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New York Times, Friday, March 13, 2020

Author:
Alex Eaton-Salners
Editor:
Will Shortz
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422/2/20179/27/20202
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1.56370
Alex Eaton-Salners

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 61, Blocks: 58 Missing: {QY} Grid has mirror symmetry. There are unchecked squares This is puzzle # 34 for Mr. Eaton-Salners. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Alex Eaton-Salners notes:
I'm excited to complete my cycle +2 (publishing at least one regular crossword on each day of the week plus two variety puzzle types). ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
SQUUUUUEEEEE!!!! The grid art is so delightful that the crossword could have strangled and eaten a PANDA and I still would have given ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

Cute. David Kwong had a similar idea in this 2015 crossword.

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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0313 ( 25,693 )

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Across
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Opera style using everyday events rather than myth : VERISMO
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Less than required : NOTENOUGH
10
Something drawn for sport : BOWANDARROW
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Pro : PLUS
13
Home to sedges and reeds : FEN
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Those: Sp. : ESAS
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Rawboned : LEAN
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National ___ Day (March 16 observance, appropriate to this puzzle) : PANDA
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It has a lot of competition on TV : ESPN
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Ctrl-Shift-___ (shortcut for a force-quit) : ESC
21
Common recipient of an erroneous apostrophe : ITS
22
Fly : HIE
23
"Yikes!" : ACK
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Product whose package has a splash of milk : OREOS
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Good name for a financial adviser : IRA
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Title setting for a Hemingway novel, with "the" : SEA
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Basketball Hall-of-Famer nicknamed "The Answer" : IVERSON
30
Little drink : NIP
31
When many workdays begin : ATNINE
33
Wish one could : LONGTO
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League standings format : LADDER
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Situated away from the point of origin : DISTAL
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Possibly not even that : ORWORSE
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1909 Physics Nobelist for radio communications : MARCONI
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Research complex in Bethesda, Md. : NIH
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Aromatic flower from China : TEAROSE
43
Annual hoops event, for short : NIT
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Put on : GAIN
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Strain to recall? : ECOLI
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Princess in L. Frank Baum books : OZMA
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Not pro : ANTI
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Collection at the entrance to a mosque : SHOES
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Rivers of New York City : JOAN
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Some census info : SEX
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G, in the key of C : SOL
Down
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Wedding words : VOWS
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H : ETA
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Jousting venue, informally : RENFAIRE
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Tab key, e.g. : INDENTER
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Dastards : SOANDSOS
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Wall: Fr. : MUR
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"Puss in Boots" villain : OGRE
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You name it : NOUN
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Bad place for a long run : HOSE
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Like 17-Across : BLACKANDWHITE
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Home for some famous 17-Acrosses, informally : WASHINGTONZOO
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People who do not eat meat but do eat fish : PESCETARIANS
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Representation of one's personality in the natural world : SPIRITANIMAL
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Tony-winning actress for "Miss Saigon" : LEASALONGA
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Kind of ice cream : NEAPOLITAN
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Manages : OVERSEES
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Opposite of returnable : SOLDASIS
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Like xenon : INERT
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Like la nuit : NOIRE
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Wedding words : IDO
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Foreign policy advisory grp. : NSC
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Per : EACH
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Noted Marilyn Monroe feature : MOLE
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Pal of Piglet : ROO
45
Put the kibosh on : NIX
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Brunch beverages, informally : OJS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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