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New York Times, Friday, April 2, 2021

Tony-winning musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda during his second year of college

Author:
Kyra Wilson and Sophia Maymudes
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kyra Wilson
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Sophia Maymudes

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 31 Missing: {QX} This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Wilson. This is puzzle # 4 for Ms. Maymudes. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
KYRA: I'm very excited to have my first NYT crossword published! I met Sophia at Carleton College, and we've been constructing ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Sophia is one of my favorite up-and-coming constructors because she's a great listener, internalizes feedback, and works hard to ... read more
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© 2021, The New York TimesNo. 0402 ( 26,078 )
Across
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Veiled satire on Joseph Stalin : ANIMALFARM
11
Capital of Azerbaijan : BAKU
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First Korean to win the Best Director Oscar : BONGJOONHO
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Father of Eros : ARES
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"We are not getting back together" : IVEMOVEDON
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Compost ingredient : LOAM
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Toe preceder : TAC
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Show of amor : BESO
21
Glazer of "Broad City" : ILANA
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Puts in stitches : SEWS
24
One who is so close (and yet so far) : RUNNERUP
27
Part of a promotion negotiation : TITLE
29
Will who voices BoJack Horseman on "BoJack Horseman" : ARNETT
30
Even a smidgen : ATALL
31
Old Testament figure who has a child while in her early 90s : SARAH
32
Long way around town? : BUS
35
Lists on eBay, say : RESELLS
37
He or I, but not you? : ELEMENT
39
Senator Klobuchar : AMY
40
Smears : DAUBS
42
Group of zombies : HORDE
43
Style : FORMAT
44
Poet who said "If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?" : ELIOT
45
Like the "fact" that humans use only 10% of their brains : DEBUNKED
48
Adverb in both French and Spanish : BIEN
49
Thrill : ELATE
50
"Gotcha!," once : IDIG
52
Fig. that always includes a decimal : GPA
55
Demographic of many TikTok users : GENZ
56
Oktoberfest garb : LEDERHOSEN
59
Entr'___ : ACTE
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Rhyming term for a dessert : SWEETTREAT
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What might be on the tip of your tongue? : STUD
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Killer look : DEATHSTARE
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Slightly : ABIT
2
Observation from an observatory : NOVA
3
Super-happy : INECSTASY
4
Grand opening for a casino? : MGM
5
A+ work : AJOBWELLDONE
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Start of a three-word alliterative name of a Shakespeare play : LOVES
7
Rivals : FOES
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Where Catalan is the official language : ANDORRA
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Letter seen in a Christogram : RHO
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Many a fed. holiday : MON
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It may keep you on your toes : BALLET
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Like a cheering crowd : AROAR
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Actor Reeves : KEANU
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Hanging on a classroom wall, maybe : USMAP
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Tony-winning musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda during his second year of college : INTHEHEIGHTS
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___ Woods, lead character in "Legally Blonde" : ELLE
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Turbulence : UNREST
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Cassady who inspired Kerouac : NEAL
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Figure skater Lipinski : TARA
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Romantic couple : ITEM
29
Take on : ASSUME
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What Bristol Bay is an arm of : BERINGSEA
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Ctrl+Z : UNDO
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Proofer's 33-Down : STET
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Joy ride, for example : LARK
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Mexican sauce made from chili peppers and chocolate : MOLE
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"I'd think twice about that" : BADIDEA
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Messed (with) : FUTZED
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Painter and devotee of 11-Down : DEGAS
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About to be in office : ELECT
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African language family : BANTU
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Special delivery : BIRTH
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Bug spray ingredient : DEET
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Lute shape : PEAR
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Kick in : ANTE
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Colorless, odorless drug : LSD
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First mammal to be cloned : EWE
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Food scrap : ORT

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle.

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