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New York Times, Saturday, March 7, 2020

What the Copacabana becomes at the end of "Copacabana"

Author:
Robyn Weintraub
Editor:
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QZ} This is puzzle # 25 for Ms. Weintraub. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
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Across
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Gray with the 3x platinum album "On How Life Is" : MACY
5
Sandwich shop purchases : WRAPS
10
Out to lunch : DAFT
14
Fit for a sweater : AGUE
15
Well-ventilated : HOLEY
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Golfer Aoki : ISAO
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"Hey, can I talk to you briefly?" : GOTASECOND
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Pass up : SKIP
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Overprotective type : MOTHERHEN
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Mark of a swordsman? : SCAR
22
Shakespearean production : ADO
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Appreciates : SEES
24
Fast learner : SPONGE
26
One of four on Pluto : PAW
27
Small cardinal : TWO
28
Himalayan native : YAK
29
Declaration upon walking in the door : HOMESWEETHOME
33
It might go over some students' heads : PAPERAIRPLANE
34
Like many a password : CASESENSITIVE
35
Individual, for one: Abbr. : SYN
36
Source of Roquefort cheese : EWE
37
Legal, after "of" : AGE
38
Highest point : APOGEE
40
Blowout : BASH
42
Chemical suffix : ENE
45
Back : HIND
46
Seafood in shells : FISHTACOS
48
End notes : CODA
49
Ones set for a wild party? : JELLOSHOTS
50
Tech-focused website : CNET
51
Support structure : REBAR
52
Nobelist Wiesel : ELIE
53
Lots and lots (of) : SEAS
54
Gem : STONE
55
Vixen : MINX
Down
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Source of igneous rock : MAGMA
2
Do ___ deed : AGOOD
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Direction in a film script : CUTTO
4
"Right on!" : YEAH
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Query following an interruption : WHEREWEREWE
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Company that makes Valium : ROCHE
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Some decorative plants : ALOES
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Brown alternative : PENN
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Cartoonist Hoff : SYD
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What the Copacabana becomes at the end of "Copacabana" : DISCO
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"Everybody says so" : ASKANYONE
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OK to target : FAIRGAME
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One-up : TOP
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Bit on a bun : SESAMESEED
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Calls attention to : SPOTLIGHTS
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Like some flotsam : SWEPTASHORE
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Squeeze (out) : EKE
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One of seven in 14th-century Avignon : POPE
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Actress Polo : TERI
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Is lost : HASNOIDEA
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Sound : SANE
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Neighbor of Ill. : WIS
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Give birth to : HAVE
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Obsolescent means of communication : PAYPHONE
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Civil War inits. : CSA
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Summer annoyances : GNATS
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Character who steals from the dragon Smaug : BILBO
41
Literary lion : ASLAN
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Recurrent health scare : ECOLI
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Passé, say : NOTIN
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New Jersey county whose seat is Newark : ESSEX
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Typical stocking stuffers : FEET
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"Hello ... I'm right here" : AHEM
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Hospital amts. : CCS
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What Joe Biden and Al Gore are: Abbr. : JRS

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