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New York Times, Saturday, May 2, 2020

1-Down : Crush alternative

Author:
Paolo Pasco
Editor:
Will Shortz
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217/17/20159/3/20218
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Paolo Pasco

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 66, Blocks: 39 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 17 for Mr. Pasco.
Paolo Pasco notes:
In light of this Twitter thread, it's only fair to acknowledge that I've been trying to make a grid with this design ever since I saw ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
SAID NO ONE EVER is one of those marquee entries that makes me remember a puzzle. You might not be cool enough to know what this is — ... read more
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© 2020, The New York Times5/2/20 ( No. 25,743 )
Across
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Unlike sheep : FREETHINKING
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Slangy phrase following an unpopular opinion : SAIDNOONEEVER
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"Oh my stars!" : LANDSAKESALIVE
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Small bits of progress : DENTS
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Kind of student : MED
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Actress Amanda : PEET
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___ Diaz, detective on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" : ROSA
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Emulate Beyoncé in 2003 : GOSOLO
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Spanish title: Abbr. : SRA
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Press, informally : INK
24
Ben-___ : HUR
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Usual practice : WONT
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Leaves back at the house, maybe : FORGETS
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Kind of diet that can help lower blood pressure : NOSALT
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Sings like Mary Poppins : TRILLS
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Word in many Emmy categories : SERIES
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Smaller than small : ATOMIC
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Swells up, as a lip : GETSFAT
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Strip : PEEL
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Carry-___ : ONS
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Its end might be lamented : ERA
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Reason to raise one's hand : VOW
44
Basic chords : TRIADS
46
Kind of rug that's bad to lose an earring in : SHAG
47
Crosspiece in a grate, often : IBAR
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Org. for the L.A. Galaxy : MLS
50
Title song character who's asked "Did your mom get back from her business trip?" : STACY
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Healthy soup base : VEGETABLESTOCK
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Provider of sensory deprivation : ISOLATIONTANK
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"Don't admit to anything!" : DENYDENYDENY
Down
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Crush alternative : FANTA
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Disencumbers : RIDS
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Ones making periodical changes, for short : EDS
4
Charms : ENAMORS
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Takes some hits : TOKES
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Do-si-do do : HOEDOWN
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Valuable contacts : INS
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Org. opposing school vouchers : NEA
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Part of a forest that can grow as fast as two feet a day : KELP
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Frequently ranked octet : IVIES
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"Like THAT'S gonna happen!" : NEVER
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___ Thunberg, Time's youngest Person of the Year : GRETA
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Language from which we get "karma" : SANSKRIT
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Heroine in Verdi's "Il Trovatore" : LEONORA
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Get carried away : DRIFT
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Showing more nerve : GUTSIER
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Warms (up) : LOOSENS
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Points of interest for epidemiologists : ONSETS
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Knight cap : HELMET
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Smears : TARS
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What school lunch is often depicted as in cartoons : GLOP
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Tip for increasing productivity : LIFEHACK
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Caddy alternative : TEARACK
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Excessively theatrical : STAGY
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Invitation from a driver : CLIMBIN
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Unexpected blessing : GODSEND
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Striking : VIVID
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Like Jabba the Hutt : OBESE
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"Calvin and Hobbes" conveyance : WAGON
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Bronze, e.g. : ALLOY
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Poker-faced : STONY
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Rest (on) : RELY
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Obsessive fan, slangily : STAN
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Skosh : TAD
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Took a course, say : ATE
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Abbr. in many an office building address : STE

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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