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New York Times, Thursday, March 26, 2020

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

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 35 for Mr. Eaton-Salners. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Alex Eaton-Salners notes:
ROMAN GOD makes its NYT crossword debut today. Interestingly, it almost debuted back in 2018 in this puzzle. There, my original ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Convo from inside the top-secret Gridmasters and Gargoyles Group (D&D : ridiculous dorks :: G&G : geek elite): Alex: Surprised to see ... read more
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Amount to make do with : LESS
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Slip up : ERR
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Teleprompter user : ORATOR
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Late Surrealist Turner : ALAN
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Second person : YOU
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Country singer Carly : PEARCE
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Mercury or Sun, e.g. : WNBATEAM
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Volume 1, Number 1 and others : ISSUES
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Sporty 1980s Pontiac : FIERO
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Reprobate : ROGUE
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Common man's name from Hebrew : ELI
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Some diplomats working in N.Y.C. : UNREPS
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Mercury or Venus, e.g. : ROMANGOD
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___ Lobos : LOS
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Something to chew on : GUM
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Bronze Age fertility deity : ASTARTE
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___ Pass (means of foreign travel) : EURAIL
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Smack : KISS
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Mercury or Earth, e.g. : INNERPLANET
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"Yikes!" : OHNO
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Invented : COINED
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Liquid absorbed by surrounding soil : SOAKAGE
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"Bill ___ Saves the World" : NYE
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Shots fired? : BBS
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Mercury or Mars, e.g. : MUSICIAN
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ITV spot : ADVERT
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Handel's "___ for St. Cecilia's Day" : ODE
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72 things in this puzzle : CLUES
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Carson City's lake : TAHOE
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Lightly burned : SINGED
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Mercury or Saturn, e.g. : AUTOMAKE
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Deep down : INSIDE
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Vegas casino with the Penn & Teller Theater : RIO
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Kennington cricket ground, with "the" : OVAL
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Waged a long campaign against : SIEGED
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Place for a slop bucket : STY
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Patches (up) : SEWS
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Within bounds : LAWFUL
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Current event? : ELNINO
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They go into battle at the sides of cavalrymen : SABERS
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Capture : SNARE
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___ of Providence (image on a dollar bill) : EYE
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Sound in a circus act : ROAR
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Buzz : RUMOR
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Poppy products : OPIUMS
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Upgrade to a box, perhaps : RESEAT
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Wiimote batteries : AAS
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Only movie for which John Wayne won an Oscar : TRUEGRIT
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Striped and spotted felines : OCELOTS
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Lives : RESIDES
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Highest-grossing movie of 1986 : TOPGUN
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Not hold back : GOALLIN
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Positive : SURE
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Uncovered : NAKED
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Only performer with a speaking part in 1976's "Silent Movie" : MARCEAU
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Slender Japanese mushroom : ENOKI
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Bit of Wall St. news : IPO
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So to speak : INASENSE
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Novelist Seton : ANYA
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Must : NEEDTO
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Unconscious assimilation : OSMOSIS
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Subject of the 2006 biography "Escape!" : HOUDINI
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Submit : ACCEDE
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___ Age (late 19th century) : GILDED
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Parent's admonition : BEHAVE
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NBC Nightly News anchor before Brian Williams : BROKAW
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Braces : STEELS
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Gets in the neighborhood of : NEARS
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"Let's go!," in Spanish : VAMOS
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Hearts, but not minds : SUIT
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It's a job : GIG
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Little dog : TOY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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