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MORES

New York Times, Sunday, March 21, 2021

Org. to which Taft was elected president after serving as U.S. president

Author:
Julian Kwan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 74 Missing: none – this is a pangram. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Kwan. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:
Julian Kwan, of Dumont, N.J., is a software test engineer for a telecommunications company. He started solving crosswords in college (University of Pennsylvania, class of 1997). Several ... read more
Julian Kwan notes:
I'm thrilled and honored to be making my NYT debut! I had been solving on and off since the mid-1990s but really picked it up over the past few years once I started solving on my phone. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
The title, MORES, doesn't make sense if you're a boor who's always pronounced the word with one syllable. Can't imagine who'd be so uncultured as to do something like that, just because ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times3/21/21 ( No. 26,066 )
Across
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SAT section eliminated by the College Board in 2021 : ESSAY
6
Firth person? : SCOT
10
Best-selling book of all time : BIBLE
15
Get the attention of : GRAB
19
Sister-in-law of Prince William : PIPPA
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Lead-in to pilot : AUTO
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Stick on : AFFIX
22
"Goodness gracious!" : OHME
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Nod off at a self-serve restaurant? : SLEEPINTHEBUFFET
26
Jupiter, exempli gratia : DEUS
27
[Turn the page] : OVER
28
Sooner, informally : OKIE
29
Diamond stat : RBI
30
Get down and dirty, in dialect : RASSLE
32
Bovine disease : MADCOW
34
Fancy flooring for an R.V.? : TRAILERPARQUET
38
Home of Etihad Airways: Abbr. : UAE
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Eyeball creepily : LEERAT
40
Requirement : MUST
41
Hoops grp. : NBA
44
Like universal blood recipients : TYPEAB
48
One layer of a seven-layer dip : SALSA
50
What the prestigious ice sculptor had? : COLDHARDCACHET
55
Unable to think clearly : ADDLED
59
Goes nowhere, say : IDLES
60
Word with holy or heating : OIL
61
Grammy-winning singer Cash : ROSANNE
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Certain elite school : IVY
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Appear : SEEM
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Back in the U.S.S.? : AFT
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Org. to which Taft was elected president after serving as U.S. president : ABA
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"Yes, that's clear" : ICANSEE
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"Let everyone else get some steak before taking seconds!" : YOUVEHADYOURFILET
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Mooches : SPONGES
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Mate : BRO
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Grand Central info : ETA
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Surreptitious bit of communication : WINK
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"What have we here!" : OHO
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Like many characters in Alison Bechdel cartoons : LESBIAN
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Nintendo release of 2006 : WII
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Show runner : EMCEE
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2013 Tony winner for Best Revival of a Musical : PIPPIN
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"We should stall!" : LETSMAKEADELAY
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Long-stemmed mushroom : ENOKI
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Egyptian god of the afterlife : OSIRIS
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Llama's head? : ELS
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Button clicked to see the rest of an article : MORE
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Not out, say : ONBASE
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Target of the heckle "What game are you watching?!" : REF
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Why no one hangs out in actors' dressing rooms these days? : BACKSTAGEPASSE
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Played obnoxiously loudly : BLARED
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At 10 or 11 p.m., say : LATISH
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Part of lifeguard training : CPR
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Navigation app : WAZE
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Lucky charm : MOJO
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American ___ (century plant) : ALOE
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Bathroom fixture that one never asked for? : UNSOLICITEDBIDET
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Their heads get dirty : MOPS
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Dirt : GRIME
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Typos for exclamation marks if you fail to hit Shift : ONES
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Opposite of neat : ONICE
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___ strategy : EXIT
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Fills to the max : SATES
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Set (on) : BENT
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Bathroom door sign : GENTS
Down
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___ salt (magnesium sulfate) : EPSOM
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Mixed martial arts great Anderson : SILVA
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What a hiree should be brought up to : SPEED
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Brief summary : APERCU
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Gab : YAP
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Knocked in a pocket, in pool : SANK
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Handle a job satisfactorily : CUTIT
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Additional : OTHER
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___ the line : TOE
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Trinket : BAUBLE
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Less certain : IFFIER
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Many a maid of honor, informally : BFF
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Create an account? : LIE
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Not included : EXTRA
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Marvel group led by Hercules : GODSQUAD
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___ monkey : RHESUS
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Lucky charm : AMULET
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Plague : BESET
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"My treat next time!" : IOWEYA
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Cheese sometimes paired with fig jam : BRIE
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Subject of the Iran-contra affair : ARMSDEAL
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Requirements for witnesses : OATHS
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Jessica of "L.A.'s Finest" : ALBA
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Believer in Jah : RASTA
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Book fair organizer, maybe, in brief : PTA
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Longtime procedural set in Washington, D.C. : NCIS
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Foreshadow : BODE
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Pass up? : ALLEYOOP
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Declare : PROFESS
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"All in the Family" mother : EDITH
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Tissue that's prone to tearing, for short : ACL
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Italian car since 1907 : LANCIA
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Enemy in the game Doom : DEMON
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Sticks in a box? : CRAYONS
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Style of women's leather handbags : HOBO
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Isaac and Rebekah's firstborn : ESAU
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Piece with a title like "10 Best Places to ..." : LISTICLE
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First mate? : EVE
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Recolor : DYE
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Comparatively neat : NIFTIER
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Johnson & Johnson skin care brand : AVEENO
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Moniker after a lifestyle change : NEWME
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Initial problem for a storied duckling : UGLINESS
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Man's nickname that sounds like consecutive letters of the alphabet : ABIE
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"Phooey!" : DRAT
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Japanese "energy healing" : REIKI
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Bread for dipping : SOP
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Golden ratio symbol : PHI
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Actress Patricia of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" : NEAL
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Phone, wallet, ___ (traveler's mental checklist) : KEYS
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Gaudy jewelry : BLING
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Word in obituaries : WAS
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Eponymous member of the Ford family : EDSEL
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Most cheerful : PERKIEST
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Fictional establishment selling Duff Beer : MOES
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Option for an overnight guest : AIRBED
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Campsite org. : KOA
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Antacid brand : MAALOX
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Forms of some mythological sea creatures : OCTOPI
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Turn into : BECOME
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Bob hopes? : APPLES
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Garment worn with a choli : SARI
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Something Pharaoh's dream foretold in Genesis : FAMINE
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Make a goat : BLAME
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Heavies : THUGS
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"Pearls Before ___" (comic strip) : SWINE
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Put away : EATEN
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Sculptor with a dedicated museum in Philadelphia : RODIN
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Throw out : EJECT
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Showers attention (on) : DOTES
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Lemon bar ingredient : ZEST
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Food service industry lobby, for short : NRA
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Command to a dog : SIT
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Male swan : COB
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Slow (down) : BOG

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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