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New York Times, Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Beverage brand whose first mascot was Willy the Hillbilly

Author:
Michael Lieberman
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QXZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Lieberman. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Michael Lieberman notes:
This is one of those themes that grew out of a different, failed theme idea. I started with the idea of using the theme clues [Rocky's ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Great example of a "words that can follow X" theme. It's been years since Will Shortz declared his moratorium on these, but there's ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times4/13/21 ( No. 26,089 )
Across
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Some downloads : APPS
5
Eating surface on an airplane : TRAY
9
Like Roger Federer and Martina Hingis : SWISS
14
Place where Farsi is spoken : IRAN
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Extremely : OHSO
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Mixer with gin or vodka : TONIC
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Cool, in slang : DOPE
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Coyote outfoxer, in cartoons : ROADRUNNER
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"Get Out" director Jordan : PEELE
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Mind, as a warning : HEED
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Word that sounds like its middle letter : ARE
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"Get Out," for one : HORRORFILM
26
Raison d'___ : ETRE
27
C.E.O.'s reading, maybe, in brief : WSJ
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Extremely : TOO
29
Sea between Turkey and Greece : AEGEAN
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Votes in favor : YEAS
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Kind of tide that lifts all boats : RISING
36
Beverage brand whose first mascot was Willy the Hillbilly : MOUNTAINDEW
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Facebook status : FRIEND
41
Frontiersman Crockett : DAVY
44
Incendiary jelly used in the Vietnam War : NAPALM
47
CPR provider : EMT
50
Mauna ___ (Hawaiian volcano) : KEA
51
Periods of time : ERAS
52
Part of San Diego that's home to its zoo : BALBOAPARK
56
___ Lingus : AER
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Symbol of stubbornness : MULE
58
North, south, east or west : POINT
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Bumpy beginning ... or a hint to 18-, 24-, 36- and 52-Across : ROCKYSTART
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Remove excess verbiage, e.g. : EDIT
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Cause fuzzy vision in : BLEAR
65
Cookie in the shape of its first and last letters : OREO
66
Pasta sauce brand : RAGU
67
1945 meeting place for F.D.R., Churchill and Stalin : YALTA
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One of the Rice Krispies mascots : SNAP
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Condescending sort : SNOB
Down
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Assist : AID
2
Pop the question : PROPOSE
3
Printing predicament : PAPERJAM
4
Contemptuous smile : SNEER
5
Matador : TORERO
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Greek letter that looks like a "P" : RHO
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Component of a sake bomb, often : ASAHI
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Communication during peak times? : YODEL
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Macho sort : STUD
10
Took the checkered flag : WON
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From nature, not nurture : INNATE
12
Letter after Romeo in the NATO alphabet : SIERRA
13
Basketball play : SCREEN
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Brexit opponent's vote : REMAIN
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Word after odd or job : LOT
24
Route: Abbr. : HWY
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Strength : FORTE
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Urged (on) : EGGED
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Wrap up : END
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Places to nap : SOFAS
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Fleming who created James Bond : IAN
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Lesser-played part of a record, usually : SIDEB
37
Internet address, for short : URL
38
Kind of cloud that may bring precipitation : NIMBUS
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Like most characters in "Black Panther" : WAKANDAN
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Hitchcock movie or U2 song : VERTIGO
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Talk one's head off : YAK
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Close at hand : NEARBY
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Colored part of the iris : AREOLA
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Part of UPS : PARCEL
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Beatles-like hairdo : MOPTOP
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Chinese "path" : TAO
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Choral section : ALTOS
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Come to understand : LEARN
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Jetties : PIERS
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Gore Vidal's "___ Breckinridge" : MYRA
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Kit ___ bar : KAT
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Stephen of "The Crying Game" : REA
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Bath site : TUB

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle.

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