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New York Times, Monday, February 8, 2021

Deliverer of a noted speech upon the death of Martin Luther King Jr. (4/4/1968), in brief

Author:
Portia Lundie
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Portia Lundie

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Lundie. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Portia Lundie notes:
Hey all, excited to be making my debut in the 15x15 section. I've been making midis for the NYT Crossword app for a little while ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
What a fun touch to put MEDUSA in a hair-themed puzzle! Although, I wouldn't want to be the one to tell her, come on, LET YOUR HAIR ... read more
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© 2021, The New York TimesNo. 0208 ( 26,025 )

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Across
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Actress/TV host ___ Pinkett Smith : JADA
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The five weekdays, for short : MTWTF
10
33 1/3 r.p.m. records : LPS
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Satan's doings : EVIL
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One who's habitually afraid : COWARD
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Constitutional proposal supported by the National Woman's Party, for short : ERA
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"Scenter" of the face : NOSE
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Musical key with three flats : CMINOR
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___ Man ("The Wizard of Oz" character) : TIN
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"You did it!" : NICEJOB
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Wandered off : STRAYED
24
"Without further ___ ..." : ADO
25
Harp-shaped constellation : LYRA
27
Annual science fiction awards : HUGOS
28
China's Chairman ___ : MAO
30
Snake in "Antony and Cleopatra" : ASP
32
Ballyhoos : TOUTS
34
Celestial bodies : ORBS
36
Like the newest gadgetry, informally : HITECH
38
No longer employed: Abbr. : RET
39
Winnie-the-___ : POOH
40
J'___ (Dior perfume) : ADORE
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Very : OHSO
42
Banned pollutant, in brief : PCB
43
Lead-in to -stat : THERMO
44
"Ant-Man and the ___" (2018 film) : WASP
45
Relative of a steam bath : SAUNA
47
Narrow inlet : RIA
48
Actor Mahershala : ALI
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City NNW of Detroit : FLINT
51
Times before eves, in ads : AFTS
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Deliverer of a noted speech upon the death of Martin Luther King Jr. (4/4/1968), in brief : RFK
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February 29 : LEAPDAY
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Acquired lots of, as money : RAKEDIN
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___-country (music genre) : ALT
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Music genre for Billie Eilish : EMOPOP
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Dog in Oz : TOTO
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Cry to a toreador : OLE
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Monster slain by Perseus : MEDUSA
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Nincompoop : TWIT
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Unhappy : SAD
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Tirades : RANTS
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St. ___ Bay, Jamaica : ANNS
Down
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Liz's best friend on "30 Rock" : JENNA
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Shun : AVOID
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Completely confused : DISCOMBOBULATED
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Away from the wind, at sea : ALEE
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"Star Trek" doctor : MCCOY
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Lara Croft, in film : TOMBRAIDER
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Conflict in 2017's "Wonder Woman," in brief : WWI
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Light browns : TANS
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Foam : FROTH
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"Loosen up!" ... or a hint to this puzzle's circled letters : LETYOURHAIRDOWN
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"High" figure in a tarot deck : PRIESTESS
12
Beach composition : SAND
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Noted sex therapist : DRRUTH
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Musical artist "from the block," familiarly : JLO
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In the past : AGO
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Queens neighborhood : ASTORIA
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What's left in a fireplace : ASH
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Layer of soil that never thaws : PERMAFROST
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Octagonal street sign : STOP
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Antonyms: Abbr. : OPPS
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Record label co-founded by Jay-Z : ROCAFELLA
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"That'll be the day!" : HAH
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Corp. V.I.P. : CEO
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Messenger bird in the Harry Potter books : OWL
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Bicycle built for two : TANDEM
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Tiny bite : NIP
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Question : ASK
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Horse whisperer, e.g. : TAMER
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Patatas bravas, calamares and others : TAPAS
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Naturally belong : FITIN
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They may be hard to untie : KNOTS
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Vientiane's land : LAOS
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Who says "When you look at the dark side, careful you must be" : YODA
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"At Last" singer James : ETTA
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Wordplay joke : PUN

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