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New York Times, Thursday, April 23, 2020

Changes made to the answers to 16-, 24-, 33- and 47-Across, whether interpreted as one word or two?

Author:
Yacob Yonas and Erik Agard
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 40 Missing: {FJQXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Yonas. This is puzzle # 59 for Mr. Agard. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
YACOB: In June 2018, Erik and I were brainstorming themes for a back-to-school themed puzzle for the Lollapuzzoola crossword ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Phrases that morph into equally valid new phrases are my jam, so Yacob and Erik had me at BREAKING BAD to BAKING BREAD. What a ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times4/23/20 ( No. 25,734 )
Across
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Jazz's James : ETTA
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Means of applying lip gloss : WAND
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Unlikely to make the first move : SHY
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Navy ___ : BEAN
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In the neighborhood of : ABOUT
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Tapered piece of sports equipment : CUE
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Acclaimed TV show concerning a science teacher-turned-drug dealer : BAKINGBREAD
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"!!!!" : OMG
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Having a tart, citrusy flavor : LEMONY
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Mexican tequila brand, familiarly : CUERVO
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Word before Street or oil : SESAME
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Financially behind : INTHREED
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Hang around : LOITER
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Mimi's "me" : MOI
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Collection by Horace : ODES
29
Tick off : ANGER
30
Laundry loads : PILES
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___ There Dump That (garbage service franchise) : BIN
33
Brought into existence : CATERED
36
Staple of Disney live-action remakes, briefly : CGI
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"I goofed" : MYBAD
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St. ___ (district in London) : GILES
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Java setting : ASIA
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Fútbol stadium cry : OLE
46
Knock down a peg or two : DEMOTE
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Amigo : COMPARED
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Cute mistake : OOPSIE
50
Mild Swiss cheese : TILSIT
51
Spell check? : AMULET
52
Org. in the 2019 Tony-winning play "The Ferryman" : IRA
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Changes made to the answers to 16-, 24-, 33- and 47-Across, whether interpreted as one word or two? : RELOCATIONS
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Final figure : NET
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Neighbor of Uttar Pradesh : DELHI
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Emmy- and Tony-nominated actress Mireille : ENOS
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"___ whiz!" : GEE
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Source of the Tigris and Euphrates, per Genesis : EDEN
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In stitches : SEWN
Down
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Abatement : EBB
2
"Madam Secretary" star : TEALEONI
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Gesture from a coach not to swing at the next pitch : TAKESIGN
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Give life to : ANIMATE
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"Parsifal" composer : WAGNER
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Dear one? : ABBY
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Winter Olympics powerhouse: Abbr. : NOR
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Props, say : DUE
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Was able to acquire, informally : SCORED
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Military transport : HUMVEE
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"Holy cannoli!" : YEGODS
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Touchy? : TACTILE
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What the ruthless show : NOMERCY
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"Well, obviously!" : DUH
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Mythical matchmaker : EROS
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Chunk of concrete : SLAB
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Got in the way of : IMPEDED
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Hardly a rosy picture : NOIR
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Barely best : EDGEOUT
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Scrubbed : ABORTED
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Account : TALE
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"Crisis averted!" : CLOSEONE
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Question after an explanation : GETITNOW
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Positive response to 37-Down : ISEE
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Google ___ : MAPS
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Hints at : IMPLIES
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Playing field? : ACTING
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Swanky affair : SOIREE
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Scrambling words : IMLATE
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Address part : DOMAIN
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___ guitar : AIR
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Joint problem : ACHE
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Daniels who directed "The Butler" : LEE
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What it takes years and years to grow : OLD
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Target for an ID thief : SSN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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