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New York Times, Saturday, March 20, 2021

Animal that produces eggs once a year

Author:
Emily Carroll
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Emily Carroll

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 28 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 14 for Ms. Carroll. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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© 2021, The New York Times3/20/21 ( No. 26,065 )
Across
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Muhammad Ali was one, famously : TRASHTALKER
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Admit (to) : COP
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Animal that produces eggs once a year : EASTERBUNNY
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Big galoot : APE
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Show that opens with "I Hope I Get It" : ACHORUSLINE
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It's not gross : NET
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Be it, say : SEEK
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Pardon, informally : SCUSE
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Old-fashioned letter opener : SIRS
22
Che Guevara's real first name : ERNESTO
24
Element : HABITAT
26
Care about : MIND
28
Attracted : DREWTO
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Doc performing tympanostomies : ENT
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Locale of Aconcagua : ANDES
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Sign that indicates "Quiet!" : ONAIR
35
Stable figures : MARES
37
"Me" problem : EGO
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Give up : WAIVE
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Hot off the press : FRESH
40
Restrains, as one's emotions : DAMPS
42
Dos letras en "Trinidad y Tobago" : TES
43
Provides an address : ORATES
45
Bob Hoskins's role in 1991's "Hook" : SMEE
46
For nearly all to see? : RATEDPG
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Sensation from a song that you're really, really into, slangily : EARGASM
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Brouhaha : STIR
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Important time for Ph.D. students : ORALS
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Flour in Indian cuisine : ATTA
57
Carol contraction : TIS
58
It flies around Florence : ITALIANFLAG
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Twelfth Night vis-à-vis Three Kings' Day : EVE
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Website full of low-quality, aggregated articles : CONTENTFARM
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___ ipsa loquitur : RES
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Oscar winner from "The Little Mermaid" for Best Original Song : UNDERTHESEA
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Flirt : TEASE
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One who's in the heat? : RACER
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Hardly rosy : ASHEN
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Incite : STOKE
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"I Used to Know ___" (2019 Grammy-nominated album) : HER
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Rely upon : TRUSTIN
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Made a quick getaway : ABSCONDED
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Humdinger : LULU
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Common Jewish deli order : KNISH
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The planets in our solar system, once : ENNEAD
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Common Jewish deli choice : RYE
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"I'm a little busy, you see?" : CANITWAIT
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Agent : OPERATIVE
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Places to buy food you wouldn't want to eat yourself : PETSTORES
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New York college named after a Franciscan friar : SIENA
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Blotto : SMASHED
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Chrome, e.g. : BROWSER
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"L'Absinthe" painter : DEGAS
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Novelist who received a Nobel nomination at least 20 times, but never won : EMFORSTER
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What a P.R. firm wants to control : NARRATIVE
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Expositions : TREATISES
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One helping you find a cab? : SOMMELIER
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Fragrant compound : ESTER
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Field worker : PEASANT
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"Precisely!" : SPOTON
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K : GRAND
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Blooper : GAFFE
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He's got a lot on his shoulders : ATLAS
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React to a public scene, maybe : STARE
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Underground rock? : MAGMA
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___ Oper (famed German concert hall) : ALTE
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Critical area, for short : ICU
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Higher power? : NTH

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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