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New York Times, Friday, February 28, 2020

1955 novel with the line "It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight"

Author:
Aimee Lucido
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Aimee Lucido

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 6 for Ms. Lucido.
Aimee Lucido notes:
This is my first Friday puzzle in the New York Times! I didn't start solving themeless puzzles until pretty recently — early last year ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
This came so close to a POW! Chock-full of colorful entries and fun clues, there was so much to love. Usually, when there's a marquee ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times2/28/20 ( No. 25,679 )
Across
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See the seasons pass quickly? : BINGEWATCH
11
Celle-là, across the Pyrenees : ESA
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Something that requires thinking inside the box? : ESCAPEROOM
15
What mustache-twirling might suggest : EVIL
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Dangerous places : DEATHTRAPS
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Dress style : MAXI
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They're often high, but never dry : SEAS
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Zippo : NADA
20
Something Winnie-the-Pooh lacks : PANTS
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Equal ___ : PAY
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Fire a second time : RELIGHT
24
"I'm blushing!" : OHSTOP
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Sows and cows : FEMALES
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Edited, as a film : RECUT
30
___ boom : SONIC
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Common middle name : LEE
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Momentous : EARTHSHATTERING
36
Labor of love? : ODE
37
Stones that diffract light : OPALS
38
___ nova : BOSSA
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Those who practice energy medicine : HEALERS
41
Like many Egyptian pyramids : LOOTED
42
Upper part of a cruise ship : SUNDECK
43
Help wanted sign : SOS
44
Pays (up) : ANTES
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About .4% of the weight of the human body : NACL
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Z4 and i3 : BMWS
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Lone Star State sch. : UTEP
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Give out cash freely : MAKEITRAIN
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Store one inside another : NEST
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"You can't make me!" : IDONTWANNA
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Exhibits at an exhibition : ART
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Bottling up : CONTAINING
Down
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Twins, e.g. : BEDS
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"Gotcha" : ISEE
3
Org. that holds many conferences : NCAA
4
Prohibition-era guns : GATS
5
N.T. book after Galatians : EPH
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Amenity in many a picnic box : WETNAP
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Assemblage : ARRAY
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Its scientific name is Bufo bufo : TOAD
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Separated couple with kids, say : COPARENTS
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Royal Navy letters : HMS
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Proselytizer : EVANGELIST
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Intuition : SIXTHSENSE
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Group of stars : ALIST
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Field added to the I.R.S.'s Form 1040 in 2019 : EMAIL
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Controls, of a sort : PLACEBOS
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Driving hazards : POTHOLES
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Discharge : EMIT
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It may get a good licking : OREO
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Recruiter : HEADHUNTER
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Audition : SCREENTEST
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When repeated, a reproof : TUT
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Some farm births : FOALS
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2013 disaster film with a cult following : SHARKNADO
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"Holy moly!" : EGAD
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On ___ (without a firm commitment) : SPEC
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Kanga's kid : ROO
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Crackerjack : ADEPT
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1955 novel with the line "It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight" : LOLITA
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Part of a bathhouse : SAUNA
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Pine, for one : SCENT
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One-named singer with the 2006 hit "Smack That" : AKON
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Bread enricher : BRAN
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Spa job, informally : MANI
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"Because of ___-Dixie" (2000 award-winning children's book) : WINN
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Slight problem : SNAG
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Karaoke need : MIC
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Lead-in to light : TWI

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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