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New York Times, Saturday, May 1, 2021

Deep-fried British treat wrapped with sausage and bread crumbs

Author:
Ryan McCarty
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ryan McCarty

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 32 Missing: {JQ} This is puzzle # 18 for Mr. McCarty.
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© 2021, The New York Times5/1/21 ( No. 26,107 )
Across
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Like faces around a campfire at night : UPLIT
6
One whose business is home-based? : UMP
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Part of a diplomatic address, maybe : MADAM
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Spot for an umbrella : BEACH
15
Pickup line? : NEEDARIDE
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Perfectly timed : ONCUE
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Fluffy four-footed friend : ANGORACAT
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Fire ___ : ANT
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Smart remarks? : OWS
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Popular camp assemblies : SMORES
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Aid in preventing a soup stain, maybe : TIECLASP
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Passes : ENACTS
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They're worn on the road : BALDTIRES
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Seljuk Empire citizen : TURK
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Cozy chairs for pairs : LOVESEATS
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Word with base or combat : PAY
34
Side dish in Cajun cuisine : DIRTYRICE
36
Vaccine target : ARM
39
Acute bronchitis, familiarly : CHESTCOLD
41
Bill : BEAK
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Motif in much Christian art : ADORATION
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Squirt-squirt-squirt-squirt : SPRITZ
47
Screwballs : NUTCASES
49
W.W. I headgear : TINHAT
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"It's just OK" : MEH
52
With 60-Across, East Asian cuisine style : HOT
53
Print source : FINGERTIP
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Go off with a hitch? : ELOPE
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Former home of the San Antonio Spurs : ALAMODOME
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"Ha, fell right into my trap!" : GOTEM
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Neuter : DESEX
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See 52-Across : POT
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Sudden blasts : GUSTS
Down
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In-depth subject for a war historian? : UBOAT
2
Tip with ink : PENNIB
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Milk-producing : LACTEAL
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Frequent setting on "Chicago Med" : ICU
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Historic London venue : THEOLDVIC
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___ triple play, baseball feat rarer than a perfect game : UNASSISTED
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Chaps : MEN
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Cello quartet : PEGS
9
Comedian Marc : MARON
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Peak overlooking Armenia's capital : ARARAT
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Backgammon accessory : DICECUP
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2019 sci-fi film starring Brad Pitt : ADASTRA
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Came across : MET
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Break : DOMESTICATE
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Where many a drive ends, unfortunately : WATERHAZARD
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Hunk : CLOD
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Pursues for food, say : PREYSON
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Hit high in the air : SKY
29
Old-timey hearing aid : EARTRUMPET
32
Deep-fried British treat wrapped with sausage and bread crumbs : SCOTCHEGG
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Essayist who wrote "Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever lays one down without a feeling of disappointment" : ELIA
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Focus of middle management? : ABS
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Skink or gecko : REPTILE
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Places where things are all tied up? : MARINAS
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Throw back some Jack, say : DOSHOTS
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Checkers cry : KINGME
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Online companion animal : NEOPET
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2021 Chinese zodiac sign : THEOX
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Inhibits : STEMS
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Classic moonroof alternative : TTOP
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44-Downs, once : FAD
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Online qualifier : IMO
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___ Hoover, first lady before Eleanor Roosevelt : LOU

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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