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New York Times, Friday, March 19, 2021

Journalist Ronald whose book "The Bureau" identified Deep Throat as W. Mark Felt

Author:
Kameron Austin Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kameron Austin Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JX} This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Collins.
Jeff Chen notes:
OKAY, ILL BITE is a fantastic colloquial phrase. I like the clue even better, evoking an image of my kids suspiciously wondering why ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times3/19/21 ( No. 26,064 )

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Across
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Sandwich originally named the Aristocrat : BIGMAC
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Trans-Siberian Railway hub : OMSK
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Symbol of royalty in ancient Egypt : ASP
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"This has gotta be a trick, but ..." : OKAYILLBITE
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Tom and Jerry, e.g. : DUO
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Heavily populated urban complex : MEGALOPOLIS
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Sign : INK
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What many have received in history, for short : BAS
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Staging and design, to a dramaturge : MISEENSCENE
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Director Anderson : WES
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City that's been home to four N.F.L. franchises : STLOUIS
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Gaudy and cheap : CHINTZY
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Bit of time : SEC
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Liberal : BOUNTEOUS
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Rap, per old-school rappers : RHYME
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Mistifies? : FOGS
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Candies shaped like truncated cones : ROLOS
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What the French call "poor man's asparagus" : LEEK
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Blow away : FLOOR
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Relax : SETATEASE
43
Nick, say : MAR
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Water-softening compound : SODAASH
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Something you can count on? : BASETEN
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Certain frontline workers: Abbr. : DRS
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Just beyond the visible spectrum : ULTRAVIOLET
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Night ___ : OWL
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Output from a bass : ROE
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Manhattan strip synonymous with the golden age of American songwriting : TINPANALLEY
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As : QUA
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Relief from a leaf : ALOEVERAGEL
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Stir in : ADD
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Lean : TEND
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Score at the half? : DECADE
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Fail spectacularly : BOMB
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___ effect, bias toward products that consumers assemble themselves : IKEA
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Comic's repertoire : GAGS
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Grammy winner for 2001's "Lady Marmalade" : MYA
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What's the trouble? : AILMENT
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Shut up : CLOISTER
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Wind up on the pitch? : OBOE
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Flier's accumulation : MILES
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Tours abroad, say : STINTS
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Journalist Ronald whose book "The Bureau" identified Deep Throat as W. Mark Felt : KESSLER
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"Fare thee well!" : ADIEU
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Like Morocco and the Maldives, religiously : SUNNI
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Reminds, in a way : POKES
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Groovy things you can groove to? : LPS
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Parts of ears from the Latin for "snail" : COCHLEAS
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More charming : WINSOMER
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Play it ___ : COOL
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Victor in France, once : HUGO
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Places to bear witness? : ZOOS
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Holiday times : YULES
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Partner "4 lyfe" : BFF
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Mississippi's De ___ National Forest : SOTO
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Consensus from a bloc : YEAS
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It breathes well : MESH
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Squeeze (out) : EKE
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Cast down : SADDENED
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It's a rap : RATATAT
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Served raw : TARTARE
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Just hate : REVILE
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Head-to-toe garment : BURQA
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Audibly : ALOUD
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Position : STEAD
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Sheer fabric : NINON
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Angled piece : OPED
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Flat facility : LAV
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2018 Literature Nobelist Tokarczuk : OLGA
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Sort (through) : WEED
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Lovett of country music : LYLE
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Switzerland's ___ Léman : LAC

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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