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New York Times, Saturday, March 13, 2021

Author:
John Guzzetta
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Pets that commonly have different-colored eyes, such as one blue and one amber
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John Guzzetta

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QYZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Guzzetta. Saturday freshness: 30%
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© 2021, The New York Times3/13/21 ( No. 26,058 )
Across
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Actor Sean of "Stranger Things" : ASTIN
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"Right on!" : AMEN
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Driver's place : CAB
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Ancient allegory paralleled in the plot of "The Matrix" : PLATOSCAVE
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___ Addams, first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize : JANE
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Tales of woe : SOBSTORIES
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Prod : URGE
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Some short releases, for short : EPS
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"Oh, gimme a break!" : IMEANCOMEON
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Spots for fighter jets, in brief : AFBS
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Journalist who wrote the 1990s-2000s comic strip "Capitol Hell" : TAPPER
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Ice cream dessert : BOMBE
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One who's taken a vow : WIFE
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Chafed, say : RAW
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Gobble up : DEVOUR
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Locale near the headwaters of the Tigris and Euphrates, some believe : EDEN
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Dating inits. : BCE
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Unmotivated, and then some : INERT
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Holy ___ : SEE
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Sustenance : BREAD
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Cheyenne, e.g.: Abbr. : MTN
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"That's a ___" : WRAP
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Forces (upon) : FOISTS
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Inebriate : SOT
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"Young Man With a Skull" painter : HALS
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Throws heavenward : LOFTS
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Split : BISECT
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Really soak up the sun : BAKE
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Cassius Dio said it went "from a kingdom of gold to one of rust and iron" : ROMANEMPIRE
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Mac : BUB
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Winter Olympics feat : AXEL
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Product of tissue engineering, such as artificial skin : BIOTEXTILE
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Contemptible sort : JERK
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"Come help me with this" : INEEDAHAND
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Contemptible sort : ASS
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Doesn't check, say : BETS
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Big buttes : MESAS
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Locale of the Chair of Saint Peter in Saint Peter's Basilica : APSE
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Unappetizing bowlful : SLOP
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Things often seen in windows : TABS
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"___ magic!" : ITS
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Statement of inevitability : NOTIFBUTWHEN
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The Taj Mahal complex has 42 of them : ACRES
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Eldest of the Pleiades : MAIA
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When a vesper bell rings : EVENTIDE
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Beverage brand portmanteau : NESCAFE
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High on the job? : CAREERBEST
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Pets that commonly have different-colored eyes, such as one blue and one amber : ANGORACATS
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Existed : BEEN
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Like many minor-key compositions : SOMBER
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Sharp increase : JUMP
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Hardly a test of one's memory : OPENBOOKEXAM
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"Mi ___" (Spanish words of endearment) : AMOR
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Portable lunch options from Japan : BENTOBOXES
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Dingy kitchen items? : OVENTIMERS
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Is lachrymose : WEEPS
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Brings together : WEDS
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Brings down : DIMS
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Place of drudgery : SALTMINE
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Riddled : RIFE
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Marathon runner's wear : RACEBIB
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Like bootleg pants : FLARED
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Eponymous founder of a San Diego research institute : SALK
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Really stinks : BITES
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Hindi for "king" : RAJA
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Amanda Gorman, e.g. : POET
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Diagonal kind of cut : BIAS
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It has coronoid and styloid processes : ULNA
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Spots for shams : BEDS
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When italicized, word before something exemplary : THE

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