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New York Times, Thursday, May 14, 2020

2017 biography subtitled "The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror"

Author:
Michael Schlossberg
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 42 Spans: 2 This is puzzle # 2 for Mr. Schlossberg.
Michael Schlossberg notes:
I got the idea for this puzzle after a game of Monopoly with my children. I thought I could shorten the phrase GET OUT OF JAIL FREE to ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Today's puzzle is a curious mix of "disparate definitions of a single word," rebus, and grid art. Let's look at them individually. ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times5/14/20 ( No. 25,755 )
Across
1
Squabble : SPAT
5
"Um, sure" : YEAH
9
Old detective magazines, e.g. : PULPS
14
Astringent target : PORE
15
Indian tourist mecca : AGRA
16
"Word on the street is ..." : IHEAR
17
Bingo, in Scrabble : FIFTYPOINTBONUS
20
One of the friends on "Friends" : ROSS
21
Upscale San Francisco neighborhood : NOBHILL
22
Site for a rite : ALTAR
25
Something with a belt and coat : CAR
26
Assembly line? : NAY
27
"B-I-N-G-O," e.g. : NURSERYRHYME
32
Cellular plan? : DNA
33
Flirt (with) : TOY
34
Second Amendment focus : ARMS
37
Breakfast aisle option for a wheat allergy : GLUTENFREECEREAL
42
Solomonic sort : SAGE
43
Russian yeses : DAS
44
Zip : NIL
46
Bingo, for one : GAMEOFCHANCE
51
Indian honorific : SRI
54
Towering tree : ELM
55
___ Castle, Japanese landmark : OSAKA
56
Residents of the Friendly Islands : TONGANS
59
"Such a shame" : ALAS
61
"Bingo!" : ABSOLUTELYRIGHT
66
Arose : GOTUP
67
Dust Bowl traveler : OKIE
68
Perforate, in a way : STAB
69
Batting avg. and such : STATS
70
Barclays Center team : NETS
71
Scrap : TOSS
Down
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50 is a high one: Abbr. : SPF
2
Luau bowlful : POI
3
"C'mon, throw me a bone already!" : ARF
4
Low-maintenance fish : TETRAS
5
Jibber-jabbers : YAPS
6
Things coaches handle : EGOS
7
N.L. West team: Abbr. : ARI
8
Palindromic woman's name : HANNAH
9
___ Xtra (soda) : PIBB
10
Worrisome word at a nuclear plant : UHOH
11
2017 biography subtitled "The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror" : LENIN
12
Pulitzer-winning playwright Vogel : PAULA
13
"r u kidding me?!" : SRSLY
18
Arthurian times, say : YORE
19
Boris Johnson, for one : TORY
22
Word often shortened to its middle letter : AND
23
Pulmonologist's study : LUNGS
24
Musical syllables : TRALA
25
1987 drama set in apartheid-era South Africa : CRYFREEDOM
28
Number in a shield symbol: Abbr. : RTE
29
Over there : YON
30
Spoil : MAR
31
'Fore : ERE
35
Sustenance from heaven : MANNA
36
Smooth-talking : SLICK
38
Comfy boot : UGG
39
Leaves before paying the check? : TEA
40
Half-___ (order for a barista) : CAF
41
Key to get out of full-screen video : ESC
45
Pasture : LEA
47
One might be dropped in a to-go bag : MENU
48
Yankees great Howard : ELSTON
49
Frost : HOAR
50
What might help you make your goal? : ASSIST
51
Bucks : STAGS
52
"I'm not a ___" (captcha phrase) : ROBOT
53
Popular photo app, informally : INSTA
57
Joint problem : GOUT
58
Feature of the Swiss Miss logo : ALPS
59
Dismounted : ALIT
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Harmful substances to swallow : LYES
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Squeak (out) : EKE
63
Muscular Pontiac : GTO
64
Orders : HAS
65
Atlanta-based TV inits. : TBS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle.

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