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New York Times, Monday, April 26, 2021

Something that might be felt at a séance

Author:
Eric and Lori Bornstein
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 75, Blocks: 40 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Grid has mirror symmetry. This is puzzle # 5 for Mr. Bornstein. This is the debut puzzle for Ms. Bornstein. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Constructor notes:
LORI: I'm very excited to have my first puzzle published with one of my favorite sons as a collaborator. The puzzles have always been ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Such a regal theme, WHITE CASTLE, DAIRY QUEEN, and BURGER KING all members of a FOOD COURT! I'm kicking myself, having never noticed ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times4/26/21 ( No. 26,102 )
Across
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Document for foreign travel : VISA
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Spend much time in front of the mirror : PRIMP
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"Omnia vincit ___" ("Love conquers all": Lat.) : AMOR
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"SportsCenter" channel : ESPN
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Rapper Kendrick : LAMAR
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Designate as "commercial" or "residential," e.g. : ZONE
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Nonbinary pronoun : THEY
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Best possible athletic performance : AGAME
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Very top : APEX
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Figurative site of a 35-Down : WHITECASTLE
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Elevator brake inventor Elisha : OTIS
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Parched, as a desert : SERE
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Abut : ADJOIN
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Close : NEARBY
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Neigh : horse :: ___ : sheep : BAA
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Emerge from the ocean, say : SURFACE
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French "yes" : OUI
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Alternative to Google : BING
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Michael who directed "Fahrenheit 9/11" : MOORE
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Starting point for a car sale negotiation: Abbr. : MSRP
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To the back : AREAR
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Auction unit : LOT
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Feudal superior : LIEGE
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Alma mater of five U.S. presidents : YALE
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Singers Ames and Sheeran : EDS
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Push to do something : URGE
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Posse : SQUAD
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%: Abbr. : PCT
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Wolf Blitzer facial feature : BEARD
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Vienna's home: Abbr. : AUS
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Nitpick, literally : DELOUSE
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Old rival of MGM : RKO
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Prefix with stasis or tarsus : META
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Summa cum ___ : LAUDE
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Tennis score after deuce : ADIN
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Sound much heard in traffic : BEEP
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Damascus's home : SYRIA
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Nashville's home: Abbr. : TENN
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Only daughter of Elizabeth II : ANNE
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Lady ___, first female member of Parliament : ASTOR
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French celestial being : ANGE
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Ex-G.I. : VET
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"About" : ISH
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What a volcano might do : SPEW
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Informal segue : ANYHOO
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Shade of blond : PLATINUM
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Rants and raves : RAGES
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Certain Apple : IMAC
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Half of a 1960s folk-rock group : MAMAS
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Something that might be felt at a séance : PRESENCE
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Spring bloomer : AZALEA
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Sulk : MOPE
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Last number in a countdown : ONE
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Former secretary of state Tillerson : REX
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"No lie!" : ITIS
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Apple or maple : TREE
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Alphabetically first group in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame : ABBA
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Figurative ruler of a 35-Down : DAIRYQUEEN
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"Pride and Prejudice" novelist : JANEAUSTEN
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Locale of many White House photo ops : ROSEGARDEN
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Figurative ruler of a 35-Down : BURGERKING
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"Eek!" : YIPE
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Isn't oneself? : ROLEPLAYS
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Feature of many a mall ... or a place for 20-Across and 26- and 30-Down? : FOODCOURT
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Place to make a scene? : ARTSTUDIO
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Soiree, say : GALA
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Bog down : MIRE
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Chris of "S.N.L." : REDD
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___ job (bit of garage work) : LUBE
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Brazilian ballroom dance : SAMBA
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John who wrote "No man is an island" : DONNE
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Disney's ___ of Arendelle : ELSA
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Singe : SEAR
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Mimic : APE
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Keep ___ distance : ATA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle.

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