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New York Times, Friday, April 9, 2021

Author:
Jamey Smith
Editor:
Will Shortz
Hatcher who told Seinfeld "And by the way, they're real ... and they're spectacular!"
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQVXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Smith.
Jamey Smith notes:
It's good to be back in the Times. I submitted this puzzle in July 2019 and don't recall the seed entry or how it all came together. ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
How appropriate to cross POLAR BEAR PLUNGE with PNEUMONIA! Interesting that the symmetrical crosses are related(ish) too — Seattle is ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times4/9/21 ( No. 26,085 )
Across
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[scoff] : PFFT
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Break some ground : DIG
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Feature of The New York Review of Books : ESSAY
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Second word of a game name that rhymes with the first : ALAI
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"It is impossible to love and to be ___": Francis Bacon : WISE
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Daft : NUTSO
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Be above pettiness : TAKETHEHIGHROAD
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Superpower of Cyclops in the "X-Men" films : EYEBEAM
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Mrs., in Madrid : SRA
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"___ más!" : UNO
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Part of many a gas station : MART
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What happens when two people miss each other a lot? : PHONETAG
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Big Mac ingredient : SPECIALSAUCE
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Like a bad signal : WEAK
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Cargo area : BAY
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Eye, slangily : PEEPER
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Amazon ___ : ANT
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Meme animals : LOLCATS
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When doubled, a 2010s dance : NAE
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Caribbean capital : NASSAU
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Little laugh : HEH
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Precursor to a big flop? : TERA
42
Newly single and ready to mingle : ONTHEREBOUND
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Last bunch to board, typically : STANDBYS
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Sheets often come in it : REAM
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Sports org. for the Colorado Eagles and Texas Stars : AHL
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Red side, for short : GOP
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The world's wealthiest family : WALTONS
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Quick swim in freezing cold water : POLARBEARPLUNGE
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U.S. Open tennis champion of 2018 and 2020 : OSAKA
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Harold ___, Manhattan Project scientist : UREY
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Hoot : RIOT
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Fix up : REHAB
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Stock holder? : PEN
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Actress Niecy on the Hollywood Walk of Fame : NASH
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Dome : PATE
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Severely criticize : FLAY
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Impossible Foods products : FAKEMEATS
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Put into a ponytail, e.g. : TIEBACK
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Per ___ : DIEM
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"Eh, give or take" : ISH
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Performer with a single fan? : GEISHA
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Heightens : ENHANCES
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América del ___ : SUR
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Opposite of svelte : STOUT
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Something held for a stretch : ASANA
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"'Sup, dude" : YODOG
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Hit 1991 film starring Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss : WHATABOUTBOB
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Hatcher who told Seinfeld "And by the way, they're real ... and they're spectacular!" : TERI
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Treatment option offering communal support : GROUPTHERAPY
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Freudian concerns : PSYCHES
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Shoebox spec : EEE
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___ song : SWAN
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Enrique ___ Nieto, 2012-18 Mexican president : PENA
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Staples Center team, on scoreboards : LAL
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William Henry Harrison's cause of death, after just 31 days in office : PNEUMONIA
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Pull down : EARN
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Do a parent's bedtime activity : READ
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Territory-expanding move : LANDGRAB
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___ Lingus : AER
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Start of some sequel titles : SON
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Perfectly, as in cooking : TOATURN
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Ballyhoo : HYPEUP
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Class ring? : BELL
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Flavor : SAPOR
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"___ Winter Sundays" (Robert Hayden poem) : THOSE
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Deity with 99 names : ALLAH
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Bird on the South Carolina state quarter : WREN
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CURE and CARE, e.g. : NGOS
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N.B.A. star Curry : SETH
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Kamala Harris's college sorority, for short : AKA
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Make, as in math : ARE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle.

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