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New York Times, Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Author:
Benjamin Kramer
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Benjamin Kramer

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 74, Blocks: 32 Missing: {QXZ} Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 3 for Mr. Kramer. Jeff Chen's Puzzle of the Week pick. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Benjamin Kramer notes:
As I recall, this idea came after completing Howard Barkin's Sunday puzzle that gradually zoomed out from ANIMAL HOUSE, ON EASY ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
You would think that a writer who locks himself in his writing cave day after day, pounding out words that are mostly crap but maybe ... read more
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0513 ( 25,754 )

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Across
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Family name on "Arrested Development" : BLUTH
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"That's enough for me" : IMSET
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Exclamation just before and after "just" : WOW
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Socially dominant : ALPHA
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Six Flags Great Adventure roller coaster with "explosive" speed : NITRO
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Bar offering with "double" and "triple" varieties : IPA
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Protection offered for a traveler in a dangerous area : SAFEPASSAGE
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Flanders of "The Simpsons" : NED
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Bygone TV feature : KNOB
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LP, e.g. : DISC
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Denim : JEAN
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Group of Greek women : SORORITYCHAPTER
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Word after "pop-up" or "drop-down" : MENU
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Author with a son named Christopher Robin : AAMILNE
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Emmy-winning actress Uzo ___ : ADUBA
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N.L. East team, on scoreboards : ATL
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Ending with herbi- or insecti- : CIDE
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Architectural designer Maya : LIN
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Member of the Apple family : MACBOOK
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Served fare : FED
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Satyr's stare : OGLE
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... --- ... : SOS
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Big name in name tags : AVERY
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Back after cancellation : ONAGAIN
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Top-notch : AONE
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1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, etc. : FIBONACCISERIES
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Class act? : TEST
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Third rank of the peerage : EARL
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Kind of poker : DRAW
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___ 9000, figure in "2001: A Space Odyssey" : HAL
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Canapé, e.g. : HORSDOEUVRE
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Mad state : IRE
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Key in : ENTER
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9-to-5 work : GRIND
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Hip-hop artist whose name once ended with "tha Kyd" : SYD
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Like some shaded spots : MOSSY
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Brains : SENSE
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Soaks in the sun's rays : BASKS
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South American plain : LLANO
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Not loath to do : UPFOR
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Phat : THEBOMB
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Luck, quaintly : HAP
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As found : INSITU
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Rapper ___ Elliott : MISSY
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Opposite of legato : STACCATO
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Tiny fraction of a joule : ERG
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Foot gunk : TOEJAM
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Succeed in all one's endeavors, so to speak : WINATLIFE
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Question whose answer can go almost anywhere : OPENENDER
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Some bills or chewing gum : WAD
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Tennis player's chance to hold serve : ADIN
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For the ages : EPIC
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Criticize harshly, with "out" : REAM
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Angel hair accompaniment? : HALO
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Thin-sounding : REEDY
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Standoffish : ALOOF
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High muckety-muck : DIGNITARY
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Like a map on a geography exam : UNLABELED
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Ones feeling the crunch? : ABS
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Big part of a Risk board : ASIA
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Tour events : CONCERTS
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Cartoonist Bob who co-created Batman : KANE
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Me, myself and I : EGOS
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Lush green vegetation : VERDURE
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Country music? : ANTHEM
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Put on the line : AIRDRY
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World capital at around the same latitude as St. Petersburg : OSLO
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Work for doctors, lawyers and detectives : CASES
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Kershner who directed "The Empire Strikes Back" : IRVIN
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Makes, as bread : EARNS
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Any member of Abba : SWEDE
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___ and hers : HIS
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Lennon's lady : ONO
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This puzzle's clues have two of them : EGS

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 2 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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