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New York Times, Monday, May 11, 2020

Last line of a spreadsheet (as suggested by the shaded squares?)

Author:
Ross Trudeau
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Ross Trudeau

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQV} This is puzzle # 27 for Mr. Trudeau. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Ross Trudeau notes:
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© 2020, The New York Times5/11/20 ( No. 25,752 )
Across
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Chapel recess : APSE
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Not keep a secret : BLAB
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Egyptian "boy king" : TUT
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Pirate's plunder : BOOTY
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Follow closely, as a spy might a mark : TAIL
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Hot dog holders : BUNS
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Mattress giant : SERTA
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Like many missed field goals : WIDE
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The Phantom in "The Phantom of the Opera" : ERIK
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Places where rouge goes : CHEEKS
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Crash into from the back : REAREND
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Greeting in Rio : OLA
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"Oh yeah? ___ who?" : SEZ
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Drew up, as plans : DRAFTED
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Brand of foam darts : NERF
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Strikes (out) : XES
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"Them's fightin' words!" : ITSWAR
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Loving term for one caring for a sick child : DRMOM
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High heels and others : SHOES
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World Cup cheer : OLE
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Last line of a spreadsheet (as suggested by the shaded squares?) : BOTTOMROW
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Letter addenda, for short : PSS
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Synthetic fabric : RAYON
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Horse's disapproving vote? : NEIGH
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"In that case, sure" : OKTHEN
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Fasten : TIE
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The East, to the West : ASIA
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"Hamilton" writer Lin-Manuel ___ : MIRANDA
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Muscles that are targets of planking, informally : ABS
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TV journalist Curry : ANN
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Car opposite the locomotive : CABOOSE
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Late, as in making payments : BEHIND
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Et ___ (and others: Lat.) : ALII
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Gumbo vegetable : OKRA
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Decorated anew : REDID
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What's left of a cigarette : BUTT
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Kind of roast : RUMP
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"Funny Girl" role for which Barbra Streisand won an Oscar : FANNY
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Network with an eye logo : CBS
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Many craft brews, for short : IPAS
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Pricey seating option : LOGE
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Leave hurriedly and secretively : ABSCOND
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Amy of "Parks and Recreation" : POEHLER
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What a pitcher might have after a long game : SOREARM
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Suffix with kitchen : ETTE
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"Oh, also ...," in a text : BTW
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Den : LAIR
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Lent support to : AIDED
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More like tired eyes : BLEARIER
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Complete a double play, in baseball slang : TURNTWO
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Less than perfect : UNIDEAL
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[Shame on you!] : TSK
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Shaggy beasts of 53-Across : YAKS
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Strengthens, with "up" : BEEFS
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"___ sells" (advertising catchphrase) : SEX
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Betrays, in a way : RATSON
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Flavorful : ZESTY
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Beats by ___ (audio brand) : DRE
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Watch chain : FOB
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"Drat!" : SHOOT
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Rita of "West Side Story" : MORENO
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___ vincit amor : OMNIA
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___ chicken (Indian dish) : TANDOORI
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"Well, aren't ___ pair!" : WEA
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Certain lap dog, familiarly : POM
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Group that meets on the slopes : SKICLUB
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Narrow waterways : STRAITS
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Adamant refusal : ISAIDNO
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Enlivening, with "up" : GINNING
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Color manually : HANDDYE
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Hard thing to break : HABIT
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___ and flow : EBB
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Invite to one's penthouse, say : ASKUP
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Peon : SERF
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Funny Bombeck : ERMA
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Make well : HEAL
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"Black-ish" network : ABC
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Coll.-level classes : APS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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