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New York Times, Saturday, April 3, 2021

Former name of Kazakhstan's largest city

Author:
Peter A. Collins
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Peter A. Collins

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQVWZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 116 for Mr. Collins. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Peter A. Collins notes:
There's a love story in here somewhere. ALL TATTED UP FLIRTATIOUS I'M SO EXCITED CURIOUSER KICKS IT UP A NOTCH But, alas, at the ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
A themeless skeleton featuring THRILL, EXCITED, KICKS IT UP? It's not exactly a mini-theme, but it's neat to get so much joyous long ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times4/3/21 ( No. 26,079 )
Across
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Kind of poet : BEAT
5
Locales on a campus map : HALLS
10
Nondairy source of calcium : KALE
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Impetuous : RASH
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Coat in the winter : ICEUP
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Pro in tech since 2015 : IPAD
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Keister : ARSE
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Artist's application : GESSO
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So, in Sicily : COSI
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Part of a driver's manual : CLUTCH
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Squat : THICKSET
24
Soup bone selection : HAMHOCK
26
Crown Jewels' quality : LUSTRE
27
___ bank : SPERM
28
Buenos Aires-to-Brasília dir. : NNE
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Worked up : RILED
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"Squee!" : IMSOEXCITED
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Making goo-goo eyes, say : FLIRTATIOUS
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Covered in ink : ALLTATTEDUP
37
Lock option : PLAIT
38
Thither : YON
39
Brown : SAUTE
43
Charms : AMUSES
45
Hit reality TV series spun off from "16 and Pregnant" : TEENMOM
47
Place for a pot and kettle : RANGETOP
50
It circles the globe : TROPIC
51
Role for Jay Chou in 2011's "The Green Hornet" : KATO
52
People who follow a set of rules known as the Ordnung : AMISH
54
Component of some fractals : TILE
55
Athletic conference that UMass belongs to : ATEN
56
Pat ___, three-time N.B.A. Coach of the Year : RILEY
57
Native Canadian : CREE
58
One-named singer awarded a C.B.E. in 2017 : SADE
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Mistake? : STEAL
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Big name in oil : HESS
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Maker of candy corn and conversation hearts : BRACHS
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Winter hat feature : EARLAP
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Adopt : ASSUME
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Blues classic that contains the lyric "I'm free from your spell" : THETHRILLISGONE
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Hard pitch to hit? : HIGHC
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Wizard : ACE
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Cautionary word : LEST
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Very green : LUSH
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Turn : SPOIL
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Adds more spice : KICKSITUPANOTCH
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They're on a mission : APOSTLES
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Beamed, in a way : LASERED
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Worked for Money, say : EDITED
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One of 20 standing in the House : COMMITTEE
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Nonstandard adjective in "Alice in Wonderland" : CURIOUSER
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Tough : KNOTTY
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"Nifty!" : NEATO
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Scope : EXTENT
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Title for Eva Perón: Abbr. : SRA
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Massenet's "Le ___" : CID
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Showed brazenly : FLAUNTED
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Former name of Kazakhstan's largest city : ALMAATA
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Worn down apparel? : PARKAS
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One who might sit in a high chair : UMPIRE
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Fabrics with printed designs : TOILES
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Makes introductions, in a way : EMCEES
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"The sentinels, silent and sure," per a "Les Misérables" song : STARS
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Kind of alcohol : ETHYL
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Jump over : OMIT
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Word with junk or dog : PILE
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Ending of titles by Jean Rhys and Ernest Hemingway : SEA

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

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