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New York Times, Friday, April 17, 2020

Author:
Robyn Weintraub
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Robyn Weintraub

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 32 Missing: {MQVZ} This is puzzle # 26 for Ms. Weintraub. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Robyn Weintraub notes:
There are 16 words of 8 letters or more here, and not too much junk (though I recognize that my opinion of junk and your opinion of ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Robyn features a great assortment of colloquial phrases today, telling a story: ANY TAKERS? ... IT'S A START LETS ROLL! ARE WE THERE ... read more
Jim Horne notes:

The most famous stage direction from the world's most famous playwright seems more than fair to me.

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Across
1
Beaut : JEWEL
6
"___ go!" : GOTTA
11
Castilian knight in medieval Spain, with "the" : CID
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One who needs to go : EXILE
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Having limited focus : ADHOC
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Do-do connector : ASI
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Binary code bit : DIGIT
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It's bound to show you the way : ROADATLAS
20
"Some progress is better than none" : ITSASTART
22
New parents' woe : COLIC
23
Tune with syncopated rhythm : RAG
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Triglycerides, e.g. : LIPIDS
25
Raise one's glass : PROPOSEATOAST
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Product of a teachable moment : LIFELESSON
32
Ceilings : CAPS
35
Some nose-to-tail cuisine : OFFAL
36
Sun Devil Stadium sch. : ASU
37
Say yes to without saying "yes" : NODAT
38
Lucy ___ Hayes, 1800s first lady : WEBB
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Seasonal pickers : ELECTORATE
41
Impatient kid's whine : AREWETHEREYET
43
Fermented feed : SILAGE
45
___ Bo : TAE
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Radio station alert : ONAIR
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"So ... who's in?" : ANYTAKERS
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People who place : RUNNERSUP
55
45's better half : SIDEA
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Abbreviation near a tilde : ESC
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Printed fabric : TOILE
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1936 Summer Olympics icon : OWENS
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Meet at a poker game : SEE
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Closes up for good : SEALS
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Finish on a diamond? : NINTH
Down
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Movie knight : JEDI
2
"___, pursued by a bear" (Shakespearean stage direction) : EXIT
3
Freaks (out) : WIGS
4
Kazan of film : ELIA
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"Time to blow this popsicle stand" : LETSROLL
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Weekend shopping venue : GARAGESALE
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Noted characteristic of a corpse flower : ODOR
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All ___ (really cool) : THAT
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Fox in "The Fox and the Hound" : TOD
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Food for a giraffe : ACACIA
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Retire : CALLITADAY
12
Words following "Huh?" : ISAID
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Brake components : DISCS
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Arcade achievement : TOPSCORE
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Criminal charge? : TASE
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Horror star Chaney : LON
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Get off the street, in a way : PLOW
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Replete : RIFE
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Unable to stick the landing, say : OFFBALANCE
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Dope : PEABRAIN
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Holding : ASSET
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Enters without looking, say : TOUCHTYPES
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Crown : PATE
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[Never mind] : STET
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"Just 'cuz" : NOREASON
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Palindromic animal : EWE
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A kid drinks from one : TEAT
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Wetland predators : EGRETS
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Raw spots : SORES
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Unavailable, say : INUSE
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Home to zero winners of the FIFA World Cup, surprisingly : ASIA
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Empty : NULL
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Fuzzy berry : KIWI
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Bad place to go apple-picking? : EDEN
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"La Vie Bohème" musical : RENT
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Winner's accessory : SASH
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School of the future? : ROE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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