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New York Times, Thursday, March 11, 2021

67-Across : Changes, as a 6-Down

Author:
Leslie Rogers
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Leslie Rogers

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 75, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 3 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Rogers.
Leslie Rogers notes:
This puzzle started when I had the idea to use either LATE TO THE PARTY or LATE TO THE GAME as a revealer and to have the theme ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I don't mind Seattle winters, but they drive my wife to despair. Even though DARKNESS AT ONE PM would be an exaggeration, I think it's ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times3/11/21 ( No. 26,056 )
Across
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Kerfuffle : FUSS
5
Intentionally hurt : SPITE
10
Org. with lots of inspectors : OSHA
14
Contents of un río : AGUA
15
Shelter : HAVEN
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Noise from a fan : WHIR
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1940 Arthur Koestler novel set during the Moscow Trials : DARKNESSATONEPM
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Signs of something moving? : TEARS
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Discontinue : CEASE
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Olympic women's gymnastics powerhouse : USA
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Big public radio letters after "W" : NYC
25
Word with fine or found : ART
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Soup served with chopsticks : PHO
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Short stubble : SIXOCLOCKSHADOW
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Any ghost, to Pac-Man : ENEMY
34
Randomizer : DIE
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"Jacked" : SWOLE
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South Asian living abroad : DESI
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What might come with a flat fee : LEASE
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Barrel-___ : AGED
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Symbol for a timeout : TEE
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"Now I ___ me ..." : LAY
44
Abbr. in many an urban address : APT
47
Scramble : MADRUSH
51
Title with a tilde : SAO
54
Work very late : BURNTHEONEAMOIL
57
Author Wiesel : ELIE
58
Safari runner, at times : IOS
59
Homeland of James Joyce : EIRE
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Observe daylight saving time, in a way ... as in 17-, 29- and 54-Across? : SPRINGFORWARD
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Buzz in a rocket : ALDRIN
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Repair shop offering : LOANER
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Changes, as a 6-Down : RESETS
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Jack ___, co-founder and longtime C.E.O. of Twitter : DORSEY
Down
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Something lacking staying power : FAD
2
The Bulldogs of the N.C.A.A. : UGA
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Added assessments : SURTAXES
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Drink served hot or cold : SAKE
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Crow native to the Midwest : SHERYL
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Smartphone alternative to a fingerprint scan : PASSCODE
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Hosp. administrations : IVS
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Biscuit relatives : TEACAKES
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Types in : ENTERS
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Accepts accountability for : OWNS
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Longhaired herder : SHEEPDOG
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In yoga, one point of a triangle formed in triangle pose : HIP
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In yoga, one side of a triangle formed in triangle pose : ARM
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Woman's name that's also a city in France : NANCY
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"%$#*" and "@#&!" : OATHS
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Like most books offered on AbeBooks.com : USED
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Function yielding 0 when applied to pi : SINE
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Weakness in an argument : HOLE
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Overdue : OWED
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Disregard : OMIT
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Org. in Showtime's "Homeland" : CIA
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Not around : AWAY
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Actress Remini : LEAH
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Conditional keyword for a programmer : ELSE
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Trauma professional, for short : EMT
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"Got it!" : AHA
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Fin : ABE
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Dense, spinning celestial body : PULSAR
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It gets you close to home : TRIPLE
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Stoops : DEIGNS
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Hit the ___ : ROOF
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Still in stock : UNSOLD
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Evening affair : SOIREE
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Put on the line : AIRDRY
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Noise from a fan : OLE
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Bookworms, maybe : NERDS
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Wherewithal : MEANS
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Red state : IRE
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Quibble : NIT
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Young one in the Hundred Acre Wood : ROO
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"I have seen ___. I have seen ___ on land and sea. ... I hate ___.": F.D.R. : WAR

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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