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New York Times, Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Georgia's official vegetable

Author:
Tracy Gray
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 This is puzzle # 32 for Ms. Gray. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Tracy Gray notes:
My mundane morning shower routine sparked the inspiration for this puzzle when the brand name of a certain shampoo caught my eye and ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
I can Name That Theme in two entries! VITAL ORGAN, VIDALIA ONION, then I jumped to the middle row, confidently dropping in a starting ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times5/12/21 ( No. 26,118 )
Across
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Bill-rejecting vote : NAY
4
Took a dip? : SAGGED
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Parent's cure-all, briefly : TLC
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Number on a foam finger : ONE
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Cost of an online banner or pop-up : ADRATE
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Piece of cake? : TIER
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Kidney or heart : VITALORGAN
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Give the go-ahead : OKAY
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Guadalajara gal pal : AMIGA
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___ mode : ALA
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Joke : KID
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Seeds on hamburger buns : SESAMES
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Lollygag : IDLE
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Georgia's official vegetable : VIDALIAONION
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Grenoble gal pal : AMIE
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"Little" car in a Ronny & the Daytonas hit : GTO
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Stellar start? : ASTRO
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Florist's vehicle, typically : VAN
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Suddenly change course : VEEROFF
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Sound of a lightning bolt : ZAP
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"Fingers crossed!" : IHOPE
44
Grp. with the hits "Evil Woman" and "Do Ya" : ELO
45
Billy or tom : MALE
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Inexpensive table wine : VINORDINAIRE
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Provincial schoolteacher stereotype : MARM
51
Short-brimmed hat known as a bunnet in Scotland : FLATCAP
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Org. that launched WaterSense in 2006 : EPA
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Co-___ (condo alternatives) : OPS
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Cold hard cash : MOOLA
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___ program : GRAD
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Specialized lab equipment for drying : VACUUMOVEN
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Fairy tale foe : OGRE
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Go by : ELAPSE
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Triage sites, for short : ERS
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Alberto ___ (hair care brand) ... and a hint to 16-, 27-, 38-, 46- and 61-Across : VO5
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Home security component : SENSOR
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Setting in "Charlotte's Web" : STY
Down
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Massive pop stars? : NOVAS
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Genre featured at Tokyo's Comiket convention : ANIME
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Folkloric creatures at snowy altitudes : YETIS
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A slice of Italy? : SALAMI
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Brouhaha : ADO
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"I'm beyond frustrated!" : GRR
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Lovesick : GAGA
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And others, in Latin : ETALII
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"You're welcome," in Spanish : DENADA
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___ torch : TIKI
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Top-billed performer : LEAD
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Word with war or far : CRY
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Arcade "money" : TOKENS
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Plant source for tequila : AGAVE
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Strategic starting piece in a jigsaw puzzle : EDGE
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Fill to excess : SATE
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It's more than a pocketful of rye : LOAF
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"Two Women" actress Sophia : LOREN
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Chichén ___ (Mayan ruins city) : ITZA
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Like some interviews : ORAL
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"That's a negatory!" : NOPE
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Tel ___, Israel : AVIV
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Hawaiian for "strong," which, when doubled, means "very strong" : MAHI
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Privy to, as a secret : INON
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Fashion icon Wang : VERA
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Singing animated snowman : OLAF
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Thwart : FOIL
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Greasy hairstyling product : POMADE
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"I totally agree!" : METOO
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Hordes : DROVES
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Skewer : IMPALE
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Powerful tool for compaction : RAMMER
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Seafarers' sanctuaries : COVES
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Well-caffeinated, perhaps : ALERT
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Colorful flower with a "face" : PANSY
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Therefore : ERGO
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The 18th at Pebble Beach, notably : PAR5
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Diagnostic image : SCAN
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www.fda.___ : GOV
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Emotional highs : UPS
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Grp. that supports American troops : USO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle.

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