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New York Times, Sunday, May 17, 2020

Author:
Byron Walden
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Byron Walden

This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 122, Blocks: 56 Missing: {J} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 97 for Mr. Walden. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Will Shortz notes:
Byron Walden is a math and computer science professor at Santa Clara University, "currently on sabbatical at the exotic location of my dining-room table." He picked up his love of ... read more
Byron Walden notes:
I had very much wanted to clue HUNTER-GATHERER as [Meat-and-potatoes kind of guy?], but it turns out that wild potatoes are actually a pretty bad thing to eat. The More You Know .... ... read more
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I get a lot of questions from crossword constructors about various NYT crossword records, and boy, do we have data! Today's puzzle ties the record for fewest words in a Sunday 21x21. It's ... read more
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0517 ( 25,758 )
Across
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How some stock shares are sold : ATPAR
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Caesar salad ingredient : ANCHOVY
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Big name in swimwear : SPEEDO
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African grazer : RHINO
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Yalitza ___, Best Actress nominee for 2018's "Roma" : APARICIO
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Woodworking machine : PLANER
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R. J. Reynolds product that once sponsored "The Dick Van Dyke Show" : KENTCIGARETTES
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Had legs, so to speak : LASTED
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Flying class? : AVES
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Like some leaves and knives : SERRATED
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Blast : FUNTIME
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"The Confessions of ___ Turner" (1967 Pulitzer-winning novel) : NAT
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Scrapped : WENTATIT
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One who might say "Your money's no good here"? : BARTERER
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Overwhelming favorite : SUREBET
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Roofing material : TIN
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Dyes that can be used as pH indicators : CONGOREDS
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Echo voice : ALEXA
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Eponym of Aqaba's airport : KINGHUSSEIN
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Editorial reversal : STET
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Simmering sites : STOVETOPS
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On the schedule : SLATED
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Chef's creation : RECIPE
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Crosses one's fingers : HOPES
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Sophisticated : SUAVE
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Subjects of four famous violin concertos by Vivaldi : SEASONS
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Can't take : DETESTS
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Body part that's also a Hebrew letter : SHIN
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Christ, to Christians : OURLORD
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Flavorful : SAPID
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Colts, maybe : PISTOLS
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Sch. on Chesapeake Bay : USNA
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Interstellar clouds : NEBULAE
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Fundamental dispositions : NATURES
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With 55-Down, inning enders : THIRD
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Pourable art material : RESIN
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Creature seen basking on the shores of the Galápagos : IGUANA
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Superman co-creator Jerry : SIEGEL
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Sports icon with the autobiography "Faster Than Lightning" : USAINBOLT
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Entertainer Minnelli : LIZA
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Bitcoin and the like : ECURRENCIES
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47th U.S. vice president : BIDEN
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Comic actor whose wife left him to marry their neighbor, Frank Sinatra : ZEPPOMARX
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Airer of the gospel music reality competition "Sunday Best" : BET
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Classic Chevrolets : BELAIRS
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Eaglelike : AQUILINE
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One with a small but devoted fan base : CULTHERO
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AAA service : TOW
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Restrained from biting : MUZZLED
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Places of intense scrutiny : HOTSEATS
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Entertainment on a diner place mat, maybe : MAZE
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Alka-Seltzer tablet, for one : FIZZER
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Early omnivore : HUNTERGATHERER
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Returning after curfew, say : INLATE
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Substance used to preserve the Declaration of Independence : ARGONGAS
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Apt rhyme for "bore" : SNORE
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___ Pieces : REESES
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Has in mind : PLANSON
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Mary I or Elizabeth I : TUDOR
Down
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Major tributary of the Mississippi : ARKANSAS
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Gymnastics event for both men and women : THEVAULT
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The ___ State, nickname for Maine : PINETREE
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Targets of formicide : ANTS
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Mythical flier : ROC
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Isolated : APART
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Account : NARRATIVE
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Popular performance-enhancing supplement for athletes : CREATINE
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Freaking out : HITTINGTHEPANICBUTTON
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Good-sized wedding band : OCTET
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Competed : VIED
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Rockyesque interjections : YOS
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Spends extravagantly : SPLURGES
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Some biodiesel sources : PLANTOILS
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Victorian home? : EASTERNAUSTRALIA
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Whole : ENTIRE
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Judged : DEEMED
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Things taken while waiting : ORDERS
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Representative : AGENT
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"Capeesh" : ISEE
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Whiffs : FANS
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Org. for lightweights : WBA
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End-of-level challenges in video games : BOSSES
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Items in 18" x 18" x 1 3/4" boxes : EXTRALARGEPIZZAS
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Like the hands in the Allstate logo : CUPPED
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Keystone ___ : KOPS
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___ & the Blowfish : HOOTIE
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What sneers express : SCORN
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Popular dating app : TINDER
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Lake drained by the Truckee River : TAHOE
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Iniquities : EVILS
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Places of iniquity : DENS
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Spanish "that" : ESO
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State capital on the Mississippi : STPAUL
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Word with roll or bar : SUSHI
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Muppet wearing a horizontally striped shirt : ERNIE
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Chinese port city on Korea Bay : DALIAN
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Occupy, as a booth : SITAT
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See 63-Across : OUTS
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English county that's home to Brighton : SUSSEX
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Weather map symbol : SUN
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Butter, in Burgundy : BEURRE
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Doctors Without Borders and others, in brief : NGOS
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Having a low neckline, as a dress : DECOLLETE
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"Gotta split" : IBETTERGO
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Group of 18th-century thinkers that included Voltaire and Rousseau : LUMIERES
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Numbers of concern to showrunners : NIELSENS
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The "Last Great Race on Earth" : IDITAROD
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Love match? : ZEROZERO
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Respondent : ANSWERER
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South African money : RAND
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Slo-___ fuse : BLO
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Pan flute musician in iconic commercials of the 1980s : ZAMFIR
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Like a jackass : EQUINE
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Your current occupation? : PUZZLE
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Some skilled workers in "Brave New World" : BETAS
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Lead-in to while : ERST
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Party line? : CONGA
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Former North Carolina senator Kay ___ : HAGAN
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Let fly : HURL
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Clickable list : MENU
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W.W. II general ___ Arnold : HAP
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Clock setting on the Big Island: Abbr. : HST

Answer summary: 21 unique to this puzzle, 7 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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