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New York Times, Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Author:
Adam Wagner
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Power user of a popular review site, colloquially
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Adam Wagner

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 35 Missing: {Q} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Wagner. Tuesday freshness: 82%
Adam Wagner notes:
Fun fact: I found out this puzzle was accepted the same week my wife and I found out we were expecting our first baby! For nine ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times4/20/21 ( No. 26,096 )
Across
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Indian royal : RAJAH
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Egypt's pyramids of ___ : GIZA
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Polluted air : SMOG
14
Honda luxury brand : ACURA
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Have ___ (be well connected) : ANIN
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Actress Kathryn of "WandaVision" : HAHN
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Severely injures : MAIMS
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James who likes his martinis "shaken, not stirred" : BOND
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Woman's name that anagrams to GOAL : OLGA
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Instagram upload, for short : PIC
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Brewery jug : BEERGROWLER
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British noble : EARL
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Bug spray ingredient : DEET
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Conger, e.g. : EEL
28
Largest speaker in a sound system, usually : SUBWOOFER
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Posh : RITZY
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Jack who pioneered late-night talk : PAAR
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Golfer's target : PAR
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"Funny!" : HAH
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Like wine that's given a chance to "breathe" before drinking : AERATED
38
___ Stone (hieroglyphics key) : ROSETTA
42
"___ the Damn Season" (2020 Taylor Swift song) : TIS
43
Mooch, as a cigarette : BUM
44
Org. with 50+ members : AARP
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Expel, as waste : EGEST
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Longtime host of "The Price Is Right" : BOBBARKER
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University of Tennessee athlete, for short : VOL
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Chicago mayor Lightfoot : LORI
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Like "manspreading" on public transportation : RUDE
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Power user of a popular review site, colloquially : ELITEYELPER
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Fashionable : HIP
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Classic theater name : ROXY
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Careen : VEER
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Stinky smells : ODORS
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Scissors sound : SNIP
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Book after II Chronicles : EZRA
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Oblong tomatoes : ROMAS
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Fiona or Shrek : OGRE
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Quaint affirmative : YESM
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15-percenter : AGENT
Down
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A.D.A.-compliant entrance feature : RAMP
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Smoothie berry : ACAI
3
Business where all the employees blend together? : JUICEBAR
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Sleeve filler : ARM
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Big name in board games : HASBRO
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Comedy's Kaplan or baseball's Kapler : GABE
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Correctly arranged : INORDER
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Snappy put-down : ZINGER
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___ 3000, one half of rap's Outkast : ANDRE
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Have a visible baby bump : SHOW
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Whack-a-mole whacker : MALLET
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"You've gotta be kidding me!" : OHGEEZ
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Awesome, in surf-speak : GNARLY
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Says "I do" without the ado? : ELOPES
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Others, in Oaxaca : OTRAS
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"Darn it!" : AWRATS
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Place for a mud facial : SPA
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Country with the world's tallest building, for short : UAE
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Furbys or fidget spinners, once : FAD
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Gossip starter : IHEARD
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Man of Mexico : HOMBRE
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Mister President or Madam Speaker : TITLE
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Barbecue coating : RUB
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Earn after tax : TAKEHOME
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Uno, due, ___ : TRE
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Earth Day's mo. : APR
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If they leak, you may find yourself in hot water : BOILERS
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Extremely : EVERSO
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Run out to catch a deep pass : GOLONG
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Magic potion : ELIXIR
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Light wind : BREEZE
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Northern lights phenomenon : AURORA
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Yiddish "Yikes!" : OYVEY
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"Sorry, you're just not my ___" : TYPE
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Baby carriage, to Brits : PRAM
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Country across the Persian Gulf from the 29-Down : IRAN
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Vowelless attention-getter : PSST
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Animal you might describe by the ends of 21-, 28-, 48- and 54-Across : DOG

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