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New York Times, Friday, April 23, 2021

It's measured in both feet and meters

Author:
Robyn Weintraub
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 34 for Ms. Weintraub. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
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© 2021, The New York Times4/23/21 ( No. 26,099 )
Across
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Gives some badly needed help? : ABETS
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Kind of card : AMEX
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Laughfest : RIOT
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Sound of the South : DRAWL
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Garnish for a Moscow mule : LIMEWEDGE
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High home : AERIE
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Scrubland danger : BRUSHFIRE
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Little white toy : MALTESE
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Who wrote "In Memory of W. B. Yeats" : AUDEN
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Star's place : SKY
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Roof-edge defenses : PARAPETS
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Ones best in show? : FRONTROWSEATS
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Endeavor : STRIVE
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Bone to pick : BEEF
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Not to : FRO
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Wear : ERODE
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Turn down : DIM
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Mammal that can hold its breath up to eight minutes : OTTER
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"___ destiny unshunnable, like death": "Othello" : TIS
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Original cause : ROOT
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Father figure : PRIEST
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Good beverage for a blustery fall day : HOTAPPLECIDER
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GranTurismo maker : MASERATI
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___ the Enchanter, role in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" : TIM
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What meat and dairy both lack : FIBER
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Dad's hangout, maybe : MANCAVE
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"You pick" : IDONTCARE
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Decline in military activity? : NOSIR
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Person who's really sweet and soft : TEDDYBEAR
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Log : ENTER
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"Who ___?" : SAYS
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Quinceañera celebrant: Abbr. : SRTA
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Like the sound of a clarinet : REEDY
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Oleta of soul : ADAMS
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Snap, crack or pop, maybe : BREAK
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Fall farming headache : EARLYFROST
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Turkey : TWIT
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Event that goes all night : SLEEPOVERPARTY
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Real name of George VI : ALBERT
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Plunger into the Pacific Ocean in 2001 : MIR
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Creature that can fill the blank in L___R to make another creature : EMU
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Check alternatives : XES
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Worthless stuff : REFUSE
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Brief confession : IDID
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Oni, in Japanese folklore : OGRE
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Quinceañera celebrant, e.g. : TEEN
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Query that might follow some grumbling : WHATSFORDINNER
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Sound : SANE
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One involved in a dispute : ARBITER
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It's measured in both feet and meters : POEM
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She sounds just like you! : EWE
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Relieve (of) : RID
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Finish, to an oenophile : AFTERTASTE
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101 word in both Spanish and French : TRES
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Put in an order : SORT
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Actor Green : SETH
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Three for the show? : TRIO
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First and only president of the Republic of Hawaii : DOLE
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Make fast : TIE
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Corporate workplace division, for short : OPS
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Something often served with shakshuka : PITA
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Make ___ : AMENDS
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Snap out of it? : CAMERA
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Like the walls of an old church, maybe : IVIED
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Gay : MERRY
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Conforms : FITS
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"The right" thing : IDEA
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Word with shop or shot : BODY
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Cup alternative, at times : CONE
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Network with shows on Paramount+ : CBS
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___ Lingus : AER
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Singer in the family? : RAT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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