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New York Times, Saturday, March 21, 2020

Classic rock hit that asks "Is it tomorrow or just the end of time?"

Author:
Damon Gulczynski
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Damon J. Gulczynski

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQX} This is puzzle # 39 for Mr. Gulczynski.
Damon J. Gulczynski notes:
Five puzzle fun facts: SO I WAS LIKE was the seed of this grid, and it's my favorite entry, but I found it very difficult to clue. My ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Kicking things off with a great 1-Across can set the tone for the entire puzzle. SO, I WAS LIKE … YEAH! I love these casual phrases, ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times3/21/20 ( No. 25,701 )
Across
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Slangy part of a conversation recap : SOIWASLIKE
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"We deliver for you" sloganeer, for short : USPS
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They come with strings attached : PARACHUTES
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Sports org. headquartered in Indianapolis : NCAA
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Fakes : CHARLATANS
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It's the truth : FACT
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Woman with a 32-Down : AUNT
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Two-time Emmy nominee for playing Suzanne Sugarbaker : DELTABURKE
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Peach or plum : HUE
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Mobile dwelling on a steppe : YURT
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Commanding the situation : INCONTROL
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Move clandestinely : SLINK
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Civil rights activist buried in Arlington National Cemetery : MEDGAREVERS
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Wrong : SIN
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Something to shoot for : PAR
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Special : ELITE
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Go with : SEE
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Inits. in 1970s-'80s rock : ELO
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Satay dip : PEANUTSAUCE
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Little theorem within a bigger theorem : LEMMA
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"You betcha!" : YESINDEED
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Arrange, in a way, as hair : DOUP
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Common address ender : COM
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Classic rock hit that asks "Is it tomorrow or just the end of time?" : PURPLEHAZE
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Big Apple? : IMAC
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Doing the job : ONIT
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Race car, e.g. : PALINDROME
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Way to watch shows beginning in 1999 : TIVO
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Tricky swap : SWITCHEROO
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Algorithm part : STEP
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Ones trying to cover all the bases : INFIELDERS
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Pound sign? : SPCA
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Hanauma Bay locale : OAHU
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Where the biblical Esther and Daniel are purported to be buried : IRAN
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Tusked savanna dweller : WARTHOG
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___ tear : ACL
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Ash, e.g. : SHADETREE
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Instrument with a bent neck : LUTE
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Proofreader's abbr. : ITAL
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R. J. Reynolds brand : KENT
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Attempt : ESSAY
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Roll out : UNFURL
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Sign of healing : SCARTISSUE
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Get ready, in a way : PACK
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Not just meet the needs of : SATE
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Bit of osculation : BUSS
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"Por ___ Cabeza" (tango classic) : UNA
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Encourage : IMPEL
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Zora ___ Hurston, writer of the Harlem Renaissance : NEALE
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Much-used technology in the 1990s that's largely outmoded today : CDROMDRIVE
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Event that's not for singles : RELAY
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Like a lamb : OVINE
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"___ remember ..." : LETUS
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Girl with a 19-Across : NIECE
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Dealt a low blow : KNEED
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Reserve : RETICENCE
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Cathedral eponym : PAUL
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Cone head? : SNO
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Like idols : ADMIRED
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Beatlesque hairstyle : MOPTOP
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Pop label : PEPSI
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Some ironware : POTS
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Something that's often named after a scientist : UNIT
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"Death Becomes Her" co-star, 1992 : HAWN
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Arabic leader : ALIF
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Big tubes : ZITI
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Seconds : MORE
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Spanish sweetheart : AMOR
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Biz bigs : CEOS
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"We move the world" sloganeer : DHL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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