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New York Times, Saturday, April 4, 2020

Author:
Yacob Yonas
Editor:
Will Shortz
What you're usually advised not to wear to someone's wedding
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 29 Missing: {JKQXZ} Puzzle has duplicate clues. This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Yonas. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick.
Yacob Yonas notes:
Some puzzle facts: This is both my first solo-constructed crossword and my first themeless puzzle! This puzzle originated with this ... read more
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Every Wednesday, I have the pleasure of exchanging thoughts with Jim Horne about a full week worth of puzzles, and it's rare that we ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times4/4/20 ( No. 25,715 )
Across
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Barb from the mouth : BLOWDART
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Tedious work : GRIND
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Captain of the mathletes, stereotypically : ALPHANERD
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Talking points? : PODIA
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Cavernous opening : GAPINGMAW
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Before: Fr. : AVANT
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Be expressive, say : EMOTE
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Singer with the 2014 hit "Chandelier" : SIA
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Queen or king maker : SERTA
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Operate on with a beam : LASE
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Prefix with marathon : ULTRA
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Meaningful : DEEP
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Dir. from Duluth, Minn., to Madison, Wis. : SSE
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You won't see them again : ONEOFFS
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Weekly show filmed in Studio 8H, for short : SNL
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Pioneer in graph theory : EULER
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Covered porch : RAMADA
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Midriff-revealing wear : CROPTOP
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"Don't mind me!" : CARRYON
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It's a series of movements : SONATA
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What four quarters make : SEMIS
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Some online comments, for short : IMS
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Primary source of revenue for Facebook : ADSALES
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Chocolate ___ : LAB
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"After you, ___" : MAAM
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People : SOULS
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Nymph who divulged Jupiter's affair with Juturna, in Ovid : LARA
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Derive : INFER
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PIN point : ATM
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Sink : BASIN
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Quartz type : AGATE
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Certain library fund-raiser : READATHON
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Numbskull : MORON
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Reassure : SETATEASE
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Numbskull : IDIOT
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Prison guard in the Harry Potter books : DEMENTOR
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They can be everything : BAGELS
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Kids : goats :: crias : ___ : LLAMAS
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Buck : OPPOSE
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What you're usually advised not to wear to someone's wedding : WHITE
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Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki or actress Brigitte Nielsen : DANE
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Oscar-winning Lee : ANG
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You might not get it during a power nap : REMSLEEP
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Brutus, e.g. : TRAITOR
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College figs. : GPAS
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Went all over : ROVED
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"My suspicion is ..." : IDARESAY
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Company whose name is said to mean "Leave luck to heaven" : NINTENDO
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Purchase for a smartphone : DATAPLAN
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Pluto, e.g. : DWARF
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Dumps : UNLOADS
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Many ski lodges : AFRAMES
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Word with sight or control : OUTTA
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Some Indian wear : SARIS
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Org. with the Office of Land and Emergency Management : EPA
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One of a couple, say : MRS
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First of three spinoffs in an acclaimed TV franchise : CSIMIAMI
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Pluto, e.g. : ROMANGOD
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Where you might incur charges overseas : ONSAFARI
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Pen pal? : CELLMATE
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Like mushrooms and shrimp, often : SAUTEED
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Really takes off : SOARS
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Attack : LASHAT
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Melodic passage : ARIOSO
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Campaign rally decoration : BANNER
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"I'm with you" : METOO
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Get dark : LATEN
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It may be high for a penthouse : RENT
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Lessen : BATE
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Moat feature : DAM

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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