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New York Times, Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Civil rights icon who led a historic march from Selma to Montgomery on 3/7/1965

Author:
Yacob Yonas
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Yonas. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Will Shortz notes:
Every daily crossword this week, Monday to Saturday, is made by an African-American contributor. Yacob Yonas is a software engineer in ... read more
Yacob Yonas notes:
On Black Constructor's Week: I proposed the idea of a Black Constructor's Week to the editorial team when I submitted this puzzle. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A great man, JOHN LEWIS. Last year, I read the "March" trilogy, awed by his strength and courage in the face of so much hatred. It's a ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times2/3/21 ( No. 26,020 )

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Across
1
Some trivia venues : PUBS
5
Airport queue : CABS
9
Bookend letters of "Google Maps," appropriately : GPS
12
Oscar ___, star of "Inside Llewyn Davis" : ISAAC
14
Unit of courage? : OUNCE
15
Face card in a French deck : ROI
16
Principle of the type of activism practiced by 35-Across : NONVIOLENCE
18
Zoom, for one : APP
19
Congressional district represented by 35-Across from 1987 to 2020 : GEORGIASFIFTH
21
Live (together) : ROOM
23
Outlaw : BAN
24
Starter course? : INTRO
25
Heartless : CRUEL
27
Popular cryptocurrency : BITCOIN
29
Do something : ACT
30
The "O" of A.O.C. : OCASIO
34
Years abroad : ANOS
35
Civil rights icon who led a historic march from Selma to Montgomery on 3/7/1965 : JOHNLEWIS
37
Japan's largest lake, located NE of Kyoto : BIWA
40
Like much avant-garde music : ATONAL
41
___ Tomé and Príncipe : SAO
44
Flower that shares its name with a sea creature : ANEMONE
46
Natural ability : KNACK
48
Trickster : DEVIL
49
Sharp or flat, say : OFF
52
Those in favor : AYES
53
Group including 35-Across that protested the segregation of public buses : FREEDOMRIDERS
57
___ card : ATM
58
Oxymoronic coinage of 35-Across : GOODTROUBLE
61
Impossible N.B.A. game outcome : TIE
62
Some succulents : ALOES
63
Seat at a counter, maybe : STOOL
64
Took a load off : SAT
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Teri of "Tootsie" : GARR
66
"My mistake!" : OOPS
Down
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Balloon popper, perhaps : PIN
2
Grp. that brought Stephen Colbert to Baghdad : USO
3
Do quickly, as an assignment : BANGOUT
4
"Help!" : SAVEME
5
Signal as a conductor might : CUEIN
6
Actress ___ Deavere Smith : ANNA
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Secretly includes on an email : BCCS
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Deem appropriate : SEEFIT
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Sue who wrote the so-called "alphabet series" : GRAFTON
10
Destiny's Child or the Supremes : POPTRIO
11
Sucks up, in a way : SIPHONS
13
A.F.L.-___ : CIO
14
One of the sisters in Chekhov's "Three Sisters" : OLGA
17
Mercury or Venus, e.g. : ORB
20
Ancient Andeans : INCAS
21
Classic TV brand : RCA
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Elf's foe in "The Lord of the Rings" : ORC
26
Can, in Canterbury : LOO
27
Common reply to "Cómo estás?" : BIEN
28
Only state with a two-vowel postal code : IOWA
31
Jackie of "Rush Hour" : CHAN
32
Starting stake : ANTE
33
___-mo replay : SLO
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Foxx of "Soul" : JAMIE
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Sort : ILK
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Butter and margarine, nutritionally speaking : BADFATS
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Sluggishness : INERTIA
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"No need to introduce us" : WEVEMET
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Utters a sound, informally : SAYSBOO
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Nail, as a test : ACE
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Green-lights : OKS
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Pie in the face, e.g. : OLDGAG
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Popular Japanese manga series : NARUTO
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#1 at McDonalds, maybe : ORDER
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Suits : FITS
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First sitting prez to fly in an airplane : FDR
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"Return of the Jedi" dancer : OOLA
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Secure, as a ship : MOOR
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Dawn goddess : EOS
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Chop or crop : LOP
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Chicago trains : ELS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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