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New York Times, Tuesday, March 16, 2021

"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the ___" (quote attributed to Katharine Hepburn)

Author:
Lindsey Hobbs
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Hobbs.
Lindsey Hobbs notes:
The idea for the puzzle came to me while I was, er, making some iced tea. Because that's what making crosswords does to your brain — ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
ICED TEA: "iced" is slang for getting offed. Dang, that's cold! I'll show myself the door. I laughed at several themers. AX DODGERS, ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times3/16/21 ( No. 26,061 )
Across
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Diving birds : GREBES
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"That'll ___ you" : COST
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Lousy : BAD
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Nay : NOVOTE
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Frozen yogurt flavor : OREO
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Diamond stat : RBI
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Jane Goodall, at times? : APERECORDER
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English novelist McEwan : IAN
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"Now, where ___ we?" : WERE
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Arborist's interest : TREE
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Aesthetic sense : TASTE
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Nabokov novel : ADA
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Corn farmer at harvest time? : EARJERKER
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Sharp, as a photo : INFOCUS
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Remove via a coup, say : OUST
32
Role for George Clooney, Michael Keaton and Christian Bale : BATMAN
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"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the ___" (quote attributed to Katharine Hepburn) : FUN
34
Trade jabs (with) : SPAR
38
Woman in a garden : EVE
39
Beverage with a phonetic hint to 17-, 26-, 51- and 63-Across : ICEDTEA
42
The city in 2002's "City of God" : RIO
43
Garr of "Young Frankenstein" : TERI
45
Abbr. on a photocopier tray : LTR
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Cat or goat breed : ANGORA
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Honey-loving bear : POOH
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Name of self-identification, as "Deutsche" for "Germans" : AUTONYM
51
Lumberjacks in unsafe working conditions? : AXDODGERS
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Declaration in a swearing-in ceremony : IDO
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Mecca resident : SAUDI
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Make muddy, as water : ROIL
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Figure (out) : SUSS
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"Ewww!" : ICK
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Caterer's coffee dispenser? : URNOFEVENTS
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Broke a fast : ATE
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Fulfill, as expectations : MEET
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Jalopy : TINCAN
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Directory listings: Abbr. : NOS
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Lushes : SOTS
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Passover meals : SEDERS
Down
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Irk, with "at" : GNAW
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Part of a pulley : ROPE
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Final words of many a fairy tale : EVERAFTER
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Reason to draw a doodle, maybe : BOREDOM
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Hot time in Paris : ETE
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Shakers or Quakers : SECT
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Late jazz pianist Chick : COREA
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Call to have food delivered : ORDEROUT
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Match, in poker : SEE
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High-calorie bakery offerings : TORTES
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Invigorating, as a walk : BRISK
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Ease : ABATE
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Certain train car : DINER
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Rock groups : ORES
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Word with liberal or language : ARTS
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Fruit from a palm : ACAI
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Capital near Glacier Bay National Park : JUNEAU
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"Ri-i-i-ight!" : IBET
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Where parishioners sit : NAVE
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Use a snake on, say : UNCLOG
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N.Y.C.'s ___ Drive : FDR
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"I now ___ you ..." : PRONOUNCE
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Like an atrium : AIRY
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Proceed here and there : ROAM
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Kind of cable : ETHERNET
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"Nay" sayer : ANTI
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___ Touch : IPOD
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Gift from above : GODSEND
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Strong aversions : ODIUMS
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"In your dreams!" : ASIF
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Like pandas, yaks and snow leopards : ASIAN
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Hobbyist's knife : XACTO
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They might be put up during a fight : DUKES
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Ancestry : ROOTS
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Prince's "___ Go Crazy" : LETS
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Castor or Pollux : STAR
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Some I.R.S. data, in brief : SSNS
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Old car that's a homophone of another answer in this puzzle : REO
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Fight (for) : VIE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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