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It may say "Forever" : STAMP
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Suffering : TORMENT
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Andean animal valued for its wool : ALPACA
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Mythical woman after whom element 41 is named : NIOBE
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Abbr. below "0" on a phone : OPER
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Iditarod terminus : NOME
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Get stuff ready to go : PACKUP
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Bigheadedness : EGO
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Bar from the bathroom? : TOWELRACK
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Once more : ANEW
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Muse's instrument : LYRE
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"At ___, soldier!" : EASE
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Enough : AMPLE
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Turkey drumstick, e.g. : LEG
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Hocus-___ : POCUS
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Évian and Perrier : EAUS
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Alternatively : ELSE
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Speaker's platform : DAIS
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Great Lake with the smallest volume : ERIE
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Tail-less cat : MANX
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Alert : ONTHEBALL
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Insect you may swat away : GNAT
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State school SE of Columbus, in brief : OHIOU
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Lucy of TV's "Elementary" : LIU
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Kind of soup often served at a sushi bar : MISO
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Sign of online shouting : ALLCAPS
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Literary Emily or Charlotte : BRONTE
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Places for tiny U.S. flags : LAPELS
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Key for Debussy's "La fille aux cheveux de lin" : GFLAT
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"All righty then ..." : OKNOW
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Italian city known for its salami : GENOA
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What holds up an ear of corn : STALK
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Ukraine's capital, to Ukrainians : KYIV
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Actress Rowlands : GENA
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"Look what I did!" : TADA
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Animals in a yoke : OXEN
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Gun, as an engine : REV

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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