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New York Times, Friday, February 5, 2021

Subject of H.R. 40, introduced in every Congress since 1989

Author:
Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Erik Agard

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXY} This is puzzle # 69 for Mr. Agard. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2021, The New York Times2/5/21 ( No. 26,022 )
Across
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Them's fightin' words : ITSON
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Deems suitable : SEESFIT
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Pop up a lot, perhaps? : NEWDAD
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Try : HAVEAGO
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"Rock-a-bye" locale : TREETOP
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Raised : ERECTED
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Reconstruction, e.g. : ERA
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Bit of ancient writing : SCROLL
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___ Dove, former U.S. poet laureate : RITA
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Snitch (on), informally : NARC
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Concern in geomorphology : SOIL
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Send off : EMIT
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Spicy sandwich spread : DIJON
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What you're in when you're in the zone : FLOWSTATE
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Umbilicus, familiarly : NAVEL
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"Deuce and a quarter" automaker : BUICK
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Subject of H.R. 40, introduced in every Congress since 1989 : REPARATIONS
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Product from Bevel or Oui the People : RAZOR
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Train stations : STOPS
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"Tell me now" : IMALLEARS
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Beat in the news business : SCOOP
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Seconds, say : MORE
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Hip-hop's ___ Soul : DELA
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Be wildly successful, as at a comedy club : KILL
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___ Louis, capital of Mauritius : PORT
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Finally : ATLAST
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Jazz great Mary ___ Williams : LOU
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Not much : ALITTLE
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Pair of rings? : TAGTEAM
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Provisos : CAVEATS
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Run through : PIERCE
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Online magazine co-founded by Henry Louis Gates Jr. : THEROOT
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Observes one of the Five Pillars of Islam : FASTS
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Plan : INTEND
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Concern in geomorphology : TERRAIN
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A fine way to discourage foul language? : SWEARJAR
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Homage of a sort : ODE
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2019 M.L.B. champs : NATS
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Pay, as big bucks : SHELLOUT
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Actor James ___ Jones : EARL
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One-named rapper who became a co-host of CBS's "The Talk" : EVE
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Underground rap? : SECRETKNOCK
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Revered woman in Islam : FATIMA
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"Totally makes sense" : IGETIT
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Yet : TODATE
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Many nonfiction films, for short : DOCS
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Spelman figure, informally : PROF
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Unit officially defined as 42 gallons : OILBARREL
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Résumé go-with : COVERLETTER
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Home of many a Sherpa : NEPAL
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Devices sold with motion sensors : WIIS
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Language in which you might be greeted "Hullo, hoo are ye?" : SCOTS
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Do nothing : LAZE
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Subject of a Car and Driver report : ROADTEST
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Features of some film reviews : SPOILERS
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Beyoncé became one in 2003 : SOLOACT
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Influence : IMPACT
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Dough : MOOLAH
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Achieve stardom, so to speak : ARRIVE
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Wood strip : SLAT
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Distinctive features of Marcus Garvey's helmet : PLUMES
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Inits. one might hear at the office : ASAP
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Spanish opposite of bajo : ALTO
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Inits. one might hear at the office : TGIF
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"___ Te Ching" : TAO
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Major export of Kenya : TEA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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