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New York Times, Thursday, April 22, 2021

Author:
Jem Burch
Editor:
Will Shortz
Blog:
Movement started by Tarana Burke
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Jem Burch

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 40 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Burch. Thursday freshness: 42%
Jem Burch notes:
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© 2021, The New York Times4/22/21 ( No. 26,098 )
Across
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Producer of "whirligigs" : MAPLE
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Winning : ONTOP
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Any "ology": Abbr. : SCI
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Quarters seen in some parts of Canada : IGLOOS
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Ruckuses : HOOHAS
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"Neat!" : COOL
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*1962-67, 1971, 1983 : SEANCONNERY
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Mike's partner in the candy aisle : IKE
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Chapel Hill sch. : UNC
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Amanda Gorman's "The Hill We Climb," for one : POEM
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Spiced brew : CHAI
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Things trackers pick up : SCENTS
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Small alcoholic drink : SHOOTER
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Singer Gorme : EYDIE
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Order, of a sort : SECT
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___ bread : PITA
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Where reception guests buy drinks : CASHBAR
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Smoke : CIG
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*1995-2002 : PIERCEBROSNAN
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___ Klain, Biden White House chief of staff : RON
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Certain money-saving rideshare option : UBERPOOL
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Actor McGregor of "Trainspotting" : EWAN
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Greta Gerwig's "___ Bird" : LADY
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Stevie Wonder, for one : TENOR
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Wide-ranging seabird : PETREL
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Davis who sang "Can I Change My Mind" : TYRONE
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"Knives Out" director Johnson : RIAN
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"Li'l Abner" character shaped like a bowling pin : SHMOO
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Classified org. : NSA
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Animated "devil," familiarly : TAZ
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*2006-present : DANIELCRAIG
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Wood carver : ADZ
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Unexpected declaration at the altar : IDONT
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Vital trunk : AORTA
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Queen ___ (pop nickname) : BEY
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Body image : TATTOO
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Jet similar to a 747 : DCTEN
Down
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Embezzlement, say : MISUSE
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The "A" of 57-Across : AGENCY
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Put : PLACED
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Bird with a mournful cry : LOON
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It quits when it gets depressed : ESC
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"Yikes!" : OHNO
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Who has finished a 100-meter dash in under nine seconds : NOONE
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They/___ pronouns : THEM
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White-water rafting guide? : OAR
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Intimidate mentally, with "out" : PSYCH
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Back pain caused by nerve compression : SCIATICA
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Reusable dessert container : COOKIETIN
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Sainte-Hélène, for one : ILE
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Photo ___ : OPS
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Court target : HOOP
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"Neat!" : NICE
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Page break? : TEAR
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Sharpen, as a razor : STROP
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It collects dust : RAG
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Yemen, in the Bible : SHEBA
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Fell back : EBBED
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Shoulder : CARRY
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Light racing boat : SCULL
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Official sports drink of the FIFA World Cup : POWERADE
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Flustered : INATIZZY
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Like Dick Van Dyke when singing "Chim Chim Cher-ee" : SOOTY
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Pirate or Padre, for short : NLER
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One push-up, say : REP
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New Deal inits. : NRA
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Dadaism, e.g. : NONART
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Not virtual : ONSITE
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Acting president? : REAGAN
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Call the whole thing off : ENDIT
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Saw or screwdriver : TOOL
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Little brat : SNOT
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Bit of help : HINT
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Movement started by Tarana Burke : METOO
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Key to advancing one's writing? : TAB
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Coding language named after the creator of the first computer program : ADA
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Scoundrel : CAD
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Hip-hop's ___-A-Fella Records : ROC

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