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THE EMOJI MOVIE

New York Times, Sunday, February 9, 2020

Author:
Brian Kulman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brian Kulman

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQX} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Kulman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:
Brian Kulman, of Los Gatos, Calif., is a semiretired executive in the technology business. He started solving New York Times crosswords during high school when a teacher said they'd help ... read more
Brian Kulman notes:
I'm a Silicon Valley computer programmer and business founder, currently trying out a new gig — early retirement. When I was a kid, I made simple puzzles for my sister and neighbors. For ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
The NYT Magazine has a huge distinction over most crossword formats — its ability to print in color opens so many possibilities for creativity. The NYT crossword doesn't take advantage of ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

The emojis in the clues below the grid here may look different depending on your browser and operating system. For the definitive view, see the PDF. (NYT puzzle subscription required.)

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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0209 ( 25,660 )
Across
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With 115-Across, 🦍 👩 🏢 : KING
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Energy-efficient Navajo structure : HOGAN
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"Take this bit of advice ..." : PROTIP
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🎅 🌃 🎁 : ELF
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On the briny : ASEA
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Grecian hub : AGORA
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Gorge : RAVINE
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Corporate honcho : CEO
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💍 🧝 🌋 : THELORDOFTHERINGS
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👨 💗 📱 : HER
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Gawked : GAPED
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Looked over before knocking over : CASED
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Arrive for duty : REPORT
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Illinois city or its college : WHEATON
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Closes : SHUTS
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80-Down android : DATA
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Close by : HANDY
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Have because of : OWETO
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🚢 🧑‍🎨 🧊 : TITANIC
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Regarding : ASTO
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📰 💰 🛷 : CITIZENKANE
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Unruly head of hair : MOP
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What a future attorney must now take by tablet, for short : LSAT
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____ on a log (healthy snack) : ANTS
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Wapitis : ELKS
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Not spicy, so to speak : TAME
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QB Manning : ELI
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Outbacks taken back, e.g. : REPOS
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Mentally erratic : FLAKY
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🐘 🐁 🎪 : DUMBO
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Get the bugs out of : DELOUSE
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Cinque x due : DIECI
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Places atop : SETSON
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🚀 🦧 🗽 : PLANETOFTHEAPES
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Removal from power : OUSTER
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Slow, in music : LENTO
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Bug-eyed primates : LORISES
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🚌 🚧 💣 : SPEED
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Runaway #1 : SMASH
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Not called for : UNDUE
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Cartoon character voiced by Hank Azaria : APU
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Rhyme for rude and crude, appropriately : LEWD
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Kerfuffle : STIR
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Rendezvous : MEET
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Yacht spot : SLIP
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Gender-neutral pronoun : ONE
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☂️ 👜 🎠 : MARYPOPPINS
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Word with recorder or measure : TAPE
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⚰️ 🦇 🏰 : DRACULA
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Titular host of TV's "Game of Games" : ELLEN
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Parent of a newborn, typically : NAMER
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Sled supinely : LUGE
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Water spirit : NAIAD
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Like the Magi : ADORING
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Unavoidable process : AGEING
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Goose : NINNY
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____ climbing, new medal event at the 2020 Olympics : SPORT
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👨‍👦 🎹 🔮 : BIG
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⚾ ♀️ 😢 : ALEAGUEOFTHEIROWN
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"The Loco-Motion" singer Little ____ : EVA
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Need for curdling milk into cheese : RENNET
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Knack : FLAIR
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Buffalo's county : ERIE
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🧸 🍺 🚬 : TED
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Shows signs of hunger : DROOLS
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Object of a Kickstarter campaign : FUNDS
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See 1-Across : KONG
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Kit ____ bar : KAT
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Ending with brack or Black : ISH
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Originally : NEE
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Wonder Woman portrayer : GALGADOT
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____ Productions (media company) : HARPO
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Poet Nash : OGDEN
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"Well done" : GOOD
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Pet sound : ARF
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First capital of Mississippi : NATCHEZ
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"Sergeant ____ of the Yukon" (old radio and TV series) : PRESTON
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Some steak orders : RARES
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"Metamorphoses" poet : OVID
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Sardine holder : TIN
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Unappreciative sorts : INGRATES
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Former Spanish coin : PESETA
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Quick comeback? : ECHO
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Impolite look : LEER
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Snow construction : FORT
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Like Cheerios : OATY
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____ couture : HAUTE
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🧚 ☠️ 🐊 : PAN
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Hunted à la Ahab : WHALED
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Pain in the rear : HASSLE
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Necessitate : ENTAIL
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Airline to Geneva : SWISS
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Penny-ante : DINKY
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Chancellor von Bismarck : OTTO
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Superseder of a silent : TALKIE
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Prayer leaders : IMAMS
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Fast-food option : COMBO
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Who famously declared "The die is cast" : CAESAR
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Indelibly, say : INPEN
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Actor Stacy : KEACH
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Lowly worker : PEON
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Rwanda minority : TUTSI
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Like notebook paper and monarchies : RULED
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Manhattan avenue known for its Museum Mile : FIFTH
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Mother of Apollo and Artemis : LETO
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Major mower manufacturer : DEERE
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Chose : OPTED
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Puts on : DONS
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Features of teapots : SPOUTS
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New York city where Mark Twain was married and buried : ELMIRA
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Lachrymose : TEARY
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John on the Mayflower : ALDEN
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Capital on a fjord : OSLO
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Tip over : UPEND
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Underground channel : SEWER
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Ingredient in an Italian sandwich : SALAMI
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Reaction shot? : EPIPEN
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Race with gates : SUPERG
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Old and worn : STALE
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Looked over slides at home, say : UMPED
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German refusal : NEIN
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Customs target : SMUGGLER
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Space program : STARTREK
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Charles Schulz strip : PEANUTS
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They block for the QB, informally : OLINE
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Postseason game : PLAYOFF
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🥊 🦋 🐝 : ALI
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Cruise line that owned the Lusitania : CUNARD
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Seaweed used to wrap sushi : NORI
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Brexit politician Farage : NIGEL
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Garden pest : APHID
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People of action : DOERS
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Aid in illegal activity : ABET
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Bestow : GIVE
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"Zoinks!" : EGAD
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Onetime iPod model : NANO
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Laurel of Laurel and Hardy : STAN
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Brian in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame : ENO
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Ailment with a "season" : FLU
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El Dorado gold : ORO
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Take first : WIN
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Below zero: Abbr. : NEG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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