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New York Times, Monday, March 1, 2021

Events for which the answers to the three starred clues were built

Author:
Michael Lieberman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQVZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Lieberman.
Michael Lieberman notes:
Hi, Crossworld! I'm thrilled to be making my NYT debut today. It's been so much fun getting to know many of you virtually over the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
"Name that Theme" felt like it was going to be a breeze today. Kicking things off with SPACE NEEDLE? Yes! It was so great to see our ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times3/1/21 ( No. 26,046 )
Across
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Unruly throng : MOB
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Houston team : ASTROS
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Sound heard in a long hallway, maybe : ECHO
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"___ Father who art in heaven ..." : OUR
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Engages in thievery : STEALS
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Emotional state : MOOD
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Baton Rouge sch. : LSU
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*Seattle, 1962 : SPACENEEDLE
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"And you?," to Caesar : ETTU
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Queries : ASKS
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Photos at the dentist's : XRAYS
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Happen next : ENSUE
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Pigs' digs : STY
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*Paris, 1889 : EIFFELTOWER
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Partook of a meal : ATE
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Wake others up while you sleep, perhaps : SNORE
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Ostensible : SOCALLED
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100% : PURE
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Theme park with an "Imagination!" pavilion : EPCOT
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Mont Blanc and Matterhorn : ALPS
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"Why didn't I think of that!" : NICEIDEA
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Laudable Lauder : ESTEE
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Salt Lake City athlete : UTE
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*Chicago, 1893 : FERRISWHEEL
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"___ appétit!" : BON
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More recent : NEWER
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Word before shell or mail : SNAIL
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Rock band that electrifies audiences? : ACDC
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Dull-colored : DRAB
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Events for which the answers to the three starred clues were built : WORLDSFAIRS
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Jack Nicholson's weapon in "The Shining" : AXE
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Burn soother : ALOE
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The "P" in UPS : PARCEL
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"___ get you!" : ILL
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Wanders (about) : GADS
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Like some college bros : FRATTY
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After tax : NET
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Undercover operative : MOLE
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Remove from power : OUST
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Inelegant problem-solving technique : BRUTEFORCE
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Nincompoop : ASS
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One of the Twin Cities : STPAUL
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Cups, saucers, pot, etc. : TEASET
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Eight lamb chops, typically, or a frame for 15 pool balls : RACK
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Cheers at a fútbol match : OLES
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Nine-digit government ID : SSN
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Manicurist's board : EMERY
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Musical finale : CODA
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Sacred : HOLY
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Lyric poems : ODES
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Like a 10th or 11th inning, in baseball : EXTRA
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Not at liberty : UNFREE
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Visualize : SEE
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Sunni or Shia, in Islam : SECT
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TV channel for college sports : ESPNU
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Arctic native : INUIT
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___ the Grouch : OSCAR
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Ply with chocolates and roses, say : WOO
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Kind of vehicle to take off-road : ALLTERRAIN
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Shelter that might be made of buffalo skin : TEPEE
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'50s Ford flop : EDSEL
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Made a verbal attack, with "out" : LASHED
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Garden of earthly delights : EDEN
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Pay-___-view : PER
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Words spoken after a big raise? : IFOLD
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"Yu-u-uck!" : EWW
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Charge with a crime : INDICT
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Hush-hush : SECRET
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Gymnast Simone : BILES
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Promotional goodies handed out at an event : SWAG
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The Big Easy, in brief : NOLA
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Three-time A.L. M.V.P. (2003, 2005 and 2007), informally : AROD
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Miles away : AFAR
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Sweetheart, in Salerno : CARA
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One of several on a tractor-trailer : AXLE
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Pants holder-upper : BELT
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Tanning lotion stat : SPF
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Sneaky : SLY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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