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New York Times, Friday, April 24, 2020

Author:
John Guzzetta
Editor:
Will Shortz
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John Guzzetta

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 36 Missing: {FQVZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Guzzetta. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
John Guzzetta notes:
This puzzle was accepted in January 2019. CATTLE RUSTLERS with its clue was the seed entry. I always spot a few things I'd improve ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
When people ask me what makes for a great themeless entry, I'm going to point to CATTLE RUSTLERS. It has the four qualities that make ... read more
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Across
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Haberdashery accessory : TIETACK
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Round measures : GIRTHS
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Homer with one R.B.I., in baseball lingo : SOLOSHOT
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Certain spuds : IDAHOS
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Clearheaded : ALLTHERE
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Swear at : BEDAMN
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That's so irritating! : RASH
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Speed up : EXPEDITE
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Demesne : ESTATE
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Actress Fisher : ISLA
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The night before on the day after, maybe : BLUR
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Whom basilicas are often named after: Abbr. : STS
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Carried the day : WON
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Dine quickly : GRABABITETOEAT
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Tree that's among the oldest known life forms on earth (4,800+ years) : BRISTLECONEPINE
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They have little respect for brand names : CATTLERUSTLERS
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Reuters competitor : UPI
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"Better ___ ..." : YET
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What a person in trouble -- or performing on stage -- wants : HAND
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Boll weevil, for one : PEST
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Unwanted crowd sounds : HISSES
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Kind of hickory : SHAGBARK
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Hebrew for "father" : ABBA
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Island governed by three different countries : BORNEO
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Center of a maze : MINOTAUR
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Apothegms : ADAGES
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Thou, for one : ARCHAISM
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Things that are declared : MAJORS
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Pippi Longstocking types : TOMBOYS
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Crimean War leader : TSAR
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Joe Hardy's girlfriend in the Hardy Boys books : IOLA
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Wings : ELLS
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How die-hard defenders may hold out : TOTHELAST
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Volcanic ___ : ASH
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Castro comrade : CHE
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Locale of the 2018 Winter Olympics : KOREA
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Mock : GIBE
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Pointed out, in a way : IDED
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Sides of Pac-Man's mouth, essentially : RADII
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"Huh!" : THATSWEIRD
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Things of interest to house buyers? : HOMELOANS
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1040 fig. : SSN
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Actual wording : TEXT
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Some trattoria preparations : PESTOS
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Without hitting someone over the head, say : SUBTLY
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Historic destination in County Kerry, Ireland : TRALEE
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Relative of a blind, in poker : ANTE
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Colonial rule in India : BRITISHRAJ
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___ place (part of a decimal) : TENTHS
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Inscribed pillars : STELAE
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Fanta product : GRAPESODA
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Name that's an anagram of THE BAR : BERTHA
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Place with drips, for short : ICU
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Prepares for the bar? : OPENSATAB
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Certain bra spec : BCUP
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One of the letters of NATO, in the NATO alphabet : TANGO
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Destructive 2017 hurricane : IRMA
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Go around : SKIRT
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Actor Will of "The Waltons" : GEER
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Head honcho : BOSS
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Actor Scott of "Happy Days" : BAIO
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Packed : BUSY
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Assets for QBs : ARMS
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"Pow!" : BAM
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Sarge, for one : NCO
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Unit in a calculation of power : OHM

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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