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New York Times, Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Sport that returned to the Summer Olympics in 2016 after a 112-year absence

Author:
Joel Fagliano
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Joel Fagliano

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QV} This is puzzle # 67 for Mr. Fagliano. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
I liked this theme more and more with each time I studied it. Yes, it's a simple sound change concept, but the spelling modifications ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times4/28/20 ( No. 25,739 )

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Across
1
Honey bunch? : COMB
5
Sport that returned to the Summer Olympics in 2016 after a 112-year absence : GOLF
9
Hodgepodge : HASH
13
Gemstone discovered on Mars in 2008 : OPAL
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Justice Sotomayor : SONIA
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Clay pot used for cooking : OLLA
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___ vu : DEJA
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Light purple : LILAC
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Nobody wins them : TIES
19
Endorsement from a brand's account? : COMPANYRETWEET
22
Desert rarity : RAIN
23
Posh : SWANKY
24
Some Halloween candy discovered in February? : OLDBAGOFTWIX
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Virginia who wrote "Mrs. Dalloway" : WOOLF
30
Measure of gold purity : KARAT
31
Is sick with : HAS
34
___ duck : LAME
35
Got out of a slump? : SATUP
36
Shelter by a campfire : TENT
37
California's second-busiest airport, after LAX : SFO
38
Of the Vatican : PAPAL
39
Number with all its letters in alphabetical order : FORTY
40
When the whole clan gets their eyebrows done? : FAMILYTWEEZE
42
They hold hands : WRISTS
45
"___ it the truth!" : AINT
46
CliffsNotes version of "Huckleberry Finn"? : HIGHSPEEDTWAIN
51
Sch. near Beverly Hills : UCLA
52
Accepted college applicant : ADMIT
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Clickable symbol : ICON
55
Substandard : POOR
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Jay Gatsby's love in "The Great Gatsby" : DAISY
57
Highway division : LANE
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Boutique : SHOP
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Some volunteers at music festivals, for short : EMTS
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Position to fill : SLOT
Down
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Cape ___, landing place of the Mayflower : COD
2
Big oil cartel, in brief : OPEC
3
Chief butler : MAJORDOMO
4
At fault : BLAMABLE
5
Enter : GOIN
6
The low, low price of : ONLY
7
Pinocchio, e.g. : LIAR
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Popular app feature that generates funny photos : FACESWAP
9
Candle drippings : HOTWAX
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Completely unfamiliar : ALIEN
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Smooth and glossy : SLEEK
12
Done in a rush : HASTY
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"Hammered" for "drunk," e.g. : SLANG
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Edith who sang "La Vie en Rose" : PIAF
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Complete fool : TWIT
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Birds that can turn their heads 270° in either direction : OWLS
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Bread purchase : LOAF
26
African animal with striped hindquarters : OKAPI
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Deadly : FATAL
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"I'm serious" : TRULY
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Seriously at odds with general opinion : HERETICAL
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1998 DreamWorks film : ANTZ
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Eye affliction : STYE
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"The Maltese Falcon" detective : SAMSPADE
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Things pedicurists file : TOENAILS
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Apt anagram of TAPS : PATS
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Texting equivalent of "This is just my opinion, but ..." : FWIW
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Musical neighbor of G : FSHARP
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Ragged : TATTY
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Soundly defeats, colloquially : WHUPS
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Maker of digital cameras and printers : RICOH
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Arctic home : IGLOO
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Mild yellow cheese : EDAM
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Give off, as heat : EMIT
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___ track (rap song with insults) : DISS
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Eating pizza with a fork and knife, to New Yorkers : NONO
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Court divider : NET

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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