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New York Times, Saturday, April 24, 2021

Author:
Kristian House and Mike Dockins
Editor:
Will Shortz
Some boos
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Kristian House
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Mike Dockins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 68, Blocks: 31 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 21 for Mr. House. This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Dockins. Saturday freshness: 57%
Constructor notes:
MIKE: I had only wanted to publish a NYT puzzle on a Saturday someday so it's extra sweet that this is my debut! Kristian and I have ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I've had the fortune to spend some time with Kristian at the ACPT several times, so it gave me a laugh to see some of his humor come ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times4/24/21 ( No. 26,100 )
Across
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Not-so-bright sort : DIMBULB
8
Dalliance : FLING
13
Rockies you won't find in Colorado? : AWAYTEAM
15
Bully : MEANIE
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Word that comes from the Dutch for "soothsayer" and, despite appearances, has no relation to a unit of measurement : WISEACRE
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Stinging bug : REDANT
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Dallas-to-Duluth dir. : NNE
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Singer who rose to fame on "The X Factor" : HARRYSTYLES
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Bug : IRK
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Clean again, perhaps : REMOP
24
Vulcan's specialty : FIRE
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Bum-rush : SWARM
27
Simple building block : LEGO
28
Indicator to be quiet : REST
29
Feels for : PITIES
31
Capone cohort Frank : NITTI
33
Co-star of Apple TV+'s "The Morning Show" : ANISTON
35
Implausible argument, say : STRETCH
39
Sticky food? : KABOB
41
Mister, in Manaus : SENHOR
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Streak : TEAR
45
Bit recorded on a Fitbit : STEP
47
Perfect spots : EDENS
48
"That's ___ need" : ALLI
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Coverage of the royal family? : TIARA
51
61-Across, e.g. : SUV
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Lock (up) : SEW
57
Orange pal of Pooh with black stripes : TIGGER
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"Yeah, right" : IMSOSURE
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Journalist Parker with a 2018 Pulitzer Prize : ASHLEY
61
Kia model introduced in 1993 : SPORTAGE
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"___ a Pizza" (punnily titled children's book) : PETES
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Made a bee line for? : SPELLED
Down
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Start : DAWN
2
Cry upon hitting the jackpot : IWINIWIN
3
Auto pioneer Alfieri : MASERATI
4
Off week, say : BYE
5
Jazz hangout? : UTAH
6
Old Renault model : LECAR
7
Amount of fun, maybe : BARREL
8
What podophobia is the fear of : FEET
9
Some boos : LADYFRIENDS
10
Awkward way to be caught : INALIE
11
2020 Super Bowl-losing squad : NINERS
12
Prepare : GETSET
14
Some males in tales : MERMEN
15
Chip's mother in "Beauty and the Beast" : MRSPOTTS
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Real posers? : YOGIS
22
Stocking stuffer : KRISKRINGLE
25
Kind of treatment : SPA
26
Like writing about writing : META
30
"Cry me a river!" elicitor, perhaps : SOBSTORY
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Corner : TREE
34
When? : NOTIF
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Regular order : THEUSUAL
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What parallel lines never do : CONVERGE
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Schedule info: Abbr. : HRS
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Cartoon character with the hyperactive alter ego Cornholio : BEAVIS
42
[Testing, testing] : TAPTAP
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Kid-lit character who lives in the Plaza Hotel : ELOISE
44
Touch down : ALIGHT
46
Gets just so : PRIMPS
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Hardly a man without morals : AESOP
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Green pocketful : TEES
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Rocked, so to speak : WORE
56
Ganja : WEED
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Lambert airport inits. : STL

Answer summary:
6 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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