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New York Times, Thursday, April 1, 2021

Trey ___, R&B artist with the 2012 chart-topping album "Chapter V"

Author:
Sam Ezersky
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JWX} This is puzzle # 43 for Mr. Ezersky.
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© 2021, The New York Times4/1/21 ( No. 26,077 )
Across
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"Unbelievable!" : MYGOD
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Actor Patel of "Slumdog Millionaire" : DEV
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Film in which Will Ferrell wears yellow tights : ELF
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Good, in Genoa : BUONO
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Specs can be provided for them : EYES
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Talk like a tippler : SLUR
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___ Building, former name of Chicago's Aon Center : AMOCO
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Losing dice roll : CRAP
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[sooo funny!] : LMAO
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6-Across, with "out" : VERYRELIGIOUS
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What the Cyclops couldn't do after Odysseus tricked him : SEE
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"___ interesante" : MUY
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Bull's preceder in the zodiac : RAM
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"Sooo funny ..." : HARHAR
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Fearing : SCAREDOF
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Inits. before 9-Across : ESSENTIALLY
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Pop star Grande, to fans : ARI
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Airplane whose name is also a vitamin : BTEN
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Start of the third millennium : MMI
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Something often skipped using a DVR : TVAD
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Way to say "hey" in São Tomé : OLA
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37-Across, in slang : BADMOUTHING
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Overlooked : PASSEDBY
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Pestering sort : NOODGE
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Dip stick? : OAR
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Depiction on Arizona and New Mexico's flags : SUN
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___ loose : LET
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64-/65-Across and others : BLENDEDFAMILY
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Ice-___ (old tennis nickname) : BORG
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Bombard (with) : PELT
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Sorting category in a music app : GENRE
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"Jeopardy!," basically : QUIZ
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Fix : SPAY
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Bumpkins : HICKS
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French holy title: Abbr. : STE
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Cheap beer choice, for short : PBR
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S.U.V. with a geographic name : TAHOE
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Firm requirement, maybe : MBA
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Word a cook likes to hear : YUM
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Travel abroad : GOOVERSEAS
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How many times TV's Perry Mason lost a case : ONCE
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Quite a job, you have to admit? : DOORMAN
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Publicly criticize : DECRY
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Literary character who says "I will be myself" to Mr. Rochester : EYRE
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What might be parm for the course? : VEAL
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Friend of Cookie Monster : ELMO
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Occasion for a roast : LUAU
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Some natural hairstyles, informally : FROS
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Perfectly thrown football : SPIRAL
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Gunk : SLIME
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Circular dwelling : YURT
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Libertarian politico Johnson : GARY
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1984 hit for Cyndi Lauper : SHEBOP
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Where I-5 meets I-710 : EASTLA
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What may come home to roost : HEN
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Something that might be made with cold cuts from the fridge : SAMMY
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Sister of Calliope : CLIO
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Filmmaker who co-created "Twin Peaks" : DAVIDLYNCH
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Like Tennessee Avenue and New York Avenue, on a Monopoly board : ORANGE
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Have ants in one's pants : FIDGET
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Website with Oscars recaps : IMDB
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Vietnam's Le Duc ___ : THO
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Sweat it : BEAD
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Ones with spots to fill : ADREPS
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"One" on ones : UNUM
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Tony and Maria duet in "West Side Story" : TONIGHT
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Trey ___, R&B artist with the 2012 chart-topping album "Chapter V" : SONGZ
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Strong luster? : SATYR
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Occasions for roasts, for short : BBQS
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Hooligan : LOUT
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City roughly halfway between Cleveland and Buffalo : ERIE
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"Pirates of the Caribbean" star : DEPP
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Toning target : FLAB
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Noted leader of the Resistance : LEIA
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Pioneering co. in film noir : RKO
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-talk : ESE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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