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New York Times, Friday, March 20, 2020

Author:
Wyna Liu and Paolo Pasco
Editor:
Will Shortz
53-Down : Family name in New York politics
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52/15/20197/19/20203
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Wyna Liu
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3300079
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21.613
Paolo Pasco

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 29 Missing: {FQX} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 2 for Ms. Liu. This is puzzle # 16 for Mr. Pasco.
Constructor notes:
PAOLO: This grid was the result of our first collaboration; I sent her the NW corner, with the three 10s crossing WHO WORE IT BETTER, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
This puzzle makes me remember how much I enjoy themelesses featuring marquee grid-spanning entries. WHO WORE IT BETTER and CARE TO ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times3/20/20 ( No. 25,700 )
Across
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Needs to recharge, maybe : POWERCORDS
11
One whose coat of arms displays a unicorn : SCOT
15
Sporty/casual fashion trend : ATHLEISURE
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Derisive interjections : HAHS
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Acted cheekily (in two senses?) : STOLEAKISS
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Cry of frustration : ARGH
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Drag : TOW
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Advance : LOAN
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They touch people's funny bones : HUMERI
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Icon of the small screen? : EMOJI
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With 27-Across, what you might do "to pay Paul" : ROB
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See 25-Across : PETER
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Required wear in some Hindu temples : SARONG
30
Google search results : URLS
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___ flour : OAT
33
Sponsor of the Poetry Out Loud program, for short : NEA
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Discounted : ONSALE
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They're kept at Area 51, supposedly : ETS
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Host's responsibility : INTRO
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Complete ... or completely destroy : TOTAL
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"Errare humanum ___" : EST
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Marvel : ODDITY
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Scolding word : BAD
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Go on and on : GAB
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Visibly forbidding : DOUR
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Hastily applied, as makeup : DAUBED
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El ___ : GRECO
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Surround, with "in" : HEM
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Botanical opening : STOMA
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Dance craze mentioned in the Beatles' "Revolution 9" : WATUSI
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Pants part : SEAT
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Go "Vroom vroom!" : REV
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Kind of horn pitched in E♭ : ALTO
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Online commentariat : TWITTERATI
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Appear : SEEM
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Sticker in a restaurant window : ZAGATRATED
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Beau ideal : HERO
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Pen name of Ruth Crowley and Eppie Lederer : ANNLANDERS
Down
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Wallops : PASTES
2
Place for dogs to rest : OTTOMAN
3
Tabloid question next to two people in the same outfit : WHOWOREITBETTER
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Wing : ELL
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Land, at sea : REELIN
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"Gotta run!" : CIAO
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"The Tin Drum" narrator : OSKAR
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Cataclysmic : RUINOUS
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Shrinks, e.g., briefly : DRS
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Group hangout time, slangily : SESH
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"Tsk, tsk!" : SHAME
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"Can you say more about that?" : CARETOELABORATE
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"Just what I needed," sarcastically : OHGREAT
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They might be shot from a basketball court : TSHIRTS
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Shaken : UPSET
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___ Watson, role for Lucy Liu on "Elementary" : JOAN
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Actor Benjamin of "Law & Order" : BRATT
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Fat: Sp. : GORDO
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Man's name that's an anagram of DOLLY : LLOYD
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"Uh, yeah!" : NODUH
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Chores : TODOS
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Be up against : ABUT
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It lends a golden color to baked goods : EGGWASH
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Big name in baked goods : SARALEE
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Chess concession : IRESIGN
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Mother of Persephone : DEMETER
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Toward the rear : ASTERN
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___ Bridal, wedding dress chain : DAVIDS
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Family name in New York politics : CUOMO
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Lead, e.g. : METAL
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Chichén ___ (Mayan city) : ITZA
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Start of an encouragement : ATTA
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Colorless : WAN
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"Sweet!" : RAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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