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New York Times, Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Asset that's all about "location, location, location" ... with a hint to the starts of 21-, 26- and 49-Across

Author:
Jules Markey
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jules P. Markey

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 16 Words: 75, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQWZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. Markey. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jules P. Markey notes:
The idea for this puzzle came while at work, as many others have. I am a letter carrier in Philadelphia, at 63 I'm well into my 30th and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Several years ago, a newer constructor ran an idea by me, using PRIME REAL ESTATE as a revealer for THREE MILE ISLAND, plus some others I don't ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times4/22/20 ( No. 25,733 )
Across
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Word after play or before luck : DUMB
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The "P" of P.B.R. : PABST
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Home to the Bay of Pigs : CUBA
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Fell on one's face big-time : ATEIT
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Give out one's address? : ORATE
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Candid : OPEN
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Zoroastrianism, e.g. : FAITH
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Sign of autumn : LIBRA
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Artery : ROAD
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Location of a 1979 accident : THREEMILEISLAND
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Potpie ingredient : MEAT
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TV's Dr. ___ : PHIL
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Location where Italy's capital is said to have been founded : SEVENHILLSOFROME
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Big lug : APE
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Touch-and-go : DICEY
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Looked too soon, say : PEEKED
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Tattaglia and Barzini, in "The Godfather" : DONS
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Scullers' gear : OARS
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32-year-old artist pictured on the cover of Time magazine in 1936 : DALI
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De facto : ACTUAL
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Ceremonies : RITES
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Dearie : PET
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Location in the New World until 1776 : THIRTEENCOLONIES
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The "G" of Geico: Abbr. : GOVT
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Ballet move : PLIE
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Asset that's all about "location, location, location" ... with a hint to the starts of 21-, 26- and 49-Across : PRIMEREALESTATE
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Gator's cousin : CROC
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12/31, for one : RATIO
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It's a knockout : ETHER
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City on the Arno : PISA
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Utopias : EDENS
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Justice Kagan : ELENA
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Skating feat : AXEL
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Takes to the limit, perhaps : TESTS
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Revivalists, for short? : EMTS
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Bats : DAFT
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"The Greatest Snow on Earth" sloganeer : UTAH
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Head of government between Eshkol and Rabin : MEIR
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"Buzz off!" : BITEME
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Inside-the-Beltway type : POLITICO
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Seed covering : ARIL
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Dearie : BABE
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Cartoonists' output : STRIPS
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Establishment with steep prices? : TEASHOP
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Orangish shade : CORALRED
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Well versed in : UPON
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Droplet : BEAD
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& : AND
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Song by the Doors that, paradoxically, is heard at the start of "Apocalypse Now" : THEEND
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When doubled, a Hawaiian fish : MAHI
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Vivacity : LIFE
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Begin's negotiating partner for peace : SADAT
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Long time : EPOCH
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20, in Italian : VENTI
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Master : LEARN
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A mondegreen is a misheard one : LYRIC
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Cousin of a giraffe : OKAPI
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Free-for-all : MELEE
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Text tweaks : EDITS
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Like some caps and gowns : SURGICAL
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Kind of order on Wall Street : STOPLOSS
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Little wonder? : ATOM
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Young hare : LEVERET
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She: Fr. : ELLE
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"Yes, that's clear to me" : SOISEE
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Big online brokerage : ETRADE
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Sharply annoy : NETTLE
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Grand ___ : PRIX
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Type of wine with an accent : ROSE
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Vacation times on la Côte d'Azur : ETES
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"You ___ kiddin'!" : AINT
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Throat clearer : AHEM
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Mobile home? : TENT
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Long times : ERAS
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I.R.S. worker, for short : CPA

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

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