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New York Times, Saturday, April 25, 2020

Author:
Andrew J. Ries
Editor:
Will Shortz
Speaker of the #1 quote on A.F.I.'s list of the 100 greatest movie quotes
TotalDebutLatestCollabs
348/13/20071/29/20222
SunMonTueWedThuFriSatVariety
311218108
CircleScrabblePOWFresh
31.56763%
Andrew Ries

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {QYZ} Spans: 3 This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Ries. Saturday freshness: 3%
Jeff Chen notes:
STAIRMASTER made for a near-perfect central entry. It's something most everyone will have seen or at least heard of, so you can employ ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times4/25/20 ( No. 25,736 )
Across
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From the beginning, on scores : DACAPO
7
F-14 fighter jet : TOMCAT
13
Stumper? : ORATOR
14
Relief pitcher of old : ROLAIDS
15
Creep : TIPTOE
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Shell pieces : SHRAPNEL
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Service that's out of this world? : SATELLITETV
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Coast Guard rank: Abbr. : CPO
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One may be packed for a trip to the mountains : ASS
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Silver, for one : NATE
22
Fly catcher : MITT
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Tiniest amount : WHIT
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Text massage : EDIT
26
Cooler : PEN
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Gained : WON
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Sharp, as criticism : ACERB
29
"Army" leader of old : ARNIE
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"Mamma Mia!" and "Jersey Boys," for two : JUKEBOXMUSICALS
35
Spotify's most-streamed artist of the 2010s : DRAKE
36
In the cards : FATED
37
Start of an exchange : TIT
38
___ loss : NET
39
Setting for many a season of "Survivor" : ISLE
40
Mottled : PIED
41
Really sinks in : SAGS
43
Dealer's request : ANTE
44
Bit of A/V equipment : MIC
45
Org. that awards the Energy Star label : EPA
46
Parenting term popularized by Amy Chua in a 2011 nonfiction best seller : TIGERMOTHER
50
Model company : CARMAKER
52
Last month : ULTIMO
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One sometimes working on a shoulder : TROOPER
54
Erasmus of Formia, by another name : STELMO
55
Hot : STOLEN
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Kind of bear : KODIAK
Down
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Simple pencil-and-paper game : DOTS
2
Met demand, maybe : ARIA
3
Big-pocketed character on an old show : CAPTAINKANGAROO
4
Swear : ATTEST
5
Combines : POOLS
6
City whose name means "eagle" in Russian : OREL
7
Attorney's favorite dessert? : TORTE
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Common name among Norwegian royals : OLAV
9
Concierge handout : MAP
10
Regional specialty of southern Ohio : CINCINNATICHILI
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Highly skilled : ADEPT
12
Letter-shaped opening : TSLOT
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Speaker of the #1 quote on A.F.I.'s list of the 100 greatest movie quotes : RHETTBUTLER
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Flight simulator? : STAIRMASTER
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What one might be represented by : INDEXFINGER
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Chi-Town exchange : MERC
23
Christian bracelet letters : WWJD
24
Time of day : HOUR
25
Prefix with friendly : ECO
26
Red stamp word : PAID
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Help to hold up, say : ABET
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Nastase of tennis : ILIE
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Begun: Abbr. : ESTD
33
Stretches (out) : EKES
34
Spot : SEE
40
Like dates that lack a heart : PITTED
41
Spinoff groups : SECTS
42
Split up : APART
43
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Conrad : AIKEN
44
Very, musically : MOLTO
46
Evidence that's hard to refute : TAPE
47
Strong-smelling secretion : MUSK
48
Anarchist/political activist Goldman : EMMA
49
Swindle : ROOK
51
Unit in chemistry: Abbr. : MOL

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

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