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Name Dropping

New York Times, Sunday, April 30, 2023

Author:
Lewis Rothlein and Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
Singer Marian, the first African American to perform at the Met
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 140, Blocks: 89 Missing: none – this is a pangram. Grid has mirror symmetry. Scrabble average: 1.70 Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 9 for Mr. Rothlein. This is puzzle # 143 for Mr. Chen. Sunday freshness: 68%
Will Shortz notes:
Lewis Rothlein is a yoga instructor and jazz piano enthusiast in Asheville, N.C. Jeff Chen is a writer and professional crossword constructor in Seattle. This is their third collaboration ... read more
Constructor notes:
LEWIS: I came to Jeff with a seed idea for this theme, and when he countered that it needed something more to make it stand out, I replied, "Care to brainstorm?" This is not a small ask, ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
As if I didn't feel old enough, I had hernia repair surgery last year. Whether it was caused by genetics and/or carrying my kids around, it was clearly the latter, and I was thus due some ... read more
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© 2023, The New York Times4/30/23 ( No. 26,836 )
Across
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Cuts back : PRUNES
7
ID that's never reused : SSN
10
Colorful seafood : REDCOD
16
Removals of impurities, informally : DETOXES
18
2020 film starring a cartoon dog : SCOOB
20
Put on a pedestal : HEROIZE
21
Tony-winning musical with puppets : AVENUEQ
22
"Anybody home?!" : HELLO
23
Burst of sonic ecstasy : EARGASM
24
Southern California sch. : SDSU
25
Bestow : ENDOW
26
Old Testament prophet : AMOS
27
One of cinq in "Tartuffe" : ACTE
29
One of 100 in Pooh's woods : ACRE
31
H.S. safety org. : SADD
33
Repeated musical phrase : RIFF
36
Eldest of a literary trio : ATHOS
37
Pair of glasses? : RIMS
38
Little monster : SNOT
39
Barrier to entry : STILE
41
Big fat mouth : TRAP
42
___ blockers (heart rate meds) : BETA
43
Can you dig it? Yes, you can! : DIRT
45
Angels can be found in it : SNOW
46
Long blade, of a sort : OAR
47
Curved edges formed by intersecting vaults, in architecture : GROINS
49
Cutting part of The Onion? : SATIRE
51
Before, in poetry : ERE
52
5, 6 or 7, in golf : MIDIRON
54
Baseball slang for a home run : TATER
56
Ones getting hit on at parties? : PINATAS
58
"I'm dead serious" : NOJOKE
59
Cheering loudly : AROAR
60
Tool that evolved from the sickle : SCYTHE
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Microwave : NUKE
62
Attaches with a click : SNAPSON
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Hindu god of pleasure : KAMA
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Does away with : BANS
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Climbing Kilimanjaro, e.g. : TREK
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Learned : WISE
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"Squawk Box" network : CNBC
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"True ___" : THAT
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Mother ___ : HEN
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Shipping option : UPS
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Word with rolling or bowling : PIN
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Related (to) : AKIN
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Having a commanding lead : WAYAHEAD
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Verbal equivalent of a thumbs-down : BOO
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Singer Marian, the first African American to perform at the Met : ANDERSON
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Bathroom powders : TALCS
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One whose boss laughs a lot : ELF
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Car driven by Thelma and Louise, familiarly : TBIRD
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Charged toward : FLEWAT
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Lager-head? : FROTH
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"Al-l-lmost done" : INASEC
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Spanish title: Abbr. : SRA
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Grows : SWELLS
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Events of interest, with "on" : GOINGS
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Feeling down : LOW
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Bit of vocal fanfare : TADA
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Home project inits. : DIY
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Plays a Halloween prank on, in brief : TPS
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Actress Lillian with a 75-year film career : GISH
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Pain reliever with an oxymoronic name : ICYHOT
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Synonym and rhyme of "erases" : EFFACES
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Insulating sleeve for a beverage : KOOZIE
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Beezus's sister, in children's literature : RAMONA
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String-and-spool toy : DIABOLO
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Refined : URBANE
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Approve : SAYOK
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Dastardly expression : SNEER
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Subject of many a political scandal : BRIBE
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Something that may elicit stares, in brief : PDA
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Amp (up) : REV
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Pac-12 Conference athlete : UTE
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Desirable flight option : NONSTOP
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Radiates : EXUDES
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Goes out with : SEES
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Improv bits : SCENES
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What a gavel bang may mean : SOLD
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"Oh well, it didn't matter anyway" : NOLOSS
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Give a lecture, with "out" : REAM
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Concerns for coders and copy editors : ERRORS
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Has a "ruff" night? : DOGSITS
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Org. in "Argo" : CIA
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Baking meas. : OZS
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"___ Bones" (classic spiritual) : DEM
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The get-go : SQUAREONE
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Reeked : STANK
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Check out, as a book : BORROW
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"Whoa!"-inducing experiences : HEADTRIPS
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Subway line toward New York's Kennedy Airport : ATRAIN
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Cautious (of) : CHARY
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New York's ___ Field : CITI
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Two-thirds of 105-Across : DOIT
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Informants, informally : FINKS
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Botanists' specimens : FLORAE
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Very tiny bit : ATOM
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Homophone of vowels not found in this answer : EWES
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Longtime anchor of "NBC Nightly News" : BROKAW
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Guarding, as a goal : TENDING
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Understand, as coined in 1961's "Stranger in a Strange Land" : GROK
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Tegan and ___ (indie pop duo) : SARA
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High ___ : SEAS
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Popular singer who has recorded in Elvish : ENYA
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What "Nothing for me" might mean : IJUSTATE
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Upside? : TOP
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Plastic conveniences : ATMCARDS
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Calls (for) : SENDS
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Playfully bite : NIPAT
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Texter's segue : BTW
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When you get it, you may say it : AHA
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Oohed and aahed, e.g. : REACTED
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Penalty boxes, in hockey lingo : SINBINS
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Lead-in to tech : BIO
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Atlanta's ___ Center : CNN
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Gets a lift (but not a Lyft) : UBERS
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Sport whose players wear boots : POLO
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The first letter in "gigantic," but not the third : SOFTG
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Partner of hems : HAWS
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Prohibition and others : ERAS
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Commotion : FRACAS
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Title woman who has children at her feet, in a 1968 hit : LADYMADONNA
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Person dealing with casting and lines : FLYFISHERMAN
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2004 Don Cheadle film set in Africa : HOTELRWANDA
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Like England in the late 16th century : ELIZABETHAN
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Trig function : COSINE
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Commotion : STIR
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Came up with an invention? : LIED
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___ facto : IPSO
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Theme park cry : WHEE
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Call overseas : AHOY
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It means "waterless place" in Mongolian : GOBI
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Musical artist who designed Reykjavik's Imagine Peace Tower : ONO
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Accept defeat, in modern slang : TAKETHEL
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Groupie : FAN
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Only prez to receive a patent : ABE
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Runner Sebastian with four Olympic medals : COE
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Director of "The Shining" and "Dr. Strangelove" : KUBRICK
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Hockey great Bobby : ORR

Answer summary:
8 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Modern Era but used previously.

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