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LETTER DICTATION

New York Times, Sunday, March 1, 2020

Nickname of the Miami Heat's all-time leader in points, games, assists and steals

Author:
Sam Trabucco
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Sam Trabucco

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 138, Blocks: 75 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is puzzle # 24 for Mr. Trabucco. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:
Sam Trabucco, 27, is a cryptocurrency trader who divides his time between San Francisco and Hong Kong. He got into crosswords as a child by playing competitive Scrabble. He says, "My first ... read more
Sam Trabucco notes:
I think this theme spent more time in my Notes app than any other I've eventually completed — I thought of GREEN TEA EXTRACT about five years ago and have been slowly accumulating other ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I dig Will Shortz's notes on Sunday puzzles. Sam is a cryptocurrency trader? What a cryptic job description! (Especially since this MBA doesn't totally get how cryptocurrency works.) A ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times3/1/20 ( No. 25,681 )
Across
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Magical healer : SHAMAN
7
Maintain : KEEP
11
Overseas landmark located in Elizabeth Tower : BIGBEN
17
"Fa-a-ancy!" : OOLALA
18
Classic Mell Lazarus comic strip : MOMMA
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Soaring performer : SOPRANO
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GAZACHO : SPLITPEASOUP
22
Young antagonist in Super Mario games : BOWSERJR
23
Counterpart of the Roman Aurora : EOS
24
Jargon : ARGOT
25
John, to Lennon : LOO
26
Mythical archer : EROS
27
Suffix with Jumbo : TRON
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34
Poet who wrote "For God's sake hold your tongue, and let me love" : DONNE
35
Chocolaty Post cereal : OREOOS
36
Org. for which Pelé once played : NASL
37
Something many an A-list celebrity has : EGO
38
Area with a half-dome : APSE
42
Noted Chinese-American fashion designer : ANNASUI
44
Mystical ball : ORB
47
ENTURIES : LONGTIMENOSEE
51
Payment to a freelancer for unpublished work : KILLFEE
53
___ fixe : IDEE
54
Informal "Ugh!" : NOLIKEY
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Little thing to pick : NIT
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Some p.m. times : AFTS
57
China flaw : NICK
59
Familiar inits. in math : QED
60
Original airer of "The Office" : BBC
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Lapis lazuli shade : AZURE
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TECHNIQUEO : OHBYTHEWAY
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DEFINITEL : YEAHWHYNOT
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Romeo and Juliet, e.g. : ROLES
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Adam's ___ : RIB
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Air traffic watchdog, for short : FAA
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Literary protagonist named after a king of Israel : AHAB
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Violinist Leopold : AUER
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"That's show ___!" : BIZ
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Film character introduced in 1977, who died in a 2015 sequel : HANSOLO
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___ Major : URSA
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French compliment : TRESBON
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INSTBANT : BEINTHEMOMENT
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Ability that's hard to explain : ESP
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Handsewn toy : RAGDOLL
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Derive (from) : STEM
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Woman in Progressive ads : FLO
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Book reviewers, for short : CPAS
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1910s flying star : WWIACE
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James Garfield's middle name : ABRAM
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ENVIRONMENAL : GREENTEAEXTRACT
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Yuletide : NOEL
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Part of binoculars : LENS
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Fireside chat prez : FDR
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"The United States is not, and never will be, at war with ___": Obama : ISLAM
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Home of the Sun Devils, familiarly : ASU
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Subj. of Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution : USSENATE
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RUMYSELF : AREYOUWITHME
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Digitally IDs by location : GEOTAGS
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Rock standard? : CARAT
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Big name in skin care : AVEENO
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Features of some dresses and shoes : STRAPS
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Subtracting : LESS
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Stifled : HELDIN
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Help line? : SOS
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"With any luck!" : HOPETOGOD
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Uncompromising : ALLORNONE
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House of Burgundy? : MAISON
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Keyboard key : ALT
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Cabernet county : NAPA
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Land between Albania and Serbia : KOSOVO
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Histrionic sort : EMOTER
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Bird Down Under : EMU
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___ smear : PAP
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Play's final act? : BOW
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Computer addresses, for short : IPS
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Fraternity and sorority members : GREEKS
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Carnival or circus, so to speak : BARRELOFFUN
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Delight in : ENJOY
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Language from which "reindeer" comes : NORSE
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Christmas gift bearers : MAGI
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Annoyance for Santa : SOOT
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Rowing machine, in fitness lingo : ERG
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___ nova : BOSSA
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Sierra ___ : LEONE
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Peachy-keen : NEAT
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Like some hair and embarrassed friends : TEASED
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Sweetums : HONEY
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First Nations people : INUIT
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Get perfect : NAIL
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___ counter : DELI
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Tiny amount : PINCH
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Something that's not easy to blow : SMOKERING
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___ sauce (sushi bar condiment) : EEL
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Alpine lodging : SKICHALET
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Happening again? : RETRO
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Burdened : BESET
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Millennials : GENYERS
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Veil over a Muslim woman's face : NIQAB
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___-doke : OKEY
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No go-getter : LAZYBUM
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Org. to which Jordan once belonged : NBA
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"___ complicated" : ITS
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Grendel, e.g. : BEAST
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"I knew it was you!" : AHA
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Take to the soapbox : ORATE
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Store sign info : HOURS
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Curse remover : BLEEPCENSOR
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Diana Ross musical, with "The" : WIZ
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"Life of Pi" author Martel : YANN
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Reply of faux innocence : WHOME
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Have no success with : FAILAT
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Speak with swagger : BOAST
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Spiral : HELIX
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Words of wonder : OHS
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Like some web pages and memories : REFRESHED
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Will Ferrell and Tina Fey : SNLALUMNI
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Chemist's study : ATOM
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Muffin choice : BRAN
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Leafy shelter : BOWER
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U.S. ally in the Gulf War : OMAN
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Nickname of the Miami Heat's all-time leader in points, games, assists and steals : DWADE
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Old Spanish bread : PESETA
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"Hear ye! Hear ye!" announcers : CRIERS
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Obstacle-free courses : EASYAS
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Waterside lodging with a portmanteau name : BOATEL
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Drinking sounds : GLUGS
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Put back to level one, say : RESET
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Young salamanders : EFTS
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Congeal : CLOT
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Cross shape : TAU
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*big kiss* : MWAH
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Quick time out : NAP
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Chief legal officers: Abbr. : AGS
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Target of an athlete's M.R.I. : ACL
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Charlotte of "The Facts of Life" : RAE
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"___ changed" : IVE
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Stretch of history : EON

Answer summary: 19 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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