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New York Times, Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Novelist Ahern with the best sellers "PS, I Love You" and "Love, Rosie"

Author:
Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 16, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 41 Missing: {QVZ} Spans: 1 Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 25 for Mr. Trudeau.
Ross Trudeau notes:
The original iteration of this puzzle interlocked PRIDE AND JOY and SHOCK AND AWE through the R and H in FEAR AND LOATHING ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
It's a mixed blessing to have a ton of solves under one's belt. Instinctively, MIXED ___ forces me to anagram. MIXED FEELINGS? ANGST = ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times3/17/20 ( No. 25,697 )
Across
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Vacationing, say : AWAY
5
Blue Ribbon brewer : PABST
10
"___ Rabbit," 2019 Oscar-nominated film : JOJO
14
Mexican money : PESO
15
Justice who replaced O'Connor : ALITO
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Slangy prefix meaning "super" : UBER
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One who goes a-courting : BEAU
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Befitting a king or queen : REGAL
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Homes for cubs : DENS
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Child, to doting parents : PRIDEANDJOY
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Offshoot of punk music : EMO
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"That being said ..." : YET
25
Classic Hunter S. Thompson novel, familiarly : FEARANDLOATHING
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Set of values : ETHIC
35
U.K. lexicon : OED
36
"Rubber Duckie" singer on "Sesame Street" : ERNIE
37
Vaper's buy : ECIG
38
Palmer with an "army" : ARNIE
40
German chancellor ___ von Bismarck : OTTO
41
Strategy during the 2003 invasion of Iraq : SHOCKANDAWE
44
Dot over an "i" or "j" : TITTLE
46
Singer with the 1994 hit "You Gotta Be" : DESREE
49
Prefix with freak or warrior : ECO
50
Dispute between Wikipedia page updaters : EDITWAR
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___ whiskey : RYE
55
"Fiddling" emperor : NERO
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"Nothin' doin'!" : NAH
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On an even ___ (steady) : KEEL
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Ambivalence ... or a hint to 20-, 25- and 41-Across : MIXEDFEELINGS
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Novelist Ahern with the best sellers "PS, I Love You" and "Love, Rosie" : CECELIA
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Made privy to : LETINON
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Doesn't stop performing : PLAYSON
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Place to graze : PASTURE
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As a minimum : ATLEAST
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Suffered from cramps, say : SPASMED
Down
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Police alert, for short : APB
2
Eensy : WEE
3
"Stat!" : ASAP
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"I agree" : YOURERIGHT
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Presidential absolution, as for a Thanksgiving turkey : PARDON
6
Out of the wind, at sea : ALEE
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Nickname for Angel Stadium, with "the" : BIGA
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Pal of Kyle and Kenny on "South Park" : STAN
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"See? Just as I said!" : TOLDYA
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Takedowns at dojos : JUDOTHROWS
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Toe the line : OBEY
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Actress Aniston, in tabloids : JEN
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Stitching sites, briefly : ORS
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Apple introduced in 1998 : IMAC
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Ballerina's springing jump : JETE
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A.T.M. expense : FEE
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"... yadda, yadda, yadda" : ETC
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Ignoring the record of past events : AHISTORICAL
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Square figure? : DORK
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Dunham of "Girls" : LENA
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Father of Thor : ODIN
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Period during which a throne is vacant : INTERREGNUM
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Minor gripe : NIT
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Prefix with political or physics : GEO
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Completed perfectly : ACED
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Icelandic saga : EDDA
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When repeated, a World Cup chant : OLE
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___ Lingus : AER
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Highest point value for a Scrabble tile : TEN
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Winter sidewalk application : ICEMELT
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Weedy vacant lot, e.g. : EYESORE
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Moray, for one : EEL
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Newborn : INFANT
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___ Bo (workout system) : TAE
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Pups : WHELPS
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Kind of daisy : OXEYE
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Makes socks, e.g. : KNITS
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"Frozen" snow queen : ELSA
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God: Sp. : DIOS
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___ year (2020, for example) : LEAP
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Celebratory words before "boy" or "girl" : ITSA
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Tax whiz, for short : CPA
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Homer's neighbor on "The Simpsons" : NED

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

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