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New York Times, Thursday, March 12, 2020

Author of the concise yet evocative story told in this puzzle

Author:
Ruth Bloomfield Margolin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ruth B. Margolin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 11 for Ms. Margolin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Ruth B. Margolin notes:
I don't know when I first became aware of Hemingway's 6-word story, but I was in awe that such heartbreak could be expressed in so few ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Both Jim Horne and I had an easy time with this one, both of us familiar with the anecdote. No surprise with Jim, who's incredibly ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times3/12/20 ( No. 25,692 )
Across
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Card game with melds : CANASTA
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Divulged : SPILLED
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Scrubbed : ABORTED
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Wonder Woman, for one : HEROINE
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Part 1 of a story attributed to 34-Across : FORSALE
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Elevate, redundantly : RAISEUP
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Bed of roses? : SOIL
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Fortitude : GUTS
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Sellout abbr. : SRO
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Institution founded by Benjamin Franklin, in brief : UPENN
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Part 2 of the story : BABYSHOES
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It adds punch to punch : RUM
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Goes back and forth (with) : SPARS
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Nast of publishing : CONDE
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Foie ___ : GRAS
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"___ better be good!" : ITD
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Barnyard bleat : MAA
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Author of the concise yet evocative story told in this puzzle : ERNESTHEMINGWAY
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Unwelcoming : ICY
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Show of approval : NOD
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Subject of a 1960 expedition by Sir Edmund Hillary : YETI
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Yoga pose : ASANA
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Sainted 11th-century pope : LEOIX
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Feeling of a frosty wind : NIP
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End of the story : NEVERWORN
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Montana mining city : BUTTE
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Mister, abroad : SRI
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One of the only remaining "people's republics" : LAOS
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A whole bunch : TONS
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Sneaky critters : WEASELS
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Like this puzzle's story, in length : SIXWORD
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Dub, say : ENTITLE
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One being dubbed : KNEELER
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Confirm, as an email address : REENTER
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"No making changes now" : ITSDONE
Down
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Shortening in a coffee order : CAF
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___ group (hospital classification) : ABO
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Leif Ericson, for one : NORSEMAN
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Burning desire? : ARSON
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Sullies : STAINS
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Let the cat out of the bag : TELL
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Gator's tail? : ADE
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Alternative to a fence : SHRUBS
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Like some smoky Scotch : PEATY
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Biometric ID method : IRISSCAN
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Article in El Mundo : LOS
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Surmounts : LIESON
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Accustomed : ENURED
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Oust : DEPOSE
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People found in rows : GARDENERS
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Push : URGE
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Sign of cat love : PURR
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Cat hate : BATH
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"Stardust" composer Carmichael : HOAGY
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___ party : PITY
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It flows to the harbor of Le Havre : SEINE
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The south of France, with "le" : MIDI
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1991 sequel to "Gone With the Wind" : SCARLETT
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Part of the DreamWorks logo : MOON
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Struck out on one's own : WENTSOLO
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Squabbling : ATIT
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Cry of pain : YIPE
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Echo, e.g. : ANSWER
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Unfazed : SERENE
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Do loop-the-loops, maybe : AVIATE
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Not so fast? : LOOSER
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Popular new holidays gifts of 2001 : XBOXES
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Hit 2008 Pixar film : WALLE
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Single : UNWED
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Limo window feature : TINT
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Opposite of purity : SIN
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Take to the hills? : SKI
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Kylo ___ of "Star Wars" : REN
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"Dr." with the 2011 hit "I Need a Doctor" : DRE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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