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New York Times, Thursday, April 29, 2021

Certain ways to work

Author:
Adam Wagner
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Adam Wagner

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 38 Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Wagner.
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© 2021, The New York Times4/29/21 ( No. 26,105 )
Across
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Response to a knock at the door, perhaps : WOOF
5
Vancouver Canucks' mascot Fin, for one : ORCA
9
Pet peeves? : BATHS
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Chuck : HURL
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Totally improvise : WING
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Deplete : USEUP
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First line of a three-line poem : ITWOULDBEASHAME
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What Yellowstone's Old Faithful does about 17 times a day : SPOUTS
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Deal (with) : COPE
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Erector Set piece : ROD
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"Heart of Darkness" character who cries "The horror! The horror!" : KURTZ
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In 2020, they outsold CDs for the first time since 1986 : LPS
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Globe : ORB
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1st to 228th, in Manhattan: Abbr. : STS
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___ Solis, Obama-era secretary of labor : HILDA
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With 36- and 43-Across, second line of the poem : IFMY
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Pepper between jalapeño and cayenne on the Scoville heat scale : SERRANO
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John ___, husband of Pocahontas : ROLFE
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See 30-Across : HAIKUWERE
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Less forward : COYER
40
Sticky stuff that drips down the side of a cone? : PINESAP
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See 30-Across : TOBE
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David ___, boss on the British version of "The Office" : BRENT
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Apple or orange seed : PIP
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___ Victory, world's oldest naval ship still in commission : HMS
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___ Paulo : SAO
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Less naïve : WISER
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Suggestion, colloquially : REC
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Sacha Baron Cohen character : ALIG
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Wet weather wear : PONCHO
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Final line of the poem : ONESYLLABLETOOLONG
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Year-end reward : BONUS
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Real first name of singer Lorde : ELLA
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Writer ___ Stanley Gardner : ERLE
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"Yesssss!" : SWEET
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"Nooooo!" : DAMN
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Harmonica piece : REED
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Removes quickly, with "away" : WHISKS
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Yields : OUTPUTS
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"... not to mention everything else that could go wrong!" : ORWORSE
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Scoff at : FLOUT
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Real head-turners : OWLS
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Free from, with "of" : RID
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"Fast Money" channel : CNBC
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Like hallowed traditions : AGEOLD
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Certain ways to work : BUSES
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Wood in Louisville Sluggers : ASH
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Remove quickly, as a Band-Aid : TEAROFF
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"Just go with it" : HUMORME
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Zoomed past : SPEDBY
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Potato chip brand : UTZ
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Seeming : APPARENT
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Kitty litter? : HAIRBALL
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Finalize, as a deal : INK
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Jeweler's magnifying glass : LOUPE
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A group of them is called un archipel : ILES
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"Seven Seas of ___" (Queen's first radio hit) : RHYE
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Addison ___, high-earning TikTok personality : RAE
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Mined matter : ORE
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The 1, in 1-0 : WIN
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"Be reasonable, will you!" : COMENOW
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Like an over-the-top display of wealth : OBSCENE
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Fig. on a college application : APSCORE
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Big stupid mouth : PIEHOLE
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Beats : THROBS
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Shook up : ROILED
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Extended the duration of : PROLONGED
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Speak, as thou might : SAYST
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Hardship : WOE
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Bury : INTER
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Big do : GALA
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Strategy : PLAN
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Not just accept a wrong, say : SUE
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Racial justice movement since 2013, for short : BLM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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