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New York Times, Friday, May 14, 2021

Author:
Yacob Yonas
Editor:
Will Shortz
Leftovers from a doughnut, say
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Yacob Yonas

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 70, Blocks: 34 Missing: {JQWZ} This is puzzle # 8 for Mr. Yonas. Friday freshness: 26%
Yacob Yonas notes:
With this puzzle, I wanted to try out a new themeless layout that allowed for some 13-letter entries. I started with this grid layout ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Now, this is how you execute on a 70-word themeless! The competition is so fierce in the themeless space these days that a 72- or ... read more
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© 2021, The New York Times5/14/21 ( No. 26,120 )
Across
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Gold Coast port : ACCRA
6
Grade : RATE
10
Certain hieroglyphs : ASPS
14
Snacks known as "student fodder" and "scroggin" in Germany and New Zealand, respectively : TRAILMIXES
16
Home of the Starzz, one of the original eight W.N.B.A. teams : UTAH
17
What few fliers desire : MIDDLESEAT
18
Michael of "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" : CERA
19
Bug expert? : SPY
20
Winter Olympics equipment : SLEDS
21
See 44-Down : NORTH
22
Old Forester and Old Overholt offerings : RYES
23
Ethereum or Bitcoin, for example : EMONEY
25
Shame : ABASE
27
Site of an underground pool, maybe : GROTTO
28
Get an 800 on the G.M.A.T., say : ACEIT
29
Animal that comes to shore to lay eggs : SEATURTLE
32
Bel ___ (Italian cheese) : PAESE
33
One of the Kennedys : TED
34
Single-___ : PAYER
35
Leftovers from a doughnut, say : TIREMARKS
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Easy two-pointer : TIPIN
38
Deep cuts : GASHES
39
Bad sorts to be stuck talking to at a gathering : BORES
40
Savory Scottish delicacy : HAGGIS
41
Go down : LOSE
42
Drug kingpin on "The Wire" : MARLO
43
Coffee spot? : STAIN
45
Comedian Margaret : CHO
48
Actor who played Senator Vinick on "The West Wing" : ALDA
49
Historic Charleston site : FORTSUMTER
51
St. ___, locale in an English nursery rhyme : IVES
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One way to crack a code : BRUTEFORCE
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Studies : DENS
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"Got it" : ISEE
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People : FOLKS
Down
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You can bank on them : ATMS
2
"___ Camp," 2020 Oscar-nominated documentary : CRIP
3
Women's rights pioneer Elizabeth ___ Stanton : CADY
4
Clear : RID
5
Words from Mission Control : ALLSYSTEMSGO
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Stops lying : RISES
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Cut : AXED
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Things that pique your interest on TV : TEASERADS
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14 billion years, for the age of the universe: Abbr. : EST
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"You thought wrong!" : AUCONTRAIRE
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Judge unfairly, say : STEREOTYPE
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Person in a contract : PARTY
13
Bygone potentate : SHAH
15
Hockey game highlight, for some : MELEE
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Unsatisfactory : NOTUPTOSNUFF
22
Begin the toasting process : RAISEAGLASS
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Zinger : MOT
25
Kind of berry : ACAI
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Oktoberfest locale : BEERGARDEN
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Does a deep dive on a topic, with "out" : GEEKS
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Inclined : APT
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They can cause anxiety : STRESSORS
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Gifts that are usually scented : LEIS
31
West end? : ERN
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Bigeye tuna : AHI
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U.S. city that's home to the largest Basque population outside Spain : BOISE
40
Split, in a way : HALVE
41
Tall order? : LATTE
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One of eight in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" : MAID
44
With 21-Across, straight up : TRUE
45
2017 double-platinum debut album for SZA : CTRL
46
"Shucks!" : HECK
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Raw materials : ORES
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Govt. org. whose director serves a 10-year term : FBI
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"How now?," to a cow? : MOO

Answer summary:
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