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New York Times, Tuesday, May 11, 2021

2012 Grammy winner for "Channel Orange"

Author:
Kevin Patterson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Kevin Patterson

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Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JQZ} This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Patterson.
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© 2021, The New York Times5/11/21 ( No. 26,117 )

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Across
1
Place to crash : SOFA
5
Letter-shaped building girders : IBEAMS
11
One might say "Recalculating" after a wrong turn : GPS
14
Candy sold in pairs : TWIX
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Capital of Oman : MUSCAT
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Harper ___, "To Kill a Mockingbird" novelist : LEE
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About, on a memo : INRE
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2012 Grammy winner for "Channel Orange" : FRANKOCEAN
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Born: Fr. : NEE
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Recycling receptacle : BIN
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Most spooky : EERIEST
23
Became old enough for : GREWINTO
26
Twitter thumbs-up, informally : FAV
27
Tender spot : SORE
28
Promote, as a product : PLUG
30
Tina of Pixar's "Soul" : FEY
33
Theme park with the ride Soarin' Around the World : EPCOT
35
Carolyn ___, pen name on "Nancy Drew" books : KEENE
36
Wall St. debut : IPO
37
Not go well together : CLASH
38
Dew Drop ___ (historic New Orleans nightclub) : INN
39
Bit of mint : SPRIG
41
Join a call, with "on" : HOP
42
Division of Dante's "Inferno" : CANTO
44
Joe of "GoodFellas" : PESCI
45
Have to pay : OWE
46
Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
47
Stand-up comic Kevin : HART
48
Where the Blues Brothers debuted, for short : SNL
49
Separator of Ukraine and Turkey : BLACKSEA
53
Exclaimed : SHOUTED
57
The "A" of I.P.A. : ALE
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Enemy in "Mulan" : HUN
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Networks that deliver electricity : POWERGRIDS
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Gossip, informally : DIRT
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Orangutan or gorilla : APE
63
Prophet : ORACLE
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Vehicles in some tabloid photos : UFOS
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Half of a Chinese symbol for dualism : YIN
66
Casual ... or a hint to the answers to the five starred clues : LOWKEY
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Online craft fair, of sorts : ETSY
Down
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Injury from a jellyfish : STING
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Sports team bigwig : OWNER
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*Steps taken in an emergency? : FIREESCAPE
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Log splitter : AXE
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"Don't worry about me" : IMFINE
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Like toast left too long in the toaster : BURNT
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That: Sp. : ESA
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Teen's facial woe : ACNE
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Tease, with "of" : MAKEFUN
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*What closets and attics provide : STORAGESPACE
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Great delight : GLEE
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They're often served mushy in England : PEAS
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Email folder : SENT
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Western ___ (college course, informally) : CIV
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*The pill, e.g. : BIRTHCONTROL
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Tries to win over : WOOS
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*Running bill at a bar : OPENTAB
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"The Tonight Show" host before and after O'Brien : LENO
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*Nine to five, at a factory : FIRSTSHIFT
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"Lawrence of Arabia," for one : EPIC
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One who studies asanas and pranayama : YOGI
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Reverberating sound : ECHO
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Prepare a field for seeding : PLOW
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Checker that makes it to the other side of the board : KING
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Free snacks in the break room, e.g. : PERK
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Quickly, in music : ALLEGRO
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One-named singer with the 2019 #1 hit "Without Me" : HALSEY
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Take to court : SUE
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Implement in a soup tureen : LADLE
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French bread? : EUROS
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Anxious : ANTSY
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Neuter, as a pet : SPAY
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Arizona tribe : HOPI
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Actor Wilson : OWEN
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Frequent result between two chess grandmasters : DRAW
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"Disgusting!" : ICK
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Expected : DUE

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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