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New York Times, Thursday, April 8, 2021

Language written in the Devanagari script

Author:
Jake Halperin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Jake Halperin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 7 for Mr. Halperin. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jake Halperin notes:
This puzzle was accepted about a year ago, and was probably constructed about a year prior to that. I had to redo the grid on account ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Checkout that fun southwest corner: AQUA, ASEA, TUGS jam-packed into a nautical puzzle? HEY YA! A PIER (appear) ON THE SCENE, WHAT'S ... read more
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© 2021, The New York TimesNo. 0408 ( 26,084 )

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Across
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Hidden addresses, for short : BCCS
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City in the Rio Grande Valley with a historic namesake : ALAMO
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Hard ball? : FIST
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Island where it once rained for 331 days straight : OAHU
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Emerald is a variety of it : BERYL
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Source of a purple puree : ACAI
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Weary boater's welcome sight? : APIERONTHESCENE
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Airer of political parodies, briefly : SNL
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Prominent focus for a navel-gazer? : OUTIE
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A pup is a young one : OTTER
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Student ___ : DEBT
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Flying monsters in Dungeons & Dragons : ROCS
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Cry on arriving for a boating trip? : WHATSUPDOCK
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"___ queen!" (slangy affirmative) : YAS
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Deep-pocketed : RICH
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Title for the entitled, maybe : SIR
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Bring down by coup, e.g. : DEPOSE
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Input : ENTER
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Big gobbler : TOM
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"Adam Ruins Everything" airer : TRUTV
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Like idols : ADORED
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Grab hold of : NAB
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Big meanie : OGRE
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Drink originally called "blanc-cassis" : KIR
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Completely retire from boating? : FOREVERMOOR
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Victor who wrote "Odes et Ballades" : HUGO
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Having no application : MOOT
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When Tatum O'Neal won her Oscar : ATTEN
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Second staff in many an orchestral score : OBOES
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Org. concerned with air bags? : TSA
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Boaters, collectively? : QUAYDEMOGRAPHIC
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Meanspirited : UGLY
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Look upon with disgust : ABHOR
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Galactic conquerors of film : SITH
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Deployed, as a sailor : ASEA
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Spoiling one's attendance record, say : TARDY
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Verbal equivalent to a nod of the head : ISEE
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Fashion accessories that shed : BOAS
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Boss of a bo's'n : CAPN
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Minor performer? : CHILDACTOR
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Sic legal on : SUE
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"Who we are" page : ABOUTUS
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Spring time : LENT
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Beginning of the Constitution: Abbr. : ARTI
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"You saved me!" : MYHERO
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Flamenco shout : OLE
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"A snail can sleep for up to three years" and others : FACTS
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Rapper with a hyphenated name : ICET
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All there : SANE
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Category : TIER
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Wins undeservedly over : ROBS
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Power point? : SOCKET
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Upper atmosphere, with "the" : ETHER
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Paxil may alleviate it, in brief : OCD
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Exact : WREAK
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Language written in the Devanagari script : HINDI
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Hardest part of a date : PIT
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Futuristic delivery device : DRONE
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Encouraging words : YOUGOTTHIS
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Dino : the Flintstones :: ___ : the Jetsons : ASTRO
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Cut off : SEVER
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Bit of publicity : PROMO
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The customer's right, at times : REFUND
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Dallas N.B.A. player, in brief : MAV
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A pup is a young one : DOG
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Enjoy oneself festively : BEMERRY
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iRobot product : ROOMBA
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___ Klebb, Bond villain in "From Russia With Love" : ROSA
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2003 #1 Outkast hit : HEYYA
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Watery shade : AQUA
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Barge haulers : TUGS
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That's some story : TALE
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Physics Nobelist who developed an early model of the atom : BOHR
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Psalm starter : OGOD
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Wikipedia, e.g. : SITE
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Belly trouble : ACHE
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Take in : EAT
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Inflation fig. : PSI

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