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New York Times, Monday, April 6, 2020

Silverstein who wrote and illustrated "The Giving Tree"

Author:
Andrea Carla Michaels and Brian Thomas
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 76, Blocks: 40 Missing: {JQW} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 68 for Ms. Michaels. This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Thomas.
Constructor notes:
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Jim Horne notes:

Does it bother you that the name of the film is actually Æon Flux?

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© 2020, The New York Times4/6/20 ( No. 25,717 )
Across
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Rights org. : ACLU
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"It was 20 years ___ today ..." (Beatles lyric) : AGO
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Separately : APART
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Minnesota's "crazy" state bird : LOON
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Roosters' mates : HENS
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New ___, India's capital : DELHI
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Another name for [see shaded squares] : MRSCRATCH
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Souped-up engine sound : VROOM
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"19," "21" and "25" singer : ADELE
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Rod and ___ (fishing equipment) : REEL
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The "M" of MSG : MONO
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Give a quick greeting : SAYHI
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Another name for [see shaded squares] : LUCIFER
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Refrigerated : COLD
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Praiseful poem : ODE
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Rug rat : TOT
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Fawn's mother : DOE
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"u r 2 funny!" : LOL
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Macho guy : HEMAN
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"We were just talking about you!" : SPEAKOFTHEDEVIL
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What a radar gun measures : SPEED
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Rowing tool : OAR
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Blackjack card worth one or 11 points : ACE
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Homophone of 44-Across : ORE
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Org. with the Suns and the Heat : NBA
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Competed : VIED
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Another name for [see shaded squares] : OLDNICK
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Nature photographer Adams : ANSEL
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"And ... it's gone!" : POOF
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City about 280 miles NW of München : KOLN
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Pass, as a law : ENACT
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French place of education : ECOLE
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Another name for [see shaded squares] : BEELZEBUB
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Incurred, as expenses : RANUP
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Distinguishing features of Mr. Spock : EARS
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Place of banishment for Napoleon : ELBA
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"___, what is the meaning of life?" (modern query) : ALEXA
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Holder of peas : POD
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Derrière : REAR
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___ mater : ALMA
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Thick string : CORD
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Toss and turn, say : LOSESLEEP
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Naked : UNCLAD
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"Gotcha!" : AHA
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Throw in the trash : GETRIDOF
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First word in a fairy tale : ONCE
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Word often ending in -ly: Abbr. : ADV
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"If I may ..." : PERMITME
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Emotionally detached : ALOOF
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French wine valley : RHONE
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East ___ (U.N. member since 2002) : TIMOR
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Silverstein who wrote and illustrated "The Giving Tree" : SHEL
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King: Sp. : REY
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Certain Protestant : LUTHERAN
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Virtual reality chamber in the "Star Trek" universe : HOLODECK
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Like many intramural sports : COED
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Successors to LPs : CDS
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Klutz's cry : OOPS
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John who sang "Candle in the Wind" : ELTON
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Single and ready to mingle : AVAILABLE
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"Good going!" : NICE
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2005 sci-fi movie starring Charlize Theron : AEONFLUX
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Actress Russell of "Felicity" and "The Americans" : KERI
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Hot pepper : HABANERO
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Played the first card : LED
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Thin wood finish : VENEER
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"Madama Butterfly," for one : OPERA
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Train that makes every stop : LOCAL
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Lorna ___ (Nabisco cookie) : DOONE
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Southern Japanese port city : KOBE
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"Oh yeah? ___ who!" : SEZ
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Long jump : LEAP
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Havana's home : CUBA
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Skier's way up a mountain : TBAR
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Org. that cleans up oil spills : EPA
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Drug to trip on : LSD

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

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