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THEY ALL LAUGHED

New York Times, Sunday, March 14, 2021

Author:
Jacob Stulberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
Satirical cartoonist, born 3/13/1921, known for dreaming up ridiculous inventions ... or are they?
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Jacob Stulberg

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Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 75 Missing: {Q} Spans: 2 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 33 for Mr. Stulberg. Sunday freshness: 33%
Will Shortz notes:
Jacob Stulberg, of Otis, Mass., is a second-year law student at New York University — currently taking classes remotely. He's been making crosswords for The Times since 2013. Jacob is a ... read more
Jacob Stulberg notes:
The idea for today's theme came to me while I was constructing a different puzzle and looking for a fun way to clue AL JAFFEE. That puzzle never came to fruition, but my search led me to ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I used to be such a fan of MAD MAGAZINE. It'd be the first thing I picked up at the library when I was younger, and even in college, I'd go to local bookstores and chuckle at the political ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times3/14/21 ( No. 26,059 )
Across
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Some rappers : MCS
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Music genre for Carmen Miranda : SAMBA
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Pioneer in 35mm cameras : LEICA
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Bit of bait : WORM
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His face overlooks Havana's Plaza de la Revolución : CHE
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Fire ___ : ALARM
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See 67-Across : ANNUM
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Refurbish : FIXUP
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Architectural innovation jokingly predicted by 101-Across in 1982 : GRAFFITIPROOFBUILDING
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Actress Perez : ROSIE
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Performer's showcase : SOLO
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Gave out : ISSUED
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God of love : AMOR
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Goofy images, perhaps? : CELS
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Kitchen brand whose name becomes an animal after adding a "t" : OCELO
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Old N.Y.C. subway inits. : IRT
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Wish list items : WANTS
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Grooming tool jokingly predicted by 101-Across in 1979 : THREEBLADERAZOR
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"Gotcha" : OHISEE
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___ Sea, whose eastern basin has become a desert : ARAL
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Either spy to the other in "Spy vs. Spy" : ENEMY
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Prop in a Shakespeare tragedy : ASP
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Abbr. at the end of a planner : DEC
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Classic board game derived from pachisi : SORRY
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Place to order a cassoulet : BISTRO
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Writing aid jokingly predicted by 101-Across in 1967 : SPELLCHECKER
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Therefore : HENCE
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___ block : CINDER
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Midnight trip to the fridge, say : RAID
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"Yellow Flicker Beat" singer, 2014 : LORDE
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Type of headsail : JIB
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Super-duper : ACES
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Shake off : ELUDE
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Hammer out, say : FORGE
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"___ Lisa" : MONA
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With 20-Across, yearly : PER
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Some sports car options : TTOPS
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Painter Paul : KLEE
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"Them's the breaks!" : TOOBAD
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Butler played by Gable : RHETT
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Winter sport jokingly predicted by 101-Across in 1965 : SNOWBOARDING
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Treadmill settings : SPEEDS
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They're not known for neatness : STIES
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Word connecting two place names : VIA
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Word connecting two last names : NEE
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Taters : SPUDS
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Ragamuffin : WAIF
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Nominee's place : BALLOT
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Telephone feature jokingly predicted by 101-Across in 1961 : AUTOMATICREDIAL
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Porters, e.g. : BREWS
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Stampede member in "The Lion King" : GNU
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Manual readers : USERS
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"___ fun!" : SUCH
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Early smartphone model : TREO
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Italian lager : PERONI
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Square thing : MEAL
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Like some rights and engineers : CIVIL
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Satirical cartoonist, born 3/13/1921, known for dreaming up ridiculous inventions ... or are they? : ALJAFFEEOFMADMAGAZINE
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Ransacks : LOOTS
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Peter the Great and others : TSARS
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Eponym of an M.L.B. hitting award : AARON
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Jellied British delicacy : EEL
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Goes down : EBBS
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Fender product, for short : STRAT
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Windows forerunner : MSDOS
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Droll : WRY
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Phil of "Dr. Phil" : MCGRAW
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Intensity of color : CHROMA
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When the president may make a pitch : SEASONOPENER
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Ump's call : SAFE
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Comedian Wong : ALI
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Gym array : MATS
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Sweet bread : BRIOCHE
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Not as scarce : AMPLER
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Language not traditionally written with spaces between words : LAO
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Ambient musician Brian : ENO
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Like Bach's first two "Brandenburg" Concertos : INF
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Like dice, shapewise : CUBICAL
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Finding it funny : AMUSED
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Off the mark : WIDE
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Substance that helps a spaceship's fuel burn : OXIDIZER
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Direct : RUN
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It's greener the higher it is, for short : MPG
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Glow, in a way : FLUORESCE
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Narrow inlet : FIRTH
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Part : ROLE
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___ of Man : ISLE
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Exposed to high heat, in a way : SEARED
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Cosmetics brand with "Face anything" ads : OLAY
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Ex-QB football analyst Tony : ROMO
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Word repeated before "again" : TRY
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Move stealthily : SIDLE
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Big part of the S&P 500 : TECH
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"It's co-o-old!" : BRRR
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Toss in a chip, maybe : ANTE
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Hid : SECRETED
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Org. concerned with performance rights : ASCAP
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Mace, for one : SPICE
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Oodles : SCADS
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"___ From Muskogee" (Merle Haggard hit) : OKIE
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Cartoonist Dave famous for "The Lighter Side of ..." : BERG
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How anatomy charts are drawn : INDETAIL
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Mormon church, for short : LDS
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Blow : ERUPT
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"Mountain of God," in Exodus : HOREB
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Longtime name in cinemas : LOEWS
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Hire calling? : JOBINTERVIEW
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Like slapstick comedies : INANE
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Feature of a Care Bear's belly : BADGE
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Oodles : LOTS
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Hazard on an Arctic voyage : FLOE
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1960s style : MOD
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Blues ensemble? : THESMURFS
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Slices easily (through) : KNIFES
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Brush brand : ORALB
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Command+Y, on a Mac : REDO
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Swizzle : STIR
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Cartoon speech bubble, often : OVAL
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Whirled around : SPUN
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Sting, e.g. : PUTUPJOB
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Egg holders : SACS
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Droop : SAG
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Most sinewy : WIRIEST
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Its coat of arms features a marlin and flamingo, with "the" : BAHAMAS
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Baseball's "Big Papi" : ORTIZ
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Since : ASOF
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Principles : TENETS
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Russian assembly : DUMA
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Gutter nuisance in cold climates : ICEDAM
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Apt surname for a hot dog vendor? : WEINER
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Alone : SOLELY
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Gobbles up : EATS
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Suet alternative : LARD
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Survivalist's stockpile : CANS
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It might come in a yard glass : ALE
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High toss : LOB
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Crew's control? : OAR
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___ diavolo (in a peppery tomato sauce) : FRA
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Year-round Phoenix hrs. : MST
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Sticky stuff : GOO

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