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New York Times, Saturday, April 11, 2020

Mono no ___, Japanese term for a gentle sadness at life's impermanence

Author:
Erik Agard and Wyna Liu
Editor:
Will Shortz
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1.53000
Wyna Liu

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 30 Missing: {JKQXZ} This is puzzle # 58 for Mr. Agard. This is puzzle # 3 for Ms. Liu. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
WYNA: What can I say? Erik's the best. This was our third collaboration, and first puzzle in the Times. Erik sent me this grid with ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I thought "Gangnam Style" was a once-in-a-lifetime blockbuster, but DESPACITO has nearly twice as many views. After listening to it, I ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times4/11/20 ( No. 25,722 )

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Across
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2017 #1 song whose music video has over 6.5 billion views on YouTube : DESPACITO
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Pedal-operated instrument : HIHAT
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Props : ACCOLADES
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Good thing for an athlete to bring : AGAME
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Rectangle on a staff : WHOLEREST
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Brighten : LIVEN
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Rot : GOTOWASTE
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Where things are likely to get heated : OVENS
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See 46-Down : PITT
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Syrup in a mai tai : ORGEAT
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Over, as an ailment : RIDOF
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Plant cultivated for its juice : ALOE
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React to a stubbed toe : HOP
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Laughable : INANE
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[Oh my God, he's so hot!] : SWOON
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Two before 48-Down : ETA
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Simple craft : DORY
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A couple of bucks : STAGS
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Coin whose obverse shows King Maha Vajiralongkorn : BAHT
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Vacation destination : INN
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Ice cream topper : BERRY
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What Sally is often informal for : SARAH
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Realize : NET
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Nautical adverb : ALEE
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Catchers of flies : MITTS
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Best in Show winner at the 2020 Westminster Dog Show : POODLE
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Like some contraceptives : ORAL
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Forest, e.g. : BIOME
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Ointment with an orange label : TIGERBALM
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Put on sale, say : RETAG
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Freezes : MORATORIA
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Hitting a point of no return? : ACING
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Tucked in at night? : ATEDINNER
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"High Life" director Claire : DENIS
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Unconscious : PASSEDOUT
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Georgia athlete, familiarly : DAWG
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Nymph cursed by Hera : ECHO
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Watt, e.g. : SCOT
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One involved in horseplay? : POLOPONY
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Fish in the herring family : ALEWIFE
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Ring figure : CARAT
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That is : IDEST
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Beta follower : TEST
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Ribs course? : OSTEOLOGY
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I, for one : HALOGEN
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Cry for mercy : IGIVE
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Cry for mercy : HAVEAHEART
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Words of agreement : AMENTOTHAT
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Pairs of fins : TENS
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Animals that 28-Across, informally : ROOS
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2006 #1 Chamillionaire hit that begins "They see me rollin'" : RIDIN
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Good way to get back from an ordeal : INONEPIECE
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Words of agreement : DARNTOOTIN
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Mono no ___, Japanese term for a gentle sadness at life's impermanence : AWARE
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They'll take you places : PATHS
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Holder of miniature blocks : STREETMAP
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Move like a bear : SELL
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Possible instance of predatory lending : BAILBOND
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Real stinkers, literally and figuratively : BADEGGS
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Classic candy with a biconcave shape : SMARTIE
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Rial spender : OMANI
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Fantastic beasts : OGRES
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Interpretations : READS
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With 21-Across, "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" co-star : BRAD
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I, for Plato : IOTA
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It waters the Boboli Gardens : ARNO
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Word usually found between "in" and "of" : LIEU
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Place of commerce : MART

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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