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New York Times, Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Likely inspiration for Meryl Streep's character in "The Devil Wears Prada"

Author:
Brandon Koppy
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Brandon Koppy

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 34 This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Koppy.
Brandon Koppy notes:

This was a fun puzzle to write. I like the playful twist that comes when you get to 42A. If only May the 4th fell on a Wednesday this year…

Jeff Chen notes:
R2D2 = RYAN REYNOLDS? I'm embarrassed to admit the number of times I counted the Rs and Ds in his name, wondering where I misspelled ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times4/21/21 ( No. 26,097 )
Across
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Put to shame : ABASE
6
Muppet with a unibrow : BERT
10
Sci-fi sidekick ... or a hint to 20- and 34-Across : R2D2
14
Sacrifices at the plate : BUNTS
15
Iris holder : UVEA
16
Setting for a hootenanny : BARN
17
Lisa of "High Fidelity" : BONET
18
Like old wood in new furniture, maybe : RECLAIMED
20
Star of the "Deadpool" films : RYANREYNOLDS
22
"Yippee!" : WOOT
23
Sch. in Greenwich Village : NYU
24
Web portal with the Bing search engine : MSN
27
Singer/songwriter DiFranco : ANI
29
Some do-si-do partners : GALS
32
Goddess and ruler of the witches in "Macbeth" : HECATE
34
Postmodern novelist who wrote "White Noise" : DONDELILLO
37
Plains tribe members : OTOS
38
Trig ratio : COTAN
39
Little Jack Horner's Christmas treat : PIE
40
Director Eastwood : CLINT
41
Stink : ODOR
42
Fashion icon with a numbered fragrance : COCOCHANEL
44
Dive deep : PLUNGE
46
K, in the NATO alphabet : KILO
47
Test for a future Ph.D. : GRE
48
"___ out!" : YER
49
Switch positions : ONS
51
Popular holiday gift of 2001 : IPOD
53
Stand-up comedian who voiced Remy in "Ratatouille" : PATTONOSWALT
58
"Nice wheels!" : SWEETRIDE
61
Winner of seven Tonys in 1977 : ANNIE
62
Hole punchers : AWLS
63
Zenith : APEX
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Neopagan religion : WICCA
65
Sci-fi sidekick ... or a hint to 42- and 53-Across : C3PO
66
In case : LEST
67
Word with guitar or wool : STEEL
Down
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E.g., e.g. : ABBR
2
Hearten : BUOY
3
Likely inspiration for Meryl Streep's character in "The Devil Wears Prada" : ANNAWINTOUR
4
Shorthand writer, for short : STENO
5
Hormone administered in some transgender therapies : ESTROGEN
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Suppress, as a negative story : BURY
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Deadlocked : EVEN
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Fact-finding mission, informally : RECON
9
Fox hunter's cry : TALLYHO
10
Stat for a D.H. : RBIS
11
When clocks "spring forward" for daylight saving time : 2AM
12
Beats by ___ : DRE
13
Silver medalist's place : 2ND
19
Together, in music : ADUE
21
And others, in a list : ETAL
24
Birds of paradise do a spectacular one : MATINGDANCE
25
Type who's prone to "the munchies" : STONER
26
Spoon, say : NESTLE
27
Promotional text : ADCOPY
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Noggin : NOODLE
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T'ang dynasty poet : LIPO
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Nifty : SLICK
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Pop variety : COLA
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"Rats!" : DARN
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First of 13 popes : LEOI
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Heavy-duty cutters : CHOPSAWS
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Innermost : CENTRAL
43
Muse of history : CLIO
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Best ever, acronymically : GOAT
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Michael of R.E.M. : STIPE
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Embrace something embarrassing : OWNIT
53
100 centavos : PESO
54
Some are Sapphic : ODES
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Coming right up : NEXT
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Problems that come to a head? : LICE
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Color on Jacksonville Jaguar uniforms : TEAL
58
Anatomical pouch : SAC
59
Conflict in many postapocalyptic narratives, for short : WW3
60
Rapper who's half of Run the Jewels : ELP

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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