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New York Times, Thursday, May 16, 2019

Increase rapidly ... or a hint to connecting four pairs of answers in this puzzle

Author:
Jeff Chen
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 72, Blocks: 38 Missing: {QV} This is puzzle # 98 for Mr. Chen. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Jeff Chen notes:
Seems appropriate that MACHU PICCHU has UP in the middle of it. The Incas and their clever wordplay! I don't often build crosswords ... read more
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© 2019, The New York Times5/16/19 ( No. 25,391 )
Across
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Bread used for soup : SOP
4
Perspective : ANGLE
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One to whom you might say "Boo!" : REF
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"Begone!" : SHOO
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Sports replay effect : SUPERSLOMO
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Word after Great or before Street : WALL
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Person behind the curtain? : STAGEACTOR
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Relatives of rhododendrons : AZALEAS
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Popular Samsung smartphone : GALAXY
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"Net" preceder : DOT
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South American landmark whose name means "old peak" : MACHUPICCHU
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Jeong of "Crazy Rich Asians" : KEN
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Try to win at auction : BIDON
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2008 animated film set in ancient China : KUNGFUPANDA
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Class with breathing techniques : LAMAZE
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[groan] : UGH
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Hung pieces of art : MOBILES
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Put in stitches? : SEW
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Doofus : GOOBER
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Wears pajamas all day, e.g. : LOLLS
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Powder holder : KEG
47
Start of a polite request : IFYOUPLEASE
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Sound made while clasping oneself : BRR
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Low-hanging clouds : STRATI
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Fruit named for a region of France : DANJOUPEARS
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Japanese floor coverings : TATAMIS
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Inert : STATIONARY
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Sgts. outrank them : CPLS
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Button-downs? : KEYSTROKES
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Kind of skirt : HULA
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Cry accompanying a fist pump : YES
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Parent company of Kool-Aid : KRAFT
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Not many tracks are found on them, for short : EPS
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Superhero with a lightning bolt symbol : SHAZAM
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"Well, ain't that fancy!" : OOLALA
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"Three Days of the Condor" director : POLLACK
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Test, in a way : ASSAY
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"Dagnabbit!" : NUTS
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A student might bring this up in an intro class : GPA
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Large military unit : LEGION
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Not slouching : ERECT
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Buildings with circular floor plans : ROTUNDAS
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Music genre for Weezer : EMO
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One side of a debate : FOR
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Goodie bag contents : SWAG
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___ fly : SAC
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Toast at a Jewish wedding : LCHAIM
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Raises from the dead? : EXHUMES
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Vandal : DEFILER
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Go out for a bit : DOZE
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Once again : ANEW
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Org. disbanded in 1991 : KGB
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Angela who played Tina Turner : BASSETT
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Place name lead-in to -folk or -wich : NOR
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Shepherd's locale : LEA
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Wrinkly fruit : UGLI
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Blunder : GOOF
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High time in Judaism : HOLYDAYS
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Part of a race : LEG
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Swells : BLOATS
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Swimmer's woe : EARACHE
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Money in Malmö : KRONOR
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Increase rapidly ... or a hint to connecting four pairs of answers in this puzzle : RAMPUP
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Moonshiners' equipment : STILLS
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One-named singer with an "ö" in her name : BJORK
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Speak, as thou might : SAYST
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Rae who created "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl" : ISSA
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Small carp : NIT
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Not kosher, in Jewish law : TREF
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N.C.A.A.'s Big ___ Conference : SKY
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Ball holder : TEE
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Letters between two names : AKA

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

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