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New York Times, Sunday, April 26, 2020

Like the entire 290-page Georges Perec novel "A Void," curiously enough

Author:
Royce Ferguson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Royce Ferguson

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQ} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. Ferguson.
Will Shortz notes:
Royce Ferguson, 34, is an American living in London, currently between jobs. He says one of the perks of residing in Europe is that the international edition of The New York Times prints ... read more
Royce Ferguson notes:
Excited to share my first puzzle with you all! Will and team contributed significantly: 46% of the clues were completely reworked, 41% left alone or minor edits, 13% were tweaked ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Dangerous curves ahead! I enjoyed many of the discoveries today. It's easy to think of phrases containing CAR, but much harder if the snippets before and after CAR must also be real words. ... read more
Jim Horne notes:
Congratulations on your debut, Mr. Ferguson. I've remarked before about how personal your crossword experience is. Your life history informs what you know or don't, what you admire or ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times4/26/20 ( No. 25,737 )
Across
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1969 hit for Neil Diamond : SWEETCAROLINE
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Big dipper? : OAR
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Event at a convention center : EXPO
13
Southern bread : PONE
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Risk maker : HASBRO
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What a plastic bag might come with, nowadays : FEE
20
Comics mutant : XMAN
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Specks of dust : MOTES
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Ad label in red and white : ASSEENONTV
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What Santa does before Christmas : MAKESALIST
26
They do dos : HAIRSALONS
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Tempe sch. : ASU
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Invites out for : ASKSTO
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[Let it stand] : STET
30
Pop singer Ora : RITA
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Heats : PRELIMS
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Bête noire : BANE
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Italian pal : PAISAN
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Burning : AFIRE
40
Some of the American heartland : PRAIRIE
44
Belief in Buddhism and Hinduism : REINCARNATION
45
Certain make-your-own-entree station : TACOBAR
47
With 86-Across, fixation problem suggested by this puzzle's theme : TUNNEL
48
One hanging around the yard : FEEDER
50
Statement that may precede "Wish me luck!" : HEREIGO
51
Per ___ : ANNUM
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Arc on a musical score : SLUR
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Go back (on) : RENEGE
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British ending : ZED
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Conventional : STEREOTYPIC
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Deal with : TAKECAREOF
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Suffix with block : ADE
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China's Zhou ___ : ENLAI
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Hound : NAG
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Some bolt holders : TNUTS
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Arroz ___ cubana (Cuban-style rice) : ALA
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Demerit : DING
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Once-ubiquitous electronics outlets : RADIOSHACKS
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A hot one can burn you : MIC
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Stars in western movies, e.g. : BADGES
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"That's my foot!!!" : YEOW
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Son of George and Jane Jetson : ELROY
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Verbal concession : IRESIGN
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Start to pay attention : TUNEIN
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See 47-Across : VISION
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Sea that Jesus is said to have walked on : GALILEE
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Beloved members of the family : PETS
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Having a fix : CURABLE
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South American barbecue : ASADO
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Rather eccentric : SCREWY
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D.C. types : POLS
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It fits a big frame, for short : XLSHIRT
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1990s Nickelodeon show about a preteen boy : DOUG
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Former Saudi king : FAHD
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Peninsula with seven countries : ARABIA
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Hosp. area : ICU
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What torcedores can skillfully do : ROLLACIGAR
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Hierarchical systems, so to speak : TOTEMPOLES
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It may spit venom : ACIDTONGUE
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News items often written in advance : OBITS
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Beget : SIRE
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Nasdaq, e.g.: Abbr. : MKT
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Things that can bounce : EMAILS
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Bone connected to the wrist : METACARPAL
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Founding member of the U.N. Security Council, for short : USSR
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Humanities dept. : PSY
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Like the entire 290-page Georges Perec novel "A Void," curiously enough : ELESS
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Bygone kings : SHAHS
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Attended : WASAT
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Nail polish brand : ESSIE
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Who said "No good movie is too long. No bad movie is short enough" : EBERT
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Dos más uno : TRES
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Worth mentioning : OFNOTE
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Subsidiary of CVS Health : AETNA
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Races in place : REVS
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Ken Griffey Jr. or Ichiro Suzuki : EXMARINER
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Short winter days? : XMASES
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Alan who directed "All the President's Men" : PAKULA
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Any nonzero number raised to the power of zero : ONE
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Florida county named for a president : POLK
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Los Angeles's ___ College of Art and Design : OTIS
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Where talk is cheep? : NEST
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This: Sp. : ESTO
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Way to run someone out of town, idiomatically : ONARAIL
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Heavy defeat : MASSACRE
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QB-protecting group, for short : OLINE
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Cousin of cream cheese : MASCARPONE
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Not outstanding : PAID
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Aware : INTHEKNOW
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German city on the Weser : BREMEN
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Try to see if anyone is home, maybe : PEERIN
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Adversary : FOE
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Island famous for its nightlife : IBIZA
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Was livid : RAGED
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Slowly disappear : ERODE
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Orgs. running drives for school supplies : PTAS
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Little piggy : RUNT
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Sullivan who taught Helen Keller : ANNE
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Temper : INURE
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Enlist again : REUP
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Early king of Athens, in Greek myth : AEGEUS
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Magical rides : FLYINGCARPETS
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No longer working: Abbr. : RET
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Sedate state : STAIDNESS
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State : NATION
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Gerontologist's study : OLDAGE
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The driving force behind this puzzle? : CAR
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Cheerfulness: Var. : GAYETY
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Nonbinary pronoun : THEIRS
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A dip, or a series of steps : SALSA
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Spanish girlfriend : AMIGA
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Things once tossed in the Trevi Fountain : LIRAS
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It stops at Union and Penn Stations : ACELA
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Understand : GET
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Agnus ___ (prayers) : DEIS
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Banned aid? : CRIB
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Lead-in to Aid : KOOL
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"Auld Lang ___" : SYNE
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Gambler's alternative to Las Vegas, NV, or Atlantic City, NJ : BILOXIMS
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One with special I.T. privileges : SUPERUSER
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Throwing away : DISCARDING
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Pond critter : NEWT
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Latin version of the Bible : VULGATE
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Doesn't give a hoot, colloquially : COULDCARELESS
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Applebee's competitor : CHILIS
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Kitchen gadgets : RICERS
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System of government : POLITY
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___ dog : LAP
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Loading areas : DOCKS
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Championship : FINAL
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Texas A&M athlete : AGGIE
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Lugs : HAULS
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Add oil and vinegar to, say : DRESS
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Bit of chemistry : ATOM
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Legal cover? : ROBE
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Plugging away : ATIT
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Testing stage : BETA
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Ratchet (up) : RAMP
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Command to a dog : COME
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Buckeyes' sch. : OSU

Answer summary: 17 unique to this puzzle, 4 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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