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New York Times, Thursday, March 25, 2021

Distance between "some" and "where" in "Somewhere over the rainbow"

Author:
Alex Eaton-Salners
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 35 Missing: {HJQXZ} This is puzzle # 48 for Mr. Eaton-Salners.
Alex Eaton-Salners notes:
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© 2021, The New York Times3/25/21 ( No. 26,070 )
Across
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They can be found just above a six-pack : PECS
5
China/North Korea border river : YALU
9
Area named for gynecologist Ernst Gräfenberg : GSPOT
14
Brazilian export : ACAI
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Standing above : ATOP
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Standing by : ONICE
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Opposite of [circled letters] : WONDERFUL
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Nick who voices Kuiil on "The Mandalorian" : NOLTE
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Pest control brand : DCON
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"You betcha!" : ISUREAM
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Ancient Indo-European : ARYAN
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Opposite of [circled letters] : EFFECTIVE
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Legal cover-up? : ROBE
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Harvey of Hollywood : KEITEL
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Composer Rorem : NED
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Opposite of [circled letters] : FEASTING
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Get-up-and-go : PEP
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Like many Bigfoot photos : GRAINY
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Like horsehair : COARSE
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Color on the flag of every permanent U.N. Security Council member : RED
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Opposite of [circled letters] : PRURIENT
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Up to : TIL
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Best : DEFEAT
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Brouhaha : STIR
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Opposite of [circled letters] : ANIMOSITY
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Sycophant : TOADY
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Gifts : TALENTS
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Grocery product with orange packaging : TANG
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Go from worse to bad, say : ABATE
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Opposite of [circled letters] : COURTEOUS
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Prefix with aggression : MICRO
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"Quick, get that dog some ___" (old ad slogan) : ALPO
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Carver's tool : RASP
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Cry made while removing a jacket : ITSON
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Just in case : LEST
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Dispatch, in a way : SLAY
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Boxer's mitt? : PAW
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Prefix with conscious : ECO
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Mars, for one : CANDYBAR
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"It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" co-star : SIDCAESAR
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Knitter's need : YARN
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Division of the Justice Dept. : ATF
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Jazz's Mary ___ Williams : LOU
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Raise : UPLIFT
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Escalate to the extreme : GONUCLEAR
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Reaction to hilarity, maybe : SNORT
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Enter all together : PILEIN
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Distance between "some" and "where" in "Somewhere over the rainbow" : OCTAVE
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Swarmed : TEEMED
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Now we're in the Phanerozoic one : EON
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Ooze away : SEEPOUT
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Intruder warning, maybe : ARF
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Director Nicolas : ROEG
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Start of a counting-out rhyme : EENY
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Fruit that's usually dried before consumption : FIG
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Most charitable : KINDEST
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Got loaded : TIEDONEON
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Cons : PRISONERS
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Supercomputing pioneer Seymour : CRAY
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Do some wishful thinking? : SETAGOAL
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Camelot lady : ENID
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Word before food or theory : PET
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Five-point rugby play : TRY
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Mat used for judo : TATAMI
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Shortly : INABIT
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Flowers that "in the dooryard bloom'd," in a Whitman poem : LILACS
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___ conservative : FISCAL
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Union Station-Dupont Circle connector, in D.C. : METRO
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Bit of ink : TAT
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Brisk pace : TROT
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Estadio cheer : OLE
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Happy states : UPS
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Destination of Finnish mail that's addressed to "Yhdysvallat" : USA
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One role for Harriet Tubman in the Civil War : SPY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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