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New York Times, Monday, March 2, 2020

"Forget about it!" ... or a clue to the starts of 20-, 27- and 47-Across

Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 42 Missing: {VX} This is puzzle # 67 for Ms. Michaels.
Notepad: To mark the beginning of Women's History Month, every puzzle this week (Monday to Sunday) has been made by a leading woman crossword constructor.
Andrea Carla Michaels notes:
As for the puzzle, I got nothin'! (Only kidding) The earlier versions had LOVE in them and/or ended with NADA. Two themers began with ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Suddenly I'm hungry for a bagel. With a fried goose egg in it! Surely that must be the recipe for a nothing burger? What a great way ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times3/2/20 ( No. 25,682 )
Across
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Airer of "48 Hours" and "60 Minutes" : CBS
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Inscribe, as on a trophy : ETCH
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Bottom half of a 45 : BSIDE
13
Clue for the clueless : HINT
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Actress Loughlin of "Full House" : LORI
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10:1, e.g. : RATIO
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Website with a "Buy It Now" option : EBAY
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Not give ___ (not care) : ARAP
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"A Doll's House" playwright Henrik : IBSEN
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Butane-filled item for smokers : ZIPPOLIGHTER
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"___ the land of the free ..." : OER
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Clumsy : OAFISH
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Exercises that work the glutes, quads and abs : SQUATJUMPS
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Russian refusal : NYET
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"Krazy ___" : KAT
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"At Wit's End" humorist Bombeck : ERMA
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With 44-Across, N.B.A. player once married to a Kardashian : LAMAR
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"Who am ___ judge?" : ITO
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Kind of rock for which New Hampshire is known : GRANITE
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Con's opposite : PRO
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"The Godfather" crowd : MAFIA
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See 36-Across : ODOM
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Communication means for the deaf, for short : ASL
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Stiffly formal : PRIM
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Star of Broadway's "Fiddler on the Roof" : ZEROMOSTEL
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Tilted, as printed letters : ITALIC
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To the ___ degree : NTH
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"Forget about it!" ... or a clue to the starts of 20-, 27- and 47-Across : NOTHINGDOING
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Airport bummer : DELAY
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Indication that it's time to take out the trash : ODOR
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Old Russian ruler : CZAR
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Final Greek letter : OMEGA
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Singer of "Let It Go" in Disney's "Frozen" : ELSA
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Bingo-like casino game : KENO
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Runway walker : MODEL
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Applied Clairol to, perhaps : DYED
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Crunchy, as carrots : RAW
Down
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At the home of: Fr. : CHEZ
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Benjamin Netanyahu's nickname : BIBI
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"Get real, for heaven's sake!" : SNAPOUTOFIT
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Airline that doesn't schedule flights on Shabbat : ELAL
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Actress Spelling of "Beverly Hills 90210" : TORI
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Handhold for a rock climber : CRAG
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Genre for Cardi B and Nicki Minaj : HIPHOP
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Lawyer's document : BRIEF
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Teenage witch of TV : SABRINA
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"___ Superman!" : ITS
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Casino cube : DIE
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Long, long time : EON
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Kind of personality a go-getter has : TYPEA
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Brand of taco shells and salsas : ORTEGA
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Profs' aides : TAS
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Someone who might say "There, there" : SYMPATHIZER
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Funeral vehicle : HEARSE
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Pinch pennies : SKIMP
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Resident of Doha : QATARI
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___ Tolkien, author of "The Lord of the Rings" : JRR
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Actress Thurman : UMA
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Bruce Wayne's home, for one : MANOR
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One living under a bridge, in fairy tales : TROLL
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Greg ___, three-time Tour de France winner : LEMOND
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Wedding vow : IDO
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Male turkey : TOM
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"Somehow it all gets done" : IMANAGE
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Clearasil target, in slang : ZIT
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Went "Hello ... ello ... llo ... lo ..." : ECHOED
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Keep on the shelves : STOCK
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True-blue : LOYAL
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How thumbs are twiddled : IDLY
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Middle of the face : NOSE
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May or June gown wearer : GRAD
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Mom's mom : NANA
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Get taller : GROW
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___ Pérignon : DOM
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Rock music subgenre : EMO
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Was in first place : LED

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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