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New York Times, Thursday, February 6, 2020

Employer of Detective Lindsay Boxer in a series of James Patterson novels

Author:
Jake Halperin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQYZ} Spans: 4 This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Halperin.
Jake Halperin notes:
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© 2020, The New York Times2/6/20 ( No. 25,657 )
Across
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Employer of Detective Lindsay Boxer in a series of James Patterson novels : SFPD
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Fragrance since 1932 : TABU
9
Aviary sound : COO
12
Santa ___, Calif. : CLARA
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"Point taken," '60s-style : IDIG
14
Title partner of Hobbs in a hit 2019 film : SHAW
15
Reactions to social media posts? : LIKESANDTHELIKE
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Wizard : ACE
19
Animation stack : CELS
20
"I strongly advise against that" : DONT
21
Breeds of hunting dogs? : SETTERSETCETERA
26
Not legally immune : SUABLE
27
"Head for the hills!" : RUN
28
Do a home ec assignment : SEW
29
E.N.T. case : APNEA
30
Depart from a straight line : VEER
32
Techie or Trekkie : GEEK
33
Boxing champs of the 1960s-'70s? : ALIETALII
36
Tony Blair, for the U.K. : EXPM
39
Apothecary's unit : DRAM
40
"In Old Mexico" or "In Old Santa Fe" : OATER
44
It's trained in music school : EAR
45
An indispensable ingredient in the elixir of life, per Lao-tzu : TEA
46
Domination, in slang : OWNAGE
47
Things that scouts earn badges for? : KNOTSANDWHATNOT
51
Target for holistic healing : AURA
52
Stand taken by a speaker? : DAIS
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First cellular co. to offer service nationwide : GTE
54
Cows' various glands? : UDDERSANDOTHERS
58
Paris network : RUES
59
Davidson of "S.N.L." : PETE
60
Like pipes, again and again : RELIT
61
Country where the cellphone was developed: Abbr. : ISR
62
Port SSE of the Suez Canal : ADEN
63
Where a batter eventually goes to the plate? : IHOP
Down
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Partition : SLICEUP
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Fool's gold? : FAKETAN
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Prefix with caution or condition : PRE
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Govt. lawyers : DAS
5
Fork foursome : TINES
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Throw into confusion : ADDLE
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Sequence of 0's and 1's : BITSTREAM
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"What a stomach-churning thought!" : UGH
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Takeout option : CHINESE
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Where a yellow ribbon is tied in a 1973 #1 hit : OAKTREE
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Be attributable (to) : OWE
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Preferred variety of stock : CLASSA
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Part of a schedule : SLOT
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Unit of an estate : ACRE
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Heaven on earth : EDEN
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Letter-shaped construction piece : TBEAM
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Airline of 61-Across : ELAL
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Part of a weightlifter's routine : CURL
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Parrot's cry : AWK
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Like many antebellum mansions : VERANDAED
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Down-to-earth fig. : ETA
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Jumbo : GIANT
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"Here's an ___ ..." : IDEA
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John Wayne Birthplace Museum locale : IOWA
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Cry upon opening a hospital bill, maybe : EEK
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Heavens on earth : XANADUS
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More self-satisfied : PROUDER
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Portmanteau fruit : TANGELO
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"Travel" for a bigheaded person : EGOTRIP
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Second-grade offering? : RETEST
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Bygone monarch : TSAR
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Very : OHSO
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Very, abroad : TRES
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Whom Italians call "il Sommo Poeta" : DANTE
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Expand : WIDEN
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Ocean State sch. : URI
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Cruise ship amenity : SPA
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Prefix with lateral or lingual : TRI
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"I suppose that's kinda funny" : HEH

Answer summary: 9 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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