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New York Times, Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Author:
Trent H. Evans
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Trent H. Evans

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 38 Missing: {JQZ} Spans: 1 This is puzzle # 6 for Mr. Evans. NYT links: Across Lite PDF
Trent H. Evans notes:
I constructed this puzzle almost two years ago in June 2018. At that point, I did not yet have any published puzzles. So I can look at ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
Trent brings up a good point — let's talk about what makes for strong early-week short fill. Just like a great editor, the short fill ... read more
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© 2020, The New York TimesNo. 0519 ( 25,760 )
Across
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Sound triggered by pollen : ACHOO
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Frozen dessert chain : TCBY
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"Porgy and ___" : BESS
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Faintest amount : TRACE
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4,700 square feet, for a basketball court : AREA
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Kind of row with extra legroom : EXIT
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"This hot dog is absolute perfection!," said Tom ___ : WITHRELISH
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Lhasa ___ (dog) : APSO
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Iowa State's home : AMES
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In addition : ALSO
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"Er ... well ... um ..." : IMEAN
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Opposite of FF : REW
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"You're making a grave mistake," said Tom ___ : CRYPTICALLY
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Cleaned one's plate : ATE
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Pencil at the end of its life : NUB
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End of a walk down the aisle : ALTAR
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___ of the moment : SPUR
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Like some minds and marriages : OPEN
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"I can't find a flower for 'She loves me, she loves me not,'" said Tom ___ : LACKADAISICALLY
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Court legend Arthur : ASHE
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Advantage : EDGE
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Greeted the day : AROSE
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Org. that cares what's in your pockets : TSA
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Insecticide whose 1972 ban led to the comeback of the bald eagle : DDT
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"I've learned my lesson about feeding the tigers," said Tom ___ : OFFHANDEDLY
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Possesses : HAS
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Place with balls and strikes : ALLEY
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Native American tribe with a namesake lake : ERIE
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Where choirs sing and artists paint : LOFT
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Fly high : SOAR
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"Many thanks for your help in Paris," said Tom ___ : MERCIFULLY
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Olympic champion Lipinski : TARA
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Gait faster than a walk : TROT
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Shaq's surname : ONEAL
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One of 354 in the Statue of Liberty : STEP
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Designer Wang : VERA
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Moisten, as a turkey : BASTE
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Battling : ATWAR
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Perjury or piracy : CRIME
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View in order to mock or criticize, perhaps : HATEWATCH
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Counterculture singer Phil : OCHS
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"___ the fields we go ..." : OER
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Add up : TALLY
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Like a brand-new dollar bill : CRISP
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Intoxicate : BESOT
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"Fargo" assent : YAH
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Transport onto the Enterprise, in a way : BEAMABOARD
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Kick out : EXPEL
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Rope fiber : SISAL
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Like New England fields : STONY
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Musician's asset : EAR
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Where R.N.s treat critical patients : ICU
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Actor Michael of "Juno" : CERA
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Crucifix inscription : INRI
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Accept blame : TAKETHERAP
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Pie ___ mode : ALA
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Vegas intro : LAS
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Low-spirited : SAD
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Truffle-finding animal : PIG
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"___ the Force, Luke" : USE
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Glaring inconsistencies in story lines : PLOTHOLES
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Golfer Ernie : ELS
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Science educator Bill : NYE
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Student leader? : DEAN
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Women's rights pioneer Elizabeth ___ Stanton : CADY
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Perhaps : SAY
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Ovens for drying hops : OASTS
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Parade entry : FLOAT
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Lighted distress signal : FLARE
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Big name in farm equipment : DEERE
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2 + 2 = 5, for example : ERROR
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Authoritative pronouncements : DICTA
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Ring around Hawaii? : LEI
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Black piano key above G : AFLAT
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"Gangnam ___" (first YouTube video to pass a billion views) : STYLE
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Moon goddess : LUNA
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VH1 sister channel : MTV
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Keyless car key : FOB

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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