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Savings Plan

New York Times, Sunday, April 14, 2024

Author:
John Rippe and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Joel Fagliano
100-Down : Scatterbrained
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Jeff Chen

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 141, Blocks: 81 Missing: {JQZ} Grid has mirror symmetry. Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Rippe. This is puzzle # 151 for Mr. Chen. Sunday freshness: 53%
Joel Fagliano notes:
John Rippe, of Silver Spring, Md., works in the Office of Protected Resources at the National Marine Fisheries Service. Jeff Chen, of Seattle, is a writer and prolific crossword ... read more
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© 2024, The New York Times4/14/24 ( No. 27,186 )
Across
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First name in 1990s alternative rock : ALANIS
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Hall-of-Fame QB John : ELWAY
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Showing embarrassment : ABLUSH
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Enormous : TITANIC
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Target competitor : KOHLS
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Results of an iron deficiency? : CREASES
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Buck, in slang : SMACKER
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A.P. Stylebook entry that lost its hyphen in 2011 : EMAIL
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Like Constantinople from 1453 to 1922 : OTTOMAN
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Under the counter, say : ILLEGAL
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One on the links? : ACE
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Carpenter's curve cutter : FRETSAW
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Hagen who wrote "Respect for Acting" : UTA
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Lydic of "The Daily Show" : DESI
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Group of connected PCs : LAN
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Nashville attraction, with "the" : OPRY
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Dust-up : ROW
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Something you might break into : SONG
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FedEx alternative : DHL
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John Denver's "Thank God ___ Country Boy" : IMA
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"Succession" family name : ROY
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App used to track fertility : MIRA
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Joins a pot : ANTES
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Response to "Are we there yet?" : ITSNOTFAR
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With sickly pallor : WANLY
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Enjoys a home-cooked meal : EATSIN
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Psychoanalyst Alfred : ADLER
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Submitted with TurboTax : EFILED
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When "golden goals" are scored, for short : INOT
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Bel ___ cheese : PAESE
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Covering for a pomegranate seed : ARIL
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Capone adversary, informally : TMAN
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Substance originally made with animal fat and wood ash : SOAP
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Without much thought : IDLY
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Wraps (up) : SEWS
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Dirty water inside a ship : BILGE
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Home to Millennium Park : CHICAGO
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Swamp creature, informally : GATOR
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Brew : STEEP
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A bull market it is not! : CHINASHOP
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"Bond. James Bond," e.g. : INTRO
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First-and-second bet : EXACTA
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Existential threat in 2021's "Don't Look Up" : COMET
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Spoke at length : ORATED
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Martini & ___ (beverage brand) : ROSSI
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Mythical bird : ROC
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Stop on a major tour : ARENA
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Gas station convenience : ATM
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Mozart's "Così Fan ___" : TUTTE
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Conked out : SLEPT
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Biden's signature 2022 legislation addressing rising prices, for short : IRA
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Once-popular rug style : SHAG
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Outstanding : OVERDUE
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With ___ to (acknowledging) : ANOD
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Bowed : ARCED
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Disappear ... like the circled creatures might do, if not for the 112-/114-Across : GOEXTINCT
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Dishes : BLABS
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Tiny "canvas" on which to paint : TOENAIL
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Shows signs of disuse : RUSTS
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Mission honored by the "Fallen Astronaut" lunar memorial : APOLLOI
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With 114-Across, conservation law that celebrated its 50th anniversary in December 2023 : ENDANGERED
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See 112-Across : SPECIESACT
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Before now : AGO
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Not fine : COARSE
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New ___ : YORKER
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Sushi garnish : ROE
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Web portal with a butterfly logo : MSN
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Senator Joni of Iowa : ERNST
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Screens, say : TESTS
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Some U.K. Lords : MPS
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Social media symbols : ATS
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BEFORE: Coupon stipulation : LIMITONE
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Greek heroine tempted by golden apples : ATALANTA
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Salt, symbolically : NACL
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Signed : INKED
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Like Troy in the "Iliad" : SIEGED
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Pull (out), as a win : EKE
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City in San Bernardino County : LOMALINDA
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BEFORE: Game with annoying pop-ups? : WHACAMOLE
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Turns off : ALIENATES
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High-fashion inits. : YSL
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Cardiac conduit : ARTERY
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Smith who wrote "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" : BETTY
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Country whose national animal is the elephant : LAOS
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Member of an elite fighting force : USMARINE
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BEFORE: Theme park chain : SEAWORLD
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QVC alternative : HSN
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BEFORE: Rear-end, e.g. : CRASHINTO
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BEFORE: Having physical form : CORPOREAL
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Bouncy melody : LILT
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Meeting places : FORA
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Basic cable channel : USA
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Route : WAY
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BEFORE: Begin operating effectively : GETINGEAR
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BEFORE: December temp worker : MALLSANTA
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I.R.S. ID : SSN
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Like some ancient Greek poetry : SAPPHIC
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Cargo : FREIGHT
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Game console that debuted in 2006 : WII
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Mobile platform : IOS
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Loose item at the bottom of a fast-food bag : FRY
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Basic cable channel : TBS
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AFTER: Tiny amount : MITE
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Soccer star ___ Morgan : ALEX
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Scoff in Offenbach : ACH
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Scat syllable : DOO
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Suffix with Paul or marion : ETTE
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AFTER: Slangy "Amen" : WORD
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Broadway letters of success : SRO
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Theme park known for its international food : EPCOT
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"Are you ___ out?" : INOR
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AFTER: Military pattern : CAMO
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Two shakes : ASEC
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Brobdingnagian : GIANT
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AFTER: Like some statues : CAST
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AFTER: Target of a facial cleanser : PORE
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Houston sch. : TSU
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Back, in a way : REP
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Langston Hughes poem about racial inequality : ITOO
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Baldwin who was the first to play Jack Ryan : ALEC
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All together : ASATEAM
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Hordes : THRONGS
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Philip II of ___, father of Alexander the Great : MACEDON
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Pinnacle achievement, metaphorically : EVEREST
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Solar phenomenon : SUNSPOT
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How one might bolt upright : INALARM
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"The Future of Law Enforcement," according to a 1987 movie : ROBOCOP
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Pop-ups can lead to them : ADSITES
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AFTER: Actress Rowlands : GENA
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Ooze : EXUDE
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Some linemen: Abbr. : RTS
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Scatterbrained : DITSY
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AFTER: Shakespearean title starter : ALLS
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Get down, so to speak : DANCE
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Extract : GLEAN
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Sails in a zigzag way : TACKS
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Cape Colony settlers : BOERS
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Assistant of classic film : IGOR
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Painter Mondrian : PIET
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Monopoly set, for short : RRS
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Before, to Shakespeare : ERE

Answer summary:
6 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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