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New York Times, Monday, April 1, 2019

Supreme Court justice nicknamed "The Notorious R.B.G."

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel Fagliano

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQVXZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 63 for Mr. Fagliano.
Jeff Chen notes:
Great April Fool's joke, gettable for newbs and entertaining for longtime solvers. [Tea set?] is literally a set of 15 Ts, to go with ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times4/1/19 ( No. 25,346 )
Across
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Part of a jacket where a hands-free mic is attached : LAPEL
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Powder for a gymnast : TALC
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Part of a constellation : STAR
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Michelle with the 2018 hit memoir "Becoming" : OBAMA
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Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
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Columbus's home : OHIO
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The end : FINIS
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Unruly crowds : MOBS
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Nevada casino city : RENO
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Tea set? : TTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
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___ Paulo, Brazil : SAO
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Five cards of the same suit, in poker : FLUSH
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Tune you just can't get out of your head : EARWORM
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On fire : LIT
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Suffragist ___ B. Wells : IDA
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Rice or wheat : GRAIN
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Slowly swivel sideways, as a camera : PAN
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Unknown author, for short : ANON
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G-string? : GGGGGGGGGGGGGGG
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French assents : OUIS
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Bit of financial planning for old age, in brief : IRA
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"The Little Mermaid" princess : ARIEL
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Cory Booker or Cory Gardner: Abbr. : SEN
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Spanish article : UNA
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All together, as a crowd : ENMASSE
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Like many people after eating beans : GASSY
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Main squeeze, modernly : BAE
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Beeline? : BBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
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Earsplitting : LOUD
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Peter Fonda title role of 1997 : ULEE
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"... and sometimes y" preceder : AEIOU
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Org. fighting for immigrants' rights : ACLU
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Lack of practice, metaphorically : RUST
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Touches down on the tarmac : LANDS
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Corridor : HALL
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Receives : GETS
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Olympic sleds : LUGES
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Apartment in an old warehouse district, say : LOFT
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Not much : ABIT
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Breathe like a tired runner : PANT
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Give off : EMIT
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Band's closing number : LASTSONG
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Drum with a repetitive name : TOMTOM
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Tons and tons : ALOT
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Rainbow symbol of pride : LGBTFLAG
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Chess move involving the king and rook : CASTLING
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Out of ___ (discombobulated) : SORTS
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"Here's what you have to realize ..." : THETHINGIS
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Slangy negative contraction : AINT
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Tree anchor : ROOT
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What cigarette filters are supposed to block : TAR
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Egyptian boy king : TUT
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Certain frozen waffles : EGGOS
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Squabble : ARGUE
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1980 Scorsese/De Niro classic : RAGINGBULL
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What many of the founding fathers wore : WIGS
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Old Venetian rulers : DOGES
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An obtuse one is more than 90° : ANGLE
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Links org. : PGA
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Home of the Taj Mahal : AGRA
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Supreme Court justice nicknamed "The Notorious R.B.G." : GINSBURG
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Shade similar to slate : GRAYBLUE
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N.B.A. souvenir : GAMEBALL
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Thumb drive port, for short : USB
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___ Field, onetime home of the Brooklyn Dodgers : EBBETS
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Catch red-handed : NAB
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Paula who once judged on "American Idol" : ABDUL
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When tripled, "and so on and so forth" : BLAH
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___ Raton, Fla. : BOCA
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Common email sign-off word : BEST
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Lover : BEAU
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Microsoft search engine : BING
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Be an omen of : BODE
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Kiss : BUSS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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