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New York Times, Tuesday, April 27, 2021

39-Down : Fruity red wine, familiarly

Author:
Jeff McDermott
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {Q} This is the debut puzzle for Mr. McDermott.
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© 2021, The New York Times4/27/21 ( No. 26,103 )
Across
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See 1-Down : CLOP
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Gobble (down) : SNARF
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___ the Great (10th-century Holy Roman emperor) : OTTO
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Loos : LAVS
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Ralph who ran for president four times : NADER
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Word repeated in "What's ___ is ___" : FAIR
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1990 #1 hit that begins "Yo, V.I.P., let's kick it!" : ICEICEBABY
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See 42-Down : FINN
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The "p" of m.p.h. : PER
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Rock's Kings of ___ : LEON
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Retro photo tint : SEPIA
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Main drag through New Orleans's French Quarter : BOURBONSTREET
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Checks (out) : SCOPES
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Once ___ lifetime : INA
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Rage : IRE
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Photos : SHOTS
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Obsolescent means of sending documents : FAXING
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Kind of torch : TIKI
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Libation made from the beginnings of 17-, 23-, 49- and 59-Across : JULEP
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Ricelike pasta : ORZO
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___ and Ladders (classic board game) : CHUTES
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About 85% of Iberia : SPAIN
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Blood-typing letters : ABO
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Game with Reverse cards : UNO
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Telecommunications giant that merged with T-Mobile in 2020 : SPRINT
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Never-used state : MINTCONDITION
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Respite : BREAK
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"Dies ___" (hymn) : IRAE
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Vote in favor : YEA
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Computer menu bar heading : EDIT
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Wealthy boyfriend, perhaps : SUGARDADDY
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Uber request : RIDE
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Apt letters missing from con_ _m_ _a_e : TAINT
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Amount an employee earns : WAGE
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Burn superficially : SEAR
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Dubious sightings in the Himalayas : YETIS
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Ophthalmologists' focus : EYES
Down
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With 1-Across, sound of a carriage horse : CLIP
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Doily feature : LACE
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What airlines sometimes do, causing headaches : OVERBOOK
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Letter before omega : PSI
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Scoffs (at) : SNEERS
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Bigwig : NABOB
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John Hersey's "A Bell for ___" : ADANO
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Graycoat, in the Civil War : REB
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Word after deep, stir or small : FRY
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Figure in a negotiation : OFFER
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Taiwan's capital : TAIPEI
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Like atoms vis-à-vis molecules : TINIER
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Like rococo decoration : ORNATE
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Things detectives look for : CLUES
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___ Lee, longtime head of Marvel Comics : STAN
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___ fiber : OPTIC
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Vetoes : NIXES
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Scissor cut : SNIP
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Retired cross-Atlantic jet, for short : SST
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Second letter before omega : CHI
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Informal bed : FUTON
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Pint glass filler : ALE
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Camera setup often worn on the head : GOPRO
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Queen of the gods, in Roman myth : JUNO
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Time to set aside money for, in a saying : RAINYDAY
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Fruity red wine, familiarly : ZIN
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Toronto's prov. : ONT
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With 19-Across, pal of Tom Sawyer : HUCK
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Worked as a secret agent : SPIED
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Translucent fossilized resins : AMBERS
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Three strokes on a par-4 hole, e.g. : BIRDIE
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Upstate New York river or lake : ONEIDA
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Begins : STARTS
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Spud : TATER
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Toe, e.g. : DIGIT
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Tehran native : IRANI
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Cutting part of a knife : EDGE
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Sailors' affirmatives : AYES
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It's a mess : STY
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Dubai and Abu Dhabi are part of it: Abbr. : UAE
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Wonderment : AWE

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