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New York Times, Thursday, March 19, 2020

Timesaver ... as a computer user would see in four answers in this puzzle?

Author:
Wayne Bergman and Gary Otting
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Wayne Bergman
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Gary Otting

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQZ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Bergman. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Otting.
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Clever concept, a common keyboard SHORTCUT inserted in place of its function. No, not its function key — its function! Why are you ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times3/19/20 ( No. 25,699 )

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Across
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Tends to, as a sprain : ICES
5
Popular fitness magazine : SHAPE
10
Ralphie's ammo in 1983's "A Christmas Story" : BBS
13
Broadway auntie : MAME
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Pull : TUGON
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Scratch maker : CLAW
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Where dogs are believed to have been domesticated 10,000+ years ago : ASIA
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In ___ (irritable) : AMOOD
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It's bound to be big : TOME
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Protection from piracy : CTRLCRIGHT
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Courtroom coverage? : ROBE
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Extreme, in a U.S. Forest Service fire danger rating : RED
23
Play area at some fast-food restaurants : BALLPIT
25
Authored : PENNED
29
Prepare for sending on, say : REBOX
30
Elude : AVOID
31
Like God's name, in the Lord's Prayer : HALLOWED
35
Snitch (on) : NARC
36
Keep for later : STORE
38
Crumbly salad topper : FETA
39
Tangled up : ENMESHED
41
B equivalent : CFLAT
42
Old pal : CRONY
43
Neighborhood bisected by the Pomona Fwy. : EASTLA
44
Twist : DISTORT
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Cards, on a scoreboard : STL
48
An old gym sock may have one : ODOR
49
Crest, e.g. : TOOTHCTRLV
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Parsley relative : DILL
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U.S. attack helicopter : COBRA
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Golfer's choice : WOOD
58
Horse (around) : GOOF
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Strike force? : UNION
60
New Orleans side dish : OKRA
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Saucer users, in brief : ETS
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Swarms : TEEMS
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Chop ___ : SUEY
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Apple variety : IMAC
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Wear after an accident : CAST
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Leader of Qatar : EMIR
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Conclude, as a deal : SEAL
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Showed obvious interest : STARED
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Like summer in the South : HUMID
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On pins and needles : AGOG
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Pal of Piglet : POOHBEAR
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Place to set a TV remote : ENDTABLE
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Hit that goes over the infielders' heads : BLOOP
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Disney movie with fewer than a thousand words of dialogue : BAMBI
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"That's awesome!" : SWEET
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Jeans that have been summerized : CTRLXOFFS
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Standing on the street : CRED
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"That's funny!," in a text : LOL
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You might see right through it : PANE
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"___ Almighty," 2007 film : EVAN
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It's what you would expect : NORM
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"Way to go!," to an antiques buyer : NICECTRLF
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Little ___ (state nickname) : RHODY
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Possible symptom of an allergic reaction : WELT
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List curtailer : ETAL
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Just the facts : DATA
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Timesaver ... as a computer user would see in four answers in this puzzle? : SHORTCUT
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12:50 : TENTOONE
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Sign of a sellout : SRO
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Course after trig : CALC
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Actor Hawke and others : ETHANS
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Elude : DODGE
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Peabrain : IDIOT
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Some historic Amelia Earhart flights : SOLOS
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Longtime senator Thurmond : STROM
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Award started by the Village Voice : OBIE
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Things not found in binary code, paradoxically : TWOS
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TV streaming device : ROKU
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Tales of the past : LORE
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Feb. 14 : VDAY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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