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New York Times, Friday, March 27, 2020

Abbreviated title without the second, third, fourth and sixth letters

Author:
Kyle Dolan
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kyle T. Dolan

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 30 Missing: {FKQXZ} This is puzzle # 11 for Mr. Dolan.
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Across
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Saucy ones : SNIPS
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Brand with Prime Cuts : ALPO
10
"Deck the Halls" octet : LAS
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Seller of Halloween costumes, perhaps : POPUPSTORE
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Highland body : LOCH
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"Fingers and toes crossed ..." : IHOPETOGOD
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Need to play, say : ANTE
18
Show tiredness : NOD
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Cave ___ (beware the dog) : CANEM
20
Texas A&M athlete : AGGIE
21
Kind of wave : SINE
22
Supersmall, futuristic medical device : NANOBOT
24
Series of tweets : THREAD
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Series of tweets : BIRDSONG
28
Humanitarian Wallenberg : RAOUL
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Skilled at dodging : CAGEY
30
Afflict : AIL
31
Like zero : OVAL
32
Lines on a park map : PATHS
33
Abbreviated title without the second, third, fourth and sixth letters : SRTA
34
Conducted : LED
35
Oscar-nominated director of "Network" and "Dog Day Afternoon" : LUMET
36
Statues of mermaids, typically : NUDES
37
Didn't use the can? : LITTERED
39
Great shakes : SEISMS
40
"Grant them ___ rest" (requiem opening) : ETERNAL
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Barely : JUST
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Some R.S.V.P.s : YESES
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Favorite bar, say : HAUNT
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Big retailer in outdoor gear : REI
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Daft : BATS
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Device found between gutters : BALLRETURN
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Applies : USES
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Record kept for travel reimbursement : MILEAGELOG
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Code for Australia's busiest airport : SYD
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Call it a day : WRAP
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Honkers : GEESE
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Take a turn : SPIN
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Home of N.Y.C.'s Colonnade Row : NOHO
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Album holder : IPOD
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Little pointer : PUP
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Off-menu offering : SPECIAL
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When "S.N.L." ends on the East Coast : ATONE
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Seating request : LOGE
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Senior moment? : PROMNIGHT
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Ref. work in which the verb "set" has a 60,000-word entry : OED
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Four-wheeled transports that developed out of surf culture : LONGBOARDS
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One of the top things on a to-do list : ACTIONITEM
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What a pane! : SHEETGLASS
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Word after "take a" or "take the" : STAND
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Africa's largest city that's not a national capital : LAGOS
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Guitarist Summers of the Police : ANDY
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Alone, to Alain : SEUL
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Trojan War participant : ARES
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Transportation option in Philadelphia and Seattle : TROLLEYBUS
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Not experience the same difficulties as others : HAVEITEASY
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Like cars at Consumer Reports : ROADTESTED
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Held in suspense : BATED
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Expensive coat material : CAMELHAIR
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Aqua ___ : PURA
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Befit : SUIT
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It helps you focus : LENS
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Little something put away for later : NESTEGG
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Lock : TRESS
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Jazz great who took his name from Egyptian mythology : SUNRA
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Cocktail with bourbon and sugar over crushed ice : JULEP
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"It was ___ dream" : ALLA
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Be awesome : RULE
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Freudian concept : EROS
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Writer nicknamed the "Playwright of the Midwest" : INGE
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"The Ultimate Driving Machine" sloganeer : BMW
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Aid in driving : TEE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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